Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Little Crooked Bookshelf - Two for Tuesday - & Giveaway Winner!

We have not one, but TWO books to tell you about in this special "Two for Tuesday" edition of The Little Crooked Bookshelf.

The first is a fact-tastic Ready-to-Read nonfiction book about the history of cookies: The Way The Cookie Crumbled. The second is an early peek at a moo-rrific upcoming picture book: Prudence The Part-Time Cow. Both books are written by the talented (and versatile) Jody Jensen Shaffer.

What it's all about...
Do you know how the first cookie was created? Or why cookies are called cookies? Or what the world's favorite cookie is? All these answers and more are revealed in this delicious history of a much beloved petite treat.

Why it's on the Little Crooked Bookshelf...
We love the History of Fun Stuff series from Simon & Schuster. It's wild, it's wacky—it's chock full of cool facts about fun stuff. Like cookies.

Why kids will love it...
Admit it, you wanted to know the answers to the cookie questions when you read them just now. Kids will too.

Why grownups will love it...
For kids reluctant to delve into nonfiction, this book serves up an enticing introduction in sweet, digestible bites.


(June 13, 2017, Henry Holt)

What it's all about...
Prudence looks like a full-time cow―she wanders through pastures, she swats flies, and she lines up for supper. But Prudence is a part-time cow―she is also a scientist, an architect, and an inventor, studying and building and dreaming and creating.

Why it's on the Little Crooked Bookshelf...
Snappy text + humorous details in the illustrations + a message of individuality (with some girl... er... cow-power thrown in) = a satisfying read. 

Why kids will love it...
With just enough silly, kids will appreciate Prudence's earnest efforts to stay true to herself, while making friends. 

Why grownups will love it...
It's a fun read to encourage kids to be themselves. Even better for encouraging girls to own and celebrate their love of science and math. 

Jody Jensen Shaffer is the author of Prudence the Part-Time Cow, The Way the Cookie Crumbled, and many more fiction and nonfiction books for children. Her poetry has been published in great children's magazines like Highlights, High Five, Hello, Ladybug, Babybug, Clubhouse Jr, and Humpty Dumpty. Jody lives in Liberty, Missouri, and is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. When she's not writing, Jody can be found at a ballpark, cheering on her favorite baseball teams.

You can visit Jody at jodyjensenshaffer.com or on Twitter @jodywrites4kids.


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**We have one final treat on this Two for Tuesday... (suppose that makes it three for Tuesday?)... the winner of last week's RACE CAR DREAMS signed book giveaway is... BELINDA HAMILTON! Congrats, Belinda! Please email us at littlecrookedcottage@gmail.com with your mailing info!**


6 comments:

  1. Thanks, Anika, Jamie, and Kara, for featuring my books today! Cookies and milk all around! ~Jody Jensen Shaffer

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  2. Prudence looks moo-velous ;)! I couldn't resist! And as a baker & eater of cookies, that sounds like a great read too! Congrats to you, Jody!

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  3. Can't wait to read these with cookies & milk! Thanks for visiting, Jody! :) Jamie

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  4. Double fun here! Great review!

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  5. Couldn't be happier for or prouder of Jody! She's a huge talent and we can expect to see many more of her fine books.

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