Happy Book Birthday to Crankee Doodle!

4 Jun

CRANKEE DOODLE, a picture book about a moody Yankee Doodle and his pony (by Mr. Tom Angleberger and myself) is now available for the entire nation to see! And in case you were wondering if we were “writing what we know,” look no farther than this picture:


Luv is a many-splendored thing…

A lovely summary of the book and its current reviews can be found here, at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Books for Young Readers website.
I also had a delightful time at BEA. I met Patricia Polacco(!), who was astonishing in her kindness and loveliness. 
And I also got to hang out with the amazing John Rocco, whose book Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom is a real treat.

Rocco doesn’t know it, but we are actually wearing enormous guinea pigs on our heads!

Saw many stars and many friends! All of them awesome!
And at the end of BEA, here’s how I felt:

4 Responses to “Happy Book Birthday to Crankee Doodle!”

  1. jama June 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Happy Pub Day!! Hooray for Crankee Doodle! Can’t wait to see it :).

    Glad you had some hair-raising fun at BEA. You look mah-velous . . .

    • Cece Bell June 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks, Jama!!! It was a good time. And I hope you like the book. Meanwhile, methinks I need one of those wigs. What do you think?

  2. Jess Stork Glicoes June 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    There’s always ALA Summer Conference to look forward to, isn’t there?

  3. madelynrosenberg June 5, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    You have always known how to wear a wig!!!

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