REGIONAL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS . . . there’s two this week!
Big cats are fierce predators that roam the world from the mountains to the deserts. How are these wild cats that hunt for their food the same as pet cats that might chase a mouse or ball of yarn? How are they different? The award-winning prequel to this book, One Wolf Howls, introduces children to counting and the months of the year as they watch the seasons changing. This sequel introduces children to the days of the week as they travel to seven different world habitats to meet the big cats, and then back home to compare and contrast the domestic cat’s behavior to that of its relative. Compare/contrast big cat predators to little kitty cats each day of the week.
Click here to see the trailer!
Susan also illustrated One Wolf Howls by Scotti Cohn, Sylvan Dell Publishing 2009, which won the:
- 2010 Silver Nautilus Book Award
Maryland Blue Crab Honor Book
Recommended by the Kansas National Education Association
and she illustrated Pandas’ Earthquake Escape by Phyllis Perry, Sylvan Dell Publishing 2010, which won the:
- 2010 Mom’s Choice Award: Children’s Picture Books
USA Book News “Best Books 2010” Awards Finalist: Children’s Picture Book
Again, congratulations, Susan!
And congratulations and a mighty woo-HOO also to Lois Hoffman whose poem, Mountains, Mountains, has just been accepted by Literature 4 Kids, and for starting her new blog, www.loishoffman.net! Great job, Lois!
Lois has also given us the . . .
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
- Besides writing, I am also a children’s entertainer (The Juggling Hoffmans). I wrote a story that I was about to send out to a publisher(s), but it would also be great to read aloud/perform/storyteller type bit during my show. If I perform the story, is it then still usable as an unpublished manuscript? I am not planning to have it in written form at my show.
Seeing how I am not an expert on this topic, I took this question to Rosemary Stimola, one of our guest speakers at the upcoming Spring into Action conference. In response, Rosemary doesn’t see that such a read-aloud performance would preclude submission as an unpublished manuscript.
Thanks, Lois and Rosemary!
Have a wonderful, snowy weekend, everyone. And here’s something to think about:
- “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”–Jack London.
So while you’re snowed in, break out the club and write something great! 🙂