Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Marta, Big and Small Cover

I'm happy to share the full wraparound cover for Marta, Big, and Small written by Jen Arena and published by Roaring Brook Press. Publication date: August 2016

Monday, April 20, 2015

Knit Together

Knit Together was featured on two websites today. It's wonderful to see it getting such nice attention.

National Examiner 

Literary Gals 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Story Idea

I've been working on a story idea for awhile about my grandfather. Here is a little study from the story. Fingers crossed it will be a book!

Friday, April 10, 2015

How Do You Say?/ ¿Como Se Dice?

A little sneak peek from my next original story with Henry Holt entitled "How Do You Say? or ¿Como Se Dice?"  It will be published next year.

In other news, Knit Together was featured on a lovely blog this week. Here's the link. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Shelf Awareness Review for Knit Together

Shelf Awareness just wrote a lovely review for Knit Together and here it is!

"In her warm mother-daughter story, Angela Dominguez (Let's Go, Hugo!) demonstrates the combined efforts of collaboration and creativity.

"This is me," says the girl narrator, "I love to draw." She makes crayon portraits of her Chihuahua, a flower and more (including a picture of Dominguez's bird star Hugo). "Mom doesn't draw. Mom knits." The narrator wishes she could knit because "you can wear it!" On a cool day at the beach, mother, daughter and dog model the fruits of the woman's labors: matching red scarves and a sweater for the pooch. Back at home, the girl imagines things she could knit if she knew how (e.g., "finger puppet gloves"), so "I ask Mom to show me." A series of vignettes depicts the girl's attempts; frustrated, she colors the underside of a table. "Mom says it's okay," then shows her daughter how her drawings inspire her knit patterns. That gives them an idea. A sundrenched double-page spread of mother and daughter (plus their dog) on the beach sets the scene for "inspiration time. Mom says sometimes the best ideas come when your brain is resting." Another series of vignettes chronicles the creative process: "There are slow starts, and squiggles, and knots," she says, "But then I have it!"

The mother permits her daughter to explore her ideas, only stepping in when she's about to give up. After a process of trial and error, the rewards of the narrator's success are even greater. Dominguez pulls all of the details together into the revelation on the final pages. --Jennifer M. Brown, children's editor, Shelf Awareness
Discover: A mother and daughter combine their talents into a standout collaboration. "

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lola Levine Cover Reveal

I've been working the past few months illustrating a wonderful chapter series by Monica Brown featuring a sassy female protagonist named Lola Levine. Finally, I can reveal the cover for the first book and here it is! Lola Levine Isn't Mean will be published later this year on November 3rd by Little Brown. I'll be posting more images from the interior and the second cover next month.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Knit Together Book Birthday!

Knit Together is finally out today! If one would be inclined, you can purchase it at your local book store or indiebound:


And more information on my website:

In other good news, Mango, Abuela, and Me, written by Meg Medina and illustrated by me, just got selected as Junior Library Spring 2015 Selection.