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Later, Gator! - Perfect Picture Book Friday #PPBF

Ever wonder how many different rhyming ways an alligator can say goodbye, besides "after a while crocodile." What about rhyming ways to say hello? Later, Gator! Author & Illustrator: Erik Brooks Publisher: Sterling Children's Books, 2016 Ages 3-6 Fiction Themes: Moving, loneliness, rhyming, friendship, bravery Synopsis (From Amazon): After awhile, Crocodile. See you soon, Baboon. LATER, GATOR. Gator’s moving, and he’s so sad to say goodbye to his friends. Worst of all, he doesn’t know anyone in his new neighborhood! But with a little help—and some encouraging letters—from the good pals he left behind, Gator realizes what he has to do. Just say . . . HELLO! And with a Howdy do, Kangaroo and

12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Here is my entry to Susanna Hill’s Mostly World Famous 6th Annual Holiday Writing Contest. The inspiration came from from a cookie marathon with my daughter, where we just finished making 24 batches of cookies. Quickly, here’s the guidelines: Write a children’s holiday story of 300 words or less, based on The Twelve Days of Christmas. For the rules and other entries, please visit Susanna’s blog. The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies (297 words) by Maria Marshall On the first day of Christmas my child said to me: “Let’s bake cookies right now.” So, we measured, mixed and baked, 1 batch of Chocolate Chip cookies. “Let’s make more!” On the second day of Christmas we designed and twiste

The Bear Who Wasn't There - Perfect Picture Book Friday #PPBF

A special book if you love books that break the fourth wall. The Bear Who Wasn't There Author: LeUyen Pham Illustrator: LeUyen Pham Publisher: Roaring Book Press, 2016 Age: 3 to 6 years Fiction Theme: Humor, Book/story, animals, mystery Synopsis (From Amazon): This book is about Bear... so what happens when he doesn't show up on his page? Who will find him? Will it be Giraffe, who himself seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or Cow, or perhaps even the author herself? One thing's for sure--it probably won't be Duck. Duck doesn't seem concerned that Bear is missing. In fact, he seems to be trying to steal the show for himself! Duck would much prefer that the reader pick up

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