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!
SECRET SECRET AGENT GUY
Written by Kira Bigwood
Illustrrated by Celia Krampien
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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:
- Clever, clever, clever rhyme – a great read-aloud!
- Awesome illustrations that really give the reader a sense of movement and drama!
- 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.
Here’s a link to a bunch of awesome spy-related activities for your little secret agents: https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/spy-activities-for-kids/
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 Random.org 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.