Key-Porter is a Canadian publisher, and this is how I got to them. My friend Jonathan Schmidt (and ex-editor at Tor) moved to Canada to be married and settle north of the border, and soon became head of trade books there. He introduced me to the children’s book editor, Linda Prussen, hoping I would be able to work with her. I sent her a bunch of stuff and she fell in love with ONE HIPPO HOPS and proposed to make it a board book if I would write two more, about colors and about moods. Well, I love a challenge, and those hippos hopped to it! The illustrations by Vlasta Van Kampen are adorable.
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