From Patricia Storms:
I'm very pleased (and bitterly jealous!) that The Happy Booker is finally getting a much deserved vacation, and I do hope she comes back with lots of gifts for me.
I'm thrilled to get to help out The Happy Booker, and honoured to be surrounded by some very talented guest bloggers. I thought I'd give a plug in this post for the lighter side of fiction – namely picture books and gift books, both of which I adore, and not just because that's one of the areas where I earn my keep.
Hail to the wondrous picture book! Sure words are fun and all, but let's not forget those entertaining pictures that (hopefully) entice that young reader to explore what's inside. If you've been fretting over what picture book to buy the little ones in your life, why not take a boo (pardon the pun!) at my illustrated Halloween book, '13 Ghosts of Halloween', written by Canadian author Robin Muller and published by Scholastic Canada. It's coming out this
August, so don't miss it!
So now that you've dealt with the young'uns, don't forget those seniors, either! Know any grandmothers? Are they sweet and traditional or wild and crazy? Either way, they'll love my illustrated gift book 'Good Granny/Bad Granny' written by Mary McHugh, and published by Chronicle Books. Also coming out this August, and sure to entertain the grannies out there, good or bad.
There's always room on every bookshelf for fun and frolic, I say!