I should not have stopped getting ready for nErDcamp MI to post a video of two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Van Allsburg talking about The Misadvetnures of Sweetie Pie, but I know myself well enough to know I would spend the next 222 miles on the road regretting not sharing it. Happy watching!
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie by Chris Van Allsburg | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Publication Date: 11/4/14.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Description:
From two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg, creator of and comes a poignant story of one hamster’s struggle with destiny. Being a pet store hamster isn’t much fun for Sweetie Pie, but life in human homes proves downright perilous. As Sweetie Pie longingly gazes out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he’ll ever have the chance to feel the wind in his fur. Allsburg’s expressive, soft-hued illustrations artfully capture a hamster’s-eye view of the wide and wonderful world where maybe, just maybe, Sweetie Pie could someday run free.