Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TWO IS ENOUGH on the way!

Just out...the first review of my new picture book, TWO IS ENOUGH (illustrated by Tuesday Mourning, published by Running Press Kids).  TWO IS ENOUGH is a celebration of the special bond in a family of two--one special child and their special adult.  The book was inspired by my dear friend Christine and her little son Carter, whom she adopted at birth more than two years ago now.  I'll share more about their beautiful story as release day approaches.  For now, here's a bit of what Kirkus had to say:

"Two is all you need for a family. Be it a mother and child, a father and child, or a grandparent and grandchild, two is plenty when you are surrounded by love. Modern families come in all shapes and combinations, and here Matthies happily celebrates the two-person family. Bouncing rhymes, always starting with the gentle platitude "two is enough," follow various ethnically diverse familial pairs as the seasons change....Readers in this living situation (both adult and child) will find comfort in the reminder that two is enough for support and love. (Picture book. 3-6)"

Indeed, I can't wait for Christine and Carter and other 2-person families to happily cuddle up with this book. Stay tuned for the release in early November!