by BK Munn

The cartoonist Jillian Tamaki has revealed the cover to her upcoming picture book, Our Little Kitchen, due from Groundwood Books in September. In addition to be being a well-regarded cartoonist and creator of graphic novels (Skim, This One Summer, Boundless), Tamaki is also an award-winning children’s book author. Her They Say Blue won the Governor General’s Award for illustrated books in 2018.

According to Tamaki, the book contains “Lots of gardening and planning and chopping and teamwork (warts and all) and making do.”

From the publisher:

“In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourceful neighbours come together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and looking out for one another.

Includes two recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book.”