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Book Trailer Reveal: Waiting for Chicken Smith by David Mackintosh

The summer is dying. Every night the crickets sing. I haven’t had to turn the air conditioning on in my home for weeks and just yesterday morning my daughter begged me to consider increasing the heat (it was 65 degrees inside so . . . no). But summer isn’t quite done with us yet so let’s watch a book trailer that seems calculated to make you miss something you still have (if only for a little while).

In the UK, Mr. David Mackintosh is a well-known graphic designer, art director, author, and illustrator. Here in the States, we know him not. Yet if the pages in this trailer are any indication, that’s about to change in a big way.

The book is WAITING FOR CHICKEN SMITH and it’s slated to hit our shores May 2019. Here’s the plot:

“Every year a young boy stays in the same cabin at the beach with his family. And every year his friend Chicken Smith stays in the next cabin over. But this year, something’s different: Chicken Smith hasn’t shown up yet. The boy’s little sister, MaryAnn, keeps trying to get his attention, but he’s too busy remembering all of his adventures with Chicken Smith — and thinking about everything they’re going to do this summer. Is Chicken ever going to show up? And just what has MaryAnn been yelling about? David Mackintosh’s ode to small summer wonders will make readers of all ages open their eyes to the quick, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments happening all around them.”

It’s a marvelous trailer. Extra points for the music.



Want to know more about this Mackintosh fella? Take a gander at his website I have just spent the better part of an hour just reading his blog.  Remember when creators blogged? I miss that.

Many thanks to the good folks at Candlewick for the reveal.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.