GIANT News! It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk officially has a cover and is available for pre-order!
The cover was revealed last week at Dylan Teut’s Mile High Reading Site along with an interview with me and the amazing illustrator, Edwardian Taylor. And here is the official cover:
I have to say, I think it’s pretty amazing! This META-Mixed-Up Fairy Tale is my first book that isn’t written in rhyme. For more info, here’s the official flap copy:
Jack is not fond of the bossy narrator of his fairy tale! When Jack is told to trade his beloved cow Bessie for some magic beans, throw the beans out the window, climb the ENORMOUS beanstalk that sprouts overnight, and steal from a GIANT, he decides this fairy tale is getting out of control. In fact, he doesn’t want to follow the story line at all. Who says Jack needs to enter a life of daring, thievery, and giant trickery? He takes his story into his own hands—and you’ll never guess what happens next!
With laugh-out-loud dialogue and bold, playful art (including hidden fairy tale creatures for kids to find), this Jack and the Beanstalk retelling will have children rolling with laughter till Bessie the cow comes home.
It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk is available for pre-order now and will be released on September 19, 2017!
- Thursday, 2/23 at 1:00pm: Storytime & Signing with Anna Staniszewski at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, USA
- Saturday, 2/25 at 11:00am: Storytime & Signing at the Lincoln Public Library, 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA, USA
- Saturday, 3/4 from 10am-1pm: March Into Reading Children’s Book Festival, O’Hare Academic Centre, Salve Regina University, 36 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI, USA
- Saturday, 3/4 at 2:30am: Read Across America at the Warwick Mall Center Court, 400 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI, USA
Two for You
(two books I recommend you read)
1. Before You written & illustrated by Rebecca Doughty
2. Pigloo written by Anne Marie Pace & illustrated by Lorna Hussey