Aren’t we so lucky? The creativity of this kid-lit community is off the charts. It’s time to sing Happy Book Birthday for SET SAIL FOR PANCAKES! This is the debut picture book from author/illustrator Tim Kleyn. And even though it’s a book birthday for his book, HE is giving the gift…a copy of this beautiful book to one lucky winner! Please make sure you leave a comment on this post – maybe you can share your favorite type of pancakes.
Here’s a bit about the book from the Amazon sales page:
Hungry for adventure . . . and breakfast? Set sail with a grandpa and his intrepid granddaughter as they look far and wide for the perfect pancake ingredients!
Margot and her grandpa have tummies grumbly for pancakes. Only there’s a problem . . . there’s no flour, milk, or eggs! But Grandpa has the perfect solution; they’ll get on his boat the Beluga Blue and go to Chicken Island, Cow Island, and Flour Mill Island to get the ingredients. Set sail for pancakes!
And here’s a bit about author/illustrator Tim Kleyn:
Tim Kleyn grew up in West Michigan. He earned his BFA in Illustration from Kendall College of Art & Design and soon after graduation married his highschool sweetheart. He now enjoys a charmed life with his wife and their young daughter. Tim works as a graphic designer and in his free time he likes having a good laugh, a good meal, and a good sit.
For Information on Set Sail for Pancakes and where to order: www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/676613/set-sail-for-pancakes-by-tim-kleyn/
To find out more about Tim and to connect with him:
His website: www.kleynillustration.com
Twitter and Instagram: @timothykleyn
Tim was kind enough to stop by and share a bit about the challenges he faced…I know we all love to get a peek at the journey along the path to publication:
TIM: Self-confidence has always been the biggest hurdle in my journey to publication, but with the help and encouragement of so many people, I kept going and I cleared the jump. I’ve learned that it’s pretty standard to fall on your face a bunch of times. The trick seems to be to just keep going, and I’m so thankful that I did!
Those are great words of encouragement, Tim…thank you so much! And thank you for offering the giveaway of a copy of SET SAIL FOR PANCAKES!
Remember friends, if you want your favorite books to succeed, please consider buying them, reviewing them, telling friends about them, and asking your local library to purchase copies for their collection.
And don’t forget to leave a comment! My favorite pancakes have blueberries in them…I remember making them into teddy bear shapes for my kids…and I’d use the berries for eyes, nose and mouth…and belly button! What are your favorite type of pancakes?