Timothy Basil Ering has a new book out today! It's called Necks Out for Adventure: The True Story of Edwin Wiggleskin and Tim's not only illustrated this one, but wrote it as well. Tim is the illustrator of many fine books, most notably The Tale of Despereaux and Frog Belly Rat Bone (which he is also the author of). Necks Out is so much fun and the illustrations are jaw-droppingly beautiful. The paintings in the book are to behold! I would say they rival J.M.W. Turner in terms of skill in depicting light and water. This is a story about clams... I mean wigleskins... and a brave young hero called Edwin who shucks his shell to save his family. This book will be a must have and should be on the top of all the award savvy list keepers' lists. I had the pleasure of seeing the galleys for Necks Out months ago in Mr. Ering's studio and I can't wait to add this fine book to my library. Stop what you're doing, order the book now and marvel at it once it arrives.