11/8/17 - Grateful to SLJ TV, Kids Travel Books, Lets Talk Picture Books with Mel Schuit, Annette Bay Pimentel, International Literacy, Teacher Dance, Bustle, for sharing Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
11/3/17 - Feeling extremely honored today. The New York Times/New York Public Library has awarded, Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, as one of the BEST ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF 2017. This year's selections marks the 65th anniversary of the Award—and the first year of the Times’ partnership with the New York Public Library on the honor. Judged purely on artistic merit, recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony at the 42nd Street-New York Public Library later this month. Announced also on Melino, NYPL, Publisher's Weekly, and Mr Schu Reads.
10/18/17 - Excited to be participating this week at the 2017 Virginia Children’s Book Festival, hosted by Longwood University in Farmville, VA. This annual 3-day event brings together prominent children’s authors, illustrators, to foster the enjoyment of reading among Virginia’s youth. The festival is open the public.
10/17/17 - In collaboration with The Virginia Children’s Book Festival, I’m proud to share: Welcome! / ¡Bienvenidos!: The Art and Illustration of John Parra, at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. The show is the largest exhibition of my original artwork and illustration on display, with close to ONE HUNDRED selected pieces from my 20year career. The work includes art from my children’s books, illustration projects, and fine art paintings. This will be the final week for the exhibition finishing with a closing artist reception on Friday, Oct. 20th, from 6-8pm. Happy and looking forward to seeing each and everyone there.
10/13/17 - Over at ALL THE WONDERS, author Monica Brown and I had a blast speaking with Matthew Winner about our new picture book, Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos. Listen to the podcast interview now.
10/13/17 - Thank you to HipLATINA for their profile: Frida Kahlo Life Comes Alive In This New Children's Book.
10/12/17 - From the Wisconsin Gazette: Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, The Story of a Painter and Her Pets, with author Monica Brown and illustrator John Parra profile.
10/10/17 - THANKS to Grits & Grace: Kid Lit and to The Reading Ninja for their profiles of: Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos.
10/9/17 - 4 NEW John Parra Art T-Shirts celebrating Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead, at TeePublic.