If you’ve read our home page or the “About us” section you know that Dennis has been a very successful children’s book illustrator. Before discovering the computer in 1989, Dennis Kendrick worked in a cartoon-style of illustration — by hand!
He drew the pictures for over thirty children’s books, illustrated countless articles for national magazines and created numerous TV storyboards and ad agency projects. His work has been featured in the Print Regional Design Annual, Idea Magazine and the Society of Illustrators’ Annual. He has exhibited at the Miami Children’s Museum, the Baseball Hall of Fame Gallery in Cooperstown, New York, the Pentagon (yes, that Pentagon!) and he has illustrated 30 books that have been all-time favorites with kids and their parents. A number of these books were done in collaboration with kids’ science writer Seymour Simon. A number of these ebooks are now available from Amazon for the Kindle and Barnes & Nobles’ Nook and some are already available for the iPad.
Last week, Dennis received a much sought after recognition at the Digital Book World Conference held here in New York City. Among the many things the Conference does is to publish a list of books that have received the QED seal. This stands for Quality Excellence, Design, and is considered to be the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for eBooks and apps. One of these eBooks that Dennis illustrated in collaboration with Seymour was given the QED. To ensure that an eBook title submitted for a QED will render well on the device a reader chooses. It is reviewed on three devices: a small, mobile-sized screen, an eInk reader-sized screen, and a tablet-sized screen. The QED is judged on the criteria established on the recommendation of the Publishing Innovation Awards advisory council, who are respected leaders in the digital production and design space.
The book that was awarded the QEC seal of approval is Silly Space Monster Jokes and Riddles. It is available in Kindle and very soon for iPad.
In this photo Rachel and Ben, our friends Irene and Wayne’s grandkids are reading Silly Zoo Animal Jokes and Riddles. Check out Dennis’ eBooks, as well as the other Seymour Simon books on the StarwalkKids.com. You will be delighted. Kids can read by themselves, or choose to have the on-screen voice read to them. All the books are not yet voice activated, but will be in time.
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14 responses to “Ebooks illustrated by Dennis Kendrick”
Well thanks Andy for taking notice. I guess I am a talented fantastic guy. You’re not so bad yourself.
Very cool, Dennis! Nice job!!
Thanks Michael. We just make it all up to make a good blog post. Seriously though, I appreciate your taking notice.
When will we meet again. Heard you’ve been off skiing.That’s pretty rugged for us New Yorkers
Dennis, I had no idea. You are even more talented than we knew…and we knew you are very talented! Nancy and Bob
THanks Nancy. Actually talent runs in our family. Why our cats…………
Hi Dennis, What terrific fun. Never knew you did this. They look great. Congrats. Marge
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MARGE THANKS FOR TAKING NOTICE. ACTUALLY I DON’T REALLY DO ANY OF THIS, BUT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT ARTICLE.
I am not 11 – I am 8 love Rachel
Uh Oh.I goofed. Sorry Rachel. I guess you seem so grown up to me. Let’s see what other excuses can I come up with. Oh yes i can blame it on Dennis. It’s all his fault. That’s it. HA HA.
Wow — wonderful post, Andrea. And kudos to Dennis. Very impressive, not only his full resume of creative accomplishments, but the way in which he’s stayed on top of (and involved in ) emerging technologies all along.
Jean, Thanks so much for reading and your wonderful comment.Dennis has been the one in all our years together who has led the way into new technologies. I followed shaking and trembling but always followed. Now i thoroughly enjoy all the new stuff. And he is still and always moving ahead. He is a pretty impressive guy.
And I have to say that i am a complete and utter fan of your incredible creative abilities. Love your work and especially love Charlotte.
She has won a place in my heart.
I will make sure Dennis sees this.
You guys are having a lot of fun writing these blogs aren’t you! And I love reading them. Dennis, let us know when your latest book is available for the iPad.