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Every day is a great day when you get to announce a new book by Tara Lazar! And how about this: not just one book but TWO! An exciting, knee-slapping new character—who will be brought to life by none other than superstar illustrator Pete Oswald.

Want to know more? Here’s the full announcement for you:

Margaret Anastas at Flamingo has preempted World rights to Tara Lazar’s FLAT CAT, with art by #1 NYT bestselling illustrator Pete Oswald, about a cat who is flat, and likes it like that, until one day everything changes he becomes… fluffy! What’s a cat to do? The two-book deal was brokered by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and Kirsten Hall at Catbird Productions for the illustrator, for publication in fall 2023.

Mark your calendars and clear your bookshelves for this dream-team roundup. I, for one, absolutely can’t wait.

Huge congratulations, Tara!

-- Joan