Can you believe it’s almost summer? I can smell the lilacs…and graduations are in the air as well. My Perfect Picture Book Friday pick is all about that. Let’s see…summer means bugs. And graduations mean spreading your wings to fly away. Lonely Lola Ladybug is the PERFECT choice.
It was my pleasure to sit down and visit (in person) with Mary Jo Beswick, author and illustrator of Lonely Lola Ladybug, when she passed through my town on her New England bookstore tour. We exchanged books and she was kind enough to do a review of my book on her wonderful blog, Lean Into the Dream.
I hope you’ll drop by her blog and leave a little comment love. She’s a talented artist and I know you’ll enjoy the coloring pages that can be printed out for kids.
LONELY LOLA LADYBUG
Written and illustrated by Mary Jo Beswick Read the rest of this entry
Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. If you need more picture book recommendations, please head over to Susanna Leonard Hill’s for more picture book reviews.
And do I have a treat for you!
The author of today’s Perfect Picture Book is going to be here tomorrow as the featured author on Will Write for Cookies – hip hip hooray!
I’m so excited! I hope you will all come back on Saturday to find out more about this wonderful lady who runs the incredible Frog on a Blog. But right now, I can’t wait to share her lovely debut picture book which is slated to pub on September 1st and can be pre-ordered on Amazon:
The Peddler’s Bed
Written by Lauri Fortino
Illustrated by Bong Redila
Publisher: Ripple Grove Press (2015)
Ages: 4 and up
‘The peddler stopped his cart and climbed down from his seat.
“It’s a fine day,” he said.
“Truly,” answered the little man,”and that’s a fine bed you have there in your cart.”
In this tale of kindness and giving, a peddler attempts to sell a fine, handcrafted bed, guaranteed to never squeak, to a little man who has no bed at all. But the peddler’s heart is moved by the little man’s generosity. When it’s time to get back on the road, will the peddler leave behind the perfect gift of gratitude? ‘ Read the rest of this entry