I am one of the lucky nine million people who call Jaime Temairik friend. My beach house is adorned with her charming artwork (I'm especially fond of her Ewelia Child*), my heart has been warmed countless times by her kindnesses and my ribs are sore from all the times she's made me laugh so hard ink sprayed out my nose.
I am so delighted that her newly published picture book (written by David Spellman and Lisa Lutz) is now out. Just a few days ago!
You are going to love this book. But DO NOT give it to a child who is lobbying for a pet dog, frog or tarantula: after such a child reads this book, you will be spending a lot of time at PetSmart. You can't say I didn't warn you.
The story of how this book came to be is a terrific story in itself but one you can read elsewhere. Like here.
*You, too, can own Ewelia -- just go to Jaime's Etsy shop.