Monday, July 14, 2008

Mid-Summer update…

Projects are working well so far, and 2009 should have a fun crop of books, including a fun pop-out book that’s progressing nicely.

The next month includes a recording session for an animated short based on Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! with yours truly as the Pigeon. I’m happy to announce that we’ve cast pal Jon Scieszka as the Bus Driver after our first couple of choices said ‘no’. Animation duties fall to the awesome Pete List, who also animated Leonardo the Terrible Monster (FYI, Knuffle Bunny Too is currently in production and animator Karen Villarreal’s stuff looks great).

My one summer appearance will be on Saturday August 2nd at Litchfield, CT’s awesome Oliver Wolcott Library (scroll down for details-the event is free, but registration is required). Drop on by if you're in the area.

A few notes:

Booklist has posted their starred review of Elephant and Piggie’s I Love My New Toy!

The cool Melanie Watt plugs the Pigeon in a nice article about her popular work (I’ve yet to meet Melanie, but we’ve left each other notes at bookstores).

UK’s Telegraph likes Elephant and Piggie (and so does Canada’s Calgary Herald).