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!
Had a great time reading to the kindergarten and first grade at Meriwether Lewis Elementary in Portland, OR!
And Skyping in to Bennett Elementary in Cleveland, OH.
Proud to see Go Go Gorillas in the pages of the University of Dayton Magazine.
The fine folks at the Picturebooking Podcast asked me some great questions about going from grownup books to kids books, and how I cannot refer to them as “Adult” novels without people assuming I mean erotica.
The ever wonderful site, GeekDad, asked me to list seven rhyming books that will melt the heart of any rhyme-phobic mom or dad.
Read it Here.