That boom you heard at 2 am wasn't thunder. It was the sound of me falling splat out of bed.
I was having trouble sleeping, because today is *cover reveal day* for THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY.
The big moment is here! What are you waiting for? Go meet Ms. Hill's fifth grade class at 100 Scope Notes. I'll wait right here.
You're back! Aren't they the cutest?
The cover would not exist (or be so adorable) without hours and hours of work from some very important people. Here are the details:
Illustrator: The amazing Abigail Halpin
(Do you have a favorite character on the cover? Mine is Katie.)
Art Director: Kate Gartner (Random House)
Senior Designer: Trish Parcell (Random House)
Kate and Trish worked so hard on my manuscript. Poetry can be a bear to lay out on the page and they did a great, great job making the book feel cozy and inviting.
Thanks also to Travis Jonker at 100 Scope Notes for hosting the reveal. Travis' kid lit posts are funny and smart -- he needs a librarian superhero cape, STAT. I'm honored to have my book featured at his blog.
So, why did I fall out of bed at 2 am?
Imagine: adrenaline, toss, turn, check phone. Then THIS this happened:
@MrSchuReads Thank you!— Laura Shovan (@LauraShovan) July 8, 2015
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mr. Schu noticed my cover. Get a spatula, 'cause you're going to have to scrape me off the floor.
I'm off to write with the Wordplay campers at Green Row Books today. Picture of us tasting baby powder to follow. Yum.