Hello dear friends! Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday. Today’s featured book is beautiful…but more than that, the message it carries will touch many hearts. The author, the lovely Samantha Gassman, is an amazing person…she shared how she came to write this story:
“This book is very precious to me, as the first draft was written in the days following my miscarriage in Nov. 2019. Writing was a way of healing and recovering after the tragedy and forced me to look forward with hope. I learned of the offer of publication a week before my rainbow baby, Kayla, was born in Aug. 2020. She shares her birthday with the book, and coincidentally, National Rainbow Baby Day.“
Dear friends, not only did Samantha open her heart and share her sorrow to help others with theirs, she is also offering an incredible giveaway: a Picture Book Critique PLUS a 30-minute Zoom chat. The winner is going to be one very lucky writer, that’s for sure. Please leave a comment at the end of this post to be entered in the giveaway. And if you help make this book’s launch a success by pre-ordering a copy of DEAR RAINBOW BABY via her Linktree link: https://linktr.ee/sgassmanbooks – Samantha is going to send you a signed bookplate
DEAR RAINBOW BABY
Written by Samantha Gassman
Illustrated by Timothy Lange
Published by Clear Fork Press
Themes: New baby, loss, hope
Synopsis from Amazon:
The term “rainbow baby” refers to babies born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Because rainbows often occur after a storm, these babies represent healing and hope for the fTheuture. DEAR RAINBOW BABY follows a family’s transition from grieving their loss to welcoming their rainbow baby.
Why I Love This Book:
1. Beautifully written lyrical story of loss, hope, and new life that will touch every heart that hears it.
2. Gloriously illustrated – the illustrator gave great depth of emotion to each scene.
3. Based on the author’s own experience, this book is appropriate for children, but also perfect for adults who have suffered loss.
Oh my gosh…do you have wee ones and are wondering when they will be old enough for arts and crafts? Your wait is over! Check out this awesome website with activities such as Sensory Spaghetti, Edible Playdough, Painting with Ice Cubes and so many more. https://www.momjunction.com/articles/easy-craft-ideas-for-babies_00781072/
Our favorite authors and illustrators need our help. You can, of course, buy their books. If you purchase a copy of DEAR RAINBOW BABY from Samantha’s Linktree link: https://linktr.ee/sgassmanbooks ,she’ll send you a signed bookplate. And her book will reach more readers if you leave a review.
And definitely don’t forget to leave a comment on this blog post to be entered in the FABULOUS giveaway of a PICTURE BOOK CRITIQUE AND A ZOOM AUTHOR CHAT with this wonderful author!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Please stop by tomorrow to say hello to Carole Gerber who will be in the Will Write for Cookies house.