With pitch perfect illustrations by Allison Black, BARNYARD BOOGIE! introduces young kids to the sounds musical instruments make while telling the tale of a Cow who just wants to be in the band. BARNYARD BOOGIE comes out May 2017 and is available for pre-order now.
"Young techies may or may not want to zoom into bed right after listening, but they’ll be more than a little “bitty” ready for repeat readings."
You can read the entire review, which includes a neat little nod to Star Wars (Woo!) at https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/tim-mccanna/bitty-bot/.
So naturally, when I first started writing books for kids, one of my earliest manuscripts was a rhyming robot picture book. Five years later, Bitty Bot (gloriously illustrated by Tad Carpenter) will be published by Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books in October 2016. Two other robot books for kids are coming out this year as well. Peter Brown's middle grade novel, The Wild Robot, releases in April, and Miranda Paul's Trainbots, with illustrations by Shane McG releases in June.
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I am so happy to finally share Tad Carpenter's beautiful and delightful cover art for BITTY BOT, my first picture book with Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books!
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but forget that. I can only promise that it's merely the tip of the robot iceberg. Every page inside BITTY BOT is filled to the brim with Tad's incredible, colorful artwork, including tons of super fun details for young readers to discover. I just can't wait to read this book aloud with kids! Aaaah! WARNING. WARNING. EXCITEMENT OVERLOAD.
BITTY BOT touches down October 4, 2016 at a bookstore near you.