Go get your hot coffee or hot cocoa and come back for the news and the PPBF of the day.
This past Tuesday I was on Pembroke’s blog as her meet the author Tuesday: http://pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com/2012/11/meet-author-tuesday.html
And for my own blog I interviewed Carol Cole the author of our very own PPBF today, last Tuesday as part one on Clarbojahn Presents! And will do again next Tuesday on part two.
As for the news about my book signing last Friday, I sold five books of Annie’s Special Day in an hour and half till I called it a night. I was asked back for another time. The owners of “Books and Other Found Things” are two of the nicest people I have met in a long time.
As I write this on Wednesday I am preparing for teaching a clock craft project to the five-year olds at A Neighborhood Learning Center tomorrow and do a reading of “Annie’s Special Day” to all three, four and five-year olds. I’m getting excited about this and will let you know how it goes.
And in other news of the day, which in my scatter brained way I forgot to add was where I’m going to be next week. On tour with my blogging friends. I don’t want you to miss it.
My blog tour of my friends in blogging:
http://childrensbooksheal.com/author/phtilton/ a book review and Q&A by the author of “Annie’s Special Day” on November 12th
https://clarbojahn.wordpress.com/ a post from “Annie’s Special Day” illustrator, Claudia Wolf on November 13th
http://joannamarple.com/ the illustrator story of “Annie’s Special Day” from Clara’s side. on November 14th
http://stacysjensen.blogspot.com/ author Clara Bowman-Jahn’s publishing story of “Annie’s Special Day” on November 15th
http://susannahill.blogspot.com/ the idea to story by Clara Bowman-Jahn of “Annie’s Special Day” on November 19th
So grab a refill and grab your chocolate donut and read the PPBF of today.
Title:The Penguin Lady
Author: Carol Cole// illustrated by Sherry Rogers
Publisher:Sylvan Dell publishing, 2012
What Carol said about her book: The Penguin Lady is a counting book for preschool through second grade children. It features Penelope Parker who loves penguins. Her brother sends her one Galápagos penguin for her birthday and she gradually acquires 10 different species of penguins from all over the southern hemisphere. She eventually winds up with 55 penguins all over her house and yard. Younger children will enjoy having the story read to them. Beginning readers will be able to read the story themselves and learn about the different penguins. The back of the book has 4 pages of learning activities including a map of the world showing where the penguins live. Sylvan Dell, the publisher also has created a 52 page teacher’s guide for the book that can be downloaded from their website: http://www.sylvandellpublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=116
Resources: The back of the book has 4 pages of learning activities including a map of the world showing where the penguins live. Sylvan Dell, the publisher also has created a 52 page teacher’s guide for the book that can be downloaded from their website: http://www.sylvandellpublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=116
Why I love it: The illustrations are mostly in black and white the color of penguins, the penguin lady is a delightful character collecting penguins like cats and the end of book has a nice twist. As a preschool counting tool it meets the standard of teaching numbers one through ten in the guise of a story. It is a delight to read and I’m sure preschoolers will delight in counting the penguins as they turn the pages. They will laugh at the twist at the end.
I am so glad Carol Cole will be here to answer any questions in the comments.
Please join Susanna Leonard Hill at her blog and visit Perfect Picture Books for lists, one on themes and one that’s alphabetized for easy selection of that perfect book for your child or for your pleasure. All of them have teacher guides and resource guides for easy discussion or class plans.
Do you think you will like this book?
My all time fav blogs for writers. I stole this list from Robert Brewer on his blog called “My Name is not Bob” also one of my favorites. And if you click on any of these excellent blogs you’ll see the quality I speak of. So go ahead and enjoy ( with another cup of mocha). I could stop here and read all day!
- WriterUnboxed, by several contributors (including some bloggers mentioned above and below)
- Jane Friedman: Being Human at Electric Speed, by Jane Friedman
- Rachelle Gardner, by Rachelle Gardner
- WordServe Water Cooler, by several contributors
- Red Lemon Club, by several contributors
- Silliman’s Blog, by Ron Silliman
- Harriet, the Blog, by the Poetry Foundation
- A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing, by J.A. Konrath
- Copyblogger, by several contributors
- Make a Living Writing, by Carol Tice
- Nathan Bransford, author, by Nathan Bransford
- Wordplay, by K.M. Weiland
- terribleminds, by Chuck Wendig
- Writer Beware blog, by Victoria Strauss
- InkyGirl, by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
- Book of Kells, by Kelli Russell Agodon
- ProBlogger, by Darren Rowse
- Modern Confessional, by Collin Kelley
- Best American Poetry blog, by the BAP team
- The Traveling Writer, by Alexis Grant
- Baggott Asher Bode, by Julianna Baggott
- Chicks Dig Poetry, by Sandra Beasley
- Evil Editor, by an evil editor (not all of us can be good)
- Jessie Carty blog, by Jessie Carty
- dbqp: visualizing poetics, by Geof Huth
- Freelance Writing Jobs, by several contributors
- Wordgathering, by Margo Roby
- Kris Writes, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- How a Poem Happens, by Brian Brodeur
- Kill Zone, by several contributors
- Write to Done, by several contributors
- Michael Hyatt, by Michael Hyatt
- Jody Hedlund, by Jody Hedlund
- The Writers Alley, by several contributors
And the Writer’s Digest blogs
- Guide to Literary Agents, by Chuck Sambuchino
- The Writer’s Dig, by Brian Klems
- There Are No Rules, by Editors of Writer’s Digest
- Questions & Quandaries, by Brian Klems (also)
- Poetic Asides, by Robert Lee Brewer
Someday I’ll update my blogroll. Meanwhile please consider this list an update.
Are you up to date on your blog roll or does it need help like mine?