I am SO excited to tell you about my next picture book, BRIGHT WINTER NIGHT, which is coming out on December 1 of this year. It's illustrated by the super-talented Ashling Lindsay who has just truly captured the beauty and stillness of a winter forest at night. This book is about a group of woodland creatures who get together and build a sleigh to race off to see the northern lights. It's a fast-paced rhyming story that ends in ooooohs and ahhhhhs, bursts of color, and then a beautiful fuzzy pile of adorable animals falling asleep.
And here, for the first time, is the cover:
Here are some awwwwwww-inspiring spreads:
All the cute, little, helpful critters!
They're starting their journey together!
I am seriously blown away by the artwork Ashling has created. And my editor Marilyn at Amazon/Two Lions has been incredible to work with. Huge thanks and kudos go to them!
I'm thrilled to be sharing the cover with you all today! Celebrate the longest (maybe hottest?) day of the year with these frosty, winter scenes of the shortest day of the year.
There will be some juicy giveaways and fab articles coming up in the next few months leading up to the book's release, so stay tuned. But if you'd like to be the first to pre-pre-pre-order the book, the link is here.