"Humor and wit make the narrative sparkle, and, happily, Myrtle is as irrepressible as ever.”
"A joyful thing to behold. Set in Victorian England, this mystery gleefully overturns sexist norms and celebrates independent women of intellect, with Myrtle Hardcastle leading the charge."
—Booklist, starred review
"An important, positive conservation message, and a perfect nonfiction addition to preschool story time or a beginning informational picture book collection." - SLJ, starred review
Frogs! Boots! Frogs on boots! And it's a lovely story about the all-too-familiar experience for most parents when their child focuses on their favorite item of clothing or shoes. And they wear that item or those shoes every single day!
I don't think kids are the only ones either. As an adult, I find myself getting very attached to certain sweaters. And boots? Hello? That is my always favorite thing!
Eliza Berkowitz at Sterling has bought world rights to Jill Esbaum's Frog Boots, a picture book about a boy who falls in love with a pair of frog-covered boots and then learns that they were meant for girls. Joshua Heinsz will illustrate; Christina Pulles will edit. Publication is set for fall 2019; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author, and Alex Gehringer at the Bright Agency represented the illustrator.
We can't wait for fall 2019! This one is going to be a beloved classic.
Congratulations, Jill and Joshua! We are so excited to see your talents shine with this book.