My new app book company I started with designer Rachel Ericson. Our first apps: Nash Smasher! and My Dad Drives a Roller Coaster Car.
And the winner of the Henry & Keats' Monster Contest is…Kennedy, age 9!
KENNEDY, AGE 9
Congratulations, Kennedy! Your description of a monster won Henry & Keats' Monster Contest!
Here's what Kennedy wrote:
"The Mystery of Stella: My monster is a mysterious cat mummy, 4 feet tall, living underground in Paris who is only seen every 10 years, wrapped in old bandages."
Check out the drawing of Kennedy with her cat mummy below!
Scott Altmann, the illustrator of the Henry & Keats' books "Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie" and "Stampede of the Supermarket Slugs," drew this picture of Kennedy with her cat mummy creation!
"This entry in the Stepping Stones series presents a fresh and appealing option for those readers who are new to chapter books. Adventure-prone cousins Henry and Keats find themselves in a pickle when they lose their bikes during a stunt at Steep Cliff Hill.
When their mothers deny their request for funds to replace them, a job seems like their only option. Responding to a cryptic advertisement, they find themselves signing on to clean Mr. Cigam’s decrepit and creepy mansion. Third on Mr. Cigam’s to-do list: “Battle and defeat the shark-headed zombie.”
With enchanted scepters, wizard spells, disappearing chickens, and magical tornadoes, this book reads exactly like the wandering imagination of a creative youngster, offering up an absurd premise that will be a hit with boys in particular and reluctant readers in general. Accompanied by black-and-white illustrations showing the boys and the zombie in action, Doyle’s reader-friendly and engaging story packs in a remarkable amount of action and fun."
Mr. Cigam has a new job for Keats and Henry. All they have to do is capture one little slug in the Purple Rabbit Supermarket. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! First, the slug isn't so little. Second, there's way more than just one. And to top it off, the supermarket has gone all kooky—Mr. Cigam's mixed-up magic has swirled down every aisle! There are pests in the produce and an angry snowman in frozen foods. Can Keats and Henry clean up this supermarket mess?
SCREAM TEAM #2: Reviewed by Katie, a first grade teacher in Minnesota.
"Vampire at Half Court follows the Scream Team (a basketball team made up of werewolves and monsters) as they face two big challenges. They need to find a team sponsor, all while gearing up to try and beat the undefeated vampire team in the JC Monster League Championship.
The plot thickens as the Scream Team starts to suspect one of their own is secretly meeting with the vampire team! Read to find out how the Scream Team wins over the crowd despite losing the big game.
This book is great for second or third grade sports fans, especially boys, or reluctant readers in the older grades."
My storybook "Don't Open Before Christmas" is named a Best Holiday App by USA Today.
My new interactive storybook is now available on the iPad!
"'Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie' is a fast-paced, suspenseful story with lots of surprising twists and turns!"
—Alison Morris, Senior Editor at Scholastic Book Clubs
For the full video, head over to Scholastic at http://bit.ly/ujapRZ
Thank you, Alison Morris at Scholastic Book Clubs, for the terrific video feature...I did a quick couple edits to get right to the Scream Team! You can see the longer video and hear about the other four featured books at http://bit.ly/qNyqlb