Monday, April 23, 2012

April Fool, Phyllis!

We got a new puppy two weeks ago.  It's been infinitely harder than I had imagined.  The problem isn't the waking up in the middle of the night to let him out.  And it isn't the picking up after him.  The problem  is... how to keep him entertained!

If I try to play with him, he ends up biting me.

If I try to walk him on a leash, he sits down and refuses to budge.

If I give him one of those expensive bones to chew on, he buries it.

There seemed to be no good way to keep him busy!

Just when I was ready to give up...

Phyllis arrived!

Cruzer was riveted.  He loved the spunky protagonist and had loads of fun trying to solve the riddles.  Cruzer insisted on re-reading the story several times. It kept him engrossed for hours.

And I got a much needed break.

 So, thanks to Susanna Leonard Hill for including us in the April Fool, Phyllis World Tour!   Cruzer recommends this engaging picture book for all  kids and canines.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Celebrating with a PB Giveaway!

April 1st came and went and I was so busy I didn't get a chance to pull any pranks.  Dagnabbit!   (I just love that word)

But there's LOADS to celebrate, so I am doing the first of many PB giveaways!

In no particular order, here are some of the things I am excited about:

  • The launch of my new site!
  • HOP! PLOP! turns six tomorrow!
  • Ame Dyckman's debut picture book BOY + BOT releases next week!
  • Our puppy comes on Saturday!
  •  Sarah Frances Hardy's debut picture book PUZZLED BY PINK comes out April 12th! (two good friends debuting in the same week!)

And as if that isn't enough, there may be more top secret Ninja news coming soon!

So, I am giving away a copy of HOP! PLOP!  (with BOY + BOT and PUZZLED BY PINK giveaways coming later this month)

There are two ways to enter.  Follow me here and leave a comment on this post.

Or follow me on Facebook and leave a comment there.

Or do both for two entries.