Giant Book indeed. It is a really large, beautiful book (Candlewick Press always makes beautiful books and I’m the lucky beneficiary in this case) and I’m not just saying that because it’s mine. “Mine! MINE! My PRECIOUS!!!” No not like that. It is my book and I’m as proud of it as I am of any book that makes it to store shelves. But Giant Pants will hold a giant place in my heart because it took a LONG time to figure out. As I say in my presentation, James Patterson wrote 42 novels in the time it took me to write Giant Pants.