Out on a Limb (Hardcover)
Charlie Mylie is an author and illustrator living the dream in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s only occurring to him now that his interdisciplinary art degree from Kansas City Art Institute might have actually helped in making children’s books. His wife and toddler, however, have had a significant, obvious impact on his work and life, while the cat has contributed nothing. Mylie wants to keep exploring, for as long as he is allowed, how words and pictures—together—help us making sense of this confounding world.
— The Horn Book Magazine
"Mylie’s graphite art is monochromatically tinged black-and-white with bright pops of yellow that exudes a striking, sketchy look with high contrast and deep shadows. Kids who have broken a limb of their own—or faced any kind of tragedy that understandably could happen again—may want to pick this one up to be encouraged by Lulu’s story."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Morris leaves no feeling unturned in Out on a Limb, for which Mylie has created a pigtailed protagonist whose every emotion commands her face like a newspaper headline."
"The dual arcs converge slowly, suggestive of the patience Lulu must have as she heals emotionally as well as physically, and the uplifting story concludes with a moment of serendipity that encourages Lulu to overcome her fears."
— Publishers Weekly