Live Stream | Allan Wolf and Laura Tobia launch The Blanket Where Violet Sits

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Image contains the text: Virtual Launch. Allan Wolf and Lauren Tobia. Thursday, September 1, 2022. 6 PM ET. Next to the text is a photo of Wolf and the cover the book THE BLANKET WHERE VIOLET SITS written by Wolf and illustrated by Tobia.

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Cozy and expansive at once, this warm bedtime book reminds us that our aspirations--no matter how big--deserve the universe.

A gorgeous picture-book ode to wonder and safety, told in cumulative rhyme and with earthy illustrations evoking brick brownstones and crisp autumn skies. In a galaxy spiraling white, on a small blue planet with a moon so pretty, in a green park in a bustling city, a little girl sits on a blanket with her family, eating a sandwich, an apple, and chips. Equipped with telescope and space book, Violet gazes up into the great beyond, imagining a rocket ride to the stars . . . and a soft, sleepy return to her blanket. Lyrical and meditative, this is the perfect picture book to savor and share during a late-night picnic under the moon--or anytime.

Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including No Buddy Like a Book, The Day the Universe Exploded My Head, The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts, and Behold Our Magical Garden. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Lauren Tobia is the author-illustrator of Oscar’s Tower of Flowers as well as the illustrator of several books for children, including the Anna Hibiscus books by Atinuke, Baby’s Got the Blues by Carol Diggory Shields, Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin, and Are You Sure, Mother Bear? by Amy Hest. Lauren Tobia lives in Bristol, England.

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The Blanket Where Violet Sits By Allan Wolf, Lauren Tobia (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Allan Wolf, Lauren Tobia (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763696658
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - August 30th, 2022

The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again By Allan Wolf, Anna Raff (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763680251
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Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019

Behold Our Magical Garden: Poems Fresh from a School Garden By Allan Wolf, Daniel Duncan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Allan Wolf, Daniel Duncan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536204551
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Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2022

No Buddy Like a Book By Allan Wolf, Brianne Farley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Allan Wolf, Brianne Farley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536203073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - February 9th, 2021

The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts By Allan Wolf, Greg Clarke (Illustrator) Cover Image
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This book is currently on backorder. Please call or email for availability.
ISBN: 9780763638061
Published: Candlewick - March 11th, 2008