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My Thumb (Hardcover)

My Thumb Cover Image
By Karen Hesse, Rich Deas (Illustrator)
$16.99
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Description


I love my thumb, I truly do,
it tastes of pears and carrot stew.
It's like a hug, an "I love you."
My mom hoped in a year or two
there'd be some things that I outgrew,
and some I have, but never you.


Kids who suck their thumbs know there's nothing better. NOTHING! Here is a fun picture book ode to the thumb by Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse, with art by Feiwel and Friends Creative Director Rich Deas.

About the Author


Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal, Letters from Rifka, Brooklyn Bridge, Phoenix Rising, Sable and Lavender. In addition to the Newbery, she has received honors including the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award, the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award and the Christopher Award, and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.

Rich Deas is a designer, illustrator, and currently the creative director at Macmillan Children's Publishing in NYC. He has designed hundreds of book covers and is the illustrator of 10 Fat Turkeys. Rich resides in Glen Ridge, NJ with his wife and two sons.

Praise For…


"Hesse’s redheaded narrator begins and ends this book as an unrepentant thumb sucker, but it’s her very intransigence that makes this tribute to the First Digit so refreshing. Even if there are hints that she won’t be a thumb sucker forever (“You make it hard to run,/ and beat a drum,/ and eat a plum”), this is a girl who knows what she wants." - Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9780312671204
ISBN-10: 0312671202
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: July 26th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English