Raab Prize, 2012!

Congratulations to Mikey Karpiel and Tony Russello, winner and runner-up, respectively, of the 2012 Raab Associates Prize! The prize is offered annually to the illustrator who best meets the challenge of working with a children's text.

Their work was singled out for the awards by a jury including: UConn alum (and totally famous marketing agent) Susan Salzman Raab, sponsor of the prize; Terri Goldich, Curator of the Northeast Children's Literature Collection at the Dodd Center at UConn; Barbara McClintock, world-renown children's book illustrator; Jane Yolen, internationally known writer and author of our text. Barbara McClintock even critiqued our work- thanks, Barbara! All of the festivities took place at the Connecticut Children's Book Fair held on the campus of The University of Connecticut on November 10th.

Artwork by Mikey Karpiel

Artwork by Tony Russello

Brinley Franklin, David Raab, Susan Raab and Alison Paul

Terri Goldich with Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock signing for fans

Photos courtesy the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and the Connecticut Children's Book Fair!