"This is a fast-paced adventure story with the perfect mix of fantasy and coming-of-age realistic fiction." - SLJ
★ “Unity and division are themes rich for exploration in this story of alphabet letters separated by fear and complacency. It will grow upon children and adults with each reading.” —SLJ (starred review)
What’s that, you say? You don’t know why we’re shouting BLOOP? It’s just such a versatile word: It can be a cheer. It can be a groan. It can be a … BOOK DEAL!
Yes, it’s true—here is the latest and greatest from EMLA author extraordinaire and picture book powerhouse Tara Lazar:
Tamar Mays at Harper Collins has acquired 7 ATE NINE author Tara Lazar’s picture book BLOOP: ALIEN IN THE DOGHOUSE, to be illustrated by Mike Boldt. It tells the story of an alien who is sent on a mission to earth: to investigate and infiltrate the evident leaders of humankind—those odd, slobbering entities known as “dogs.” Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author and Jennifer Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented the illustrator, in a deal for World rights. The book will be published in Fall 2021.
Three cheers for Tara and the amazing Team Bloop!