Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Perks of Interning at Lobster Press

Feature written by: Eric Lavigueur

One of the greatest things about being an intern at Lobster Press is getting the inside scoop on upcoming releases. Not only do we get excited at the prospect of getting to play our part with the work in progress, but we also become overly excited about the reaction once the book is actually released. Not to rub it in anyone’s face, but all the interns here have already read books that the world will only get to see come Spring 2009 (okay maybe that was intended to make you a bit jealous).

Among those great titles being released very soon, I am particularly proud of, and anxious for, the third book in the Penelope series. Penelope and the Preposterous Birthday Party, written by Sheri Radford and illustrated by Christine Tripp, is sure to please all fans of colorful and zany picture books. Sheri Radford once again brings the reader along for one of Penelope’s misadventures, and considering how much fun it was to follow along with her Humongous Burp and her encounter with the Monsters, I cannot wait to see the final version of this book. I am going to try to not give away any spoilers but let’s just say that when Penelope throws a party you can never be sure of who or what is going to show up with a present in hand.

Part of my excitement for this book stems from the memories it brings me of reading my favorite books as a child. Penelope’s crazy antics along with Christine Tripp’s wonderful illustrations remind me of my favorite Robert Munsch books, and that is certainly the highest compliment I can give to Sheri and Christine.

1 comment:

christine tripp said...

A very nice compliment indeed Eric:)
Chris