Ezra Fields-Meyer joined me at the LA Book Festival for some book-signing. A fabulous event made better by (finally!) meeting the young man who inspired E-mergency.
“What happens when the letter “E’’ has an accident and slides out of the language? Sheer madness, enhanced by Lichtenheld and Fields-Meyers’s unceasingly witty, manic visual, and verbal jokes.”
So says the Boston Globe, in naming E-mergency one of the best children’s books of 2011.
Publishers Weekly has named E-mergency one of the best picture books of the year. This was a true collaboration, starting with Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who introduced me to Ezra Fields-Meyer and his video about a clumsy letter who falls off a roof. I also got loads of help from Victoria Rock, my editor at Chronicle, and Maria Walther, a fabulous first-grade teacher who helped me include lots of language lessons. And of course, I’m indebted to my wife Jan, who came up with some of the better gags, including the “E-book” announcement on the back cover. Thanks to all for making it happen.
This is about half of the books I signed recently at Books of Wonder in New York. I hope there are some left over for the rest of the country!