Some cool news coming down the pike:
The Children's Book Council just announced their "Children's Choice" finalists and happily The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! made the cut. It also looks like I'm up for Illustrator of the Year. I've never illustrated a year before*, so that's exciting.
This is a particularly cool award because starting April 1** actual kids will get to vote for their favorite book in various categories (if you think Democracy is messy, try Kid Democracy).
See ye April 1--Vote early, vote often!
Over at IndiBound (the new name for co-operating Independent Booksellers), Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed makes their Spring Kids List. It also clocks in at #13 on their bestseller list. Thanks Indies! Y'know I love ya.
Thanks to you, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed spends it's 7th week on the NY Times Bestseller list at #8
That's not enough for ya?
Stay tuned for some sooper-cool news next week!
* Oh, wait. I have.
** (the Pigeon's Birthday!--he'll be 6)