Bree Galbraith & Morgan Goble
Wednesday Wilson is going to rule the world, I can just tell. Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business is the first book in a new early chapter book series, and I can already tell it’s going to be one of my favorites. Wednesday lives with her moms and younger brother Mister. One of her moms owns a pizza food truck (where the ammo from a disastrous kale event stems from) and the other is an artist.
Wednesday is going to be a powerful business person, and there’s no time to waste. With the help of her BFF Charlie and Mister (unfortunately) she comes up with a plan to make a paycheck and get a gang of her archenemies off of her back.
I love how self-assured Wednesday is, and the autonomy that her moms give both Wednesday and Mister. The illustrations by Morgan Goble capture the innate scheming that Wednesday was born to do, and the earnestness with which she approaches the world. The small details are truly what make the book for me. A neighbor with agoraphobia lives a fulfilling life working from home; a class lesson on stereotypes that the kids talk about afterwards leads to an inspection of library books. I’m already impatient for the next book in the series to release! This book is out today, June 1st!
This book was sent by Bree herself, but all opinions and decisions to review are entirely my own. It was published by Kids Can Press. We’ve worked on a couple of things together now, but it’s never not a fangirl moment when I get to read one of her books! You can check out another article about the book here.
Bree likes writing stories that inspire kids and adults to think critically about the world around them, and the ways in which we can challenge the systems in place and create change. Her books include the Wednesday Wilson series, Usha and the Stolen Sun, Milo and Georgie, Once Upon a Balloon and Nye, Sand and Stones.
Bree likes to use her books as a way to amplify the voices of her children and those close to her. She gets her inspiration from her two boys, and their constant quest to discover WHY things are the way they are. Her goal is to write stories that inspire conversations in the classroom and at home and that empower young people to think outside of the box.
Bree holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and a master’s degree in communication design from Emily Carr University. She lives in the heart of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, with her family.
Morgan Goble began drawing at a young age in her hometown of Strathroy, Ontario, and decided in kindergarten that she wanted to be an illustrator when she grew up. Although she prefers working digitally, Morgan has had extensive experience working traditionally. She specialized in colored pencil for many years and went on to study life drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics at Bealart for one year. While attending Bealart, she was accepted into Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Illustration program where she discovered her love for digital art and began creating her own brushes to mimic traditional media in her digital work. Morgan also continued to develop her passion for drawing people, and she brings a special attention to character design in her illustration work. After graduating in 2019, she married her illustrator partner Andy and began her freelance career.
Morgan’s first published book is Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business, and she is excited to be working on a project that reminds her of her own childhood endeavors, with a driven main character whose big ideas get her into a little mischief.
Today, Morgan lives in London, Ontario, with her husband and her cat. She spends her days drawing, journaling and leaving half-finished cups of tea all over the house.