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Parade Magazine and Velvet Giggles feature Santa’s Zany Wacky in Holiday Gift Guides 2014

Original Article on Books for Kids from Parade: Read Now

Video Review on Christmas Gift Ideas: Watch Now

We are very proud to be listed in Parade Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide -Books for Kids this year.  There are always so many wonderful titles to look over.  It is such a passion of mine that we keep reading out loud to kids, so to be included in an article in which the author is looking forward to reading our book snuggled up with her niece this holiday season makes me proud!  I certainly think that Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas is a book worthy of an annual holiday tradition.

And the video gift guide by Velvet Giggles is a delight.  Again, we are very proud to be included.  If you’ve never seen a review by Renae, you are in for a treat.  She has some great ideas and has a way of making me want all of them!  Enjoy!

Oh- and in case you missed it, we are now available in Kindle format as well as a great interactive app.  For more on the interactive version go to Interactive Touch Books.  You can click on Santa turn his suit from purple to red, hear jets roar, sleighbells ring, snowmen turn upside down and so much more!

Parade Magazine and Velvet Giggles holiday reviews

 

2nd award for Santa’s (Zany Wacky Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas announced today

Check out Santa's purple suit and funny elves in our book! Finalist USA Book Awards Children's Picture Book - www.purplesantasuit.com

USA Best Book Awards! Another award for Santa’s Zany Wacky Just Not Right Night Before Christmas………..just announced today. Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction” category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards.
http://www.usabooknews.com/2014awardannouncement.html

 Celebrate with us!!  Get your copies now………free shipping!

In case you were wondering what the first award was, it was the Gold Medal in the Holiday category for Moonbeam Children’s book awards last month. http://www.moonbeamawards.com/51/winners/winners-2014

Gold Medal Winner Holiday Category- www.purplesantasuit.com "Santa's Zany Wacky Just Not Right Night Before Christmas

Halloween Box Stretch: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Halloween box at www.purplesantasuit.com The Very Hungry CaterpilarIt hasn’t been super easy to find new Halloween books I love.  But in the interest of creepy crawlies, this might be a stretch, but I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle .  I think it is a great story that many kids love as they are amazed that the caterpillar turned into that huge colorful butterfly! So though this isn’t about a creepy bug, it is about a bug and it can be thought of at Halloween.  Of course it can be thought of all year long for so many things like life, science, counting, changes, and so much more.  If you haven’t picked this one up in awhile, Enjoy.  If you have never seen it, well I highly recommend you get this one out. (Eric Carle is a long time favorite!!)  It is definitely a fun one to read aloud.  I love the colors and illustrations too.

Halloween Box: Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Halloween Box: Scaredy Cat Splat- learn more at www.purplesantasuit.com

 

As a children’s book writer, I love finding a good kids book.  I love looking at the colors and ideas and what people find interesting. So finding read alouds for Halloween has been a little “trickier” than I had imagined. I really wanted to find something new and interesting that would knock my socks off. (Much like I hope my new Christmas book does this Christmas!) A trip to the local bookstore left me disappointed though. I’m sure a great new one will find me, but so far it evades. If you have some good recommendations, let me know! I’m looking!

So instead I go back to another older one. “Scaredy-Cat, Splat!” by Rob Scotton.  Not too old, and a fun story about a cat who is afraid of a spider. I really love the illustrations. They are fun and colorful. And I love that this could spark several interesting conversations, like about what kids want to dress up as, what they are afraid of, telling ghost stories, how to carve their pumpkins and so on. I think it makes a good book to read at bedtime or in a classroom setting. But if you are afraid of spiders…………….you might want to watch out on this one.

Spread the word when you find a great book!  Write about it, Pin about it, tell your friends about it!

Spread the word when you find a great book! Write about it, Pin about it, tell your friends about it!

There is nothing better than a good book.  Except maybe a good review about a good book. Or maybe a good review about a good Christmas book. And it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  As I said earlier there are snowflakes here already today. (In Denver- hmmm, maybe it means a great ski season ahead!)  In any case, the bloggers are beginning to find out about our book, Santa’s (Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right!) Night Before Christmas.  It doesn’t seem to matter that Halloween isn’t even here yet.  Christmas is on the minds of little ones all year long.  And some of these reviews prove it! The reviews are beginning to pour in.  And we are excited to hear about kids that can’t put our purple Santa to rest and have to take him to bed!  Let us know what you and your kids think!  Kindle version is available now.  Hardcopy pre-order now for delivery October 1. If you want to write about it, blog about it, pin about it, let us know!

Here are some reviewers that just couldn’t wait.  We don’t blame them.

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/cbw/aug_14.htm#Holiday

http://wotv4women.com/2014/08/21/great-holiday-read-santas-zany-wacky-just-not-right-night-before-christmas/

http://4mothers1blog.com/2014/09/12/what-were-reading-kids/

http://www.naturalbabygoods.com/santas-zany-wacky-just-right-night-christmas-review/

http://www.momof-3boys.com/sanata-book/

http://www.cassandramsplace.com/2014/08/santas-zany-wacky-just-not-right-night.html

http://lovingheartdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/09/holiday-gift-guide-santas-zany-wacky.html

http://www.usabooknews.com/childpicturebookfiction.html

http://www.ramblingsofatattooedmom.com/2014/08/a-new-take-on-classic-night-before.html

http://www.babybookworms.blogspot.ca/2014/08/christmas-in-august-you-bet.html

http://www.ramblingsofatattooedmom.com/search?q=Santa%27s+Zany+Wacky