Friday, April 17, 2015

Last-But-Not-Least LOLA Update!

I've been working hard on the drawings for a brand-new Last-But-Not-Least Lola book, this time she encounters – The Cupcake Queens! Author Christine Pakkala has written another charming and adventurous tale about Lola and her three friends.

There might or might not be a ghost in this one (you'll have to read to find out!), but the main story in all of these books are themes of friendship, jelaousy, and how to navigate them, while staying true to yourself.

As always, it's published by my awesome friends at Boyds Mills Press, and you can pre-order it now on Amazon or IndieBound. I've already gotten my advance readers copy, here's a look:
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But not only do we have a new book coming out, also the previous volume, Last-But-Not-Least LOLA and the Wild Chicken comes out as paperback this fall! It even has some bonus material, and has a lower price point– if you missed it last year now is your chance! Some more pics from it are here.

We also received some very nice reviews for this one, a really nice one from School Library Journal and even a *starred* review from Booklist, who calls Lola the "the up-to-date heir of Beverly Cleary’s Ramona stories".

And finally, there's also news about the very first book: Last-But-Not-Least Lola Going Green received the "Green Prize" from the Santa Monica Public Library. Three cheers for LOLA!