Monday, January 17, 2011

Cover for Ten Little Hermit Crabs 2009

The cover for a book I illustrated for the super nice people at Allen and Unwin here in Melbourne. It's a funky little counting book written by Lee Fox.
It has been published in Australia, Korea and Brazil so far.
It was shortlisted for Young Children Speech Pathology Australia- Book of the Year 2010
and the Children's Book Council of Australia- Early Childhood Notable Book 2010
Here are some quotes ....
'Shane McG's quirky, adorable illustrations are every bit as endearing as Lee Fox's clever countdown.' The Age
'...bright and colourful illustrations...' Australian Bookseller and Publisher
' (Shane McG's illustrations) brim with energy and a larger than life quality.' Magpies
' of those books that is both fun and light- hearted and entertaining too.' Preschool Entertainment
'Filled with bright and lively artwork and 10 loveable Hermit Crabs.'
'Beautifully presented, recomended reading for children up to 7 years and adults alike.' Whispers and Whiskers
'..with bright colours and bold design...(the crabs) are too quirky cute to come to any harm.' Kerry Neary
'An amusingly playful read aloud counting book.' Buzz Words.

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