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.


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.



  1. Thank you, Sarah! It’s so sweet of you to feature my book on your blog! I’m so glad you like it; that means a lot to me. I know I’ll be doing the same for you in the near future. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Frog On A Blog and commented:
    My friend and critique group mate Sarah received her copy of The Peddler’s Bed and she had some super sweet things to say about it. Thank you, Sarah! Check out Sarah’s blog An Awfully Big Adventure!

  3. I look forward to reading Lauri’s new book. The description you provided reminds me of how Lauri pays it forward and back in the kid lit community: ” Freely given, received, and reciprocated without expectation or strings…”

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