Neal Porter Books I Don't Care
Neal Porter Books I Don't Care

I Don't Care

By Julie Fogliano

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Publication Date: November 29, 2022

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Ages 3 to 6, Grades K And Under

A New York Times bestselling author and two Caldecott Honorees share their delight in the little things that set two friends apart, and the big things that bring them together.

I really don’t care what you think of my hair

Or my eyes or my toes or my nose

I really don’t care what you think of my boots

Or if you don’t like my clothes. . .

Mostly I care that you’re you and I’m me

And I care that we’re us and we’re we.

This rhythmic, rhyming text by award-winning author Julie Fogliano celebrates the similarities and differences between two unlikely best friends.  It will be illustrated by two recent Caldecott Honorees, each depicting one of the characters, Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal.

About the Author

Julie Fogliano is the New York Times bestselling author of, among other tiles, And Then It’s Spring and If You Want to See a Whale as well as the poetry collection, as well as Just in Case You Want to Fly, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Recipient of the 2013 the Ezra Jack Keats award and two Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors, her books have been translated into more than ten languages. Julie lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and three children.

Author Residence: Hudson Valley, NY

Molly Idle's work as an author-illustrator includes the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo, Flora and the Penguin, Flora and the Peacocks, Flora and the Chicks, Flora and the Ostrich, and Tea Rex, Camp Rex, Sea Rex, and Santa Rex, among other books, including Pearl, an original fable about a mermaid who learns the power of one small act. She lives with her family in Arizona, and invites you to visit her at idleillustration.com.

Juana Martinez-Neal is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winning book Alma and How She Got Her Name. She also illustrated La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, for which she won a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award, Babymoon by Hayley Barrett, Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry, and Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, which won a Robert F. Sibert Medal. Juana Martinez-Neal lives in Connecticut with her family. Visit her online at www.juanamartinezneal.com.

Illustrator Residence:Arizona and Connecticut

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Neal Porter Books

Publication Date: November 29, 2022

ISBN: 9780823443451

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