Here’s a first for Patrick McDonnell’s children’s book career! He’ll be teaming up with illustrator Naoko Stoop on a book called Shine!, due out in fall of 2017. Publisher Little, Brown bought world rights to the picture book. The words by Patrick will accompany art by Stoop. The story is about a starfish that wishes he could be a star in the sky, until he learns to see the beauty of the ocean around him and finds the shine within himself. See some of Stoop’s gorgeous work on her site.
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