Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Book!

I've been doing this for thirty years but it's still a thrill when the first printed and bound book sits in my hands. I'd like to thank my awesome editor Andrea Welch, my diligent designers, Ann Bobco and Michael Mc Cartney ( I drove them nuts with changes), publisher Allyn Johnston, Mike Shoulders for suggesting the title, and Rubin Pfeffer of Simon & Schuster for making it all happen. The publication date is March 10th and I'll be blogging about it between now and then.
Now I gotta go walk my Iguanodon, Ignatz.

14 comments:

Nanny said...

congratulations!

Abby said...

Yay!! Congratulations! It looks fabulous!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Douglas,

I'll be looking forward to your book's publication next March. I own every poetry book you've written and illustrated to date. I'm always happy to add another "Florian" to my library collection.

poemhome said...

Thanks Nanny, Abby and Elaine.
My editor calls it my best book ever "hands down," and who am I to argue?

Julie said...

Congratulations!!

Kelly said...

Congrats on your next book! It looks like my youngest son will love it!

Bill said...

The dinosaur wearing the attractive string of pearls scared me!

Karen said...

Oh goodness, I have boys that like dinosaurs. (And trains, lots of trains.) Good luck with the new book, it sounds great! Can we get a tiny taste of it somewhere?

poemhome said...

I will put a "tiny taste" out but meanwhile watch the masthead, currently IguanaDONNA, but likely to change
douglas

Jill Corcoran said...

Congrats! I can't wait to read it.
My kids and I love your poetry:)

poemhome said...

Thanks Jill,
I've added your cool blog to my blog favorites. A veritable blog jam.
douglas

Jill Corcoran said...

Douglas,
Last night I added you to my blog list too.
How fun,
jill

Cloudscome said...

Oooo I can't wait to see this one! Is your publisher sending out review copies to bloggers???

poemhome said...

Hi Cloudsome
If my pub doesn't send you a copy I will.