Married; children: two daughters.
Home and office—CA.
Margie Palatini, Tub-Boo-Boo, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2001.
Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin, Don't Laugh at Me, Tricycle Press (Berkeley, CA), 2002.
Janice Repka, The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco, Dutton Children's Books (New York, NY), 2004.
Valerie Wheeler, Yes, Please! No, Thank You!, Sterling Publishing (New York, NY), 2005.
Mary Ellen Friday, It's a Bad Day, Rising Moon (Flagstaff, AZ), 2006.
Elizabeth Ficocelli, Kid Tea, Marshall Cavendish (Tarrytown, NY), 2007.
Glin Dibley is an illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines, in advertising, and in children's books. His book art debuted in the picture book Tub-Boo-Boo, featuring a text by popular writer Margie Palatini. Tub-Boo-Boo has a humorous flair and shows how all the members of a family gets stuck in a bath tub. Dibley's illustrations for the work are rendered in colorful acrylics and are large in size. School Library Journal reviewer Linda M. Kenton wrote that the artist's expansive "illustrations occupy the entire opposite page with occasional oozing over to the text page." Kathy Broderick, in her review of Tub-Boo-Boo for Booklist, concluded that Dibley's "spindly, crazily exaggerated characters blend well" with Palatini's outrageous storyline.
Dibley's illustrations for Elizabeth Ficocelli's Kid Tea follow a messy lead character as he becomes dirtier by the minute as he moves from painting to eating popsicles to playing in the mud. After each activity the child dunks in a tub, like a tea-bag, and clears all the current muck away. In School Library Journal, Susan E. Murray dubbed Dibley's illustrations "exuberant" and added that the artist's "bright colors, splotches, and dribbles add to the enjoyment of the tale." According to Booklist reviewer Ilene Cooper, Dibley's "Jell-O-like colors" serve as a "big, brightening attraction" to young readers.
Biographical and Critical Sources
Booklist, September 1, 2001, Kathy Broderick, review of Tub-Boo-Boo, p. 117; December 15, 2004, Todd Morning, review of The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco, p. 742; March 1, 2007, Ilene Cooper, review of Kid Tea, p. 88.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, October, 2001, review of Tub-Boo-Boo, p. 70; March, 2005, Karen Coats, review of The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco, p. 304.
Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2001, review of Tub-Boo-Boo, p. 945; September 15, 2002, review of Don't Laugh at Me, p. 1400; October 1, 2004, review of The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco, p. 967.
Library Media Connection, February, 2006, Daniel R. Beach, review of Yes, Please! No, Thank You!, p. 75.
Publishers Weekly, August 20, 2001, review of Tub-Boo-Boo, p. 79; October 21, 2002, review of Don't Laugh at Me, p. 74; June 20, 2005, review of Yes, Please! No, Thank You!, p. 76; March 19, 2007, review of Kid Tea, p. 62.
School Library Journal, October, 2001, Linda M. Kenton, review of Tub-Boo-Boo, p. 128; January, 2003, Jody McCoy, review of Don't Laugh at Me, p. 129; December, 2004, Caitlin Augusta, review of The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco, p. 152; August, 2005, Piper L. Nyman, review of Yes, Please! No, Thank You!, p. 108; May, 2007, Kristine M. Casper, review of It's a Bad Day, p. 91; May, 2007, Susan E. Murray, review of Kid Tea, p. 91.
Children's Bookwatch,http://www.midwestbookreview.com/ (October 1, 2006), review of It's a Bad Day.
Ten Speed Press Web site,http://www.tenspeedpress.com/ (March 3, 2008), "Glin Dibley."