Perfect Picture Book Friday: SEVEN GOLDEN RINGS Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends! One of my fondest memories is of going to Coney Island – the famous beach in Brooklyn, New York. I’d build sandcastles as the water lapped at my creation, eat hot dogs from Nathan’s, slathered with mustard, and skip along the boardwalk, hoping my parents would buy me a cone filled with soft-serve ice cream – vanilla, of course! But one of the things I loved best of all was when I got a chance to ride the carousel. Round and round we’d go…my gallant steed bringing me ever so close to the machine that dispensed brass rings. If you were able to grab one, you got a free ride! I’d stretch out my arm, lean as far as I could, and…usually miss. But I can guarantee that if you grab today’s selection at your favorite indie bookstore, you will definitely be a winner – of SEVEN GOLDEN RINGS!

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: SUMO JOE Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, my friends! I had a fabulous time at the NESCBWI conference in Springfield, Massachusetts last weekend. The keynotes were amazing…Jane Yolen, Patricia MacLachlan and Lynda Mullaly Hunt. My presentations went really well…I think folks walked away feeling they had gotten something of value. And getting to hug lots of kidlit friends was so much fun!

Today’s book  is so much fun also and it’s from one of my fellow #Newin19 teammates, Mia Wenjen who hosts the fabulous Pragmatic Mom blog.

But, before we get to the review, we owe someone a book. Two weeks ago, Jodi McKay offered a copy of her newest picture book, PENCIL’S PERFECT PICTURE, and the winner is: Continue reading