KATIE SPECK grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Kansas City,
Missouri, with a husband, a daughter, an assortment of pets, and a
bug or two. Maybelle in the Soup is her first book.
PAUL RATZ DE TAGYOS went to Parsons School of Design quite some time ago. He is the author/illustrator of several books for children. He lives in New Rochelle, New York, with neither fleas nor roaches (he swears).
"* Delightful details will make adults giggle right along with new readers. Maybelle is one cockroach who will be welcome back any day." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Fresh, interesting approach to some everyday happenings. . . . Readers will enjoy sharing the adventures of Maybelle and Henry!" --Childrens Literature"This story of friendship and wishful dreaming will engage readers. Although the voices help to define the characters, the wonderfully energetic illustrations bring them to life. Recommend this to reluctant readers who might have a penchant for the buggy side of life or those who want more from their world, no matter how young they are." --School Library Journal