Astro Baby (Hardcover)
Dottir Press, 9781948340076, 56pp.
Publication Date: April 9, 2019
List Price: 18.95*
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ASTRO BABY is for newborns who like to gaze at bright colors, toddlers who are fascinated by images of babies and animals, older children able to comprehend the concepts put forth by astrology, and grown-ups who are obsessed with their star signs.
Ridiculously charming, Astro Baby depicts a world where everyone has special things that make them happy and unique.
Actual astrological references elevate the picture book from fantasy. Educational takeaways abound: Each Astro Baby will be painted in the colors special to it, each rhyme will be preceded by its number in the zodiac, what planet and element rules it, and its animal symbol. Created by superstar scribe Michelle Tea and illustrated with psychedelic abandon by Mike Perry (animator for Broad City), Astro Baby is a clever spin on astrology that will captivate young and old alike.
About the Author
Michelle Tea is the author of numerous books for grown-ups, including Modern Tarot, Valencia, Black Wave, and the young adult fantasy trilogy Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, Girl at the Bottom of the Sea, and Castle on the River Vistula. Her books have been published in Italian, German, Slovenian, and Japanese. She has written for Harper's, The Believer, Artforum, n+1, Cosmopolitan, Lenny Letter, Buzzfeed, and other print and web venues. She is the creator of the international phenomenon Drag Queen Story Hour, and founding Editor-at-Large of the online parenting journal Mutha Magazine. Her debut picture book, Astro Baby, is forthcoming from Dottir Press in April 2019. Michelle lives in Los Angeles with her wife and son. She is an Aquarius with a Leo rising and a Sagittarius moon. Mike Perry (illustrator, Brooklyn-based) is an artist, animator, poet, author of 12 books, and brand consultant. He is popularly known for his work on Broad City, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.