The Runaway Giant
I just back from Book Expo America, which was like old home week. So much fun seeing so many good friends. Plus, I got to meet Mo Willems (who is a fricking ROCK STAR) and the absolutely incredible Jarrett Krosoczka who writes and illustrates the wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novel series. We love his books at this house, plus Jarrett has a truly inspiring story that makes you love him even more. (If you haven’t listened to the piece NPR did on him recently, check it out. Fabulous!)
But I am not here to talk about all that. I’m only mentioning it because is was flaming hot in NYC last week, and it’s pretty dang hot down here in Texas. I thought a white weather story might cool things down a bit.
One winter day when snow covered the ground
Heaven only knows what lies ahead. This small band of animals takes on an unknown enemy in the dead of winter who, with each confrontation, grows smaller and smaller. I won’t give away who the unknown enemy is, but let’s just say the animals feel mighty proud in their defeat even if the true victor is Mother Nature herself. Wonderful pencil drawings with delicate color and dear, sweet animals.