No matter how many books I write (20+ now!), the first review for a new one is always scary. That goes double when the book is a first as well - like POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER, my first-ever picture book, which comes out from First Second on Jul 14.
So it was with delight and relief that I read Publishers Weekly's (rave) review of POESY:
"Some children fear monsters at bedtime, but Poesy welcomes them. Her pink 'monster lair' features gothic art and stuffed animals, and she makes her father read The Book of Monsters from cover to cover before lights out. 'PLEASE stay in bed tonight,' he pleads as he leaves, but there's no chance: the werewolf who soon enters her window is the size of a grizzly."
"Assured panels by Rockefeller (Pop!) combine frilly with threatening, illuminated by eerie light sources. Doctorow, making his picture book debut, strikes a gently edgy tone ('He was so tired,' Poesy sees, 'that he stepped on a Harry the Hare block and said some swears. Poor Daddy!'), and his blow-by-blow account races to its closing spread: of two tired parents who resemble yet another monster. Ages 4-6."
I had planned to do a launch party at Dark Delicacies, my neighborhood horror bookstore, on Jul 11, but that's off (obviously).
So we're doing the next-best thing: preorder from the store and you'll get a signature and dedication from me AND my daughter, Poesy (the book's namesake).
@pluralistic Unfortunately, Dark Delicacies does not ship to Brazil. 😥
@herrmann If you email 'em direct they'll give you a quote! Tell 'em I sent you! email@example.com
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