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Mr. Watson’s Chickens: A Highly Illustrated Back and Forth Interview Between Jarrett Dapier and Andrea Tsurumi

It is standard operating practice to include, with every chicken-related post, an obligatory cartoon.

Not really. But wouldn’t it be a good idea?

Folks, there are lots of ways to promote your new book when it’s just coming out. You can make book trailers or hold huge release parties or celebrate its “book birthday” with balloons. Heck, you could do all three of those things at the same time, and none of that would hold a candle to the remarkable cacophony of chaos found in Jarrett Dapier and Andrea Tsurumi’s marvelous Mr. Watson’s Chickens.

Now Andrea’s talked about her books on this blog before, and she has a method I find pretty neat. Essentially, as the book’s illustrator she will engage the book’s author in conversation. She will then put it all together in this marvelous, complex, witty and highly illustrated sequence. And behold! Such a day has come today!!

So sit back and enjoy this fantastic discussion between Jarrett and Andrea as they talk about chickens of infinite fortitude.

Great oodles of thanks to Jarrett and Andrea for appearing here today! Mr. Watson’s Chickens is on bookstore and library shelves everywhere October 5th. And just for fun, be sure to check out Andrea’s preview illustrated interviews for the books Not Your Nest and Sharko and Hippo.

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.