Happy Book Birthday: LOLA CAN’T LEAP

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear…

Lola Can't Leap

Happy Birthday to You!!!


Written by Ellen Leventhal

Illustrated by Noelle Shawa

Published by Clear Fork Press

One of my favorite times is when I can shout out about a new picture book that I saw as a rough draft. The author of this book, Ellen Leventhal, is one of my long-time critique buddies. She already was a published author when I met her and I was in awe. DON’T EAT THE BLUEBONNETS, originally launched in 2009, had an update and rerelease last year.

Just look at this cover! Don’t you love the portraits on the wall? They really help me connect with this character…I know that family is very important to her. And Lola’s adorable expression…I want to give her a hug!

We’ll be featuring this book for Perfect Picture Book Friday on the 14th, but I just had to wish LOLA CAN’T LEAP a very happy book birthday today!!! Available on Amazon and other book sites,

13 thoughts on “Happy Book Birthday: LOLA CAN’T LEAP

  1. I also helped critique “Lola Can’t Leap”!! I could not be prouder of Ellen and Noelle. Congrats on this long-anticipated and exciting launch! I’ve already ordered my copy via Amazon so that I can write a verified purchase review!


  2. Yay, Ellen! I am so happy Lola will finally be going out into the world. I always loved this story and can’t wait to hold the book in my hands.


  3. Ahh, thanks, you guys! Some of you knew Lola very early in her ( and my)!struggle. I hope you like the story it morphed into. Hugs to you all!


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