Monthly Archives: July 2015

Picture Book Summit 2015

Have you heard? There’s a new online conference in town. I’d pull up a chair with any of these three authors and illustrators, and so I expect this to be a rich day of learning and creating and basking in the beauty of picture books. From the Picture Book Summit’s press release: Three of today’s […]

This is Not a Valentine, but it is a new book!

You guys! I’m so happy to work on another book with my editor at Chronicle. This one is special, even though it is most definitely not something special. No way. Stay tuned for more book-goodness, and thank you for taking it easy with me this summer. P.S.–What have you been reading? I was lucky enough […]


by Mike Wu (Disney Hyperion, 2015) Before anything else, this (full screen!): Ellie’s endpapers start us off like this: long and lonely and barren. There she is, a little hint of her. And if you want another one, take the dust jacket off to reveal the case cover. Ok. We learn quickly why the zoo […]

The Skunk

by Mac Barnett and Patrick McDonnell (Roaring Brook Press, 2015) The Skunk is a book I’ve been wanting for ages but I had no idea that I was. I’m going to spoil this podcast interview for you, and you should still listen to it anyway, but when asked where he got the idea for this book, […]