#BookADay : underGROUND by Denise Fleming (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2012). Some people don't realize that Denise's beautiful illustrations are actually made using a pulp paper painting and collage technique. I was lucky enough to see Denise demonstrating her process at the 2011 SCBWI-LA conference illustrator intensive; you can see my blog post here: http://kidlitartists.blogspot.ca/2011/08/scbwi-illustrator-intensive-denise.html.

underGROUND was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Baby Buzz Pick!

Synopsis: "Discover the down and dirty secrets of underground creatures in this vibrant picture book from a Caldecott Honor medalist.

What young child doesn’t love playing in the dirt? And who hasn’t wondered what goes on in the lives of all the creatures who live underground? Celebrated Caldecott Honor medalist Denise Fleming applies her signature bold and bright pulp-paper-collage style to a universal childhood topic in this dynamic, rhythmic book that’s just right for reading aloud—and comes complete with a detailed glossary."

More about underGROUND:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/underGROUND/Denise-Fleming/9781442458826

Denise talks about her pulp painting process:
http://denisefleming.com/pages/papermaking.html

Youtube video of Denise talks about how she creates her picture book illustrations and also demonstrates her paper pulp illustration technique:
Denise Fleming demonstrates her paper pulp illustrations 

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More about the Nerdy Book Club/Donalyn Miller's Summer Book-A-Day Challenge:
http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/the-sixth-annual-book-a-day-challenge/

Archives of my #BookADay posts: http://inkygirl.com/bookaday/
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