It’s another Board Book Saturday! Last week I mentioned how important board books are in developing literacy skills of little ones including helping young children learn how to use a book. They are constructed so that babies and toddlers with limited fine motor skills can hold them easily and turn the pages, something most cannot do with the pages of a traditional picture book. And the sweetly rounded corners of board book pages are very kid-friendly.
Something else that is very kid-friendly are the two new board books in the Amicus Little Nature Explorers series written by one of my dearest kid-lit friends, Amber Hendricks and illustrated by Gavin Scott. And as we are just coming off of another sensationally successful #50PreciousWords with 756 fabulous entries, I thought it would be perfect to feature Amber’s board books because they started out as contest entries several years ago.
WELCOME, WELCOME to the FIFTH ANNUAL #50PreciousWords Contest!!!
I am so very happy you’ve stopped by!
Art by Vicky Fang
When I first got the idea for this contest back in 2016, I thought a few of my friends might take pity on me and submit a story – to my surprise, there were 128 entries! The winner that year went on to sign with my wonderful agent, Essie White, and the story that won is now part of a beautiful board book series. Several other entries over the years have become books…and I’m thrilled with the positive energy that this contest generates.Continue reading →
Grab a cuppa and hold onto your hats, folks! This is going to be an exciting post.
First of all...I am so honored to bring you the covers of two very special books wriiten by a dear friend of mine, Amber Hendricks. She’s the author of SOPHIE AND LITTLE STAR (Clear Fork, 2018) which is one of my granddaugther’s favortie picture books…and the upcoming EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY ELLA (Amicus, Feb 25, 2020) and SUPERHEROES DON’T BABYSIT (Beaming Books, June 2, 2020). But Amber also has two board books in the pipeline for 2020 and 2021 – that is amazing!!! And what is even more amazing is that Continue reading →