Friday, January 23, 2009

Cora Cooks Pancit

What have I been working on? Mainly this book: Cora Cooks Pancit for Shen's Books.

Cora loves the kitchen, but her older brother and sisters always get to help with the real cooking while she gets stuck with kid jobs like licking the spoon. When her older siblings head out for the day, Cora finally gets the chance to be Mama's assistant chef. She chooses to make her Grandpa's pancit recipe, a Filipino noodle dish.

The pancit recipe is included in the book, and it's delicious! My husband and I made a big pot of pancit a few weeks ago, and we've already bought ingredients to make it again. Mmmm...

Amazon says the book will be out in April, so look for it in April or May in your bookstore!

-Kristi Valiant


Katie said...

Wonderful illustration. The spaghetti is so real and fun. Great expression on the girl. Love the characatures below too. The first one kinda looks like Hillary Swank.

Kristi Valiant said...

Hi Katie,
Thanks for the comments on my Cora cover. The caricatures below are drawn by Bron Smith - this is a group blog of children's book illustrators. Hope you come back to visit us soon!

Ginger*:)* said...

Amazing, Kristi! And Renee Ting seems to be so delighted with your work that she mentioned your creation of this character in glowing terms. All the best with the book and your career!

Bron Smith said...

I really like your cover art, Kristi. It's so well designed and beautifully rendered.