All posts by mrjonesey

My interview on Cabin Tales Podcast

Cabin Tales is a podcast of original stories told around a fictional campfire, along with writing tips, excerpts, commentary, and story prompts to help young listeners write their own tales. Featuring interviews with some of Canada’s finest writers for children and young adults. Hosted by Catherine Austen, with weekly episodes posted on Fridays, at 30-50 […]

Polly’s Pollen Problem

Sample illustrations for “Polly’s Pollen Problem”. Read the picture book dummy (PDF) A fastidious ladybug named Polly experiences allergies for the first time. As each sneeze catapults her into a challenging situation, she receives mindful advice from animal friends on how to work through each problem. Polly learns through each experience, and develops a newfound […]

Book: “Cottonmouth Creek”

“Cottonmouth Creek” Grade 4 level reader published by Teacher Created Materials. Description: When Samantha is bitten by a venomous snake, it’s up to her dog, Hickory, to get help and save the day. Readers will be captivated by this survival story featuring full-color illustrations, short chapter format, and compelling text that build reading comprehension and […]

Book: “Save The Day”

“Save The Day” K-level reader published by Teacher Created Materials. Description: When a cat gets stuck in a tree and some ducks need help crossing the street, these young superheroes are there to save the day! With high-frequency words and simple, repetitive sentences, this brightly illustrated fiction reader builds foundational reading skills and supports early […]

Book: “The Legacy of Rashmi Bazaar”

“The Legacy of Rashmi Bazaar” Grade 4 level reader published by Teacher Created Materials. Description:Rashmi is tired of helping her parents in their shop. She wants to have fun like her friends. But as she learns about her parents’ struggles in the United States and sees how their shop helps customers, Rashmi realizes she might […]

Book: “Oh, Hi Ohio!”

“Oh, Hi Ohio!” K-level reader published by Teacher Created Materials. Description: From biking to boating, there’s a lot to do along the Ohio river. Join a girl and her dog as they spend a fun day by the water. This wordless picture book features vibrant illustrations that encourage children to use their own words to […]

“This is The Rink Where Jack Plays”, Scholastic Canada

A sporty take on This Is the House that Jack Built! This is the rink where Jack plays. This is the ice so white and slick, Where players practice skating tricks, Down at the rink where Jack plays. Incorporating lively hockey action, sports values and team play in gentle, rhythmic text, this book is a […]

Chickadee Magazine cover

Cover illustration for the October 2019 issue of Chickadee. Get the scoop on the search for aliens, make cool Halloween costumes, and learn fun magic tricks! Here are some of my preliminary sketches, playing with a few different compositions:  

“Our Babysitter is a Monster!”, Chickadee Magazine

A four page comic I wrote and illustrated for the March issue of Chickadee Magazine. I would have loved it if I had the space to extend this out to 10 or so pages. Scroll to the bottom of the post to see sketches for some unused panels/scenes. Here are sketches for a couple of […]

“Silly Summer Games” poster

Remember feeling bored a few weeks into summer vacation? Here’s a little poster I made with some fun ideas to keep the little ones entertained 🙂 (click image to enlarge)