Friday, November 30, 2007

New picture, finally.

Wow. Even I've been finding my blog boring lately. No pictures. So here's one:

It's the color rough (Rough. I can't emphasize that enough.) of the cover to my next book of monster stories, Frankenstein Takes the Cake. Which I'm still working on, and which will be out in the fall of next year.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Politics and Prose

Last minute alert–I will be at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 14th, at 10:30. Whilst there I'll be discussing my policy of interest rate reduction to instigate long-term economic growth.

Naw, I'll be signing kids' books.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Attention Wilmington and New York:

I will be at the Barnes & Noble in Wilmington, DE at 7PM on Thursday, November 8th to talk about my new picture book, Pssst!.
And I will be at Books of Wonder in Manhattan from 12 to 2 PM this Saturday. And I'll be joined by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith, Laurie Keller, S. D. Schindler, Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Henry Cole, and Amy Schwartz! Or they'll be joined by me. Or whatever.

Anyway, if either city wants me to keep out, now's the time to say something.

Monday, November 5, 2007

An Introduction–

How cool is this? Here's a transcript of an introduction written by 6th grader Brooks Gonzales, which he read before I took the stage at a reading this past weekend in Austin, TX:

In my study of Adam Rex
I had to read a lot of text.
Adam Rex, he likes to rhyme
With puns and limericks from
Time to time.

In his book titled Pssst,
It's not your ordinary zoo.
You will meet cunning and
Clever animals all the way
They convince a little girl
To do their bidding.
And when you read the end
You'll say
You've got to be kidding!

In his book, Tree Ring Circus,
One thing you will agree
Is that it isn't about a circus
But more about a tree.
His attention to detail
Is clever it's true
If you read through it fast
You won't have a clue.

His most notable book
Frankenstein Makes a
Would appeal to anyone
Who likes monsters, It's a
Small World, and a whole
Lot of fun.

He is hip this man, named
Adam Rex
Including pop culture in
The fine print of his text.

While reading the book
Some things that I noticed
Was that Latin dance, the Yeti,
And Phantom of the Opera were
Of focus.

His books show detail, humor and wit
And when you start one
You won't want to quit!

Thanks, Brooks, for the best introduction I've ever been given.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Sorry to be one of THOSE people...

...but I feel compelled to spread this around. I watch it about once a week, whenever I need a punch of happy. I feel if everyone on Earth were to see this we would all come together in a spirit of togetherness or whatever.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Dia de los Muertos!

Austin area readers–come see me this weekend at the Texas Book Festival!