About the Book
Author: Emily Jenkins
Illustrator: Chris Appelhans
Recommended Ages: 3-7
Number of Pages: 32
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
Summary: From a heavyweight author-and-illustrator duo comes a delicious tongue twister of a picture book that features a little round greyhound and a little round groundhog. With very spare, incredibly lively language, this is an entertaining read-aloud, with two amazing—and oh-so-adorable—characters at its heart.
When a greyhound meets a groundhog, wordplay and crazy antics ensue. The two animals, much like kids, work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another. (Around, round hound. Around, groundhog!) The pace picks up (Around and around and astound and astound!), until they ultimately wear themselves out.
I absolutely adore this book. The author's beautiful, yet simple text gives the feel of constant movement. The words seem to swirl across the pages enchanting readers. The whimsical watercolor illustrations are stunning. They perfectly capture the fun loving nature and graceful dancing of the characters. A Greyhound, a Groundhog is simply wonderful.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author
Tongue First, a book of essays, was published in 1998. A novel, Mister Posterior and The Genius Child was published in 2002. It was a Barnes and Noble "Discover Great New Writers" pick.
My father is playwright Len Jenkin, and together, he and I wrote a novel for children called The Secret Life of Billie's Uncle Myron (1996). Subsequently, my first picture book, Five Creatures was awarded the Charlotte Zolotow Honor and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor.
Subsequent picture books include Lemonade in Winter, Toys Meet Snow, The Fun Book of Scary Stuff and Water in the Park., That New Animal received the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor as well.
For readers age 6-10, the Toys series includes three books: Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party and Toys Come Home, all with illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky. Invisible Inkling, also for young middle-grade readers, has pictures by Harry Bliss. Upside-Down Magic is co-authored with Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle.
I've written articles for a number of magazines and essay collections as well. If you're interested in my work for young adults, visit E. Lockhart.
To ask about school visits (nursery-5th grade) in the New York City area and further afield, contact Christine Labov at the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau.