Today is Friday – I have a children’s book review to add to the Perfect Picture Book resource list that author Susanna Leonard Hill is building on her blog. For more wonderful reviews from authors, educators and others who contributed today, please go here.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner – I’m thankful to be closer to family and those I love. This year, my daughter and I will share the joy of cooking the family meal together.
My picture book choice echoes that theme.
LITTLE PIG JOINS THE BAND
Written and illustrated by David Hyde Costello
Publisher: Charlesbridge (2011)
Ages: 4 and up
Self-esteem, family togetherness
“Sometimes Little Pig did not like being little, or even being called Little Pig.”
From Amazon: “Little pig has trouble keeping up with his older–and bigger –brothers and sisters. When they get out Grandpa’s old marching-band instruments, Little Pig is too little to play any of them. But when the disorganized band has a pig-pile mishap Read the rest of this entry
Do you love books?
Do you love children?
Do you want to invest in something of great value?
My friend and fellow writer Julie Foster Hedlund has written a beautiful picture book celebrating the love between a parent and child. Artist Susan Eaddy, has completed one stunning illustration to provide a sense of what the final book will look like. But they need help to get it published. They’ve launched a campaign on Kickstarter to fund the production, publication and printing of the book. Check out their campaign, and if you love the book as much as I do, please consider backing the project. http://kck.st/1aCWc9p
Julie already has two awesome picture book story apps that are loved by children: A Troop is a Group of Monkeys and Shiver of Sharks. I know that My Love for You is the Sun is a book that will take its place beside Goodnight Moon and Guess How Much I Love You as a favorite read-it-to-me-again-please story.
I’ve already visited the Kickstarter site and pledged my support for this valuable project. I hope you will check it out!
- Authors: Turn to Kickstarter to Launch Your Book (thebookpublicist.wordpress.com)