My new picture book Hank’s Big Day is here!


Hank’s Big Day: The Story Of a Bug (Random House/Schwartz & Wade) is a story about a brave pill bug who goes on a risky journey to meet up with his best friend, a girl named Amelia. The girl and the bug have fun and adventures together, then it’s time for Hank to head home.

*** A Kirkus and Chicago Public Library Best Picture Book of 2016 ***

“Lovely and inviting.”Publisher’s Weekly* (starred review)

“An eye-catching picture book with an intrepid little hero.” – Booklist* (starred review)

“Excellent layout, text, and illustrations make for a thoroughly satisfying story.”Kirkus Reviews* (starred review)

“This charming, positive book revels in unusual friendships and the value of imagination.”BookPage.

“A lively suburban romp that captures the essence of friendship and play, with text and thoughtful details that are interspersed evenly enough to hold the attention of younger readers.”School Library Journal

“Like this small bug’s life, this book encompasses more than one might first imagine as it celebrates special friendships and the adventure one can discover in day-to-day life.” – The Horn Book Magazine.

Hank’s Big Day is a Junior Library Guild selection.

Here is a sample of the art, by Chuck Groeninck. Can you find Hank?


If you are interested in ordering a copy, here are some links: