Necks Out for Adventure

The True Story of Edwin Wiggleskin

By Timothy Basil Ering; Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763623555, 48pp.)

Publication Date: January 2008

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Description
What if a tiny wiggleskin dared to leave his shell and stick his neck out? A warm, whimsical tale from the illustrator of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX.
For as long as anyone could remember, the wiggleskins have lived by a simple rule: Necks out to eat, and necks in to hide. But then comes the dreadful day when all the wiggleskins are ripped from their holes and taken away -- all but a brave little wiggleskin named Edwin. To save his mom and the rest of the clan, Edwin must shuck his shell and adopt a new rule: Necks out for adventure Timothy Basil Ering's boisterous and warmhearted adventure will have you cheering for Edwin -- and for plucky souls everywhere who dare stick their necks out.



About the Author
Timothy Basil Ering says that THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE was inspired by a visit to Descanso Gardens, a botanical garden in Pasadena, California, where there is a private garden for urban Los Angeles schoolchildren. "For as long as I can remember, I have loved to mix up words and phrases into silly little combinations that would make me laugh," he explains. "I'd make up songs while meandering down the outer beach of Cape Cod to favorite fishing spots, and 'Frog Belly Rat Bone' was always a favorite string of nouns. Then one day in Pasadena, I sat
at a tiny picnic table in the children's garden and began to sketch the garden's scarecrow. I knew at that moment that Frog Belly Rat Bone had found a home." Timothy Basil Ering's artwork has appeared in books, magazines, theater sets, private murals, and fine art galleries. A resident of Somerville, Massachusetts, he is enamored of the sea and has a passion for nature and the outdoors. This is his first picture book with Candlewick Press.

Timothy Basil Ering says that THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE was inspired by a visit to Descanso Gardens, a botanical garden in Pasadena, California, where there is a private garden for urban Los Angeles schoolchildren. "For as long as I can remember, I have loved to mix up words and phrases into silly little combinations that would make me laugh," he explains. "I'd make up songs while meandering down the outer beach of Cape Cod to favorite fishing spots, and 'Frog Belly Rat Bone' was always a favorite string of nouns. Then one day in Pasadena, I sat
at a tiny picnic table in the children's garden and began to sketch the garden's scarecrow. I knew at that moment that Frog Belly Rat Bone had found a home." Timothy Basil Ering's artwork has appeared in books, magazines, theater sets, private murals, and fine art galleries. A resident of Somerville, Massachusetts, he is enamored of the sea and has a passion for nature and the outdoors. This is his first picture book with Candlewick Press.
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