Katherine and I were browsing the library shelves when the simple cover of Eli, no! caught my attention. Turns out, it is no coincidence that I was drawn first to the art work in this book. As I surfed the web to learn about it’s author, Katie Kirk, I learned that Kirk is a designer along with being an author and an illustrator.
Her About Page reads as follows:
Eight Hour Day is a design boutique, and we love what we do. It’s who we are. As a husband and wife team working side by side, we aspire for the designed life(style): a place where work, life and inspiration are all equal and integrated organically.
Our goal is to create work that is honest. Solutions that are exploratory, educational and inspirational. Creative that is conceptually interesting and visually stunning. We design with the belief that process and collaboration should be as exciting and fun as the end result.
Doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
And along the way, Kirk has managed to write a wonderful story of a mischievous dog that is perfect for reading along with a new reader. How excited children will be to read “Eli, no!” with more and more enthusiasm until the end when they are finally able to tell Eli, yes?
And as I’m writing this, I am remembering another wonderful Read Together about an equally naughty dog. How fun it would be to read No, George and Eli, no! together and then to talk about these books are similar and how they are different.
Looks like I know what Katherine and I will be doing tomorrow…