Friday, January 23, 2009

Cora Cooks Pancit


What have I been working on? Mainly this book: Cora Cooks Pancit for Shen's Books.

Cora loves the kitchen, but her older brother and sisters always get to help with the real cooking while she gets stuck with kid jobs like licking the spoon. When her older siblings head out for the day, Cora finally gets the chance to be Mama's assistant chef. She chooses to make her Grandpa's pancit recipe, a Filipino noodle dish.

The pancit recipe is included in the book, and it's delicious! My husband and I made a big pot of pancit a few weeks ago, and we've already bought ingredients to make it again. Mmmm...

Amazon says the book will be out in April, so look for it in April or May in your bookstore!

14 comments:

Jacqui said...

Kristi, it's gorgeous. Congratulations!!!

AWells said...

This is so beautiful! Congratulations!

paula said...

Hello, this is fab! (and a recipe included too! Maybe I'll have a go at making pancit...) Your drawings are gorgeous :o)

Vicki said...

Wow, it looks great!! I love the finished jacket, and the sketches you showed in an earlier post! Congrats!

Mia Charro said...

Incredible! very realistic! do you use an Wacom?

Kristi Valiant said...

Thank you Jacqui, Aja, Paula, Vicki, and Mia - I'm so glad you like it! I'm excited to see this book in print.
To answer your question Mia, yes, I use a wacom - a 6x8 Intuos3.

ErinSherman said...

really nice. I look up to you as an illustrator :)

Anthony VanArsdale said...

This is Awesome, Kristi!!! Congratulations! the cover looks beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of it

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks, Erin and Anthony, for your encouraging comments!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I can't wait for APRIL!!! The cover has me so excited and looking forward to go to the bookstore. It's a wonderful and beautiful cover indeed. All of a sudden I'm hungry too. he he he!!! Thanks for your well wishes! Thanks.

Free Spirit said...

Love it love it!! Beautiful illustrations!! Congrats

Kristi Valiant said...

Wow, thanks Vanessa and Free Spirit!

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful work-- congratulations!

kimprint said...

I love this cover - your photo of the proofs is also really interesting. A beautiful looking book.