Toon Books Returns With New Giggle and Learn Title
Toon Books‘ last original publication was in 2021 (with Blancaflor, The Hero with Secret Powers). In 2022, they were acquired by Astra Books for Young Readers. Now, they’ve announced new books coming later this year.
Caterpillars: What Will I Be When I Get to be Me? is the latest in Kevin McCloskey‘s “Giggle and Learn” nature series. Other titles in the series include Snails Are Just My Speed!, Ants Don’t Wear Pants!, and Something’s Fishy, all of which are being re-released in paperback on April 18.
Caterpillars is due out on July 11 in both hardcover and paperback for ages 4-7. As with McCloskey’s other books, it’s done with painted art, telling simple yet compelling facts about the creature, its lifespan and anatomy, and how it becomes a moth or a butterfly.
Future releases this year include:
- Paul Bunyan: The Invention of an American Legend by Noah Van Sciver and Marlena Myles, ages 7-10, out August 8
- Gotta Go! by Frank Viva, ages 5-7, September 5
- Shapes and Shapes by Ivan Brunetti, ages 4-6, October 3
Johanna Draper Carlson has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages ComicsWorthReading.com, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular culture, studying online fandom, and was previously, among many other things, webmaster for DC Comics. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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