Congratulations to [drum roll please] Ms. Jennifer Whistler! You’ve won your very own copy of IMANI’S MOON, the beautiful new picture book by JaNay Brown-Wood and illustrated by Hazel Mitchell.
BIG thanks to everyone who entered and shared what you love about picture books–so many lovely comments. For example, here’s what Jennifer has to say:
I love picture books because of the bonding time they provided when my daughters were young. I read to them every day: at quiet time in the morning, at naptime in the afternoon, sitting on the window seat when it was raining outside, after bath time. Now that my daughters are grown, I still buy them picture books every so often, just because.
Many thanks to Hazel for visiting Frog on a Dime this week and to Charlesbridge Publishing for your generosity!
A challenge is only impossible until someone accomplishes it. ~ JaNay Brown-Wood/IMANI’S MOON
Woo hoo!! So excited I can hardly contain myself! Looking forward to reading the story and immersing myself in the illustrations. Thanks, Vicky and Hazel.
Well, I’m excited for you, Jennifer. You’re going to love Hazel’s book. Please email me with your address and I’ll get your prize in zee mail! Thanks so much for entering and commenting (and voting!)
I love picture books because reading them has always slowed me down, and in the slowing down I believe we give children time for reflection. Maybe that is why I have fallen in love with photography – because it causes me to slow down to see and reflect on what is around me. I love your blog, Vicky.
I’d never thought about the built-in slowing down aspect of picture books. Come to think of it, the picture books I love best are the ones with lots of detailed illustrations that invite me to pause and reward me with little images I’d have missed if I was simply skimming. Thank you for sharing your perspective, Pat. I enjoy your blog too!
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Congratulations to Jennifer!