Wednesday, August 13, 2008 – This holiday season Silverline Books, the all-ages book division of Image Comics’ Shadowline, presents Kristen Koerner Simon and Jim Valentino’s all-ages story of a little blue tree without a home, but not without hope; BRUCE: THE LITTLE BLUE SPRUCE.
“One of my unattained career goals was to do a children’s book and when Kris brought BRUCE: THE LITTLE BLUE SPRUCE to me, I instantly knew this would be it,” said Valentino. “Not only did I love the gentle message of accepting the differences in ourselves and others but the challenge of drawing a story where the principal character was a tree was too much to pass up!”
Just in time for the Holidays comes BRUCE: THE LITTLE BLUE SPRUCE, a heartwarming tale of Bruce, a blue spruce who wants nothing more than to be chosen by a special family as their Christmas tree. Engagingly written by Kristen Koerner Simon, illustrated by Image Comics co-founder and award-winning artist Jim Valentino and featuring painted color by THE SURREAL ADVENTURES OF EDGAR ALLAN POO’s Avery Butterworth, BRUCE: THE LITTLE BLUE SPRUCE will charm even the most cynical of Scrooge’s all year long.
BRUCE: THE LITTLE BLUE SPRUCE (ISBN: 978-1-60706-008-6), a 32-page square-sized hardcover for $9.99, will be in stores
November 5, 2008.