I am so excited to celebrate the book trailer for Swing It, Sunny with brother-and-sister team Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. Thank you, Jennifer and Matthew! I love your latest graphic novel and book trailer!
When Sunny Side Up was first published, we didn’t know what to expect. The elevator pitch wasn’t exactly Hollywood-esque: this is a quiet graphic novel about a girl who spends the summer of 1976 at her grandfather’s retirement community in Florida. But we were blown away by its wonderful reception. We heard from so many fans who loved our girl Sunny. And they were desperate to know what happened after Sunny Side Up. So, it was a labor of love to continue our story.
Creating Swing It, Sunny was a chance to hang out with old friends like Deb and Gramps and make new friends like Neela. The 1970s was a big time for television so it seemed like a fun way to fashion this book as the tv version of her life – “The Sunny Show.” We loved including some of our favorite shows like General Hospital and the Six Million Dollar Man. Most of all, it was important to find out what happened with Sunny’s older brother Dale. We tried to be honest about the situation, but also wanted to show some hope. And, of course, Jenni was a twirler so she loved having Sunny learn how to use swing flags.
We hope you enjoy swinging it with Sunny in Swing It, Sunny.
Look for Swing It, Sunny on September 12.