I’m excited to share two fun projects I worked on coming out in 2019. First up, I created interior illustrations for OPERATION FROG EFFECT, written by Sarah Scheerger, coming from Random House on February 26th, 2019. The book is fantastic and is getting great early reviews (I love this description: “Operation Frog Effect is like The Breakfast Club for middle schoolers. It’ll make you laugh, cheer, and strive to be a better person.” —Shannon Hitchcock, author of Ruby Lee & Me and One True Way). It’s told by eight students in journal format. One student prefers to draw his entries - which is where I come in. I loved working in this style and can’t wait for another middle grade project to land on my desk.
Next up is my picture book Now? Not Yet! Coming out on May 14th, 2019 and just in time for hot summer days where you dream of cool lakes and camping with friends. I just loved returning to my dear monster friends’ world one more time. It’s full of extra surprises and silliness and lots of Peanut energy.
I’ll be sharing inside peeks at my process for each of these books in the new year. In the meantime, I’m working on top secret NEW projects with NEW friends that I am really excited about. I just have a few more events lined up this fall. Come join me with Jannie Ho and Jennifer E. Morris at Toadstool Bookshop this Sunday at 2pm. OR, check out the Strawbery Banke Children’s Book Festival on October 6th from 11am-3pm (admission is free) to meet me and lots of other fine authors and illustrators!