Thursday, December 06, 2012

Introducing The Yuckiest Stinkiest Best Valentine Ever

It's a book! 
December 6, 2012
14 oz.
32 pages

Please join me in welcoming to the world The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever! This baby was conceived ten years ago by me and has been lovingly brought to life by Tedd Arnold, Kathy Dawson, and all the brilliant folks at Dial Books for Young Readers.

The reviews are coming in...

"Get ready to enjoy a laugh-out-loud, fast-paced adventure involving a secret crush, a runaway valentine with an attitude and lots of candy. Get this now - it's better than candy." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Arnold's full-page, boldly colored, digitally created cartoonlike illustrations are dynamic, bringing the chase to life. With its creative story line and upbeat writing, this picture book is a must for holiday collections." School Library Journal

Want to help me celebrate? Here's how you can:

Buy a copy for yourself, your kids, and your kids' teachers. (Support your local independent book store if you are lucky enough to have one.)
Add your own review at Amazon.
Share this page on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, tumblr, wherever.
Check out the yuckiest, stinkiest, best activity kit to go along with the book.
And mark your calendar for one of these fun events.

Bringing a book into the world is not as painful as childbirth, but the gestation period is way longer, and the hopes and dreams for a bright future are quite similar. Though I'm not expecting this book to get into college, find love, have a fulfilling career, and stay healthy, I am hoping it will work its way into as many readers' hearts as possible. And for that, I need your help.

Thanks and Happy (Early) Valentine's Day!