Wednesday, March 7, 2012
ME WANT PET....review and giveaway
Do you have an author crush? You know an author you just adore and can't get enough of their books... I have an author crush on Tammi Sauer. (blushes) I met her at the SCBWI conference in Kansas City a few years ago. I took a class from her and was bowled over by the wealth of information she shared with us. If you missed that post, please feel free to check it out. So when Tammi asked me if I would be interested in doing a book review for ME WANT PET I was beside myself. I had already pre-ordered ME WANT PET, so that is good news for you because I will be giving a copy of this amazing hardback picture book!
Tammi is also doing a book giveaway .and.... she is giving away some wicked cool second and third place prizes too.
ME WANT PET! (Paula Wiseman/S&S, 2012)
Illustrated by Bob Shea
Cave Boy goes in search of the perfect prehistoric pet.
Raves and Reviews for ME WANT PET!:
"This account of the age-old bond between animals and children is ideally paced for read-aloud pleasure." - Kirkus Reviews
"Sauer has crafted a humerous read-aloud that's both age-appropriate and entertaining." - School Library Journal
"In this Stone Age comedy, Sauer and Shea imagine a child with a demand as old as time." - Publisher's Weekly
My review without spoilers....
If you ever wanted a pet and were told no, this is the book for you!
Cave Boy really wants a pet, but his parents find every excuse they can for why he can't keep each animal he brings home. But Cave Boy doesn't give up...He keeps searching for a pet that his parents will accept. He searches hard and long to find the perfect pet. Something awful happens....then something great happens....and a very very happy ending. (See no spoilers)
ME WANT PET is a delightful story, that is easy and fun to read and kiddos will want to read it over and over again. Cave Boy is such a relate-able character. It's full of fun dialogue...OOGA!
If you are a picture book writer, I suggest you check out Tammi's books. I've been studying them to improve my writing. You can check out all of Tammi's books and upcoming books here. You can purchase ME WANT PET here and here.
Tammi's book Mostly Monsterly is featured on Cheerios boxes right now! So hurry out and buy a box of Cheerios! Mostly Monsterly is an amazing book!
To check out & enter Tammi's contest hop over to her blog....
If you would like to enter my giveaway, please be a follower and use "OOGA" in your comments. I will announce the winner on my March 22nd post.
Do you have an author crush???