Monday, April 27, 2009

PAPA'S WAY hits shelves

Today is the official release date of That's Papa's Way (written by Kate Banks). Please check it out online, or at your local bookstore!

Here's what School Library Journal has to say:
–A father and his daughter start their fishing day by going into the woods to look for earthworms. Her methods are all her own since, “that’s my way.” Papa picks up worms with his fingers; she scoops them up with a shovel. This is a quiet story, just the telling of the small pleasures that make up an outing on the lake. Both catch fish and go home to have dinner with mom and baby brother. The illustrations in pastel and ink are perfect for conveying the sense of calm that the story requires. The full-bleed spreads show the expanse of the water and the pines, and the depiction of the wildlife is just detailed enough to be naturalistic. The only thing that really happens here is that a father and a daughter spend a lovely day together. And that’s something to celebrate.–Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI


shadrieka said...

Woo hoo!! Congrats! Can't wait to see it on the shelves~

taeeun yoo said...

Congrats Lauren! I am excited to see the book!!!

Lauren Castillo said...

thank you girls!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Lauren!!! How are you??? What a pleasure to meet you. YOU ROCK GIRLY!!! I just love all these fantastic works of art you call books. I just love them and I'm getting a couple as well. These look so wonderful. I was telling Shada how proud I am of her and how wonderful I think she is and that we have to get together and do lunch. I hope that you can come too. that would be awesome!!!! Papa's Way is going to hit! I can tell. You do awesome work. It's simply amazing. Two talented and beautiful women living in the same space???? Boy your house must be like living in a creative womb or something hee hee hee! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and I will coming around for sure. Well, hope to see you both soon. Take care,
A Fan,

Lauren Castillo said...

Thanks so much, Vanessa! HAA, our house is currently more like a panic womb--the deadlines, they are approaching :)
Do hope I'll have the opportunity to meet you and chat sometime soon!

taeeun yoo said...

I just saw your Papa's way at Barns and Noble 14th Street. It looked great on the shelf! yay~