Book Trailer Premiere: Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus by Edward Hemingway

Hi, Edward Hemingway! Welcome back to Watch. Connect. Read! Thank you for dropping by to celebrate Field Guide to Grumpasurus.

Edward Hemingway: Thanks John! It’s great to back. I love your blog! I hope you are well, and that you are staying out of trouble (the bad kind, at least).

Indeed! :)

What should everyone do before watching Grumpasaurus’ book trailer?

Edward Hemingway: Press the play button of course! And then enjoy some sweet and simple animation brought to you by The Mill- an award winning and world famous VFX and Creative Content Studio.

I love surprises under dust jackets. Thank you for creating a case that is different from the cover illustration.

Edward Hemingway: You’re welcome! I wish I could say I did it just for you. But if I’m honest, I have to give all the credit to my amazing art director at HMH, Christine Kettner, as she came up with the idea and design. She’s a wonder. And was never once grumpy with me.

Have you ever met a Grumpasaurus?

Edward Hemingway: Everywhere and often! There may even be one living with me at this very moment…in my own home! But right now he’s at work.

If we visited your studio, what would we see? (Hi, Sophie Blackall! Hi, Sergio Ruzzier! Hi, Brian Floca! Hi, John Bemelmans Marciano!) 

Edward Hemingway: You’d see 4 famous children’s book authors hard at work on new books, and one additional author typing frantically on his computer at his VERY MESSY desk.

Please finish these sentences:

Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship and Bad Apple’s Perfect Day are both still in print, praise Jesus.

School libraries are literally literary staycations. Bon Voyage!!!

Mr. Schu, you should have asked me about MY MISERABLE LIFE, written by Francesca Lia Block and illustrated by yours truly, born into bookstores on Tuesday, June 28th. 

Borrow Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 


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