Happy Book Birthday Plus Giveaway: LIZZIE AND LOU SEAL

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 2017 IS A BANNER YEAR FOR PICTURE BOOKS!

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 HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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This book is definitely a celebration! Just look at the main character! She’s really something special! What a great role model for little girls! Independent. Creative. Smart. I love the books that Sky Pony Press puts out. Lucky for us, author/illustrator Patricia Keeler stopped by to give us the inside scoop on Lizzie.

PATRICIA:

Lizzie is created from all the feisty little girls I’ve known. The littlest girls who don’t want to comb their hair. They barely have the patience to climb into a bathing suit, but they can’t wait to go swimming, or to slip on their new flip-flops.

 Lizzie is the “Don’t help me, I want to do this myself.” kind of girl. But Lizzie, like the other feisty girls, has a favorite toy animal she loves, loves, loves and drags everywhere. Sooner or later, the animal gets dirty or torn or lost. This is what’s in store for Lizzie and her blow-up beach pal, Lou Seal.

 Lizzie may be little, but she’s smart and plucky. When she figures out she has a problem with Lou Seal, (can the reader spot the problem before Lizzie?) she sets out to solve it herself. It’s a sink or swim scenario! What’s Lizzie to do?

 

WOW…thanks, Patricia, for giving us all the low-down on your main character, Lizzie. I think I can already see a series about this feisty little girl!

 Lizzie

To find out more about Patricia and her wonderful books, you can connect with her:

www.patriciakeeler-author-illustrator.com

Facebook – PatriciaKeelerBooks

Instagram – @patriciakeeler

Twitter       – @patriciakeelerbooks

 And if you’d like to qualify for the copy of LIZZIE AND LOU SEAL that Patricia is giving away, please leave a comment and, if you can, share the post on your social media.

Patricia will be back to celebrate the summer with us when she is my guest on Will Write for Cookies on June 24. There is sure to be lots of splishing and splashing!

 And the 2017 picture book goodness keeps rolling along when LITTLE RED ROLLS AWAY, by Linda Whalen, rolls in for Perfect Picture Book Friday this week. See you all then! Thank you so very much for spending time with us.

Phonemic Awareness – With Fun Games to Play

phonemic awareness I’m guest posting today over at Sarah Forrest’s Easy Read System Blog. Summer is a time when many families are traveling – why not build this important skill with fun games that help pass the time.

I hope you will hop over and read it: http://www.easyreadsystem.com/news/building-literacy-through-vacation/

Please stop by again on Friday for a super picture book review and activity.

Blow A Kiss: Book Review and Craft Activity for Kids

Author Susanna Leonard Hill is taking a break from Perfect Picture Book Friday, but you can access her amazing picture book list on her blog.

In the picture book review spotlight today is another treasure from one of the authors I met at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content. A couple of weeks ago I reviewed his book, Emma’s Elephant.

Blow A Kiss: Book Review and Craft Activity for Kids

Blow A Kiss

Written by David Seow

Illustrated by Enrico Sallustio Continue reading