The chickens, worms, and I will be loading up the van and heading out this friday! Hopefully we'll be coming through your town and see you on the road. We're still filling in a few dates along the way, so check back in as we update the map.
"Free Rain is an impactful story with a powerful message. I love that Daniel Wentzel and Jose Lucio want to engage kids in a dialogue about the treatment of animals and where food comes from, whether that’s the chickens themselves or their eggs."
To check out the rest of the review please click on the caterpillar below. Enjoy!
Click on the Caterpillar to read the review!
Here's a fun review from our dear friend and fellow Georgian at Book Review Mama. Just click the chick to check it out!
We're so happy to share this fun post from Babies To Bookworms that includes lots of fun activities for you to build around a storytime with Free Rain. Just click on any of the images to go to the post and review.
This is an advance copy I'm holding, but the rest of the books are scheduled to arrive this wednesday 4/26/2017! If you order a copy now, I'll ship it out the same day that I receive the books.
What an honor to have South Magazine do an article on me and my children's books! It's just now hitting the stands, so pick up your copy today! This one is the Arts and Celebrations issue, so I get to hang out in the magazine with a lot of my favorite Savannah folks like Clinton Edminster, Britt Spencer, Liz Winnel, and more! Click on the cover below to read the piece.
It's been a couple weeks ago now, but the Savannah Children's Book Festival was an incredible event! Here are some photos and videos from the event that might not be out there yet. A lot of the photos are from school visits leading up to the event.
The interior of the book is all ready to go, so now I have the task of designing the cover. I'm sure there are some artists that would say this needs to be done much earlier in the process, but for me- I don't think the cover of the book should dictate what happens within the book- instead, the cover idea will be revealed after spending time in the story. Also, there's quite a bit of editing and rearranging throughout the whole process, so the story can make some significant changes throughout the whole process. Therefore, I won't truly have an idea of what the cover should be until I have the story and illustrations locked into place.
Having said all that, I'm still trying out a few different versions of the cover, which I'll share with you here. Please let me know what you think of them, and which is your favorite. When it comes to design, I really scrutinize, but when it comes to a cover design, I scrutinize like crazy!
It's funny... the saying, "You can't judge a book by its cover", applies to a lot of things, but in this day and age, it really doesn't apply to books.
The images are numbered in the lower left-hand corner to help you declare your favorite version, or talk about certain elements of different covers. Please leave me some feedback. Thanks!
Awww, don't be sad, Orange- the book is just about wrapped up! I just had a phone meeting with the writer, Dan Wentzel, who lives in Seattle, and ironed out some things with the text, so now it's time to start laying it in.
The release date has been pushed back a little bit, because there's just no way we'll have it done by the Savannah Children's Book Festival, but it looks like we'll make it by the Christmas season.