Hello! Mike Boldt here. I don’t know about you, but when I was young, I remember being extremely nervous on the first day of school. Now, only a couple weeks away from my next book, A TIGER TAIL’s release, I have that same nervousness all over again. It’s quite an odd sensation, as the entire time I was working on the book I couldn’t wait to share it with the world.
Thankfully, wonderful folks, like Mr. Schu here, give us a stage and instill confidence through encouragement and remind us of the importance of reading. That it’s not about us as authors and illustrators, but about those who are coming up behind us, about passing on pieces of joy, understanding, hope, and encouraging them to set their imaginations free.
A TIGER TAIL is a story about Anya, the tiger tail she wakes up with, and the challenges of dealing with a situation like this on the first day of school.
Thank you for watching this book trailer. And thank you to Mr. Schu!
A Tiger Tail by Mike Boldt |Simon and Schuster | Release Date: July 5, 2016
The following interview is from when Mike and I revealed the cover for A Tiger Tail. I wrote the words in orange, and Mike wrote the words in black. THANK YOU, Mike! You're the best!
A Tiger Tail tells the story of Anya, who wakes up one morning with a tiger tail. Not like a ponytail or pigtails, but a real tiger tail. This is a disaster in most circumstances, but especially today, which also happens to be Anya's first day of school.
I hope A Tiger Tail's cover piques the interest of anyone who has had to deal with something that's been out of their control - despite their best attempts.
I created A Tiger Tail's illustrations based on one of my nieces who not only looks like Anya, but WHO shares her name and some of her personality.