Last week, Tracy had an author visit as part of her Summer Reading Program. We went and had such a great time! I think it may be the first time I've met a children's author and I know it's the first time I've had a chance to talk with one. Pretty exciting for me. :)
Sorry for the blurry picture. I was standing in the back of the room as she was presenting.
She has 2 children's books published (along with some coloring and drawing books). They are Dogs, Dogs! and Cats, Cats! Both of these books are great. I can't wait to use them in my classroom.
"Shaggy dog, shaggy dog, with so much hair.
Do you really have eyes under there?"
"Timid cat, timid cat, under the bed,
Won't you come out, even to be fed?"
"Little girl, little boy
reading this book.
Which dog are you like?
Take a look!"
The illustrations and lettering are so fun!
Here's a review from the School Library Journal-
"Text set against plenty of white space, with a few sophisticated words to challenge youngsters, make these good choices for emerging readers. The bright, crisp illustrations are cheerful and attractive and will call out to children who want to look at playful pictures of cats and dogs. These books are also useful as introductions to adjectives, with the art adroitly reinforcing the texts. All in all, these are versatile titles that should find a home in most collections."
Mrs. Schmidt believes in herself and the Whatif Monster. She designed the monster and had some made. (You need to hop on over to her blog and read about it here). Now, from what I understand the publisher is also making a Whatif Monster, but this one is a limited edition author designed and autographed original! Each of my girls got one and Mrs. Schmidt was so kind as to give me one to share.... so let's have a giveaway! All you need to do is become a follower and leave a comment. The drawing will be done Friday night. Also, you should really should check out her blog here and/ or follow her on Facebook. Just to give you a tiny taste here's her copyright warning.... "all this is mine, please don't steal. it's not nice and will make your mama sad" that just that cracked me up!
Holding the Whatif Monster
Here's the one you could win
See, he's autographed (she also initialed the tiny tag on his bum!)....
aren't you impressed? :)
Soooooo.... become a follower, leave a comment and he could be yours!