Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?

I'm so excited! My friend Wade's first picture book just came out, and I just received my copy in the mail from Amazon. It's called Why Do I Have to Make My Bed?, subtitled A History of Messy Rooms. Even if Wade wasn't my friend, I would have picked up his book when I saw it on the shelf based on title alone.

Even better, upon reading the book, Wade doesn't disappoint. The story is clever, humorous, and fun, sneaking a history lesson into its pages that adds to the reader's fascination. I recently saw Why Do I Have to Make My Bed featured in the book section at our local Gepetto's toy store, but it's also available at all the major retailers.

Congratulations, Wade!

7 comments:

Suzanne Casamento said...

Woohoo! It's always awesome to see a friend succeed.

Cheers to Wade! :)

Wade said...

Thanks Ara! Will you be at SCBWI in Los Angeles this summer?

Ara Burklund said...

You're welcome, Wade! Yep, I'm planning on it. Probably just Friday through Sunday, though. How about you?

Cat Winters said...

Congrats to Wade! The title of his book has come out of my 11-year-old's mouth many, many times!!

Ara Burklund said...

Ha! Mine, too! : )

Adrienne said...

Great title - I've asked that question many times. Congrats to your friend.

Ara Burklund said...

Thanks, Adrienne! : )