"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."
- Arnold Lobel

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Every Tuesday is Book Review Day, where I review and recommend a children's book.

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30 July 2010

FINAL Mystery Friend Friday :: Meet Laura Numeroff!

Hello, readers!!
Or to quote the lovely spider, Charlotte, from the classic book, Charlotte's Web :: "Salutations!"


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You might have not noticed that I have been MIA most of this week ... I have taken a much-needed, impromptu blogging break.  At home, we have been swamped (even more, if that's possible!) with summer activities, back-to-school errands, and a very, very sick relative who lives out of town. 

In fact, I participated in last weekend's amazing "Got Books?" blogging event from a hotel room while visiting our sick relative! I will be honest ... at the moment, I am feeling extremely overwhelmed!

[Insert deep breath HERE, along with peaceful visual element to inspire readers ...]


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Okay ... now that I'm feeling (a little) better, back to the [book] business at hand!

As a result of our last-minute weekend travelling and my unplanned break from the blogosphere, I realized I had not revealed last week's mystery children's author!! So ...

Meet the talented Laura Numeroff, the author of the incredibly successful "If You Give a Mouse ..." books!!!


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)The Best Mouse Cookie Board Book (If You Give...)If You Give a Pig a Pancake Big Book (If You Give...)If You Take a Mouse to SchoolIf You Give a Moose a Muffin Big Book (If You Give...)If You Give a Pig a Party (If You Give...)If You Take a Mouse to the Movies


Here are five facts you might not know about Laura Numeroff ... (information source - www.lauranumeroff.com):
  1. She was born in Brooklyn, New York.
  2. She is the youngest of three girls.
  3. Her favorite possessions growing up were:  a microscope, a box of 64 crayons, and her library card.
  4. She loves oatmeal with bananas and raisins.
  5. Some of her favorite books are:  Stuart Little, Eloise, and anything by Beverly Cleary.
Ms. Numeroff has a very creative, interactive website for all of her readers, including kids, parents, and teachers.  Take some time to explore the world of Laura Numeroff!!

** Special announcement:  This will be my final "Mystery Friend Friday" post, unless I decide to bring it back at a later date.  I just did not have the kind of response to this feature that I had hoped.  No worries, though!! I have a brand-new weekly feature planned for Wednesdays that I will begin next week, so be sure to come back and take a peek!! **

6 comments:

bibliophiliac said...

I'm just stopping by -- thanks for the peaceful picture! I hope things calm down for you soon!

Alison said...

Hey there. I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award.
Alison Can Read Awards

The1stdaughter said...

I just love this author and the books you selected! Laura Numeroff is so brilliant!

I really hope things get better for you soon! Please let me know if there is anything I can do, even if you just need a guest post or something along those lines!

Tahereh said...

awesome post -- thanks so much for sharing :D best of luck with everything!

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