New deal announcement: My Dog Is the Best!

There’s another exciting book deal to announce…

This went out in Saturday’s Publisher’s Marketplace mail:

Laurie Thompson‘s MY DOG IS THE BEST, in whimsical praise of a boy’s best friend, with all of his fine canine attributes, to be illustrated by Paul Schmid, to Janine O’Malley at Farrar, Straus Children’s, by Ammi-Joan Paquette atErin Murphy Literary Agency for the author and Steven Malk at Writers House for the illustrator (World).

and this went up on the Erin Murphy Literary Agency’s news page this morning:

Yes, she’s a busy and multi-talented lady, that Laurie Thompson! Her first book was acquired last summer by Schwartz & Wade, a picture book biography of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, which is being illustrated by Sean Qualls. Then just a few months ago saw a second deal for a teen handbook of social entrepreneurship, which is due out from Beyond Words/Simon Pulse in Fall 2014, and which Laurie is busily writing and researching as we speak.

But that’s not at all! This week I am thrilled to announce a brand new deal, for Laurie Thompson’s adorable picture book MY DOG IS THE BEST: a little boy’s effusive praise of his best friend and all the amazing feats that dog can do (while sleeping on the couch). It’s sweet and warm and guaranteed to make you smile. Even better, an illustrator has already been attached to the project, the talented Paul Schmid!

MY DOG IS THE BEST was acquired by Janine O’Malley at FSG, and it’s going to make a giant picture book splash for sure. Huge congratulations, Laurie!

—Joan

HOORAY! =D

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