Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
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.
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.