Perfect for reading aloud, this spare, charming picture book about a day in the life of a pill bug in suburbia is also about an unusual friendship. Hank is a pill bug with a busy life--for a pill bug, that is. His daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia, in her backyard. And when day is done, Hank likes thing better than returning home to his cozy rock.
Evan Kuhlman is the author of the middle-grade novels Brother from a Box, The Last Invisible Boy, and Great Ball of Light and of Wolf Boy, the highly lauded novel for adults. He lives in Ohio. Visit him at authorevankuhlman.wordpress.com. Chuck Groenink has illustrated several picture books, among them Rufus the Writer by Elizabeth Bram, Santa Clauses by Bob Raczka, The Backwards Birthday Party by Tom Chapin and John Forster, and Under a Pig Tree by Margie Palatini. Born and raised in the Netherlands, he now lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York. Learn more at ChuckGroenink.com. From the Hardcover edition.