Celebrating the Release of I HATCHED! by Jill Esbaum

This week on TeachingAuthors, my co-blogger, Jill Esbaum, shares how her latest picture book, I Hatched! (Dial Books for Young Readers), illustrated by Jen Corace, came to be published.

Here’s a description of this beautiful book from the publisher:

“A baby chick bursts from his egg and into the world with hilarious enthusiasm, awe, and I-can’t-help-myself energy, capturing babies’ delight in new discovery and parents’ joy in this amazing new person. Rompy, rhyming text evokes the zeal of a toddler who’s eager for everything. And Jen Corace’s gorgeous artwork is alive with critters and curiosities and surprises–the biggest of which? The hatching of a new baby sister, to the absolute delight of her now ‘expert’ big brother!”

Today, January 31, is the last day to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of the book. You can enter the drawing here, and read the second part of Jill’s post here.


Carmela Martino