I’m really pleased to have Alison Reynolds here on the Aussiereviews blog today to introduce us to her latest book. In fact, she’s going to tell us about TWO new books. Over to you, Alison.
- Give us the details – title, publisher, illustrator, release date.
Pickle & Bree’s Guide to Good Deeds – The Playground Meanies
Pickle & Bree’s Guide to Good Deeds – The Big Snow Adventure
Illustrator Mikki Butterley
The Five Mile Press; February 2017
- Why did you write the books?
The publisher commissioned me to write a book about manners subtly hidden in a picture book. We wanted to explore a deeper level of social etiquette rather than the basic “say please and thank-you”.
- How long from idea to publication?
The books were written and edited within five months.
- What was the hardest thing about writing it?
We decided to have Pickle and Bree in outside locations for these books rather than the home environment of the previous two books. It seemed to take me ages to decide on the location – too many choices.
- Coolest thing about your books?
Seeing Pickle and Bree having more adventures. I adore Mikki Butterley’s illustrations.
That it is so much fun to return to well-loved characters. Also, that the narrative flows from the characters. The personalities of Pickle and Bree dictate what is going to happen.
- What did you do celebrate the release?
We’re off to a special Italian restaurant.
- And how will you promote the books?
A photo & drawing competition and a blog tour! There are lots of excellent prizes.
- What are you working on next?
I’ve been thinking about a new series for 6-8 years old, which could be fun.
- Where we can find out more about you and your books?
At my website: www.alisonreynolds.com.au
Via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/alison.reynolds.524
Thanks for dropping in, Alison. If you want to learn more about Alison or Pickle and Bree, or if you would like to enter one of her competitions, keep reading.
PICKLE AND BREE’S GUIDE TO GOOD DEEDS: BOOKS 3 & 4
Look whats happening to celebrate the release of the latest two books in the award nominated Pickle & Bree series, The Playground Meanies & The Big Snow Adventure.
13/2/17 Boomerang Books & Pass-it-on Jackie Hosking
14/2/17 Creative Kids Tales
15/2/17 Buzz Words Di Bates
16/2/17 Aussie Reviews
17/2/17 Just Write for Kids & Julie Grasso
Just leave a comment on any of the posts in the blog tour, comment on facebook or twitter or even email email@example.com to win a copy of The Playground Meanies or The Big Snow Adventure.
JUMP THE SLUSH PILE IS BACK!
Win an opportunity for a childrens editor at The Five Mile Press to look at your picture book submission (strictly 500 words or less). Just comment on any of the posts in the blog tour and add initials JSP.
Win a free picture book assessment by the author Alison Reynolds. Just comment on any of the posts in the blog tour and add the initials PB.
Remember the more you comment, the more chances you have to win.
TEDDY BEAR CONTEST FOR ALL AGES!
Win a print of Mikki Butterleys fabulous artwork from one of these two books. Just send a photo or drawing of your favourite teddy to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload to https://www.facebook.com/alison.reynolds.524 or Twitter @AlisonReynoldsa
Competitions close March 24th and winners to be announced and contacted by March 31st.