John Hendrix, the illustrator who finished out this year's What I Learned Series, has a signing tonight for his new children-of-all-ages book Rutherford B. Who Was He? - Poems About Our Presidents. Be sure to make it out and snag up a copy of the really beautiful work featured in the book.
Tonight, 5:30 - 7 PM at Subterranean Books.
John was nice enough to share some spreads with us. View all of them on his blog here.
Forty-three men with forty-three passions, but with one thing in common: a presidential place in America's history. With her gift for unforgettable rhythm and innovative rhyme, Marilyn Singer brings the presidents of the United States to life-from Washington to Obama-and contextualizes them in their time. Illustrations by John Hendrix are full of hilarious wit and refined exuberance, and back matter enriches the experience with short biographies, quotes by each president, and more.
John Hendrix lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife and two children, and teaches illustration at Washington University. He has won numerous awards for his drawings, and his illustrations have been featured in *The New Yorker*, *Rolling Stone*, and *The New York Times*. He is the author and illustrator of *John Brown: His Fight for Freedom*, which was named a Best Book of the Year by *Publisher's Weekly*, and the illustrator of *Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale*, an ALA Notable Book.