Wendy Mass: Greetings and salutations, Mr. Schu!
Rebecca Stead: Hi, Mr. Schu!
Thank you for finishing my sentences and for celebrating BOB’s GORGEOUS cover with me. I cannot wait for everyone to experience this BEAUTIFUL novel.
Nicolas Gannon's cover illustration for BOB needs to be on my wall to stare at!
Livy and Bob make great partners in crime. Although there’s really no crime...or is there? Nah, no crime. There’s some sneaking around though, and lots of secret meetings. And some snacks are smuggled upstairs. Bob loves licorice. Mmm...licorice.
Rebecca Stead put up with me for the 7 years it took to write this book! I once made her wait 22 months between chapters. She is lovely and brilliant.
School libraries are a huge part of my childhood. I’ll never forget when in 3rd grade, the school librarian saved the sequel to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for me behind the desk. That’s the day I fell in love with reading. Last year my daughter came home with one of my books from her elementary school library (13 Gifts) and I was like, you know I can get you a copy, right?
BOB’s cover illustration is evidence of Nicholas Gannon’s amazing talent. We are so lucky to have him! This is my first illustrated story, and I am ridiculously excited.
Livy’s grandmother might know more than she lets on. Sometimes I wonder.
Wendy Mass is a true delight and a wonderful partner.
Reading is everything.