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Saturday, September 15, 2012
The BIG Blog Book Tour
We had a tremendous time during the first week of the tour, starting at The Blood-Red Pencil where we introduced Meredith Moran, the Ph.D. candidate who writes the lesson plans for the Little Pickle Press books. We were even more pleased to be able to offer the free lesson plan for BIG during this tour. You can download it here. It's a marvelous way to expand on the points made in the BIG picture book.
On Tuesday, we visited Marilyn Meredith, a novelist, teacher, and great-grandmother. Here's her sweet great-granddaughter enjoying a copy of BIG. A picture is worth a thousand words!
On Wednesday, author Sylvia Dickey Smith hosted us on her Writing Strong Women blog and encouraged reading groups to check out the book. There are certainly lessons for adults in BIG, that's for sure.
On Thursday, our author pal and homeschooling mom, Leslea Tash, had a terrific post with her four children trying out one of the projects in the lesson plan - the tree pose - which demonstrates that a little practice each day results in BIG results by the end of one month. The photos are priceless!
And finally, on Friday, Magic Dog Press interviewed the illustrator of BIG, UK artist Clare Fennell, who shares some of her background and collage techniques with us.
If you missed any of the stops, be sure to drop by for a visit. On Monday, we kick off week #2 of the blog book tour with a visit to Carrots Are Orange, and we'll have an extra special surprise, so don't miss it!
Have you purchased your copy of BIG by Coleen Paratore? If not, here's the link. You'll love not only the BIG size, but that it's printed on lovely, recycled paper with soy inks. Because Little Pickle Press has BIG ideas about protecting the environment, too!