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DOZENS OF COUSINS (Cover, Trailer & 1st Review!)

DOZENS OF COUSINS (Cover, Trailer & 1st Review!)

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Dozens of Cousins (Published by Clarion HMH, and illustrated by the talented David Catrow.) is slated to be released July 1, but the first review is in already—and it’s a star. YAY!

Publisher’s Weekly says:  “An annual family reunion brings together a passel of carefree cousins in this joyful pairing of Crum’s (Mine!) comically heroic verse with Catrow’s (Have Fun, Molly Lou Mellon) equally rollicking pictures . . .  A triumphant ode to family in all of its messy, quirky glory.”  See the full review here: http://publishersweekly.com/978-0-618-15874-4 .

 

In celebration we’ve created a book trailer for those of you who want a closer peek. Enjoy!

 

COMING! July 2013 . . . published by Clarion.

Free EMU Symposium of Writing and Publishing for Children: Oct. 17, 2012

Free EMU Symposium of Writing and Publishing for Children: Oct. 17, 2012

I’ll be on a panel sharing my experiences about getting my work published for children and teens at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center, Room 310A.  There’ll also be time for questions from the audience. From 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 17.

Also on the panel will be Brynne Barnes, author of “Colors of Me,” who has a master’s in creative writing from EMU; Laura Handy (pen name Laura Ellen), author of “Blind Spot,” who has a master’s in children’s literature from EMU; and Shaun Williams, author of “Sea Beds,” who has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from EMU.
 
The event is free and open to the public. Nicola’s Books will provide books for those interested in purchasing books and having them signed.
 
For more information, contact Christine Hume at chume@emich.edu or Annette Wannamaker at awannamak@emich.edu.  EMU’s Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/OP4JSZ .

 

See you there!

Shutta

A New Year’s Gift for Lovers of Kid Lit. . . .

A New Year’s Gift for Lovers of Kid Lit. . . .

 

What a gift to start out the new year! I absolutely LOVE this funny little article in the New York Times about the science behind some of our favorite children’s books. What, exactly, does brown bear see? Why is George so curious? And could the Pigeon drive the bus better than a human? If, like George, you’re curious to know the answers to these perplexing questions click on the link below.  Enjoy!!!!

LOL!

Shutta

 

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