It's been a good long while since I've posted here,
but I'm so excited to share that my newest picture book releases today!
THINK BIG, illustrated by the vivid and imaginative Vanessa Brantley Newton,
is a celebration of all things art. And when I say all things I mean all things.
(Including cooking? Yep.
Pottery, writing, drawing, song? Yep yep yep yep.)
If you want to know more about the how's and why's of that, here's a guest post I did at Cynsations today, thanks to the graciousness of author extraordinaire Cynthia Leitich Smith!
(And you should definitely pop over there if you'd like a copy of THINK BIG because there's a giveway!!! Wahoo!)
And if you'd like to know what the kind folks at Kirkus think of the book, you can have a look here. (That mention of Glee is, surely, the closest I'll ever get to having a TV show of my own so yay for that!)
But, blah blah blah and linkety link.
What I REALLY want to say is this.
It is summer. There are kids on vacation all over, at least, the northern hemisphere.
And there is a lot of competition for their attention.
Video games, blockbuster matinees, swimming and sleeping in and reading for pleasure.
There are also just an endless array of fun, creative, self-inspired artistic opportunities at their fingertips.
Maybe they'll make a pinata!
Or learn how to finger-knit!
Or write and direct and perform a play (like the truly renown Mystery at Palm Hotel I did with my cousins about 35 years ago).
Whatever it is, I hope you'll let them make a mess, make some noise and THINK BIG!!!
- Thinking Big