That Ammi-Joan Paquette is full of bouncy good fun--as exemplified in her latest picture book text, BUNNY BUS, which has just been signed by the wonderful Joy Peskin at FSG. The official announcement:
Joy Peskin at FSG has acquired world rights toBunny Bus, a picture book by Ammi-Joan Paquette, illustrated by Lesley Breen Withrow, whose sample illustration inspired the story. In the story, the Bunny Bus seems to have room for one and all, but what happens if there is one passenger too many? It is set to publish in winter 2017; Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author, and Chris Tugeau at CATugeau Agency represented the illustrator.
All this came about because of an illustration by Lesley Breen Withrow, which can be seen in the portfolio on her agent's website. Adorable animals boarding a bus that is also a bunny? Yes, please! Joan had the perfect rhyming story for very young picture book readers, and we're off and running--well, strolling, as the book won't publish until winter 2017 (in time for Easter, of course!).
As a side note, I'm so happy to be doing a book with Christina Tugeau, the artist's agent, after knowing her since the very early days of EMLA.
Congratulations, Joan--you superstar!