Deborah Underwood's PART-TIME PRINCESS came out last year, and sure, it's pink and princessy--but the definition of "princess" is a bit subversive. As Booklist said, "A real princess, we learn, can slide down a fire pole in a frilly skirt, lasso a dragon and invite him to tea, play leapfrog with frogs in the Royal Mud Puddle, and be the hit of the Royal Ball—where, of course, she meets a handsome prince. 'Maybe I'll marry him when I grow up,' she says. 'But right now I'm too busy.'" So it's not a huge surprise that it hit a bit of a nerve and has found such a solid audience that a companion book was in order!
Thus we are pleased to announce that Kevin Lewis at Disney-Hyperion has just signed PART-TIME MERMAID, again with the terrific Cambria Evans to illustrate. As you might expect, Deborah's take on mermaids is equally subversive.