Announcing #FredFridays! #TGIFred! And a mega giveaway of 10 different picture books!

 

Fred

During the month of May, Peter Pauper Press will be hosting FRED FRIDAYS, a series of weekly reviews and giveaways around the web in honor of our newest picture book release, Fred, by Kaila Eunhye Seo. We hope you’ll join us for this fun, month-long celebration of TGIF – Thank Goodness It’s FRED

What (and who!) is Fred? Fred, the debut picture book from the very talented Kaila Eunhye Seo, tells the story of a young boy whose world is filled with fantastical friends that make his day so much fun he hardly notices that no one else can see them. However, one day Fred goes off to school and things start to change. As Fred grows up, his childhood friends slowly fade away and seem to disappear, taking some of life's sparkle with them. However, a chance meeting with a young girl reminds him — and the reader — that magic and wonder never really disappear.

Each Friday, bloggers will post their reviews of Fred along with a giveaway for a finished copy of the book. For the latest posts, follow along on Twitter at #FredFriday, #TGIFred, and @PeterPauperPres.

Peter Pauper is also hosting a MEGA FRED FRIDAY GIVEAWAY from May 1st – May 29th for a COMPLETE SET of all TEN of our critically acclaimed picture books: Fred by Kaila Eunhye Seo, and EARLY COPY of All the Lost Things by Kelly Canby, Elephantastic by Michael Engler, The Zoo Is Closed Today! by Evelyn Beilenson, Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep! by Bruce Arant, Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley, Hank Has a Dream by Rebecca Dudley, Celia by Cristelle Vallat, Not the Quitting Kind by Sarra J. Roth, and Digby Differs by Miriam Koch!

Check out this interview with author/illustrator Kaila Eunhye Seo! 

Mega Giveaway Books

Enter via the rafflecopter below to win, or enter via our Facebook page!

Plus, don’t forget to follow along every Friday in May for another chance to win a copy of Fred at participating blogs! Here are five of them!

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Foodie Bibliophile

Kid Lit Reviews

Reading Through Life

Hucklebaby Book Club

5 Minutes for Books

 

And congratulations to Denise of Burbank, California! You are our winner! smiley 
Your books have been mailed out to you! 

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“Dudley’s images are awesome” –American Library Association’s Booklist

 Hank and friend

Hank and friend

The American Library Association's Booklist magazine has reviewed our new picture book, Hank Has a Dream by Rebecca Dudley!

Here is what reviewer Connie Fletcher had to say:

"In this follow-up to Hank Finds an Egg (2013), a little stuffed animal . . . recounts to his hummingbird friend a dream in which he sails away on a dirigible across the sea and into the heavens. What’s so clever is how Dudley shows Hank doing everyday activities (like running around a field) and how his imagination transforms them into fantastic events (careening around the clouds). As before, Dudley’s images are awesome: delicate dioramas handmade from materials like clay, paper, wire, and fabric and then photographed with shallow focus to make them come popping to life. The tone is understated and sweet, and when the hummingbird asks to hear the entire dream again, Hank complies—and adult readers should also be ready to accede to similar requests from their listeners."

SLJ reviews “The Zoo Is Closed Today!”

The Zoo Is Closed Today!

The Zoo Is Closed Today!

School Library Journal has reviewed our new picture book, The Zoo Is Closed Today! written by Evelyn Beilenson and illustrated by Anne Kennedy. The review will appear in the publication's September issue. Here is what SLJ had to say:

"K-Gr 2—Following in the footsteps of many other successful 'something’s wrong at the zoo' stories, this rhyming version comically describes the ailments of the animals that Sue and John find when they walk to 'Kalama Zoo.' Their friend Pete the zookeeper explains that the zoo is closed because Edward the elephant has a cold in his nose, Freddy the fox has a sunburn, Marcel the monkey’s tail is in a sling, and Carlos the camel has hives on his humps. The kids return home disappointed and concerned but are gleeful to receive a letter the very next day telling them that the animals are feeling better. When the two come down with the sniffles themselves, the animals make a get-well road trip to their house. Kennedy’s colorful cartoons perfectly complement Beilenson’s easy read-aloud verse. Pair it with E.S. Redmond’s Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo (Candlewick, 2009) and Philip C. Stead’s A Sick Day for Amos McGee (Roaring Brook, 2010) for an ailing animal storytime or book display." —Jenna Boles, Green County Public Library, Beavercreek, OH

“Hank Has a Dream” gets a starred PW review!

Hank Has a Dream

We are thrilled to receive a starred review from Publishers Weekly for our forthcoming picture book Hank Has a Dream, written and illustrated by Rebecca Dudley. Says PW:

" 'Last night I dreamed I flew!' announces Hank, the bear/monkeylike critter from Hank Finds an Egg, before proceeding to regale his hummingbird friend with a step-by-step recounting of his dream. Dudley again stages the action in carefully crafted and photographed dioramas, this time creating lovely parallels between the 'real' and dream action of the story. On the left side of each spread, Hank races through the forest, sits on a rope bridge, and swings from a tree. Each action mirrors events from his dream, which are shown in scenes that appear at right, with Hank floating over rivers and through the clouds in a delicate, translucent airship. Readers will find Hank’s subconscious travels every bit as enticing as his forest wanderings."