It Came in the Mail
By Ben Clanton
I cannot take full credit for this one as the smart Julia Maguire had already signed it up before she left for Random House. But I got in early, and Ben, Lucy Cummins, and I had a grand time making it.
The story follows young Liam who loves getting mail (see what Ben did there?)...but he never gets any. He comes up with the brilliant idea to write a letter to his mailbox to ask for some. The mailbox (which I'm guessing doesn't get much mail either) is very generous in its response, sending Liam the sweet dragon featured on the cover and then plenty more.
Now, Lucy and I agreed what we thought the ending of the book should be, but Ben had a different idea. We kept trying to convince him to do our ending, but he resisted, making minor adjustments round by round to his vision...until it became the perfect ending.
I am going to take credit for signing Ben up for an additional five books. It's time for you to get on the Clanton Train. If you and your kids like Mo or Bob Shea, you are going to love Ben's work.
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