I just got this gorgeous book in the mail called, When Wanderers Cease to Roam, by Vivian Swift (who I met at a party, we have the same agent).
I haven’t read it yet, but I flipped through it and fell in love with the illustrations. The sleeping cat on the luggage is from the cover.
I hope Vivian doesn’t mind that I cut and pasted this from the cover, but by the time I shrink the whole cover to fit into this tiny space you can’t really see this watercolor very well anymore.
The book is like a combination journal and scrapbook, and I am just completely taken with the illustrations. I love the bugs, and the leaves, and the galoshes and mittens. I wish I could paint. I’m so jealous now.
Vivian has a website here, with links to her book and her blog. The pub date for the book is October 28, so yay Vivian! Congratulations!