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It’s time for some more good news, folks – from the author who has wowed you with her tween adventures, her middle-grade fantasies, and her newly coming chapter book series – you haven’t forgotten that Anna Staniszewski is also a prolific picture book author, have you?

I didn’t think so. Still, let’s all take a happy moment to think about her fantastic preschool gems, DOGOSAURUS REX and POWER DOWN, LITTLE ROBOT. And that will put us in an excellent mood to celebrate the announcement for Anna’s latest illustrated treasure, as follows:

Jessica Anderson at Holt has acquired World rights to DOGOSAURUS REX author Anna Staniszewski’s latest picture book, illustrated by Joanie Stone. BEAST IN SHOW is the story of a very ordinary dog competing in a very peculiar dog show, which will take a special secret talent to win! The deal was managed by Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and Claire Easton at Painted Words for the illustrator. Publication is planned for Winter 2021.    

Hooray and congratulations, Anna!