"Fans of "Goosebumps" and the updated "Baby-Sitters' Club" graphic novels will find lots to like in this delightfully monstrous mash-up." - SLJ
"Slivensky masterfully blends geology and fantasy to create a provocative adventure. Even readers with little science background will be pulled into this riveting story." - Booklist
"The Mendoza sisters’ strong bond shines throughout their engagingly illustrated collaboration, resulting in a wonderful story of family and friendship that will quickly become an MVP among softball-fiction fans." - Booklist
If you know Maria Gianferrari, you know that she loves animals. Of the 10 books she has sold for publication so far, every single one has an animal in a main character role. So perhaps you will not be surprised that this trend is continuing with her newest picture book deal.
Here's the scoop, as reported in Publishers Weekly:
Carol Hinz at Lerner/Millbrook Press has acquired COYOTE MOON and HAWK RISING author Maria Gianferrari's new picture book PLAY LIKE AN ANIMAL, a light-hearted look at all the different ways animals play, with Mia Powell signed on to illustrate. The author was represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency, and the illustrator by Alex Gehringer at The Bright Agency, in a deal for World rights. Publication is expected in Spring 2020.
This fun and energetic crowd-pleaser is one you won't want to miss. Hooray, Maria!