Copies of Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes have arrived a little ahead of schedule and I’m so excited! The experience of opening the box and seeing a stack of my books for the first time is like theater on opening night, not the dress rehearsal, but the real thing!
Making a children’s book is quite a production, involving many people, usually over several years. In this case it took about 5 years to go from the initial commitment of the publisher, Houghton Mifflin and myself to this moment when the books are out in stores. Autographed copies can be ordered from my local bookshop, Eight Cousins 508-548-5548. Also, Amazon.com has a feature that allows you to look inside the book. Those of you who have already ordered copies should be receiving yours soon.
But, I’m still not finished getting the original illustrations ready for the traveling exhibit. There are 9 more borders to make before we hang the first show in Falmouth on Sept. 14th. Instead of typing, I’ve got to go thread a needle!
To celebrate their arrival, I’m offering a giveaway of a copy of Pocketful of Posies to a reader in the USA. Please leave a comment on this post and the winner will be chosen at random on Sept. 15th.