When Deb told me she got this job I of course smiled form ear to ear, I was so ecstatic for her! But I wasn't surprised. I think the editor that chose her, knew very well what she was doing.
Not only Deb's style is perfect for this book, but Deb really knows and loves dogs. I am a dog lover as well and I know she really understands the bond between a dog and a human and is more than capable of bringing that into a book.
You don't have to be an illustrator to realize how hard it would be to come up with a dog that was part Labrador, Basset Hound, Dachshund, Terrier and Brittany? LOL.. I know!
But that wasn't a problem for Deb. She came up with the perfect pooch. Belive me, I know dogs. I used to volunteer in a shelter and I was the one who dictated the breed. Larry is part all those breeds, no doubt about that.
Deb really captured the essence of the story and I love how with the character poses she was able to say so much.
My two favorite illustrations in the book are:
and this one
Which are basically the two most important moments where boy meets the dog for the first time and then when he realizes how special this dog is and what a beautiful bond they have. But I didn't have to say all this in order for you to know it because that's why Deb is great at what she does. You already know this by looking at her illustrations.
Labracadabra is an adorable book. My daughter who is 10 loved it! I highly recommend it for boys or girls and of course
for your doggie too! :o)
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