Here We Come!, Matthies/Davenier
Author: Janna Matthies
Illustrator: Christine Davenier
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publisher: Beach Lane Books (2022)
Join a cast of friends, human and animal alike, as they embark on a musical read-aloud adventure in this upbeat, joyful picture book.
A boy sets off with his flute and his stuffed bear and a rum-pum-pum. As they make their way through the town and the woods, they ask, “Wanna come?” Soon, kids and creatures join in the fun one by one, playing instruments, singing and dancing to the catchy tune. But will a storm bring their fun-filled musical parade to an end?
About Janna Matthies:
Janna Matthies is a picture book author and early elementary music teacher in Indianapolis. Her books include Here We Come!; God’s Always Loving You; Two Is Enough, which made the 2016 Bank Street list and The New York Times Book Review; The Goodbye Cancer Garden, which earned a School Library Journal starred review; Peter, the Knight with Asthma, and Monster Trucks. Janna is a long-time volunteer with the Indiana SCBWI and provides editorial services to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for picture books supporting their Teddy Bear Concert Series. When she’s not writing or making music, Janna can be found digging in the garden, swimming laps, walking Juneau the howling Husky or keeping up with her husband and three mostly-grown kids.
About Christine Davenier:
Christine Davenier’s favorite dessert is profiterole au chocolat. She is the illustrator of many books for children including the Iris and Walter series by Elissa Haden Guest and The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson, for which Christine received The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year Award. She lives in Paris.