Caldecott Medalist Eric Rohmann talks with Children's & Teen Editor Vicky Smith about his new Halloween book, Bone Dog, a sometimes-funny, sometimes-scary and ultimately touching tale. Kirkus praised it for balancing "a tight text full of tough emotions with clear images of an everlasting friendship." Here Eric discusses grief and promises, the universality of the relationship between a child and a dog, and the importance of choosing just the right words.

See Kirkus' 2011 Halloween Picture-Book Roundup.