With the excitement of an upcoming book release, also comes a bit of worry … about reviews, that is. A good review is like a “Phew!” A great review is like a “Well, what do you know?” And, let me tell you, a starred review is full-blown, heart-in-your-throat gratitude and elation. Thank you School Library… Read more »
Hooray! GROUP HUG is out today!
Hooray! GROUP HUG is out today from Macmillan/Henry Holt/Godwin Books, Joey Chou and me! Kirkus Reviews calls it “a captivating winner.” Publishers Weekly says it “radiate(s) a sense of unalloyed communal joy.” And School Library Journal calls it an “excellent storytelling experience.” If you’d like a copy for yourself or a young reader in your life, buying options are right here: IndieBound Barnes &… Read more »
Introducing my latest picture book – GROUP HUG!
I’m thrilled to introduce you to my latest picture book! Join a forest of friendly animals as one-by-one they learn the contagious happiness that hugs can bring. This delightful picture book encourages kindness and goes to show “that a hugger finds happiness ‘longside the hugged!” Coming 12/14/21 from Macmillan/Henry Holt/Godwin Books ADVANCE PRAISE “This sweetly endearing charmer, highlighting… Read more »
Our tiny tortoise TRUMAN has a great big Kirkus star!
KIRKUS REVIEW A tiny tortoise discovers just how brave he is when his girl unexpectedly takes a bus headed away from home. Truman, like his girl, Sarah, is quiet, “peaceful and pensive,” unlike the busy, noisy city outside their building’s window. In just the first few spreads, Reidy and Cummins manage to capture the close… Read more »
A Bright, Shiny Starred Review for PUP 681!
On the heels of a weekend stuffed full of gratitude, comes an extra dollop of good news … a bright, shiny starred review for PUP 681. “Unabashedly adorable.” Thank you, Kirkus! “An abandoned baby sea otter is rescued and sent to live out her life in an aquarium—where she learns the deepest meaning of “family,”… Read more »