This is the 16th Babymouse book! Which, of course, is still mind-boggling. Our little mouse had very humble beginnings as you can see below.
Early Babymouse sketch by Matt Holm
We've learned a lot making Babymouse: That we love Sharpies, restickable gluesticks, and scanners that don't break. That it's never a good idea to put a water bottle in your computer bag. And that we need a copyeditor to make sure Babymouse always has a tail (yes, there is an "Official Tail-Checker".)
But, mostly, we've learned that it takes a team who believes in you. So, many thanks to the whole gang at Random House Childrens' Books (we're looking at you, Shana Corey and Cathy Goldsmith!) We couldn't make Babymouse--or Squish!--without you.
Last but not least, a heartfelt thanks to our readers. You make us get out of bed in the morning ... and sometimes stay up late working all night.
Cupcakes for everyone!
--Jenni & Matt
p.s. Hope to see you at Comic-con!