Who doesn’t LOVE birthdays?
Especially BOOK BIRTHDAYS!
And when you add an energentic doggie, you know it’s going to be a lot of fun!
This month, I was thrilled to feature HELLO GOODBYE DOG on Perfect Picture Book Friday.
And then we all enjoyed chatting with author Maria Gianferrari on Will Write for Cookies.
But today, I’ve got something else REALLY special. for you! A Q&A with…
MOOSE, the dog in Hello Goodbye Dog!
ME: Down boy! There’s a good little dog. Moose is an interesting name for a dog. How did your owner come up with that name? Do you like it?
I love my name, since Zara gave it to me. I think it’s because I’m a big dog.
ME:You sit very quietly when people read to you. What is your favorite thing about being a reading therapy dog?
I love to listen. The stream of words relax me, like a lullaby. And I love to be with people, especially kids.
ME: What are your favorite stories?
My new favorite picture book is Dogosaurus Rex, by Anna Staniszewski.
I also love It’s Only Stanley, by Jon Agee.
Another favorite book has a reading dog like me—Bonnie. That’s Lisa Papp’s Madeline Finn and the Library Dog.
And Zara’s going to read A Dog Like Daisy, by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, to me next!
ME: In the cafeteria, I noticed you were looking at Zara’s cookie. What are your favorite snacks?
I love dog biscuits hidden in my KONG toy and plain yogurt. Zara lets me lick the yogurt containers.
ME: I can see it must be time for your snack, Moose. I’ll let you go. But thank you so much for stopping by to visit. You are welcome back anytime!
And for my dear readers, the lovely Maria Gianferrari is giving away ANOTHER copy of HELLO GOODBYE DOG. Please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. And if you haven’t left a review on Amazon or Goodreads, please do. Reviews are the best way we can say thank you to incredible autors who write wonderful books for children.”
Plus, don’t forget we are stop #7 on the HELLO GOODBYE DOG book blog tour…hop over and visit some of the other posts when you can.
HELLO GOODBYE DOG BLOG TOUR!
GIVEAWAYS EVERY DAY!!
*Monday, July 24th: Pragmatic Mom + THREE book giveaway!
*Two for Tuesday, July 25th: Librarian’s Quest
*Wednesday, July 26th: Homemade City
*Thursday, July 27th: Kid Lit Frenzy
*Friday, July 28th: Mrs. Knott’s Book Nook
*Monday, July 31st: Picture Books Help Kids Soar
*Tuesday, August 1st: Bildebok
*Wednesday, August 2nd: The Loud Library Lady
*Thursday, August 3rd: DEBtastic Reads!
*Friday, August 4th: Mamabelly’s Lunches with Love
*Monday, August 7th: Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)
EXTRA: August 25th: Kidlit411—Interview with Patrice Barton
Please come back TOMORROW, for ANOTHER SPECIAL BOOK BIRTHDAY POST for…
APPLESAUCE DAY by Lisa Amstutz
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends!
We’ve actually just passed the half-way mark in this year of reviewing as many 2017 picture books as we can. Which means we have a whole other half of a year to go. Yes! Six more months of fabulous stories to review.
But first…a word from our sponsor. Oh, wait a minute…we don’t have a sponsor here. But we DO have some prizes to give away thanks to Maria Gianferrari. She offered to give away a copy of Hello Goodbye Dog. And the winner is…
And that’s not all…Maria also offered to give away a Picture Book Manuscript Critique. And the winner is…
Congratulations, ladies! I’ll be contacting you soon to connect you both with Maria.
Plus, don’t forget to leave a comment on today’s post and tomorrow’s Will Write for Cookies because our wonderful debut picture book author/illustrator, Mike Malbrough is giving way a copy of MARIGOLD BAKES A CAKE.
Marigold Bakes a Cake
Written and illustrated by Mike Malbrough
Publisher: Philomel Books (July 2017 – Happy Book Birthday!)
Ages: Preschool – Grade 2
For fans of Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Pigeon… series. Baking the perfect cake is how Marigold spends Mondays. Being messy, noisy, and disruptive in Marigold’s kitchen are how one finch, two pigeons, and three loons spend their Mondays!
Marigold the cat loves Mondays, for that is when he bakes cakes! With his favorite recipe in front of him, he rolls up his sleeves and gets down to it. He whips up egg whites . . . Easy. He adds a cup of milk . . . Peasy. Then he sprinkles in just a pinch of . . . of finch?! That’s not right at all! Neither are the smidgeons of pigeons or the spoonsfull of loons. Clearly a chase is in order! Yet all that leads to is a spectacularly messy kitchen. And no cake.
With a recipe comprised of equal parts humor and charm, author-illustrator Mike Malbrough has cooked up a scrumptious laugh-out-loud addition to the great tradition of interruption books. Perfect for fans of Mo Willems’ Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and David Ezra Stein’s Interrupting Chicken.
“Marigold liked everything just so.”
Why I like this book:
- Great pacing and page turns!
- Fabulous illustrations!
- Spot on FUNNY!
- Wonderful read aloud!
- And who doesn’t love a cat who can bake?
KID-FRIENDLY AND IBS FRIENDLY BRER RABBIT CARROT CAKE
Photo courtesy: http://www.food.com/recipe
I love inviting kids into the kitchen…it’s fun! And they learn so much. Science. Math. Literacy skills. Geography and Social Studies (where the foods come from).
I’ve made this recipe hundreds of times for my husband…it is his favorite cake. And because he has nothing artificial…it’s great for the kids, too. The recipe is originally from: Eating for IBS by Heather Van Vorous.
You will need:
1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
3⁄4 cup egg whites or 3⁄4 cup egg substitute
1⁄2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons fresh orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1⁄2-2 cups carrots, packed finely shredded or grated
3⁄4 cup canned crushed pineapple, with liquid
Sweet Orange Icing
3⁄4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 1⁄2 teaspoons fresh orange zest
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1⁄2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
For detailed instructions, please click here.
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends…don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway and please come back tomorrow for:
Will Write for Cookies
With debut picture book author
This post is part of a series for parents and teachers called Perfect Picture Book Fridays hosted by Susannah Leonard Hill. Click on her link and find lots of other picture book suggestions with summaries and activities.