Mighty Moby Reviewed by Mr. Brian

Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks reviews Mighty Moby, saying “All I can say is no other picture book this year has made me feel so wonderfully disoriented…. Just brilliant.” Read the complete review here.


Mighty Moby Artist Ed Young to Receive Eric Carle Award

We are thrilled to honor Ed Young as this year's Carle Honors Artist. Young,consistently brings an eye for beauty, integrity, and innovation, and sets an inspiring example for young artists through his books. We are also pleased to have his artwork in The Carle Honors online Art Auction which will go live September 6th. Register for this auction that concludes on September 28 at The Carle Honors in New York! See The Carle website to register for the auction and receive updates. Ed Young, Final illustration for Mighty Moby by Ed Young and Barbara DaCosta [Little, Brown Books for Young Readers]. © 2017 Ed Young. #chauction #carlehonors #edyoung #ericcarlemuseum #kidlit #carlemuseum

A version of Mighty Moby’s cover.

12th Annual Carle Honors Celebrate Illustrator Ed Young, with Lifetime Achievement Award
On Thursday, September 28, scores of children’s book artists, authors, and advocates will gather together for the twelfth annual Carle Honors, the annual fundraising gala and awards ceremony for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.The gala will recognize four honorees for their imaginative and forward-thinking contributions to the world of picture books.
Among the 2017 Carle Honors honorees is Mighty Moby illustrator Ed Young, Artist: for lifelong innovation in the field. Caldecott Medalist and two-time Hans Christian Andersen Medal nominee, Ed Young is revered for his ability to impart in his books an air of beauty, integrity and innovation. Young’s work masterfully brings stories to life, and his success in the field sets an inspiring example for young artists.

An art auction will also be held, with works by: Sandra Boynton, Eric Carle, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Tony DiTerlizzi, Laurie Keller, Jon Klassen, William Low, Barbara McClintock, Yuyi Morales, Jon J Muth, Judy Schachner, Philip Stead, Chris Van Allsburg, Rosemary Wells, Brendan Wenzel, David Wiesner, Mo Willems, Ed Young, and Lisbeth Zwerger. Artwork by the late Leo Lionni, Brinton Turkle, and L. Leslie Brooke been generously donated by families of the artists and friends of The Carle. Many of these contributors will be present for the evening’s festivities.

Librarian’s Quest Reviews Mighty Moby

Librarian’s Quest, a blog run by “Xena’s Mom” offers a constant flow of in-depth reviews of children’s books. This week, among others, she takes a look at Mighty Moby!

“With each page turn of this book, the art and words will have you either reading silently in awe or gasping aloud in appreciation.  The superb pacing employed by Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young in Mighty Moby is astounding making the conclusion simply the best.”

Read the complete review here.



Happy Birthday, Herman Melville, and Mighty Moby

Today, August 1st, 2017, marks the 198th birthday of Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick and many other novels, stories, and poems. Moby Dick in turn inspired many other books, including our own Mighty Moby, which goes on sale today!

Mighty Moby and How it was Made

See images from Mighty Moby and  notes about how it was created, at Julie Danielson’s Seven Impossible Things for Breakfast blog on picture books. This blog has a fabulous archive of picture book art and interviews by up-and-coming and experienced creators alike.

“A Mighty Imagination” Review of Mighty Moby

Julie Danielson (maestra of the wonderful blog about childrens books Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) offers an in-depth review of Mighty Moby analyzes the art and writing at Kirkus Reviews:

“Action and tension are the name of the game here; the reader hardly takes a breath until the twist ending. It’s a page-turner.”

Mighty Moby Starred Review School Library Journal

✭    Mighty Moby has received another starred review, this one from School Library Journal:

“Capturing the spectacle of the original and adding hints of humor may make this the preferred version of the classic for all ages. A masterpiece of bookmaking.” Read the whole review at SLJ.