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First Review in for MOUSELING’S WORDS!

First Review in for MOUSELING’S WORDS!

The first review of MOUSELING’S WORDS came out from Kirkus, and it’s a great one! (Already! The book won’t be published until Dec. 5. But you can preorder now.) A snippet here: “The tale is well-paced with just the right amount of gentle adventure to appeal to young humans discovering the world of words and books for themselves. Encouraging, lovely words.”

 

Woo-hoo!!!

 

Also, I love the descriptive text the publisher has included:

 

“In this lively introduction to the pleasure of words, a timid young mouse’s first trip out of the nest becomes a reading adventure. Mouseling has grown up surrounded by words, scraps of paper torn from menus. Once he leaves the nest, he decides that discovering words is his mission in life and finds more words than he can count, spelling and sounding them out, thrilled by each one. The library offers a treasure trove of words, also danger: a cat. When Mouseling realizes that the cat would rather know what’s in the books than eat him for dinner, he starts reading aloud to the cat–the best gift he can give in exchange for the world of stories.”

 

Can’t wait for it to get here–December 5–just in time for holiday gift-giving.

 

Cheers!

Shutta

In Honor of Father’s Day: God and the Swearing Book

In Honor of Father’s Day: God and the Swearing Book

In honor of Father’s Day, I offer a link to an article about my favorite two reference questions. What good dads these two fathers were! It was originally published in the LAST WORD column of CHILDREN & LIBRARIES magazine, 2009.

 

GOD AND THE SWEARING BOOK

Enjoy!

Dadoutwest

My Dad:  Melvin Crum

Shutta

A Fun New Site for Teens & Tweens

A Fun New Site for Teens & Tweens

 

Two friends have started a website for teens and tweens on decorating one’s room. It’s called How To with Lindalu and Cheryl, Too. There are lots of fun ideas there for decorating inexpensively, but with sizzle!

What’s this got to do with books?  Lindalu and Cheryl are compiling a book that will accompany the site, and are currently presenting (with flair and color) to library audiences. (Hey, you program planners who are looking for something unique–this could be it!)

Drop by the site and give them a “like,” if you’re so inclined. Even better, contact them about a program. I can’t wait for the book to come out, too.

 

Enjoy!

Shutta