I needed a gift for one of my great-nephews who has a birthday coming up next week, so I chose to buy a book by the author I featured last Monday, Mark Ludy. When I Was a Boy…I Dreamed seemed like a good choice.
When I picked it up, however, I found a bonus. This book, as well as its companion, When I Was a Girl…I Dreamed, was illustrated by Mark but the story was written by others. In the case of “Boy,” the author was Justin Matott. And what a coincidence, Justin is also a Colorado author.
Seems today’s blog post should naturally feature Justin, don’t you agree?
I began by checking Justin’s website to see what other books he’s written, and I found a gold mine. With other titles such as There’s a Fly on My Toast, Chocolate-Covered Frog Legs, and Ol’ Lady Grizelda, I’ll be looking for more of Justin’s books as gifts for birthdays and Christmas.
Here’s a little bit about the Go Ask Mom series which includes The World According to Gabe.
“Gabriel deals with repeating fourth grade with Sister Mary Claire, UGH! With many new twists and situations Gabe and his Secret Brotherhood of Boys must overcome and triumph over. New characters enter in, including a war-obsessed boy named Murph, Gabe’s crazy grandma and a new girl who seems to have captured the attention of the older brothers.”
I love to find new Colorado authors to add to my long list. I was once worried I’d run out and have to give up on my Monday feature. Now I don’t think there’s the slightest chance that will happen. More fun for me, and, I hope, more great discoveries for you.