We are huge fans of author / illustrator (and F.o.G.*) Paul Schmid.
We have been huge fans since his very first book, an illustration job for Amy Krouse Rosenthal (see list below). We then fell in love with his very first authorial effort (in addition to the illustrations, which he also did, naturally!) which created Petunia's world.
Tonight we celebrate the second (of three!) books in the series, Hugs from Pearl, which is darned near a perfect picture book.
Come celebrate the new book launch of one of the kids book luminaries living among us.
*Friend of the Garden, of course!
This is Pearl.
Pearl loves to hug.
Hugs are nice . . . except when they come from a porcupine.
Pearl tries and tries to solve her problem and finally fixes it in her very own way.
More than anything, Petunia wants a pet.
"I'll feed my pet every day," she promises her parents."I'll take her for walks. I'll read stories to her and draw her pictures."
Petunia knows she can take care of a pet, but what happens when the pet she most desires is a skunk?
So . . . this book is full of stuff I've always wondered about . . .