Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday! Picture books are magical…especially when they are about a magical item. And Perfect Picture Book Friday posts are magical when they have DOUBLE GIVEAWAYS. Yes, author Melissa Stoller is donating both a pb manuscript critique AND a copy of her brand-new picture book! Woo-hoo!
SCARLET’S MAGIC PAINTBRUSH
Written by Melissa Stoller
Ilustrated by Sandie Sonke
Published by Clear Fork/Spork (October 2018)
Themes: Creativity, be yourself, self-esteem
“Years ago, Scarlet found a magic paintbrush and everything changed.”
Synopsis: From Amazon:
What would it be like to have a magic paintbrush?
She paints perfect pictures . . . until her brush disappears.
Will she ever be
able to create another
masterpiece without it?
Why I like this book:
- The element of magic appeals to kids…who wouldn’t want a brush that magically draws perfect pictures?
- I loved seeing Scarlet come to the realization that her own creativity is important.
- The illustrations are full of color…perfect for a book about a girl who loves to paint.
Painting With Kids
Photo courtesy: https://artfulparent.com/painting-activities-kids-60-ideas/
For detailed instructions for 50 painting projects: https://artfulparent.com/painting-activities-kids-60-ideas/
Ask your kids, what would they draw if they had a magic paintbrush? If they could imbue any item with magical powers, what would it be and what would it do? And wouldn’t we all like to have an item that had magical powers? What item would you want to be magical?
Please don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in this double-your-pleasure giveaway. And, when you read Melissa’s book, don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or other review sites. Reviews are like a birthday gift to your favorite author!
And speaking of picture books, for more wonderful recommendations and activities for kids, please hop over to Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday link up.
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends. Safe travels if you are away from home.
Congrats, Melissa! What a wonderful story concept – I think children (and adults) will just love it! I just love what I’ve seen (so far) of Sandie’s illustrations! And thank you for sharing this, Vivian.
Thank you Doreen! I hope kids of all ages will enjoy the story! It is so dear to my heart! And Sandie’s illustrations are magical!
I would love a magic paintbrush. Clever story idea with beautiful illustrations!
Thanks, Patricia! I appreciate your kind words, and I love all the illustrations by the wonderful Sandie Sonke!
There are times when I wish I could have a magic paintbrush. In a pinch, a magic pencil would do!
Thanks for commenting, Sue! I know, I would also love a magic pen or pencil!
This sounds intriguing; a bit like some of the chapters in “What the Witch Left”.
I need to read this book, but I have a real magic paintbrush today as I paint little chestnut and hazelnut tree trunks white to protect them from the winter sun and give each a mouse guard too.