In Brief-February 24, Publishers Weekly
A Square Deal
First-time author/illustrator Elizabeth Schoonmaker recently stopped by Colgate Bookstore in Hamilton, N.Y., to promote her picture book Square Cat (Aladdin, Jan.), about Eula, a cat whose squarish figure causes problems—she’s prone to tipping over, certain outfits are very unflattering, and she feels like the odd cat out among her rounder friends. At the event, children created their own Square Cat costumes and illustrated their own versions of Eula. Schoonmaker also discussed her path to working in children’s books and signed copies of the book; the bookstore provided a “square meal” for attendees.