Hooray for reading picture book stories! That’s what Perfect Picture Book Friday is all about, right?
And Hooray for writing picture book stories. That’s what Susanna Hill’s Holiday Contest is all about…did you enter? There is still time to write your story and post it on your blog or on her page. Just click here. Great prizes…critiques and books!
And speaking of prizes, hooray and thanks to author Gregory Bray for the giveaway of a copy of THE BATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE. And the winner is…
Congratulations, Sue. Let’s connect so Greg can get you the book.
And now, since it is Friday, I have a super lovely review for you! It’s Alison Goldberg’s debut picture book and it launches the DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS!
I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES
Written by Alison Goldberg
Illustrated by Mike Yamada
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 26, 2017)
Themes: Reassurance, love, vehicles
From Amazon: Love can be stronger than the strongest excavator, longer than the longest train, and taller than the tallest crane. And no matter where you go, love travels with you always. With exciting imagery and engaging, lyrical text, Alison Goldberg and Mike Yamada’s I Love You for Miles and Miles is an I-love-you book perfect for children who love things that go!
Why I like this book:
- Simple yet lyrical rhyme that young kids will love
- Bold colorful illustrations
- So much heart in the text and in the expressions on the faces of each character…this is definitely an AWWWW book…perfect for bedtime or anytime
Advent Calendar Train
Photo courtesy: http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org
For detailed instructions: http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/transportationartscraftstvehiclescarstrucksboatstrainskids.html
Paper Plate Cars
Photo courtesy: http://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com
Dear friends, we are in a very busy time of the year. I know many of you are juggling home, family, job, and your writing career. Sometimes it just seems like there isn’t enough time for everything. Please make sure you do find the time to sit with your children…hold them…read with them (even if they are older)…and if you can, get out the craft supplies and make something together. Those are the memories that will last…not the expensive toy or gadget they see on TV.
Please leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway of a copy of I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES…if you want to find out more about the book or order it, check out the author’s page or an indie bookseller, and definitely be back here tomorrow for our Q&A with debut picture book author, ALISON GOLDBERG.
Hello dear friends. Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday!
Before we get started, thanks to the generosity of author Patricia Toht, we have a copy of PICK A PINE TREE to give away. And the winner is…
LIZ (who mentioned she had read a library copy of it with her 2-year old daughter)
CONGRATULATIONS, LIz! Now you’ll have a copy for your daughter’s own bookshelf!
And heads up, all of you writers out there! Next week, Susanna Hill will be hosting her Holiday Contest. If you are interested in participating, go here for details and guidelines. There are going to be some fabulous prizes, I know! I’m busy writing and revising manuscripts for that book whose name shall still be nameless since I can’t yet shout out about it because the contract isn’t signed, but…busy or not, I’ll be hopping around to read as many of the entries as I can. The Halloweensie stories were awesome…and I know the holiday ones will be as well.
Today I want to share a lovely picture book by a friend who has participated in many of the writing contests and challenges in this wonderful kidlitland. And when I received a copy of his latest picture book, I knew I had to share it. Please don’t forget to leave a comment because author Greg Bray has generously offered to do a giveaway.
THE BATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
Written by Gregory E. Bray
Illustrated by Steve Page
Published by MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (2017)
Themes: Ingenuity, pets
From Amazon: THE BATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE is told from the perspective of Bogie the puppy as he watches his brother’s attempts to get him into the bath. It’s filled with laughs, loves and the incredible friendship between a little boy and his dog. THE BATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE is also an excellent way to coach your little ones about the joys of taking a bath…just in case you need a little help.
Why I like this book:
- Kids will love the story of a dog who doesn’t want a bath.
- I love the single-mindedness of both the dog and the boy.
- Fun illustrations filled with color and action and adorable expressions on both the dog and the boy.
Photo courtesy: https://buggyandbuddy.com/sponge-painting/
Kids love painting…and sponge painting is so much fun! With the holidays coming soon, you could sponge paint large sheets of paper…or even newspaper…for inexpensive homemade wrapping paper. For detailed instructions: https://buggyandbuddy.com/sponge-painting/
And please don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway of a copy of THE BATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE!
Thank you so much, dear friends, for stopping by. I truly appreciate the time you spend here and hope you have a beautiful weekend.