Pete and Leonie: The Great Baby Swap (Hardcover)
A wild and whimsical tale of two babies—one human and one coyote—who swap places and find they fit much better in their new wilder and cozier homes . . . until they start missing their parents.
Pete, a coyote cub, is good at tidying his nest and likes to take it slow during full pack runs—even if pausing means getting left behind. Leonie, a human baby, climbs to new (and dangerous) heights and goes wild during tea parties.
When the two unexpectedly meet, it feels like the perfect opportunity to swap places—soon Leonie’s able to run free and roll around in dirt (no diapers necessary!) while Pete can curl up and snooze inside without getting dirty. But soon the two start missing their families. When bath time reveals the switcheroo, their parents have to figure out how to get these babies back to their proper home!
About the Author
Zoë Tilley Poster is an illustrator who lives in Vermont with her husband and dog. Her debut picture book The Night Wild came out in 2022.
"Poster’s brushed velvety gray backgrounds, adept use of light and shadow, and muted palette—warm pinks and peaches with blue highlighted dialogue balloons—convey a sense of friendliness and safe exploration . . . A comfortably silly adventure for wild babies and tame ones, too." —Kirkus
"Through small, silvery gray vignettes with rainbow-colored undertones, Poster tells two stories at once in this funny trading-places tale . . . The parallel tales carry the same thistledown fantasy feel as characteristics are missed, identities are revealed, and everything resolves as neatly as a Shakespearean comedy." —Publishers Weekly