Ike's Incredible Ink

Candlewick Press, 2013


The journey is the important thing in this tale of a sympathetic
if temporarily distracted artistic soul. 

Ike wants to write a story, an incredible story. He's all ready to go, but even after cleaning his room and calling his best friend, he somehow can't seem to get started. And then Ike realizes what's missing he needs new ink. His very own ink, made from just the right ingredients. Now what can Ike find that is velvety, dark, and sneaky, just like ink? How far will he go to get it? In Brianne Farley's whimsical debut picture book, freely illustrated in a fresh, bold collage style, Ike's adventurous quest to find the perfect ink might just be the inspiration he needs to get started on his incredible story.

Recipient of the Marion Vannett Ridgway Book Award

"Ike’s Incredible Ink is playful, smart, and whimsical in design, much like creativity at a young age should be. Ike, like the book’s author, is daring, works against the grain, and is ready to turn a pressed pen into an infectiously fun inkblot." — Booklist