Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sneak Peek: Episode 24 Goes Live Friday, August 13th!

Latest Exquisite Corpse Adventure Episode Written by Natalie Babbitt

In our last episode of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure 23 written by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, Nancy, Joe, and Genius Kelly the pig consulted their directional-toe arrows and realized they had to go back to the beginning of the adventure, back to the train wreck. Their fellow travelers, Roberta the Robot, Hathi, Sybil the misfortune-teller, and Angel remained behind. After a discussion with some wolves, Nancy learned that Pirandello, the railway safety man, had possession of Roberta's missing head and a door. Pirandello traded the head for a chapter in the Exquisite Corpse Adventure, but refused to give up the door.

In Episode 24 by Natalie Babbitt, what do Nancy, Joe, and Genius Kelly find in the woods? Who is Doris? What's making all the noise? What's up with the blue door?

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and see Timothy Basil Ering's colorful illustrations at!

A crop of Timothy's Episode 24 illustration appears at top right.

Award-winning author and illustrator Natalie Babbitt has been delighting readers for years with her picture books and novels. She says about her writing, "I write for children because I am interested in fantasy and the possibilities for experience of all kinds before the time of compromise."

Check out her books at your local library or bookstore.

Author and illustrator Timothy Basil Ering says of his illustrations for Kate DiCamillo's Tale of Despereaux, "My mother may have been a mouse in her past life...The illustrations I've done of Despereaux Tilling are, in a way, my tribute to her." A funny and talented guy, Timothy writes and illustrates picture books and novels. Check out his whimiscal and imaginative illustrations in previous Exquisite Corpse Adventures in Episode 4, Episode 8, Episode 12, Episode 16, and Episode 20.

Some of Timothy's works include:

Visit Timothy's website for more information on his books and illustrations!