Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, The Great Pancake Adventure
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in The Great Pancake Adventure is now on shelves across the country. Follow Paul and Babe on a journey through the forests, looking for their pancake fortune. You can order it now on Amazon or any number of independent book stores. Winner of a Parents Choice Award 2012.
“Newcomer Luckhurst’s manic gouache artwork and hand-lettered typography grab attention in this pancake-themed twist on the Paul Bunyan legend…The sheer voltage of Luckhurst’s artwork—Robert Neubecker by way of Robert Crumb—makes this a notable debut, one whose boisterous display type lends itself to noisy readalouds.” -Publishers Weekly
“Luckhurst’s gouache-on-paper artwork is bright and bold, and the text works well as a storytime read-aloud. As one would expect, the author takes the exaggerated and hyperbolic aspects of this tale and uses them to great effect.” -School Library Journal
“The cartoonlike, folksy gouache-and-paper illustrations are fitting for the larger-than-life story, and the hand-lettered typeface adds extra oomph.”
Publishers Weekly - Flying Starts in Children’s Books 2012
New York Public Library - 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing: Children’s Books 2012
Chicago Public Library – Best of the Best 2013
Library of Congress – National Book Festival, 2012.
Communication Arts – Illustration Annual 2013