It certainly is book-fever season around EMLA these days! And I'm thrilled to announce a brand new book deal for Eric Pinder, whose IF ALL THE ANIMALS CAME INSIDE, illustrated by the celebrated Marc Brown, was published in spring 2012.
The new deal is a warm and wonderful read-aloud story named HOW TO SHARE WITH A BEAR, about a boy named Thomas who builds a cozy fort in his living room, comes back with a book, only to find that someone—someone fuzzy and snuffly, and suspiciously bear-like—has already moved in. Will Thomas figure out how to lure away the bear and save his cozy spot?
The book was acquired by Janine O'Malley at FSG, who was so taken by the story and characters that she signed Eric up for a two-book deal, for an as-yet unwritten further adventure of Thomas and his new friend. Keep an eye out for these books, because they're going to be amazing!