Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Introducing Pet This Book and Play This Book by Jessica Young AND Poppy's Best Babies by Susan Eaddy

I have a new goal in life: to share a release day with one of my local writing friends. How cool would it be to share a launch party with another author? That's exactly what Jessica Young and Susan Eaddy did this past weekend. Here I am with Susan, Jessica, and Jessica's illustrator, Daniel Wiseman, at Sunday's book launch.




And today is the big book birthday! Be sure you scroll down to read about all three of these great new books!





Blurb:


Play This Book: To start our show we need a band--maybe you can lend a hand! There are lots of ways little hands can make music. Each page of this interactive book invites readers to strum the guitar, slide the trombone, crash the cymbals, and more--no instruments required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of instruments waiting to share their sounds. The only thing this band needs is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Play This Book!


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Pet This Book: Hello, friend! It's time to play! We're taking care of pets today. There are lots of ways little hands can care for animals. Each page of this book invites readers to pet the cat, wash the puppy, brush the horse's mane, and more--no animals required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of pets who can't wait to play. The only thing they need is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Pet This Book!

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Bio:

Jessica Young grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The same things make her happy now as when she was a kid: dancing, painting, music, digging in the dirt, picnics, reading, and writing. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. When she was little, she wanted to be a tap-dancing flight attendant/veterinarian, but she's changed her mind!

Jessica's award-winning debut picture book, MY BLUE IS HAPPY (2013, Candlewick Press) is a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title and was included on the 2014 Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, the Texas Library Association's 2014 2×2 Reading List, the Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets 2013 and 2015 Forest of Reading Blue Spruce list, the 2016-2017 Volunteer State Book Award list, the 2016 Ladybug Award list, and the Library of Congress/Center for the Book’s 52 Great Reads list. She is also the author of SPY GUY THE NOT-SO-SECRET AGENT (2015, Harcourt Children’s Books), the FINLEY FLOWERS chapter book series (2015, Capstone Young Readers), the HAGGIS AND TANK UNLEASHED early chapter book series (2016, Scholastic Branches), and the upcoming PLAY THIS BOOK and PET THIS BOOK (Bloomsbury, 2018). When she's not writing, Jessica loves doing school visits and sharing her books and writing process with students.






Blurb:

Poppy, the little rabbit with a big personality, has a BIG problem--new baby twins!

Poppy is thrilled when her grandmother comes to help with the new babies. But when the twins keep GeeGee too busy to play, Poppy's jealousy spirals out of control. After some thinking time, Poppy finds a way to use her talent and creativity to welcome both her grandmother and her little sisters. An honest and heartwarming look at sibling rivalry, and readers will identify with Poppy as she struggles with sibling rivalry--and cheer when her big heart helps her overcome her negative feelings.

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Bio:



Susan Eaddy begins her job every day with clean hands. Within 15 minutes those hands are bright green, or purple, or whatever! Susan works in her attic studio playing with clay and writing picture books. She was an Art Director for fifteen years, during which time she won international 3D illustration awards and a Grammy nomination. 

Her clay illustrated books include Papa Fish’s Lullaby by Patricia Hubbell, My Love for You is the Sun, by Julie Hedlund and three First Looks at Vehicles published with the Smithsonian Institution.


She is the author of Poppy’s Best Paper, published with Charlesbridge. Poppy’s Best Babies will be released in 2018. She loves to travel and has used the opportunity to do school visits anywhere in the world from Taiwan to Alabama to Hong Kong to Brazil.