The Fed Ex man just paid me a visit. THE FED EX MAN JUST PAID ME A VISIT!!!!!! I have proofs for my upcoming picture book with Philomel and I’m telling you, the art is just WOW! I really don’t know if I’m supposed to do this but you have to see the cover.
Aren’t they adorable? Here’s the flap copy:
We’re a pair beyond compare,
a rare and special two,
in all the ways that I am me
and you’re completely you.
"Here is a special twosome. From tea time to game time, in singing or swinging, in the good times and even the grumpy ones, too, this granddaughter knows her grandpa loves her. Indeed, they are a "pair beyond compare."
With simple rhymes and delightfully charming illustrations, Me with You celebrates the sure love that comes from a grandfather and grandchild who dare to be "completely themselves" while knowing that together — they are even more!"
I’m in love with the whole package. I wish I could show you the rest. "The sure love". Isn’t that just spot on? 🙂
75 thoughts on “Proofs, people! PROOFS!”
This is ADORABLE! I am SOOOO happy for you! I can’t wait to hold a copy in my very own hands!
Squeee! I think they’re so cute.
That cover illustration absolutely melts my heart – I LOVE the expressions on the bears’ faces. So perfect! Congratulations, Kristy!
Oh, it melts mine too. And the facial expressions throughout the book are just perfect.
Oh, it is beautiful! Congratulations!!!
Thank you! The whole book is beautiful and I can say that because I had nothing to do with the art. You artists amaze me.
So beautiful and perfect — & I love the flap copy!
Believe it or not, I had not even seen the flap copy until today. But it’s perfect.
Absolutely adorable! That is sure to get many people picking it up just by looks alone, then the words will keep them going. BRAVO, Kristy!
I think it has shelf appeal too!
Ahhhhh – it’s adorable! I love it!!! YAY!
Thank you! I’ve been giddy all day!
Beautiful and sweet.
It is going to be a favorite. I can’t wait to have my copy. Or, copies. (One for the kids to love and one for me to love–neatly.)
You make me happy.
I can’t wait!
Me either! It’s really happening. And that means maybe I’ll have a reason to come through VA and sign you one in person. 🙂
You need a reason other than me?
YAY!!! It looks so great.
I can’t stop staring at it.
It’s beautiful, Kristy!
I want to show you the rest!
It’s so adorable! And the flap copy is incredible.
I know! I love that flap copy. Somebody done good. I don’t know who wrote it. I’ll have to ask.
They are! And those cookies look yummy.
The duck image made the cover!!! It’s gorgeous. I can’t wait either. Squeee!!!
Actually there are two duck images. This one on the cover with them fishing and then there is the later one on the rainy day in the little duck pond.
WOW!!! That is fantabulous! I can’t wait to snag a copy. Yay you!!
Thank you, you! They are sweet. Don’t you have a pb coming out next year too?
Spring 2010… feels like forever!
I’m a big bear lover, and I love that cover!! Congratulations, Kristy!
Thanks! These are some lovable bears, that’s for sure, though I may be partial. 🙂
Oh, I love it 😀
Thanks, Robin. I do too!
Can we all say a collective AWWWW!!!
I did! I also read it to my 10 year old and she cried! It was so sweet.
Ohmygod, it just looks wonderful!
Thanks! Can you believe I’m *still* giddy?
Kristy, how wonderful. That is a charming, enticing cover. Hope you’re doing the happiest dance to Cloud Nine.
I’m still up here on C9! Thank you.
This book is sooooo beautiful!
I mean really, if the flap copy makes me cry?????
You’re sweet. 🙂 I am utterly in love with the book. But I’m terribly biased!
That looks awesome, Kristy. I can see why you’re so excited/proud. Can’t wait to read it.
Wow, Kristy, what absolute pure gorgeousness!
Ahh, pure gorgeousness. That makes me happy. Of course, I’m not the artist so I can agree with you!
So beautiful!! I’m so buying this for my Dad from my girls.
You must be tickled to death– congrats!!
I am tickled!
Wow! That’s one beautiful cover! Congrats!
Thank you! That’s a pretty nice car in your profile pic too!
I will be first in line to buy five copies for my friends, and one for me.
Congratulations, Kristy! CONGRATULATIONS, SWEET CONGRATULATIONS!
Thank you, sweet Meg. 🙂
Oh, such a sweet illustration – Can’t wait to read the story! I’ll definitely be buying a copy 🙂
Oh, thank you!
What a precious cover. And the flap copy is a winner. Congrats.
I love the flap copy too.
Kristy, it looks darling! Who wouldn’t want their own copy of this precious book? I can’t wait to get my own! Congratulations!
Oh! Oh! Oh!
I almost missed this! The artwork is just GORGEOUS! This is going to fly off the shelves I say!
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Tracie, I think that’s you, but you’re anonymous! It’ll be on the shelves in May 2009. SOOOOooooooooo long. But it’s beautiful and I’m thrilled. This is the book that sold the day I met you for coffee in NC. You were my good luck. 🙂
So warm and lovely!!!! I makes me happy just to look at that cover.
Thank you, Cindy. Me too!
It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to read it!!!!!!!!
Thanks, Laura! How are you feeling after the ablation?
That is FANTASTIC.
My absolute favorite part is that little one’s expression. Oh, it says so much!
Dude, that expression just tugs at my heart.
I’ll get back to you soon(ish) on the other!
A huge congratulations to you. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I hope you’ll do a contest! The art is delightful. When’s the release date?
Re: release date?
Anna, the release date is May 2009. Sooooo long still! And yes, I’ll do a contest. And lots of things hopefully!