2019 Holiday Sales from Split Seed Press

Holiday shopping is upon us and books make perfect gifts. What am I? Fruits, What am I? Vegetables, and Tree Verse are on sale via my online bookstore: https://aerbook.com/store/author_john_benzee. Use coupon code FRUITCAKE to get 15% off your order. (ends 12/23/2019) Tree Verse eBook edition is also discounted 50% at all major online retailers: https://books2read.com/u/4j1rzoContinue reading “2019 Holiday Sales from Split Seed Press”

A 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner

I’m excited to announce that my latest picture book, What am I? Fruits has won 1st place for the food-related category in The Purple Dragonfly Book Awards run by Story Monsters. The awards recognize and honor “books that are original, innovative and creative in both content and design” that are geared toward children. For aContinue reading “A 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner”

June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

In the United States, June is designated as National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, which promotes healthy eating and tasty fresh and local foods. Fruits and vegetables are celebrated for their nutrition (bell peppers have more vitamin C than oranges), types and varieties (there are about 7,500 apple varieties worldwide), and cooking versatility. Why don’tContinue reading “June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month”

Tulsa Book Review: What am I? Fruits

Tulsa Book Review gave a 5 star review to What am I? Fruits. Here’s the review in its entirety: What a fun way for preschoolers and early graders to learn about the fruits they eat while picking up some additional language skills. Drawn upon these three dozen tinted pages are colorfully drawn fruits with theirContinue reading “Tulsa Book Review: What am I? Fruits”