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They're There On Their Vacation

NOVEMBER 9, 2015

Here are a few pages from a picture book I worked on last Spring. They're There On Their Vacation (by Brian Cleary) came out last week and I have been so excited by the reviews. The large format and funny story made this a joy to dig into. And it's never bad to be told by the art director and editor to just have fun and be as goofy as you want. So, a giant thank you to the creative folks at Lerner Publishing for dropping this light hearted project onto my lap and then cheering me on as I crossed the creative finish line.
Before you start sketching for a book like this it's a good idea to figure out who the characters are. Here is the Tuckabee family.

And off they go!

Visiting the World's Largest Underwear.

After the Narwhal Petting Zoo the Tuckabee family stops at Indoor Acres Camping Ground.

And then a visit to the Cheezie Popz factory. Safety rails? Who needs safety rails?

Back at home they are already getting excited about where to go for next year's vacation.

© 2023 Jim Paillot