Everybody Gets the Blues (Hardcover)

By Leslie Staub, R. G. Roth (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin, 9780152063009, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2012



Chase those dreary blues away

Everybody gets the blues sometimes--dogs and cats, moms and dads, even tiny babies. Just take a look around. If you help someone else who's feeling sad, you might find that your blues are gone. Or maybe the Blues Guy will come along, to listen or sing the blues with you and sit by your side. A native of New Orleans, Leslie Staub wrote this story after experiencing Hurricane Katrina. Yet this book's rhythmic, bluesy text and hip, eye-catching illustrations are just right for anyone who's ever felt those mysterious feelings of sadness--then found that hope and sunnier skies are close at hand.

About the Author

Leslie Staub is the illustrator of the bestselling Whoever You Are by Mem Fox and the author/illustrator of Bless This House. As a native of New Orleans, she wrote Everybody Gets the Blues after living through the Katrina disaster. She now resides an hour north in Folsom, Louisiana. R.G. Roth is the illustrator of This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt, which was a Nick Jr. Magazine Best Book, and a variety of other picture books. He lives in Hudson, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters.