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WHEREVER YOU GO by Pat Zietlow Miller

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Illustrator: Eliza Wheeler

From home to cities to mountains and forests, over bridges, around bends, up and down hills, and back to home again, this want-to-keep-your-eye-on cute rabbit takes us into all kinds of adventures and possibilities.  Exploration into places dreamed about, into locations where pictures lead, and even into places feared…children (and adults, too) can hop onto rabbit’s bicycle to dig, dive, and delve to discover and follow one’s heart.  You can always be safe in this book of open doors.

“When it’s time for a journey,

to learn and to grow,

roads guide your footsteps wherever you go.

Roads give you chances to seek and explore.

Want an adventure?

Just open the door?”

Right from your own door, a world of adventure can be at hand.  Follow roads to new places, new friends, and new possibilities.  You will love this book.  I sure do!

The watercolor/pen/pencil artwork is so good.  It drew me right into the scenes and scenery.  Eliza Wheeler’s detail is beautiful.  She begins by making a pencil drawing, inked with dip pens and India ink, colored with watercolors and gouache on watercolor paper (Arches Coldpress 140lb).

Reading Level:  3 – 6 Years

Awards:

  • starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, May 2015
  • starred review from Kirkus Reviews, May 2015

Author:  Pat Zietlow Miller

“Pat Zietlow Miller knew she wanted to be a writer ever since her seventh-grade English teacher read her paper about square-dancing skirts out loud in class and said: “This is the first time anything a student has written has given me chills.” (Thanks, Mrs. Mueller! You rock!)”

Pat began her writing career as a newspaper reporter.  Later, she edited the newsletter and magazine for an insurance company.  She currently “writes insurance information by day and children’s books by night.”

Pat is married and has two daughters.  She lives in Madison, Wisconsin and can be found @  http://patzietlowmiller.com/

Illustrator:  Eliza Wheeler

She grew up “in Northern Wisconsin in a family of teachers, musicians, and artists. Drawing was my favorite form of play as a child, my emotional outlet as a teen, and is my passion as an adult. Some of the strongest influences on my creativity have been the wild Wisconsin seasons, canoeing the Brule River, picking blueberries with my Grandmother, and digging through the snow with my brothers.”

She has a degree in art and design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (2006); she moved to Los Angeles to search for and find her place as an artist.  While attending the national conference for the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators (SCBWI) in 2009, she came to know that children’s literature was to be her focus.  She can be found @ http://wheelerstudio.com/  Instagram: WheelerStudio  Facebook: www.facebook.com/eliza.wheeler  Twitter:WheelerStudio

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Book Information:

ISBN-13: 9780316400022
Publisher:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

 

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15 thoughts on “WHEREVER YOU GO by Pat Zietlow Miller

  1. I would enjoy this book! Thanks for including all the information about the art. I’m an oil painter, but I’m branching out into art journaling, and my favorite journal has140 lb. vellum finish paper in it. I’m experimenting with different watercolor pencils and crayons.

    Thanks so much for linking-up to Literary Friday!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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    • Well, I am glad you told me about your art and experimentation. I include that stuff but don’t do it and wonder if I should include it…so now I know I should. For ones such as you!

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  2. I love that you’ve shared a bit about the author here as well – so often I barely even glance at the name of the authors or illustrators, I’m in such a hurry to open the book and tuck in, but it’s nice to get a feeling for who actually created the book. Thanks for sharing!

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