Can YOU help Lemon find the party? Fans of Sabine Timm @virgin_honey are jumping for joy! The Instagram darling from Germany has teamed up with beloved American author Jamie Michalak to create a picture book perfect for all ages, but especially kids from 4 to 8. So . . . COME ON IN!
168K Instagram followers can't be wrong! Come on in to Lemon's world and meet a rainbow-tastical collection of friends: cats wearing boots, fruits dressed in suits, dogs made of bread, and pigeons named Fred. You can help Lemon find the party! With eye-popping art from beloved creator, Sabine Timm and bouncy rhyming text from Jamie Michalak, Come on In offers up a fresh take on the theme of inclusivity, and will have crafty kids and DIYers smiling, pointing, and thinking: I bet I can make those, too!
About the Author
Jamie Michalak is a children’s book writer, who loves toast, dogs, and toast shaped like dogs. She is the author of Come On In: There’s a Party in this Book! illustrated by Sabine Timm. Jamie's other titles include the multiple starred reviewed Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites, co-written with Debbi Michiko Florence and illustrated by Yuko Kato-Jones; Dakota Crumb: Tiny Treasure Hunter, illustrated by Kelly Murphy; the Frank and Bean early reader series, illustrated by Bob Kolar, and the Joe and Sparky early readers series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. She lives with her family in Rhode Island.
Sabine Timm studied at the Arts Academy of Düsseldorf, and is a creator, a beach-trash collector, flea-market lover, and photographer. She draws, paints, assembles and shares her work nonstop on Instagram. She lives in Dusseldorf, Germany, but has fans from around the globe.
One of The Best Picture Books of 2022. — Read Brightly
"A bright confection of diorama and rhyme...inspiringly playful and so full of childlike joy." — Rowboat Watkins, New York Times
"From the peanut mouse to the family of combs--Sabine Timm’s endearing creations from odds and ends inspire readers to throw a fruit fashion show in a pantry, host a party in a junk drawer, and make new friends with their toast.” — Sophie Blackall
“A bouncy, rhyme-y readaloud….. Extra bonus points for the die-cut cover that invites readers to come in the book.” — Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal
"Sabine Timm’s illustrations burst with childlike imagination and endearing personality. Each page is a showstopper that kids and adults will want to explore together to soak up all the details…..Full of humor, whimsy, imagination, and the joys of inclusive friendship. Come On In: There’s a Party in this Book! will quickly become a family favorite to read again and again. The book would make a terrific gift and one you’ll want in your home, school, or public library collection.” — Celebrate Picture Books
"Ingenious, wildly engaging....will inspire youngsters to stage their own stories with found materials. It takes playing with your food to a whole new level!" — Washington Parent
"Adorable ….. A fun one to read as a lapsit or to small groups of pre-k and older children. The artwork in this book is whimsical and delightful and the cats in boots bit made me literally guffaw out loud. CUTE!” — Lisa Boyd, Canton Public Library
"It's like "I Spy" on steroids. Children (and adults) could spend hours enjoying the layouts of miniatures and the clever depictions of everyday things using any and every little "thing" available around the house." — Sherry Phillipus, School Librarian, San Antonio, TX