Tuesday, March 6, 2012

You need more MORE

Today is the official launch day of MORE, the gorgeous new picture book by I.C. Springman, illustrated by my good friend and critique group partner, Brian Lies.

WAIT until you see it! 

Every page is pure delight as a magpie accumulates a nest full of items.

The art is nothing short of amazing.

More is already garnering raves, including a starred review in School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly says:

Lies’s (Bats at the Ballgame) marvelously lifelike paintings of a kleptomaniac magpie and a mouse with superior judgment do most of the storytelling in a story anchored on debut author Springman’s string of quantity words (“Lots. Plenty. A bit much”).... Lies’s striking paintings of the magpie’s flashy wings, swooping tail, and gleaming eyes—as good as any field guide’s—are the story’s real treasures.

Published by Houghton Harcourt; Ages 4-8

Run to your nearest indie now and buy it.


Leslie Davis Guccione said...

It's on my list~~for grownups, too!

Leslie Davis Guccione said...

Fabulous work and a lighthearted message that hits home! This is one for grownups, too.

About Karen Williams said...

If only I had an indie or any bookstore or library! But I will get ahold of it one way or another. Love the ciover illustration and the concept.

Stephanie J. Blake said...

It's so pretty! Love that bird with a marble.

Kirby Larson said...

I'm a sucker for birds! Off to buy it.

Angela said...

I don't have an indie near me or I would have gone there, but Evan and I have a copy on it's way thanks to amazon.com! The preview pages were great--can't wait to see the whole thing!

Brian Lies said...

Thanks for the blog post, Barbara!