Thursday, February 4, 2010

Paul Schmid Wonder Book launch

On Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Secret Garden Bookshop is celebrating the launch of THE WONDER BOOK, illustrated by our own Paul Schmid (and written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who is no slouch herself).

Check out Paul's work here--is it any wonder he took our chapter's top illustration prize a couple of years ago?

Here's what Suzanne at Secret Garden has to say:

There’s nothing more festive or exciting that joining friends of an author at a party to launch that book out onto the cosmos. F. O. G. (friend of the Garden) Paul Schmid has illustrated his first book for young people, and it’s a biggie! Amy Krouse Rosenthal (the author of his book) has written some hugely popular books for kids, including Cookies and Christmas Cookies, illustrated by Jane Dyer; The OK Book, It's Not Fair!, and Yes Day!, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; and Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink, illustrated by Jen Corace; and Spoon.

Inside The Wonder Book you will find stories, short poems, lists, palindromes, visual treats, and random observations. Some parts are happy, some sad-ish, some silly, some serious, some crunchy, some with a soft center. You can open the book up anywhere and read. So the beginning could be the end, and the end could be the beginning. But I guess the middle is always the middle. . . .

Join us for treats, games, and Wonderful celebration. Free.

Here's the book trailer.

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