Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Press Release: Rainy Day Slug

Immediate Release


Illustrator Lorie Ann Grover's Northwest staple marks its ten year anniversary from creation with a paperback edition.

April, 2009 (Seattle, Wash.) – readergirlz and readertotz co-founder and illustrator Lorie Ann Grover's Rainy Day Slug has just been released in paperback from Sasquatch Books. With text by Mary Colborn, this Northwest favorite will continue to be found and loved by toddlers and slug lovers alike. From the Space Needle to Safeco Field, where it is read to the Mariners' children during the games, this picture book brings smiles to Seattle and beyond.

"One rainy day, a slug left it's garden for a walk in the wide, wide world."

"I love the thought that this work will still have a presence and will now be even more affordable," says Grover. "It was a joy to revisit the illustrations and provide a brand new cover for this edition."

Rainy Day Slug is a beloved book of the Pacific Northwest and can be found nationally in the homes of slug lovers.

About readergirlz, readertotz, Lorie Ann Grover, and Mary Colborn

readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by five critically acclaimed YA authors. The site is the recipient of a 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award and the Association for Library Services to Children, ALA, Great Web Sites Award.

readertotz is a blog which showcases infant-toddler books as an important addition to children's literature.

Lorie Ann Grover is the author of three young adult verse novels (Loose Threads, On Pointe, Hold Me Tight) and three board books (When Daddy Comes Home, Hug Hug!, Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish) and has illustrated the picture book Rainy Day Slug.

Mary Colborn is an author and horticulturist who lives in Port Orchard, Washington.

Contact information:
Email: lorieanngrover(at)clearwire(dot)net


Joan Holub said...

I love this book! The slug is quirky and adorable at the same time and is so much fun to watch as it moves through the pages. I was in Lorie Ann's crit group in Seattle and got to see this book grow from sketches to finished illustrations. The illustration process was one I haven't seen before and which I hope Lorie Ann shares with us at some point on readertotz.

Congratulations on the 10 year anniversary (has it REALLY been that long?) and on the paperback reprint, Lorie Ann!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Joan!