Meet Clyde, a lively (and often worried) hippo with a heart of gold who's always eager to go on new adventures, in this fun-filled 8x8!
Clyde can't believe his mom is making him go to school. He has so much fun at homewhat could a classroom possibly have to offer? As his mom lists all the activities he'll get to do, Clyde only imagines the worst possible outcomes. He's so caught up in what could go wrong that he's determined to turn around and go home. But when he comes across his kind teacher and the butterfly habitat she's carrying inside, it might just be enough to convince him to stay!
About the Author
Keith Marantz loves writing for children. His ever-flowing inspiration comes from his own threethey serve as his idea-proving grounds and are also his toughest critics.
Larissa Marantz worked as a character designer on Nickelodeon's Rugrats and Rocket Power. She illustrated several books for Nickelodeon as well, including Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Wild Thornberrys. Her latest project is illustrating Charlie and the Octopus by Rebecca Roan. When she's not illustrating, Larissa teaches figure drawing to animation students at Laguna College of Art and Design. She also runs her own company, OC Art Studios, through which she teaches art to elementary through high-school age students. Her illustrations are inspired by her three children and her husband, Keith Marantz, with whom she collaborates on picture books. They live in Orange County, California.