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.
An Official Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist Bookmark (while supplies last)
An Official Everybody’s Favorite Book Bookmark (while supplies last)
And An Official Mike Allegra Three-Minute Doodle (That is to say, I take three minutes to draw a doodle—and then I send that doodle to YOU!
A few of you were kind enough to buy and/or review, so I started doodling.
Here is the doodle I’m sending off to a lovely blogger named Boo. I’m told she likes giraffes, so…
Wanna piece of this action? It’s easy! All ya gotta do is buy my book and/or leave a review on Amazon. (You could also promote the books in different ways if you’re so inclined—so feel free to be creative!)
Once you do that, let me know in the comments and I’ll send a Par-T Pak to YOU!