$6.99 US | $8.49 CAN
Available April 1, 2010
This companion book to Boy of Mine shows a dazzling little girl enjoying playtime in the moon's soft glow. As daddy cradles his baby girl, she is suddenly whisked away on a fantastical adventure, swinging above lush floral gardens under the golden moonlight. The sweet text, inspired by "Rock-A-Bye Baby," will whisk little ones off to peaceful slumber.
The author and illustrator's previous companion board books, Whose Toes Are Those? and Whose Knees Are These?, were published March 2006 to great acclaim. Companion books Boy of Mine and Girl of Mine bring back both the whimsical and colorful artwork of LeUyen Pham and multicultural characters.
With Asim's engaging and adorable rhymes and Pham's vibrant illustrations, Girl of Mine and Boy of Mine are likely to have similar success.
Jabari Asim is the author of several adult and children's books, including Preaching to the Chickens which was named one of the NYT Best Illustrated Books of 2016 and Fifty Cents and a Dream-an NAACP Image Award Nominee, CCBC Choice, School Library Journal Editor's Choice, and Kirkus Best Book. He is an associate professor at Emerson College in Boston and executive editor of The Crisis, the magazine of the NAACP. He recently was honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
Lynn Gaines is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and has been illustrating greeting cards for more than 20 years. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, mother, and two crazy cats. This is her first picture book.