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UH-OH! (It’s coming April 14th . . .)

UH-OH! (It’s coming April 14th . . .)

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Uh-Oh! illustrated by the hugely talented Patrice Barton (published by Alfred A. Knopf) will be released on April 14th. The first early reviews are starting to come out. And Kirkus Reviews (Thank you!)  says: “Though there are as many ‘Uh-oh’ books out there as there are fishies in the sea, this petite charmer is a fine addition to the beach-time shelf.” And I love what they have to say about Patrice’s illustrations:  “Barton’s pencil sketches give the storytelling its heart, her two heroes perpetually wide-eyed, and the occasional jolt of realism . . . is as bracing as the sea air.”

 

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MINE! was also illustrated by Patrice. I am so pleased to, soon, have another book out with this wonderful artist. Just look at that cover! You can pre-order now, and the book should appear in bookstores on April 14th.

 

Happy dancing,

Shutta

1st Random Act of Publicity: 2011

1st Random Act of Publicity: 2011

To start off this year’s random acts of publicity week, I’d like to give a loud shout-out about my friend Deb Diesen’s book, THE POUT-POUT FISH IN THE BIG-BIG DARK. (Illustrated by the talented Dan Hanna. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.)

If you enjoyed the first book about the Pout-Pout Fish, you’ll love this one, too in which Fish must conquer his fears to help his friend Ms Clam recover her “yawn-gone pearl.”

And if you get a chance be sure to check out the hilarious book trailer made by Dan for the book. (See below.)

What’s it about?

It’s all about joy!

Shutta