Perfect Picture Book Friday: SECRET SECRET AGENT GUY Plus PB Critique Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. I’m so excited to turn the spotlight on this new book written by the talented Kira Bigwood and illustrated by the wonderful Celia Krampien. And please make sure you leave a comment because Kira is providing an amazing opportunity for all of you writers…a Picture Book Critique Giveaway!


Written by Kira Bigwood

Illustrrated by Celia Krampien

Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Ages: 4-8

Themes: Bedtime, girl power, humor

Synopsis from Amazon:

Send little spies to sleep with this hilarious, tongue-in-cheek lullaby set to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Dear Fellow Agents:

Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to join Secret, Secret Agent Guy on his bedtime assignment, code name: Operation Lollipop. Equipped with night-vision goggles, a jetpack, and grappling hook, he is prepared for every eventuality…or is he?

Will this 007-year-old complete his covert quest, or will he be outsmarted by an adversary he never saw coming?

Why I love this book:

  1. Clever, clever, clever rhyme – a great read-aloud!
  2. Awesome illustrations that really give the reader a sense of movement and drama!
  3. Filled with heart and humor – always my favorite combination for a picture book!

This book has received STARRED reviews:

From School Library Journal: VERDICT This is a bull’s-eye for imaginative children, and the singalong text invites participation at all ages.

From Kirkus: Absolutely charming—no subterfuge about that.


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Here’s a link to a bunch of awesome spy-related activities for your little secret agents:

Please make sure you leave a comment – maybe you can tell us if you ever played secret agent when you were a kid. We’ll be picking one name by to win the Picture Book Manuscript Critique that Kira is donating as a super giveaway! And don’t forget that the best way to thank an author for writing a book that you love is to buy the book, review the book, tell friends about the book, and ask your local library to purchase copies for their collection.

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend.

107 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday: SECRET SECRET AGENT GUY Plus PB Critique Giveaway

  1. This book sounds so much fun to read. I don’t think I ever played secret agent as a kid, but I do love solving mysteries. Thank you for the chance to win a valuable critique.

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  2. Yes, we played ‘spies’ or some version of it when we were young. This book will grab kids attention, I’m sure! It looks intriguing, like a book about spies should! I want to read it!

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  3. Oh, I HAVE to read this one! Thanks for giving us a glimpse, a teaser.
    I played a lot of I, spy, as a kid 😁 and did lots of secret agent stuff with my bestie. I’m still a huge James Bond fan. Thanks for the crit opp.

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  4. As I’ve said elsewhere, using an old structure to tell a new story-especially a fun, funny and in this case SNEAKY story- is so much fun! I’m looking forward to sharing this one with my kindergartners- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, the ABC song and now this! Thank you for sharing Vivian and congratulations Kira and Celia!

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  5. I can’t wait to read this! Anything in rhyme is amazing and the fun of sleuthing alongside the MC I’m sure will be loved by my kiddo. Congratulations!

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  6. I don’t think I ever played secret agent as a kid… I can’t remember though! I did add this book to my wishlist though! I can’t wait to own it 🥰❤️

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  7. What a fun book. I can’t wait to read. I played spy as a kid-with binoculars and a magnifying glass. I even tried the glass to the wall but I don’t think it worked (or I was a bad spy)!

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  8. Sounds so adorable! Can’t wait to read it! I don’t remember playing secret agent but I remember reading mysteries and watching everything spy and mystery related. Congratulations!

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  9. Reading kid-friendly mystery series’ (ala Trixie Belden) led me to believe that there was something to be solved literally every week, I mean, she had like thirty books! I was definitely on the hunt. Thanks for this cute blog post and this offer. 🙂

    -Melisa Wrex @mowrex on Twitter


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