Thanks so much for being with me this week in anticipation of the release of my next picture book!
I have to admit that I look forward to the next couple weeks when I'll be talking about other, less navel-gazey things, including other people's books that I read (and loved) this summer.
But in the meantime, it's been awfully nice and flattering having so many of you stop by...
Today is the last day to enter the drawing for a signed copy of All the World, which I'll mail to the winner the very day the books arrive at my house. Seriously. That afternoon, it's in the mail and on it's way to you. To enter, just leave a comment here or on facebook or send me an email. I'll say a little lucky spell over your entry and stir it into the mix.
But what is this book you're entering to win? you ask.
That's the thing.
It's kinda hard to say.
It's not a story, although Marla created an exquisite living, breathing narrative in the art.
It's not about a particular thing, the way my first book was about pockets.
It's not a how-to or a biography or a collection of jokes or recipes.
It's really just kind of a poem.
I'll show you a little of it, to give you the idea...
Rock, stone, pebble, sand
Body, shoulder, arm, hand
A moat to dig, a shell to keep
All the world is wide and deep...
Slip, trip, stumble, fall
Tip the bucket, spill it all
Better luck another day
All the world goes round this way...
Nanas, papas, cousins, kin
Piano, harp and violin
Babies passed from neck to knee
All the world is you and me...
I can't wait to send it you!
Happy Friday everyone...