Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

by Laura Gehl
illustrated by Christopher Weyant

(This week's #ReviewsDay pick is from cottager Anika Denise.)

What it's all about...
A puppy sneaks into a store and impersonates a pillow for sale... and then a footstool... and then a jacket.

Why I love it...
Um... because a PUPPY sneaks into a STORE and impersonates a PILLOW FOR SALE!! And then a footstool!! And. Then. A. Jacket.

Favorite lines...
I bought a pillow here and I think it is broken.
What seems to be the problem, sir?
My pillow keeps MOVING!
Sir, is your pillow soft?
Is your pillow fluffy?
Well, yes...
Then your pillow is not broken, sir.
Would you like a sticker?

Favorite illustrations...
(c) 2018 Christopher Weyant

(c) 2018 Christopher Weyant
(c) 2018 Christopher Weyant

What's the kid-appeal?
Sweet and increasingly silly, this story will have kids giggling the whole way through. Laura Gehl (Peep and Egg) hits a humor home run with fuzzy pets, funny banter, a few poof-toot-burps, and lots of feel-good doggy love. New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant's illustrations pair perfectly with Gehl's giddy text.

What's the grownup appeal?
It's a super-fun book to read again and again, and trust me — you will get repeat requests.

Where to find/ buy My Pillow Keeps Moving!

Indie Booksellers
Barnes & Noble
Or at a school or library near you!

Laura Gehl’s previous books include One Big Pair of Underwear, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, and the Peep and Egg series, illustrated by Joyce Wan. Laura lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and four children. Visit her online at www.lauragehl.com.

(c) 2018 Christopher Weyant
A cartoonist for The New Yorker, Christopher Weyant's work has been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines, books, and online. His cartoons are in permanent collection at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. In 2015, he won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for his first illustrated children's book, You Are (Not) Small, written by his wife, Anna Kang. Chris lives outside New York City with his wife and their two daughters. Find more of his work at http://christopherweyant.com.

1 comment:

  1. Oh--this looks so adorable!! Thanks for the rec, Anika! I love the illustrations. I'm looking forward to meeting Laura the the MD-SCBWI conference next month. We're in a joint picture book workshop together. She's doing the first half, and I'll be in the 2nd half with my agency mates :)