WOW! I finally got sample books for some of my more recent Scholastic work. I haven't mentioned doing the Hot Wheels books here on the blog because I didn't have anything to show for it. I haven't been able to find any info about the books on the web, probably because you can only get the books through Scholastic's school program. The cars on the covers were illustrated by Hot Wheels/Mattel - I don't know exactly who did them, but they look awesome.
Readers 2 and 3 were done in cooperation with another Illustrator, Ed Wisinski, so the art isn't 100% my style. They still look good though ;) Reader 3 is 100% in Ed's style- he had already done some of the finals so I had to mimic his style. I don't know why he didn't finish the book- I wasn't given any details and I didn't ask.
Here are the titles and ISBN numbers if you want to look them up...
- Hot Wheels reader #1 Start Your Engines
- Hot Wheels reader #2 To the Extreme
- Hot Wheels reader #3 Off-Roading
- Hot Wheels reader #4 Street Heat
Interior art for reader #1Interior art for reader #4