It’s official! In celebration of the release of my newest picture book, LOVE IS KIND, we’re going on tour, BLOG tour that is! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be making stops at the following blogs. There will be interviews, giveaways and more. Please stop by!
I haven’t received my advanced copy of LOVE IS KIND, so I can’t yet give you a proper advanced “flip through” of the book, but I think you’ll enjoy this delightful video clip, created by illustrator Lison Chaperon, introducing Little Owl, the sweet protagonist of LOVE IS KIND. All Little Owl really wants is to get his grammy a box of chocolates, but his attempts keep getting thwarted. In the process, though, he learns the true meaning of love as described in 1 Corinthians 13. Real love, as it turns out, isn’t found in a box – even one filled with chocolates. Now without further ado, meet Little Owl! (Isn’t he adorable?)
Guess what? I have another new picture coming out soon with Zonderkidz! LOVE IS KIND is scheduled to release August 7, 2018, which, gulp, is almost right around the corner.
Here’s the scoop from Zonderkidz:
“Love Is Kind, written by bestselling author Laura Sassi and illustrated by Lison Chaperon, tells the sweet story of Little Owl who discovers the real meaning of love on his quest to find his grammy the perfect gift. Told in simple prose, this heartfelt and humorous picture book is a sweet reminder that real love isn’t found in a box – even one filled with chocolates. Love Is Kind takes a charming and gentle approach to teaching kids the true meaning of love as described in 1 Corinthians 13, while celebrating the bonds that kids have with their grandparents, and the many forms that love and happiness can take.”
Thank you, Zonderkidz publishing this next picture book (and I am especially excited about this one because LOVE is a message we can never hear enough about)! And isn’t that Little Owl standing in that heart-shaped pile of leaves adorable? I’ve seen the interior spreads too, and each illustration is cuter than the next. I can’t wait for this one to hit shelves everywhere.
Look what arrived on my porch yesterday afternoon! A package from Sterling containing the proofs for DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE! I’d seen the illustrations in little images on my computer screen, but seeing them full size and on paper makes my heart sing!
My daughter and I spent a nice long while exploring each and every page and enjoying all the little details that I hadn’t noticed before, such as Rebecca’s wonderful use of scratchy strokes to capture the old opera house floors and Delores’ extremely expressive whiskers.
Next stop, (I think), the printer! Thank you, Sterling, and thank you, Rebecca Gerlings, for making this project a reality. I can’t wait for this Diva and her charming Opera House Mouse to make their debuts. (Only 5 month and two weeks from now, but who’s counting? =) )