Publishers Marketplace Deal Announcement: December 11, 2019
Author of PORCUPINE’S PIE and FRED’S BIG FEELINGS Laura Renauld’s BEAR’S BICYCLE, a tale of learning, perseverance, and friendship in which Bear learns how to ride a bike, a companion to Laura Renauld’s first picture book Porcupine’s Pie, featuring the same characters, illustrated by Jennie Poe, to Naomi Krueger at Beaming Books, in a nice deal, for publication in spring 2021, by Lucie Luddington at The Bright Group for the illustrator (world).
Praise For Fred’s Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers…
* “Renauld’s lively, approachable text welcomes young readers in the same way that Rogers welcomed his young viewers into his living-room set. . . . Bright, well-researched, and welcome.”
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Charming, lovingly illustrated. . . . The book teems with vocabulary words that capture emotions: affection, compassion, respect, generous, worried, selfish, shocked. Children will relate to the portrayal of their emotional experience while adults will find many comforting reminders of Rogers’s well-known catchphrases and references to the tone of his show. Barrager’s bright, cheerful gouache and colored pencil illustrations, featuring a trail of hearts on almost every page, add warmth and depth, emphasizing that Mr. Rogers was a beacon of love and acceptance. A welcome addition to the growing number of books about Mr. Rogers.” – School Library Journal
WINNER OF THE BEAMING BOOKS PICTURE BOOK WRITING CONTEST!
2018 INDIES Finalist, Picture Books (Foreword Reviews)