Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Astroblast Snack Shack

The Astroblast books take place in and around the Astroblast Snack Shack, a fast food space station. The stories are the adventures of the Snack Shack crew; Radar, Apollo, Halley, Jet and Sputnik.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Astroblast is here

I can finally talk about Astroblast. It is a new series of early readers I'm creating with Scholastic. It is about the crew of the Astroblast Snack Shack, and intergalactic fast food station. The first book, "Code Blue", will be coming out this spring. One of the fun things we are doing with the series is adding activities to each spread. They are hidden pictures, mazes, find the mistakes type of things. At the end of the book there is a list of additional "extra missions" of more things to find in the book. I got an advanced copy this week. The editorial and design teams at Scholastic did a great job helping me pull it together.

New Floor Puzzle

Mudpuppy has just released a floor puzzle I designed for them. It's really well made. The pieces are big and chunky and the box is very cool. It's kind of a wacky history of cars.

Go Little Dump Truck

The Little Dump Truck has been busy. The book was chosen as a Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" for this year, Nick Jr. has named it one of the 10 best books for 2009 and it will soon be published in Japan. I love seeing foreign language editions of my books. There is something cool about kids in other parts of the world seeing your work.