I need to take a speed pill today. I have done nothing all week. By "nothing," I do not mean "no things." I mean, no things that I needed to do. I did watch Lee Dewyze singing Hallelujah 150,00 times on You Tube. I also spent several hours composing emails in my head that I will never send and debating whether or not I should go to the gym. But as for laundry, shopping, and general housekeeping... nada! So, now I have to run around like a lunatic and get ready for my in-laws who are coming tomorrow.
But first, what's new and exciting in picture book land?
Well, Tiffany has an illustrator for Ollie and Claire! Matthew Cordell will be bringing her charming characters to life. I can't wait to see what he does with them. The interesting thing about picture books is that sometimes authors don't even specify what kind of critters their characters are! Will they be a hare and a mongoose? A porcupine and a prairie dog? Anything is possible!!!
Ame Dyckman landed Dan Yaccarino for her picture book, Boy and Bot (Knopf, 2012). This is another one to watch out for! This sweet, adorable story is on my very short list of "Picture books I wish I had written." Hurray, Ame!
And, last, rumor has it that the talented Aaron Reynolds, of Chicks and Salsa fame, just sold a PB called Evil Carrots! Ha! The title alone cracks me up!
Okay, off to slave away. Or maybe I'll just play one game of Scramble on Facebook first?