Cover Reveal: THE CRAB BALLET (plus critique giveaway)
Nov. 15, 2021
We are thrilled to host the cover reveal of THE CRAB BALLET, the debut picture book of Renée LaTulippe, illustrated by Cécile Metzger (Cameron Kids/ Abrams), out on March 8, 2022!
Isn't the cover delightful? Check out our one-question interview; register for your free Crab Ballet kid's activity pack (everyone wins this); and enter the pre-order giveaway to win one of three Zoom consultations with Renée (manuscript or rhyming critique).
Renée: One of my favorite stanzas is when the crabs, who are the stars of the show, make their first appearance:
… crabs pop up from bubbling holes,
dozens of crustacean souls.
First the eyes, then toe toe toe—
dancers playing tidal roles.
Eye stalks are always funny to me, so I really enjoyed playing with this image and imagining the little eye stalks peeking up from the holes in the sand. And of course I had to pat myself on the back for the play on words with “tidal roles.” Ha!
- Everyone wins. There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to receive the Crab Ballet kids' activity pack. Perfect for parents and teachers, it's full of coloring pages, mazes, word search, and more. (packs emailed in early March)
- Pre-order Grand Jeté Giveaway! Your pre-order with proof of purchase enters you into a giveaway of a private Zoom consultation with Renée LaTulippe.
- Three winners chosen in December, January, and February.