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Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday by reading Wild About Books at Barnes and Noble in Vancouver, Washington, with their fabulous event planner Bjorn Sorensen. His official job title, "Community Business Development Manager," gives no hint of the way he can bring in a crowd, ramp up enthusiasm, and make an author feel awesome.
There is a new Marc Brown/Judy Sierra book in the works—a prequel to Wild About Books. It tells how all the animals built their unique zoo community (hint: a lot of math and many construction vehicles are involved). The book is tentatively scheduled for fall 2019.
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Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote 'The Cat in the Hat"
(Random House, 2017). Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
*Starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Kirkus.
The Great Dictionary Caper, illustrated by Eric Comstock (Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster, 2018)
**Starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist.
Wild About Books, illustrated by Marc Brown. (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2004). New York Times Bestseller, ALA Notable Book, and winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award.