Kid Lit Love: Noah Noasaurus

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Elaine Kiely Kearns does so much for the kid lit community. She and Sylvia Liu are responsible for the kid lit 411 website which provides a wealth of information for aspiring writers. If you haven’t checked it out, I encourage you to do so.

I was excited to receive a copy of Elaine’s debut picture book, titled NOAH NOASAURUS. This book has the winning combination of a popular dinosaur theme paired with a recognizable stage of childhood development. Many parents can relate to the “No” phase where a child’s favourite word becomes “no.” And for that reason alone, parents and children will love the book.

From the Wooly Mammoth Slippers to the Smilodon Toothpaste, Elaine has fully explored the dinosaur theme in a playful manner.

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The bright and colourful illustrations by Colin Jack along with the increasing parade of dinosaur friends who follow Noah on his grumpy journey are delightful.

In true toddler fashion, Noah’s grumpiness turns to laughter and he and his friends discover that a sense of humour can bring us out of our dinosaur doldrums. This is a super appealing book for preschool aged children.

 

August Giveaway!

Yay!  Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith.  The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula and…. a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!!

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If your kids love Jillian Jiggs, they will love Katie Shaeffer.  Join Katie and Baxter in this fun story in their quest for golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round…PANCAKES!

There are three ways to enter.  Each action gives you an entry into the giveaway.

  1. Follow @mackey_cynthia on twitter
  2. Tweet about the giveaway
  3. Comment on this blog post and tell us your most favourite breakfast food (and it is okay if the answer is not pancakes!) Comments are moderated so they may not show up right away.

This is  a Rafflecopter giveaway.  You must enter through Rafflecopter.

Rules:

  1. you must be 19 years of age or older to enter
  2. You must be a resident of the US or Canada
  3. Giveaway open from August 2, 2017- August 9, 2017
  4. You must reply be email within 7 days to claim your prizes

Good luck to all who enter!  Fun! Fun!

 

August Giveaway!

Yay!  Time to give away a copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker… my first ever published picture book with illustrations by Paula Nasmith.  The winner will also receive a couple of art cards created by Paula and…. a $10 Amazon Gift Card!!!

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If your kids love Jillian Jiggs, they will love Katie Shaeffer.  Join Katie and Baxter in this fun story in their quest for golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round…PANCAKES!

There are three ways to enter.  Each action gives you an entry into the giveaway.

  1. Follow @mackey_cynthia on twitter
  2. Tweet about the giveaway
  3. Comment on this blog post and tell us your most favourite breakfast food (and it is okay if the answer is not pancakes!) Comments are moderated so they may not show up right away.

This is  a Rafflecopter giveaway.  You must enter through Rafflecopter.

Rules:

  1. you must be 19 years of age or older to enter
  2. You must be a resident of the US or Canada
  3. Giveaway open from August 2, 2017- August 9, 2017
  4. You must reply be email within 7 days to claim your prizes

Good luck to all who enter!  Fun! Fun!

 

A Real Life Katie Shaeffer

Though this does not count as inspiration for the book, here’s a great example of a real life Katie Shaeffer.  One of my preschoolers, age 5, wanted to bring something for show and tell and it could not be a toy.  He and his Mom showed incredible initiative, resourcefulness and creativity to visit the beach, collect the items and then using a glue gun, put together this awesome pirate ship.

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Celebrating the real Katie Shaeffers of the world and their trusty assistants who help make it all happen! Creativity can be part of your lifestyle just like Katie’s in the story.

Check out Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker, an inspiring book for you and your child!

Happy Book Birthday, Katie Shaeffer!

Katie Shaeffer is too young to use the stove. Katie is also an avid collector. She has just one wish. One dream. One desire.  Katie wants to make golden brown, fluffy as a cloud, perfectly round PANCAKES all by herself.

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Enjoy this charming story and find out how Katie and her friend Baxter find a way to make Katie’s wish come true.

Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker is written by Cynthia Mackey and illustrated by Paula Nasmith.

Available April 24th on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com!