I love my thumb, I truly do,
it tastes of pears and carrot stew.
It's like a hug, an "I love you."
My mom hoped in a year or two
there'd be some things that I outgrew,
and some I have, but never you.
Kids who suck their thumbs know there's nothing better. NOTHING! Here is a fun picture book ode to the thumb by Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse, with art by Feiwel and Friends Creative Director Rich Deas.
Karen Hesse is the author of numerous novels and picture books for children, includingOut of the Dust, which won the Newbery Medal. Her recent books for Feiwel and Friends areBrooklyn Bridge and Safekeeping. She lives in Vermont. karenhesseblog.wordpress.com
Rich Deas is the creative director of Feiwel and Friends. He's illustrated several picture books, includingCocka-doodle-dance for F&F. He lives with his wife and their two sons in New Jersey. richdeas.com