Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends! Oh wait…it’s Saturday! Hmmm…truth be told, I was supposed to post this NEXT Friday…but somehow, my finger slipped and the post was published. Hopefully, this gives you a chance to run and PRE-ORDER today’s featured book, which launches in a few days on August 2. This wonderful book highlights how an author can find really creative ways to help young kids be proud of what they can accomplish. I know this book will be a hit with every kid who loves trucks! And when you are finished reading the post, please make sure you leave a comment because the lovely Lori Alexander is offering a fabulous giveaway…the winner’s choice of a copy of the book or a 30-minute Zoom call or a Picture Book Critique – if you are a writer, the Zoom call or the critique with a multi-published award-winning author could be life-changing. And sharing the post on your social media will get you extra tickets in the giveaway hat!Continue reading
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. I absolutely LOVE today’s featured book. The text is empowering and the illustrations are fabulous. There is action and discovery on every page. And guess what! There is a Picture Book Critique up for grabs, thanks to generous author Jyoti! Please make sure you leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway – and sharing this post on your social media will earn you extra tickets in the giveaway hat.Continue reading
At the start of this month, I had the best of intentions to step back a bit from blogging. With a deadline for responding to editorial comments on the book we signed in January (illustrator is on board and we will hopefully be announcing in PW soon) and with a decision needed on cover sketches for PEDAL, BALANCE, STEER: Annie Londonderry, The First Woman to Cycle Around the World…and with the #PBChat Mentorship coming up…and with my desire to actually write a new story…I thought I’d refrain from writing blog posts for a while.
But here I am for Perfect Picture Book Friday (and two days early because I pressed PUBLISH a bit too quickly)- and the reason is that today’s book is AMAZING! When I heard that the dynamic duo of author Abigail Rayner and illustrator Molly Ruttan had teamed up again (after I AM A THIEF, one of my all-time favorite picture books!), I knew I had to emerge from my planned sabbatical!Continue reading