Kirkus wrote a fantastic review of Gorillas Go Bananas (Available August, 2018).
Wensink and Wragg’s follow-up to Go Go Gorillas (2017) riffs neatly on the theme of the picky eater with a rhymed fable that’s a foodie fantasy. Bright dynamic illustrations, mostly full-bleed, crafted with acrylic and digital color swing through the jungle and the kitchen.
Little monkeys will enjoy the rhyme and maybe pick up some new food vocabulary…and so might their caregivers.
Incredibly thrilled to announce that Go Go Gorillas has been selected as one of the titles available at the Scholastic Book Fair for fall 2018. Our apes will be dancing their way into THOUSANDS of schools! Not only that, but it’ll be available in an affordable paperback format for the first time.
I haven’t seen a copy of the paperback yet and they haven’t printed up those flyers that go home with students yet, but you bet your gorilla-loving heart I’ll share them when I do.
I am incredibly geeked for another reason. I grew up in rural Ohio where my nearest bookstore was a 30 minute drive away. This was before Amazon or even the internet, so the Scholastic Book Fair was one of my few opportunities to buy new books as a child. I freaked out every time, planning my attack by circling titles I had to have and begging my parents for money.
I am still a little stunned that something I wrote now gets to be part of that magic.
Thrilled to have been mentioned in this Barnes & Noble article about the best children’s book podcasts.
This references my episode talking to the awesome Picturebooking Podcast.
So happy that American Consequences has reprinted my story, “The Weird and Secretive World of Christmas Tree Salesmen.”
This is one of my favorite articles of all time.
American Consequences is a new magazine edited by the hilarious and insightful PJ O’Rourke, in case you didn’t know.
Many thanks to the Aurora Public Library in Aurora, IN for naming Go Go Gorillas one of its favorite children’s books of 2017!
Pretty thrilled that this young man chose to write his first EVER book report about Go Go Gorillas.
Had a fantastic morning with a HUGE story time group at Barnes & Noble in Clackamas, OR. Thanks to all the dancers, young and old, who braved the rain to party with us!