Posted by Lisha Cauthen
I know you’re beginning to think we don’t do anything around here but launch books.
YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT.
Case in point: Fortune Cookies, by A Bitterman (Pete Cowdin), Illustrated by Chris Raschka.
How many authors do you know run the register at their own book party?
Chris Raschka, as I’m sure you know, is a Caldecott winner. He and Pete gave an illustrated reading of Fortune Cookies. Here’s a little taste:
Then it was time to sign books. So we lined up uncooperatively with Laura Manivong and drove Mrs. Bitterman (Debbie) insane.
FINALLY it was my turn, and I got the true scoop on how illustrator and author got together.
What was interesting about this book bash was the participants. Most book launches are attended by a small circle of writers, but Pete’s crowd was overwhelmingly composed of Reading Reptile customers.
EVERYTHING’S different when Pete Cowdin’s involved.