Month: August 2015

A Haircut for a Story

Kudos to barber Courtney Holmes for this fabulous back-to-school idea. I hope it becomes a monthly event for the salon.

See the full story at Elite Daily (link below).

http://elitedaily.com/news/barber-gives-free-haircuts-kids-read-books/1179250/

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The Peddler’s Bed is Here!

You know what’s great about having a blog? It’s the perfect place to celebrate my friend Lauri Fortino’s debut picture book, The Peddler’s Bed, brightly illustrated by the talented Bong Redila.

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I was delighted to receive my copy ahead of the September release, and I keep dipping back for repeat readings. The Peddler’s Bed is cozy and quiet (squeaks, notwithstanding) but also potent in the way that it depicts the currency of kindness. Freely given, received, and reciprocated without expectation or strings, this is a beautiful example of how to convey a positive message in that showing-not-telling way picture books do so well.

Great job, Lauri!

Read more about Lauri Fortino at her blog where she interviews authors and reviews picture books available at the DeWitt Community Library in DeWitt, New York.