First Second Books has been rolling out the covers for their spring 2019 releases over the past few weeks, and we are thrilled to be part of that process. Here is the cover and solicitation for “Hold Hands” by Sara Varon.
Written and Illustrated by Sara Varon
Hold hands each time you cross the street.
Hold hands on the bus if you don’t have a seat.
Hold hands when you say goodbye.
And also when you’re jumping high.
Everybody holds hands. You can hold hands with your little brother or your best friend. You can hold hands with your classmate or even your favorite doll!
In Hold Hands, beloved graphic novelist and children’s book author Sara Varon offers a sweet rhyming story about friendship and connection. Gather up your little ones, hold their hands, and share this heartwarming book.
Varon described the book on her website as “a picture book for very small people extolling the benefits of holding hands. Hard-cover, 40 pages.” First Second has now announced a June 4, 2019 release date for the book, and we are very pleased to share this cover with you. Check out Varon’s website for more information on her, and visit First Second/Macmillan here.
Thanks to First Second for this exclusive, and make sure to pick up the book next year!