Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!
Publisher: Titan Books
Author: Evangeline Lilly, illustrated by Johnny Fraser-Allen
Release date: November 18, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Meet Selma of the Rin-Run Royals, a clever little girl who is spoiled to the core. One day Selma stumbles upon a band of colorful marionettes, and gets more than she bargained for. The remarkable Squickerwonkers of the fabulous Squickershow are about to teach Selma that she’ll not always get her way.
Evangeline Lilly is best known for her work as an actress, but her foremost passion has always been writing. This book is her first published work. Beautifully illustrated by Johnny Fraser-Allen, this eccentric and visually stunning cautionary tale will appeal to adults and children alike.
Why I’m excited: I am always a little hesitant about celebrity books because there have been too many times when they just fell flat. But I LOVE Evangeline Lilly, and I will try anything she’s involved in. Also, “Squickerwonkers”? That just sounds like a cute children’s book, doesn’t it? It’s one of those words that is just fun to say and that kids will eat up. I read an interview with Lilly in which she detailed what the whole series will be about, and it just screams fun and interesting. I also like that she’s had the idea for this since she was a kid. She’s obviously passionate about the project. Definitely looking forward to this one.