This book will be out March 27, 2012. It was inspired by my daughter, Josephine, who was five at the time of first writing. One day I found her doing bicep curls with the five-pound hand weights that I use for doorstops. I asked her what she was doing, and she replied- "boys like muscles, and I like boys, so I'm making muscles!" I nodded very seriously and then went in the studio and laughed. It really got me thinking about the nature of girls and boys and play. Originally, this was conceived as two books, one for girls and one for boys that would be nearly identical- an update of the old "sugar and spice" to reflect the breaking of the old rigid stereotypes. I decided to concentrate on boys for the first one. I have a girl’s version in mind that will be different, but just as adventurous and imaginative.
Balzer and Bray, Harper Collins