Thursday, September 30 at 6:30pm: Tony DiTerlizzi!
There are no words for how much we adore Tony DiTerlizzi. Every time he comes to Wild Rumpus, our adoration grows. If the store had a pocket, we would put him in it and carry him around. Unfortunately, buildings do not have pockets nor, for that matter, clothing. Plus, he may not agree to this arrangement even if we could somehow make clothing to fit. Or maybe a fanny pack.
But we digress. Tony DiTerlizzi has written a new book. The Search for WondLa is its' name, and nothing else is the same. It's truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous! WondLa! The book is contagious. (Outrageous!)
So get your booty over to Wild Rumpus and laugh it off (you will--all three of the chickens guarantee it) on September 30.
You. Will. Not. Regret. It.
“I was knocked out by Tony DiTerlizzi's novel... everything is described so thoroughly and fully that I felt like I was there. I think Tony's extraordinary visual sense comes though here with words. Spiderwick was amazing; this goes so much further.”
-- Joan Kindig, Associate Professor at James Madison University
* "The abundant illustrations, drawn in a flat, two-tone style, are lush and enhance readers’ understanding of this unique universe...DiTerlizzi is pushing the envelope in his latest work, nearly creating a new format that combines a traditional novel with a graphic novel and with the interactivity of the computer. Yet, beneath this impressive package lies a theme readers will easily relate to: the need to belong, to connect, to figure out one’s place in the world. The novel’s ending is a stunning shocker that will leave kids frantically awaiting the next installment.”
--School Library Journal, starred review