QUINCY THE CHAMELEON

A real-life blending-in story: by Mona Kanin

Day 8 of the 10-day countdown to the book's release.

 

My glasses were pink and sparkled. My shoes were delicate and matching pink, in very soft leather, each with a small pale flower at the center. But they were not magic slippers; their charms didn’t work. I couldn’t shake the idea that I was different. I wore glasses. My eyes didn’t focus together and I was one-sided in every way, as I stepped, skated, swung one arm, walked into doors. Was it the glasses? Was it that I couldn't tell where I was in space? Or that I was shy? I saw myself as awkward and disheveled. I knew I didn't fit in and so lived more inside my head than out in the world.

(Mona is my friend, and a writer with such sensitivity and clarity–I wish I could write like her. Over the years, one of my favorite stories of hers is SIMPLE AS A TREE. I don't know if the title will always remain the same, but in my illustration, I wanted to honor that Mona's introspective personality developed into an incredible writing mind. –B.D.)

 

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BOOK DETAILS


ISBN 9781499805420
Publisher little bee books
Page Count 40
Format hardcover
Subformat picture book
Age range 4-8
Pub date April 3, 2018
Pub season Spring 2018
Rights World

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