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 a complete list of winners, follow this link: https://www.storymonsters.com/book-briefs/2019-purple-dragonfly-book-award-winners
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 their names boldly printed. Accompanying these fruity depictions on the facing pages are rhyming riddles asking the reader to guess what the fruit is. The speckled banana is claimed to be shaped like a smile that is bright yellow, and in rhythmic verse, the reader is told to remove its peel for a soft, tropical meal. Let the child guess what fruit resembles a blue colored marble, or which plant has red watery flesh, and grows on a long, green vine. Think of the citrus, so orange bright and a lover of daylight. Children will have fun mimicking the melodious words while dreaming of the colorful fruits, while their imaginative tongues sample the fruits’ delightful textures and flavors. As an educational tool, this little book provides a colorful introduction to the foods we eat, along with a nourishing supply of imaginative language.
Only three more days until What am I? Fruits is released! Many fun fruit riddles await, including cherries, blueberries, oranges, pineapples, and much more. Order your hardcover or paperback copy today or share this post with a friend who might be interested.
Join me in celebrating the release of my new children’s book, What am I? Fruits on Monday April 29th, 2019 at Monkey See, Monkey Do Bookstore in Clarence, NY. The event will begin at 12pm as I do a reading of my new book, followed by book signings. I will also provide a craft for kids to enjoy. If you have a chance, stop by!
Here’s a sneak peak of a page spread of my upcoming book, What am I? Fruits, which will be released in a few weeks. Can you guess the fruit?