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Pigs and a Blanket (Hardcover)
Pig siblings Henry and Henrietta love their green blanket. It is soft, it smells good, and it makes a great cape As much as they each love playing with the blanket, they don't love sharing it. Will ripping it in two solve all their problems? Author/illustrator James Burks has created a funny, relatable, sweet story about two pigs who, despite their individual interests pulling them in different directions, really prefer to remain side by side.
About the Author
James Burks has written and illustrated a number of children's books, including the Bird and Squirrel graphic novel series and Gabby and Gator, which was selected as a Read Across America title in 2012. His upcoming projects include the six-book Itty Bitty Kitty I Can Read series from HarperCollins and Open Wide, a novelty/board book from Scholastic. Before beginning his career in books, James worked in the world of animation with Warner Brothers and Disney on films such as Space Jam, The Iron Giant, The Emperor's New Groove, Treasure Planet, and Home on the Range. He has also worked as a storyboard artist for shows such as Wow Wow Wubbzy! , and Nickelodeon's Fan Boy and Chum Chum. Visit James online at jamesburks.com.
Following 12-year old recently orphaned Joseph on his quest to get his only family back -his beloved horse Sarah- author Gemeinhart brings together race relations in the late 1800's, western lore and a clear-eyed pragmatism that, coupled with his signature action/adventure plot twists and a kindheartedness thread permeating the story, this wonderful, evocative and first rate middle grade title builds on his exceptional debut (The Honest Truth). This is an author that has clearly established himself as a must read for warm hearted, realistic adventures. - Maureen