Saturday, January 17, 2009
2009 is starting out nicely. Thanks to you, my latest picture book, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed has debuted at #4 on this week’s New York Times Bestseller list. What do the critics think? In a starred review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books says the “writing is as humorously and cheerfully absurd as ever… and Willems continues to be a master at conveying an amazing amount of emotion and humor using the minimal elements of his figures’ dot eyes, dash eyebrows, and body language.”
Meanwhile, Elephant and Piggie’s I Love My New Toy! made Booklist’s book list of the Best of Booklist book list (say that 5 times fast) and Are You Ready to Play Outside? makes the Chicago Library’s list of best books for last year.
Thanks to all.