Cover Reveal: LUIGI, THE SPIDER WHO WANTED TO BE A KITTEN by Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes
Perhaps you remember a little book called Library Lion?
It’s a best-seller, a read aloud favorite, and a book that I never get tired of sharing with my students.
Well, the author and illustrator team behind Library Lion (Michelle Knudsen & Kevin Hawkes) are back with a new book, coming out on March 5th, 2024. Today we’ll have a first look at the cover. But first, a bit about the book (from the publisher):
From the New York Times best-selling creators of Library Lion comes a warm (and delightfully fuzzy) storybook about learning to be—and be loved for—exactly who you are.
On a street of old houses, a big hairy spider is searching for a home with dark corners to hide in. But when he wakes up, he finds a hand reaching for him and a lady proclaiming that she has always wanted a kitten—and will name him Luigi! At first, a somewhat puzzled Luigi, used to being left alone to creep and dangle and spin webs, resists her kind advances. But soon, tasty breakfasts and getting tucked into bed (no one’s ever wished him good night before) have him thinking that kittens surely live magical lives. I will be a kitten! he decides. But how long can he keep up his facade, and what might be at stake in pretending to be someone you’re not? The award-winning duo behind Library Lion delivers another classic in the making, marked by humor and depth, endearing characters, and the assurance that the right people will accept and adore us, unconditionally, just as we are.
And now, for the first time, the cover of Luigi, the Spider Who Wanted to Be a Kitten. Written by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, and designed by Ann Stott:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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