And that's a wrap! My first picture book is out in the world, and I'm so excited. It's been an adventure, and the adventure will only continue. By the way, if you live in or around Cherokee County, GA, you're invited to the Ball Ground Library on Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. to hear the book and learn to sculpt Carrie Mouse. It's going to be fabulous.
Now to recap the blog tour and tell you the winners.
"It's a short book - I read it in a couple minutes this morning, actually, and the illustrations are SUPER cute. It's also based on a true story, as you find out in the afterward, so that was awesome. It had very much a Beatrix Potter feel to the story itself - though much shorter than most of her books." --Kendra E. Ardnek
"My toddler also loved the book. She still keeps asking to “read the Mr. Mouse book” (either he was the character that stuck with her most, or else she thought Carrie’s full name is Mr. Mouse). Her favorite page was near the beginning, when Mrs. Mouse and Carrie have their important conversation. (“Read the cat page, Mama!”)" --Erika Mathews
"This is a super cute story about a little mouse who, like many children, struggles to understand why she needs to obey her parents. Especially when they are telling her not to do something that seems like a lot of fun. But as Carrie finds out by the end of the story, her parents are not trying to ruin her fun, they are merely trying to keep her safe. This is a story that can help children easily grasp the concept of how there can be unexpected consequences for their actions, and illustrates how boundaries are meant for their good." --Jenelle Schmidt
- Author Interview at The Music of a Story
- Illustrator Interview at GeorgiaPolitics
- Author Interview at GeorgiaPolitics
1st Prize (Carrie Mouse doll and book): Erika
2nd Prize (Carrie Mouse book): Kelly
Congratulations! I'll be emailing you for the information I need to get you your prizes.
Thanks to everyone who helped out with this release! I can't thank you enough.