"Snyder crafts a bittersweet, boundlessly imaginative story that emphasizes the bright and dark sides of life. "—Publishers Weekly
"Put in the hands of your aspiring scientists and readers with insatiable curiosity."— School Library Journal, starred review
Nelson's latest addition to her series of food-focused first-crush titles contains mouthwatering descriptions along with recipes at the end of the book... Age-appropriate romance with a focus on baking."—Kirkus
It's a happy day that begins with a picture book sale announcement, and I've got a wonderful one to share today: Nancy Tupper Ling's THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS BOX tells the story of two siblings who are moving with their parents across the country, away from the home they've grown up in, away from their other family members, away from everything they've known. To help with the transition, they start gathering up small treasures to put into a Happiness Box, so they can bring their joy with them no matter where they go.
This gorgeous picture book is told in a series of poems from two points of view, and I can tell you it's going to be an amazingly realized book—especially in the hands of acquiring editor Tamra Tuller and the wonderful Chronicle design and publishing team.
I'm thrilled to congratulate Nancy on her first EMLA sale, and here's to many more to come!