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Launched! Vanessa Roeder’s picture book The Stack

Author-illustrator Vanessa Roeder‘s picture book THE STACK has launched. Publisher Penguin Random House says:

girl in jammies at night with "stack" rising beside her“From the creator of The Box Turtle comes a clever and stunningly illustrated bedtime story about doing (and building!) whatever it takes to reach for the stars.

Luna begins her stack with a single chair. But it’s not quite tall enough. So she adds a stool, then some books . . . and her bed . . . and before she knows it, she’s thrown a pile of plates, a bathtub (currently occupied), and a whale up there too.”

Barnes and Noble is giving some high praise, too: “This slumber-time story from Vanessa Roeder, author of The Box Turtle, is the ideal ‘last book before bed.’ Luna, an energetic and innovative young girl, is on a mission to snag a star and make it her night light. But how will she reach it?…Roeder’s illustrations are full of hidden details and the interjected comments from characters throughout her stack will have you engaged until it’s time to be tucked in.”

headshot of Vanessa wearing birthday hat and holding tiny box turtle

Vanessa Roeder (Nessa Dee) is an illustrator, a painter, and a crafty mess-maker. A former muralist, she now spends her time making art for magazines, children’s books, and homes around the world. Her work is created with layers of paper, acrylic paint, colored pencils, thread, and trinkets. For inquiries regarding illustration and art commissions, school visits, or just to say hi, you can email her at Congrats, Vanessa!