Sleepy Happy Capy Cover!

Once in a great while I write a picture book that I just love.

And once in an even greater while—a much greater while—a publisher loves the story, too.

So I am absolutely delighted to reveal the cover of my next picture book, Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles!


It is the story of a capybara whose advanced cuddling skills calms the horrible hubbub of a rainforest rumpus.

And the story is sort of true to life! Capybaras, the worlds largest (and most chill) rodent, are often willing to cuddle most anything. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof!

Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles is published by Page Street Kids, a company just about as committed to capy awareness as I am. In fact, immediately after buying the manuscript, the publisher laid out a donation to sponsor a capybara through the World Wildlife Fund. Isn’t that awesome?

Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles won’t be out until October—and, needless to say, I will have plenty more to say about the book before the release date—but, hey, if you wanna preorder it, I’m totally not gonna stop you.

So, until next time, viva la capybara!

53 Replies to “Sleepy Happy Capy Cover!”

      1. It’s a station that runs animal documentaries—mostly Aussie critters. Next time it reruns I’ll try to get the production company.

      1. A pirate and a penguin?! That sounds like an awesome combination! And, Mike! That’s amazing! I’m so happy for you! I look forward to hearing more about that one, too.

  1. October isn’t that far away. What a great Christmas present that will be (for me)! The cover is absolutely delightful, Mike 🤗

  2. Congrats Mike!!! That is so awesome for you! And I LOVE Capybaras. Your publisher is a good person to do something for their donation. I might have to look into that one myself. Kudos friend!! ❤️

  3. BIG Capybara Congrats on this, Mike!!! 😀 The cover is just fantastic…that animal looks SO lovable, it’s irresistible ❤ And I checked out that link. It's like animals are just DRAWN to them! Amazing 🙂

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