Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lil' Readers Button Give Away

I just got six boxes of my button collaboration with Badge Bomb from Portland, OR - and they came out great! See for yourself:

Update: The giveaway is over and the comments section is now closed. Thanks for commenting! There were a ton of books mentioned that I don't know yet, I'll be sure to check them out.

Thanks again,


Leave me a comment telling me your favorite children's book from when you were a kid, and I'll pick 4 winners to each get 4 different buttons - so please, comment away! Make sure to link your comment with your email so I can get in touch if you win. I'll pick 4 winners randomly tonight at 10pm.

One comment per person, please - though you can list as many books as you want - and please share this with your book-loving buddies.

Thank you!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014



There’s more than one way to be the big dog in the little bestiary.
Sam is top dog when it comes to zipping his red roadster around the track. “He was number one in speed. / He was number one at turns. // And he was number one at finishing races in the number-one spot.” Like Sam, Geisel winner Pizzoli’s artwork is crackerjack, too, with pure cupcake colors, French curves, blocks of high-octane negative space and personable animal pals. Then comes the day that Sam doesn’t cross the finish line first. Fortunately, Sam proves not to be a poor loser, but his self-confidence sure takes a shellacking. He’s a wreck, figuratively. When the next big race comes up, he even forgets to wish his friend Maggie good luck. After a slow start, Sam takes the lead. “Sam would be number one again!” Whoa! Five yellow, bespectacled chicks are on the racetrack. Sam hits the brakes and gathers up the peepsters as his friends steam by to the finish line. No. 1 takes on a whole new meaning. Pizzoli’s story is a simple class act. Do the right thing—you can’t lose, ever. And most of the time, the right thing is no great philosophical conundrum but as clear as the checkered flag.
A polished work, from the words to the finish on the race cars. (Picture book. 3-5)