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Cover reveal for 2 PIRATES + 1 ROBOT

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of my next picture book, 2 PIRATES + 1 ROBOT, coming from Kane Miller next month! Art by Shiho Pate.

Space pirates Flotsam, Jetsam, and their robot’s rejoicing at their newfound plunder is cut short when they’re attacked by other pirates. They evade by flying into an asteroid field, but their ship is damaged. Despite the robot’s repair efforts, they don’t have enough fuel to reach port. Will Flotsam and Jetsam accept his valiant offer to be jettisoned in order to save them? It’s Firefly meets THE GIVING TREE. An author’s note explains some of the math and physics behind the shenanigans. My engineering degrees finally paid off!


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16 Classic Children’s Books Retold For Adults

Courtesy of Keely Flaherty from Buzzfeed. For the bad kid inside all good adults. Enjoy!

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

World Publishing Company / Penguin Putnam / Eric Carle / Via purebebe.com

2. Frog and Toad Are Friends

Frog and Toad Are Friends

HarperCollins / Arnold Lobel / Via childrensbookalmanac.com

3. Corduroy

Corduroy

Viking Press / Don Freeman / Via poohsbrains.blogspot.com

4. Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harper & Brothers / Crockett Johnson / Via blog.lookiobooks.com

5. The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

Harper & Row / Shel Silverstein / Via washingtonpost.com

6. Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

Methuen & Co. Ltd. / http://E.H. Shepard / Via quirkbooks.com

7. The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

George H. Doran Company / William Nicholson / Via digital.library.upenn.edu

8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Henry Holt and Co. /Bill Martin, Jr. / Eric Carle / Via rantsnrascals.com

9. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Random House / Dr. Seuss / Via imaginefunlearning.blogspot.com

10. Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

Harper & Brothers / Clement Hurd / Via 100bookseverychildshouldreadbeforegrowingup.com

11. The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish

North-South Books, Inc. / Marcus Pfister / Via neelysnews.wordpress.com

12. Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web

Harper & Brothers / Garth Williams / Via prttyshttydesign.blogspot.com

13. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Random House Children’s Books / Dr. Seuss / Via delendaestcarthago.blogspot.com

14. Everyone Poops

Everyone Poops

Kane/Miller / Tarō Gomi / Via awkwardwednesday.blogspot.com

15. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Atheneum Books for Young Readers / Ray Cruz / Via lessonsfromthelamppost.blogspot.com

16. Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are

Harper & Row / Maurice Sendak / Via hopevabeach.org

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