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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Let Me Finish! by Minh Lê and Isabel Roxas

The online children’s literature community has more or less been by home for the last eight years. During that time, one of the best blogs around has been Bottom Shelf Books.

It has all the qualities you hope for: it’s smart, funny, and creative.

This summer the man behind Bottom Shelf Books (and Huffington Post pieces like this), Minh Lê, will have a book of his own to share: Let Me Finish!, illustrated by Isabel Roxas.

From the publisher:

This clever meta picturebook by debut author Minh Lê, with illustrations by Isabel Roxas, is perfect for fans of This is Not My Hat‘s dark humor. When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story. But ruin it they do. And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all…

I’m honored to share a first look at the cover:

Drumroll, please.


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Let Me Finish

Let Me Finish_Interior

Let Me Finish! Arrives June 6, 2016. You can get your pre-order in here.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.