Santa Versus The Tooth Fairy

Coming in just under the wire, here's my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's 7th Annual Holiday Contest. For this contest, entrants wrote a children's holiday story, featuring a surprise, in 250 words or less. ____ SANTA VERSUS THE TOOTH FAIRY Not a creature was stirring, not even a… Wait! The mouse was stirring. And the…

Perfect Picture Book Fridays: BLUEBERRY GIRL

  Title: BLUEBERRY GIRL Written by: Neil Gaiman Illustrated by: Charles Vess Harper, 2009, fiction For Ages: 2 and UP Themes/Topics: lullabies, prayers, invocations, girls, creativity, freedom, beauty, joy, nature, parenthood, childhood, aging First spread: Ladies of light and ladies of darkness and ladies of never-you mind, this is a prayer for a blueberry girl.  …

Perfect Picture Book Friday: MY COUSIN MOMO

  Title: MY COUSIN MOMO Written and illustrated by: Zachariah OHora Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015, fiction For Ages: 3 and UP Themes/Topics: individuality, trying new things, doing things differently, acceptance, friendship, cousins, squirrels, flying squirrels First page: This is my cousin Momo! He’s a flying squirrel! Summary (from publisher): “When Momo the flying squirrel…

Perfect Picture Book Friday: THE LIBRARY

While THE LIBRARY is over twenty years old, it feels timeless. Written by: Sarah Stewart Illustrated by: David Small Farrar Straus Giroux, 1995, fiction For Ages: 4 and UP Themes/Topics: reading, readers, libraries, librarians, bibliophiles, eccentrics, generosity, friendship, rhyming First spread: “Elizabeth Brown Entered the world Dropping straight down from the sky.   Elizabeth Brown…