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Special Delivery!

July 25, 2017

Tags: Joe and Sparky Party Animals, Frank Remkiewicz, advance copy, Candlewick PRess

It's a real book to have and to hold! My advance copy of JOE AND SPARKY, PARTY ANIMALS! has arrived.

Here's a photo of my assistant enjoying the hilarious illustrations by the awesome Frank Remkiewicz.

The Mystery Guest Celebri-Dot

July 13, 2017

Tags: Celebri-Dot, Peter H. Reynolds, Terry Shay, The Dot, International Dot Day, Joe and Sparky Party Animals

Inspired by Peter H. Reynolds's beautiful picture book THE DOT--and the hilarious character that illustrator Frank Remkiewicz created in our new book--I recently made a CelebriDot. This guy is the life of the party in Joe and Sparky's latest adventure, JOE AND SPARKY, PARTY ANIMALS! (coming this August).

I also shared a story about reading THE DOT before it became a book. It's one of (more…)

Sneak peek at Joe and Sparky, Party Animals!

December 6, 2016

Tags: Joe and Sparky Party Animals, Frank Remkiewicz, Candlewick Press, catalog

For me, this is the moment when a book begins to feel real -- the first time I see its title in the publisher's catalog. Behold, the first sighting of Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! in Candlewick Press's 25th anniversary catalog.

And what a list! This season's catalog includes so many spectacular books that I had to (more…)