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Laura Gehl’s new “dog-turned-pillow” page-turner will keep kids giggling. In it, a resourceful dog makes himself indispensable to his unsuspecting adopted person. The perplexed man was in the market for a comfortable pillow – but got one that acts suspiciously like a pet. He repeatedly returns to the store for help. But with pitch perfect sales acumen, the shopkeeper purports to see nothing awry – leaving space for kids to yell out every visible joke they see. 

The book is hilariously illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist, Christopher Weyant and written by award-winning author, Laura Gehl. This new book, which reviewers have called, “a sweet gigglefest” (Kirkus) and “delightful” (Publishers Weekly), takes the most ordinary of shopping expeditions – man buys pillow – and sets up a hide-and-seek game, that all the while is watched by a ready-to-be-adopted cat, who may warrant her own book to follow. 

My Pillow Keeps Moving originated from a game Gehl would play with her own kids at bedtime, where she told them she was tired and pretended to fall asleep using a kid as her pillow. When they inevitably wiggled and giggled, she’d say, “My pillow keeps moving,” or “My pillow keeps giggling,” and “I need to return this pillow to the store.” Here she shares that fun with parents and kids who will pick this book to take to bed at their home.

About the Author:

Laura Gehl is the author of popular picture books, including most recently, Peep and Egg: I'm Not Taking a Bath. Laura has four children, all of whom love a good story and a comfortable pillow. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Visit her online at

About the Illustrator 

Christopher Weyant is a New Yorker cartoonist who is published internationally. His cartoons are in permanent collection at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City, and he has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Meet The Press,” "ABC News With Diane Sawyer" "Late Night with Seth Meyers", CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. Visit him online at

January 2018

My Pillow Keeps Moving • Written by: Laura Gehl • Illustrated by: Christopher Weyant • Ages 4-8 • Viking Books for Young Readers • ISBN: 978-0425288245 • $17.99 Hardcover