Perfect Picture Book Friday: PEW!: The Stinky And Legen-Dairy Gift from Colonel Thomas S. Meacham Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. Today’s featured book is written by one of my Storm Literary Agency sisters who is also a local kid-lit friend. We don’t get together as often as we’d like because we live about an hour apart, but we have a plan in the works to meet or lunch in May. And I’m thrilled to help celebrate the launch of her debut picture book which flew into bookstores just two days ago!

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: GRANDPA’S WINDOW Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. I’m taking a break from reading fabulous #50PreciousWords entries in order to share a fabulous new book that launches March 14. GRANDPA’S WINDOW by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Udayana Lugo will capture your hearts and help young children who are experiencing loss.

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: PATTERNS EVERYWHERE Plus Double Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends! I’m really excited about today’s featured book, PATTERNS EVERYWHERE. Do you want to know why?
1. I’ve met the author in person!
2. This is a book that parents and teachers will love reading with kids…actually, they will love reading it even without their kids…it’s glorious and inspiring and so informative!
3. Lisa participated in the 2020 #PBChat Mentorship Program – I got to read this manuscript and I loved it so much, she received an Honorable Mention and a critique from me. This is a little bit of the feedback I sent her:

Actually, all I can say is that this definitely needs to be a book! In my opinion, it is darn near perfect! I love everything about it…the topic, the rhythm and rhyme (spot on!), the sidebars (teachers will LOVE this), and you’ve found a way to create an arc of sorts…using the seasons as your structure.
Lisa…I love how your refrain always ends with ‘patterns, patterns’…it’s soothing and satisfying!
And I love how you invite the reader both in the beginning ‘let’s find designs’…and at the end ‘what might you discover there’.

That was in 2020…and now PATTERNS EVERYWHERE is launching as a real book on April 4th, 2023.

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