Cynthia Leitich Smith
Check out these videos in celebration of Help! We Need a Title! by Hervé Tullet (Candlewick, 2014). From the promotional copy:
Take a peek inside this book and you’ll find some characters (though they’re still a bit sketchy). They’ll be perplexed to see you, so they’ll quickly try to track down their author (who has a lot more work to do).
What you won’t find is a story, or a title, because -- guess what? The book isn’t finished yet! But surely the author must have a story to tell?
In this charming "meta" picture book, children of all ages are encouraged to interact with a book still in the process of being invented. And that’s a story in itself!
What if you picked out a book to read, but the characters weren’t ready for you yet?