Do you like rhyme? Do you like repetition? I sure do…and so do young children. And that’s why I’m featuring this new book, HIP HIP BERET from author Melanie Ellsworth who stopped by 2 weeks ago for a Book Birthday post when her other picture book launched, CLARINET AND TRUMPET. What’s really special (other than that they are both great books) is that both books are touchy-feely books…this one has soft berets – young kids will LOVE that. And I know all of you will love the fact that Melanie and her publisher are offering a copy of HIP, HIP, BERET as a giveaway prize!
Back in 2013, before I had taken any picture book writing classes and before I had attended any conferences, I really felt like a newbie. Luckily, there were fabulous kid-lit people who lived in my neck of the woods (I lived in Colorado Springs at the time) – and when an opportunity came to attend a book launch for Peter Brown and his MR. TIGER GOES WILD at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, one of my dear friends, Stacy Jensen, said she would drive. It was a fabulous afternoon, not only because I got to meet Peter Brown, but more importantly because I got to meet the two Julies…Julie Hedlund, the founder of 12×12, and Julie Rowan-Zoch, author/illustrator extraordinaire!
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. One of my favorite kid-lit people has a brand new book that launched this month and I couldn’t wait to share the book with all of you.
Oh, and make sure you stick around and leave a comment at the end…and share the post on social media because the author, the wonderful Kirsti Call, and her publisher, HMH, are generously offering a giveaway.