Curtis has been delivering mail for forty-two years. Today is his last day. And all the mailboxes along his route are filled with surprises.
There is a drawing from Debbie, Dennis, and Donny. There is a bottle of aftershave from the Johnsons. There is a small, fat book from Mr. Porter.
But the real surprise is at the very last house on the very last street. There is no doubt that everyone loves Curtis!
About the Author
Kevin Henkes was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon. He is the creator of several picture books featuring his mouse characters, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Lilly's Big Day and Wemberly Worried, the Caldecott Honor Book Owen, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. A starred review from The Horn Book called his picture book Old Bear "another winner for very young children," and Bruce Handy, in a New York Times Book Review piece about A Good Day, one of the author's most recent picture books, wrote, "It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius." Mr. Henkes also writes for older children. His novels include Bird Lake Moon, the Newbery Honor Book Olive's Ocean, The Birthday Room, and Sun & Spoon.
Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.