My new picture book is released today — wheeee! And what better way to celebrate than with a lovely review from the Chicago Tribune, which called it “winsome”? Thank you, C. F. Payne — you are blazingly talented, and your sublime (and yes, winsome) illustrations are everything a writer could hope for!
It’s not officially in bookstores for another month or so, but C. F. Payne and I just got an early Christmas present — a starred review in Publishers Weekly!
Is this beautiful or WHAT?
I am so incredibly fortunate to have my story illustrated by C. F. Payne. Wait until you see the artwork inside. He’s amazing. And so is Chloe Foglia, the talented designer in Simon & Schuster’s art department who masterminded this adorable cover. Talk about a powerhouse team!
I can’t wait to hold the new baby when it’s published next February. (Yeah, I know, 2011 is a long time from now … but I couldn’t resist offering you this squeak sneak peek.)