Woot! Woot! It’s Happy Book Birthday time again…and boy, do I love celebrating when a friend’s book launches! I met this amazing author/illustrator during my first #50PreciousWords contest…she reached out and asked if I’d like a logo for it. A logo? You betcha! The talented Vicky Fang created the awesome logo for that…and also for #50PreciousWordsforKids. I’ll be forever grateful to her! And so, when I found out that she had a series of board books coming out to introduce coding to the very young, I knew I would want to tell the world about it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO I CAN CODE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
I CAN CODE
Written by Vicky Fang
Illustrated by Jade Orlando
Published by Source Books (2020)
A bit about the books from Amazon:
Introduce your little computer scientist to the essential coding basics and turn their everyday world into an extraordinary learning adventure!
Written by an expert, I Can Code: IF/THEN and I CAN CODE: AND/OR use simple text, colorful illustrations, and interactive flaps to help little ones discover the building blocks of coding all around them! As they follow along with an adorable story about cause and effect, they’ll explore fundamental concepts like conditions, rules, and logic―and have fun doing it.
Educators are saying every child needs to know the basics of coding―and this book will get them started as early as possible!
Coding…something that strikes fear into the hearts of many – including me! I’m totally thrilled with these board books because I think they will help even me understand a bit more about how computer programs work.
Please make sure you check out both of these books…and as always, support our authors and illustrators by buying their books if you can, reviewing their books, telling your friends about their books, and asking your local library to purchase them.
And guess what? Vicky has generously offered a giveaway of a copy of one of the books…and I’m going to join in and offer a copy of the other…so we will have TWO WINNERS! Just leave a comment – and please share the post on social media and follow Vicky on Twitter @fangmous for extra tickets in the giveaway hat.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. I actually moved into our new home today…so excited to be planning the kitchenette for my wing and enjoying the screened porch during what hopefully will be an lovely October. We are on 6 acres of woods…so it should be a colorful fall! And please stop back Friday and Saturday for a Julie Abery double header – Perfect Picture Book Friday featuring THE OLD MAN AND THE PENGUIN: A True Story of True Friendship…and then a Q&A with my sweet Swiss connection on Will Write for Cookies.