Monday, March 22, 2010

CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG gets a star!


Booklist's starred review of the upcoming City Dog, Country Frog is quite flattering about my collaboration with Jon Muth. They say:

It’s hard to imagine a picture book that more consistently (and touchingly) hits all the right notes. Willems, never one to overwrite, is gracefully spare here, making every word count. That leaves room for Muth’s watercolors, richly seasonal, which fill each page. The pictures are imbued with hope and happiness, leaving and longing. This wonderful collaboration makes a significant impact with subtlety and wit. Adults and children will each take away something of their own.


Yay.

Thanks, Booklist! This book is a departure for me and I'm glad to see someone enjoying it.

You can find out more about the book in this nice interview/spotlight that accompanies the review in Booklist.



I hope you'll enjoy the book when it's published in June.