Joryn Looked Up

Watercolor illustrations and book layout for Joryn Looked Up, written by Karla Moeller (Rookery Bookery).

Book Summary: When Joryn is a little joey, he loves snuggling up in his mother’s pouch. But as he gets bigger, he finds one day that he can no longer fit inside of it. As hard as he tries, he can’t squeeze small enough to fit. Joryn is sad and doesn’t want to give up trying. But his mother helps him deal with these changes by showing him the beauty of the sky and the wonder of the world outside of the pouch. This picture book for children shows us how change can be scary, but it can also be a good thing. Joryn Looked Up narrates the journey of Joryn the kangaroo as he learns to open his heart to the new experiences that come with growing up. The book includes a bonus section with an educational animal and plant glossary.

Joryn Looked Up: Back cover, front cover
Joryn Looked Up: Back cover, front cover
Joryn Looked Up: Inside page
Joryn Looked Up: Inside page
Joryn Looked Up: Inside page
Joryn Looked Up: Inside page
Joryn Looked Up: Plant/Animal glossary
Joryn Looked Up: Plant/Animal glossary

Client Experiences

I've worked with Sabine in both professional and personal settings and there are many reasons I come back to her time after time with commissions or ideas for new collaborative projects. She is an amazing artist who is able to adapt to any type of project, whether it's one where she must follow directions precisely, or one where her creativity is of utmost necessity for success of the project. She is always open to creative suggestions, but can also take the lead and create beautiful illustrations to go with her original ideas. She picks up new media extremely quickly, she is great at planning out projects and maintaining that needed professional side of a working relationship, and she is overall simply a pleasure to work with. I hope Sabine will keep working with me for years to come!

~ Karla Moeller | Arizona State University