And Here's to You!

And Here's to You!

By David Elliott; Randy Cecil (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763641269, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2009


"Elliott’s cup runneth over with good cheer in this rhymed toast to people — and not just the two-legged variety. . . . Will have listeners calling for another round." — Kirkus Reviews

Here’s to the birds and the bears and the bugs! Here’s to the weird and wacky, the cute and creepy! From toothy fish to get-you-when-you’re-sleeping cats to lick-lick-lick-lick-lick-lick dogs, every creature is unique and lovable . . . especially you! David Elliott’s infectiously joyful poem and Randy Cecil’s brilliant, amusing artwork invite us to celebrate the world’s vast diversity — and feel pretty happy with our place in it, too.

About the Author
David Elliott is a Florida native currently living in North Carolina. He is a father of four daughters, and he has spent time in Florida, Nebraska, Germany, South Korea, Bosnia, and Iraq. He has been writing since he was a teenager and has completed a number of short stories. FLUKE is his first completed novel and he is currently working on his next novel, Cherokee Spleen. Bart Hopkins is originally from Galveston, Texas, but has lived in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Korea, and Germany. His passions include reading, traveling, photography, writing, and sharing time with his beautiful wife and children. This is his first novel.

Randy Cecil has illustrated a number of highly praised books for children, including "Big Day on the River", "Dusty Locks and the Three Bears", and "Little Red Cowboy Hat". He lives in Houston, Texas.