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At Home with Literati: Philip C. Stead & Matthew Cordell

We're pleased to welcome Philip C. Stead & Matthew Cordell to our At Home with Literati series in support of Follow That Frog!

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About the book: When a curiously croaking stranger comes knocking at the door, Aunt Josephine launches into a rambling tale about her lifelong pursuit of a rare giant frog.

Eccentric Aunt Josephine poignantly ignores a stranger knocking at her door as she tells her niece Sadie the story of her time in the jungles of Peru, cataloguing amphibians for the scientific team of Admiral Rodriguez. When the admiral's son was suddenly swallowed by a giant frog, Aunt Josephine gave chase in a journey which took her around the world.

In the tradition of Philip Stead and Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell's previous collaborations Special Delivery and The Only Fish in the Sea, this is a story full of rambunctious fun and sensationally appealing artwork.

Philip C. Stead is the author of the Caldecott Medal winner, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. Their collaboration, Music for Mister Moon, won the Great Lakes Great Reads Award. Philip has written and illustrated many picture books including Hello, My Name is Ruby, Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat, A Home for Bird, All the Animals where I Live, and Vernon is on His Way. He also illustrated Charlotte Zolotow's In My Garden for Holiday House. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
Matthew Cordell is the Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow and Hello Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, recipient of four starred reviews, and the illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children's books including Philip C. Stead's books The Only Fish in the Sea and Special Delivery, which was a Washington Post Best Book. He wrote and illustrated Another Brother, Wish, and Hello! Hello!, a New York Times Notable Children's Book. Matthew lives near Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children.
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Follow That Frog! Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823444267
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - February 2nd, 2021

The Only Fish in the Sea Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 15th, 2017

Special Delivery Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596439313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 3rd, 2015