Put on your party hat! And join the fun! It’s time to celebrate and sing Happy Birthday to a brand new book!
Written by Sheryl Haft
Illustrated by Jill Weber
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers (October 15, 2019)
If you love Goodnight Moon Continue reading
Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, my friends. I’m not sure anyone has ever done what I am about to do.
Am I committing a faux pas, a blooper, a blunder, a breach of good etiquette by reviewing my own book?
I hope not. But since no one mentioned they were doing a PPBF for Pippa AND the book just launched on Tuesday AND I wanted to give everyone a sneak peek at the upcoming #50PreciousWords Contest which goes live next month, I thought, why not?
I often mention how important it is to be writing and be submitting. Writing hones our craft and submitting…well…without submitting, your work will sit in a drawer or folder or computer file and never help a child deal with a problem or make someone smile.
One of the least stressful ways of submitting is to enter a writing challenge or contest. That’s why I host #50PreciousWords every March. If you win, that’s great! If you don’t, no worries. You exercised your writing muscle and connected with the kidlit community. A win-win situation!
I’ve been participating in Susanna Hill’s writing contests for EIGHT years. That’s right, folks…EIGHT! She is a fabulous mentor to all writers and the Holiday Contest is only one of the many ways she reaches out. This year I’m honored to be one of the prizes.
The contest rules: A story, 250 words or less, appropriate for children ages 12 and under about a Holiday Hero.
And here is my entry. Continue reading