"Braden sensitively demonstrates how isolating it can be to live with people who, despite good intentions, force their children to fulfill expectations that run counter to their own senses of self. . . . All the characters find ways to encourage each other, be less alone, and connect.”—Booklist, starred review
Some things take a long time in arriving, and others take a long time in arriving out into the public sphere. Such is the case with a fabulous and thoroughly charming picture book by the talented Rebecca Van Slyke. Although this deal came together some months ago, additional time was taken to locate just the right illustrator to bring this amazing story to life.
I'm now delighted to say that all Ts have been crossed and all Is dotted: It's official! Here's the good news that will be shouted abroad today:
Catherine Onder at Bloomsbury has acquired world rights to Monster's Trucks, a picture book by Rebecca Van Slyke, author of Mom School and Where Do Pants Go?. The book follows a monster who absolutely will not let you touch his trucks—but what happens if you go ahead anyway? The book will be illustrated by Joe Sutphin, illustrator of James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein's Word of Mouse. Publication is slated for fall 2018; Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author and Edward Maxwell at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates represented the illustrator.
Hip hip, hooray and three cheers for Rebecca :)