Happy Book Birthday: THE POWER OF YET Plus Giveaway

Time to sing for another beautiful book, dear friends!


Written and illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Published by Abrams (Available in bookstores everywhere TODAY!)

Ages: 3-5

Synopsis from Amazon:

An inspiring young picture book about overcoming challenges and frustrations with the Power of Yet
“I can’t do it!”
“Can’t do it yet.”
This charming picture book tells the story of one small piglet who uses the Power of Yet to conquer frustration. While it may not be possible to perfectly flip pancakes or play the violin yet, with practice and patience and courage and grit, anything is possible!

ATTENTION: Parents, early-childhood teachers, and all who know someone that wonders when success will come…

This is the book for you! I saw early drafts because the talented author/illustrator is one of my critique buddies (yup…I know…I’m soooo lucky!). I loved it then…and I love it now! It’s the perfect book, not only for little ones, but for all of us. I truly feel it could become another classic like Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss!!! I know when I have a manuscript that keeps getting rejected, I’m wondering – isn’t it time yet for a yes? This is a powerful book of hopes and dreams and plans of what might be…and feeling secure in the knowledge that if I don’t give up, ‘yet’ will arrive in due course.

 Remember, friends, the best way to thank an author for the books you love is to buy their books if you can, review their books, tell friends about their books, and ask your local library to purchase copies for their collection.

And because author/illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler is so AMAZING…she is giving away a signed copy of THE POWER OF YET! Please leave a comment below (maybe you can tell us what YOU are waiting for) and also, please share on social media for extra tickets in the giveaway hat.

My book blog tour for FROM HERE TO THERE continues to unfold. Today I am over at ReFoReMo, answering questions for Kirsti Call. Yesterday I joined my agent, Essie White, to chat with Manju Howard. And tomorrow I’ll be contributing STEM activities for teachers and parents on Patricia Newman’s wonderful LitLinks blog series.

Thank you for spending your precious time with me!

44 thoughts on “Happy Book Birthday: THE POWER OF YET Plus Giveaway

  1. Such a terrific lesson for all of us but especially for the little ones. There are so many things they can’t do YET, but if they’re patient they will learn how. 2020 was a not Yet year for me too. I can identify with this book also. Great book and post, Maryann. The illustrations are so cute too.


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