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Entries in Baseball on Mars (14)


Illustration Friday: Zoom

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Roberto and his dad zoom into space (with a little help from their imaginations) in Roberto's homemade rocket ship. This Illustration Friday submission is from the Tejas Star Book Award nominee, Baseball on Mars / Beisbol en marte.

I'm a huge Calvin and Hobbes fan and referenced that work frequently as I illustrated this book. This image is an homage to one of my favorite panels during their time-travelling adventure in the Jurassic.

Have a great weekend everyone (and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my loving husband)!


Celebrate Children's Day with a Book Sale!

Celebrate El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Children's Day / Book Day) with a special 50% discount off books purchased from Arte Público Press! This special offer is good on orders until April 30, 2012 for events celebrating El día de los niños / El día de los libros.

This sale is a great chance to pick up Adelita and the Veggie Cousins on the cheap! (Go ahead and collect other great titles from their catalog while you're at it!)

"On the first day of her new school, Adelita learns that vegetables can have similarities and differences, as can new friends. . . . The dual message of nutrition and diversity will probably find its place in today's curriculum and can certainly augment units on food, language and culture."
-Kirkus Reviews

"The last two pages have a recipe in both English and Spanish for the '1-2-3 Super Calabacita Soup.' The bold, colorful illustrations capture the action well."
-School Library Journal

To take advantage of this offer, call 1-800-633-ARTE or e-mail your order to bkorders@uh.edu. To see a sample of the book, click here.


Illustration Friday: Atmosphere

Baseball on Mars illustration by Christina Rodriguez.

Happy Friday! I’ve been working on finishes for Adelita and the Calabacita Cousins but wanted to show something from one of my newest award-winning releases, Baseball on Mars, for this week’s Illustration Friday.  In this scene, Roberto and his Dad’s imaginations run wild as they enter the atmosphere of Mars on their homemade spaceship.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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