Early elephants catching worms

…er, or something to that effect. I had a lovely email this morning from Jessica Garrison, my editor at Dial in the States. She sent me a link to the School Library Journal blog written by New York Public Library’s Betsy Bird. Why? Because Betsy gives a very nice mention to WHAT TO DO IF AN ELEPHANT STANDS ON YOUR FOOT.

What To Do if an Elephant Stands on Your Foot book cover

The US edition front cover

Peter H. Reynolds has done a beyond wonderful job of illustrating the story, which doesn’t come out until July 5th. It seems to be making great first impressions, including picking up a Junior Library Guild Selection Award – hooray!

It was the first manuscript I ever sold, way back in 2008. I might write a post about the full journey soon. In the meantime, I have to go and edit a story about a woolly mammoth. It’s all go chez Robinson.