Doesn't this cover
make you want to peek inside?
The illustrator, Carolina Farias, is from Argentina. No, I've not met her, didn't even know about her until a few previews came my way. That's how picture books are done, like arranged marriages, "It's me with a story. It's her and her art," according to Eric Ode in a poem about matching manuscripts and artists that I found in a recent SCBWI (children's writer's professional organization) bulletin.
The publisher, Albert Whitman & Company, played matchmaker, my Hello Dolly!
And Oh, My, what a match!
The illustrations are beyond what I envisioned as I wrote about a little boy adjusting to living in a foreign land. I'm in love with my book.
I can't wait for you to open it and read it to your lap child.
Catch of the day,