Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

Singing Praises for BEARS MAKE THE BEST READING BUDDIES, written by (our own chick!) Carmen Oliver and illustrated by Jean Claude (Capstone/Curious Fox, Mar 2016)

March 3, 2016 by Erzsi Deak

Roaring good fun on cynsations! BEARS MAKE THE BEST READING BUDDIES book trailer

REVIEWS
“Children will surely want their own large brown reading buddies after listening to this book about the joys and challenges of reading.”  – Kirkus

To read the full review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/carmen-oliver/bears-make-the-best-reading-buddies/

“Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies is Carmen Oliver’s debut as a picture book
author. Her thoughtful text paired with Jean Claude’s engaging illustrations make Bears

Make the Best Reading Buddies the perfect supportive tale for any novice reader.”  – ReaderKidZ

To read the full review: http://www.readerkidz.com/2016/03/02/bears-make-the-best-reading-buddies-by-carmen-oliver-illustrated-by-jean-claude/

PODCAST
Tune in to hear Storybook Spotlight Podcast with host Karen Santhanam interview Carmen Oliver http://storybookspotlight.com/ssp-75-carmen-oliver-bears-make-the-best-reading-buddies/

ROUND UPS/LISTS
Thank you to Imagination Soup for including Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies in your best of friendship picture book stories for 2016.
“Adelaide makes a convincing argument to her teacher that she doesn’t need a reading buddy because she already has one — a bear! And he’s the best buddy. Which we see in all their illustrated-reading glory!”
http://imaginationsoup.net/2016/02/09/picture-books-friendship/

Thank you to Library Mice for including Bears Make the Best Reading Bears in their picture book list of books about books!
http://librarymice.com/picturebook-carousel-books-about-books/

About Erzsi Deak

Erzsi Deak is the founder of Hen&ink Literary Studio, a writer, and an editor. With nearly 30 years of experience on the international stage, she is most happy connecting individuals around the globe who can make things happen – no matter where you find yourself or what hat you are wearing. She is an editorial agent, pushing her authors and illustrators to go the extra kilometer to achieve sometimes surprising insights and results. A two-time SCBWI Member of the Year awardee, she speaks on craft, “the market,” and current industry topics. She is pleased to announce that the new MAB Media will publish PERIOD PIECES: STORIES FOR GIRLS as one of its launch books in 2015. Her first picture book, PUMPKIN TIME! (Sourcebooks, 2014, illustrated by Doug Cushman) has just been picked up by the Scholastic Book Clubs. Thanks to technology, she can work from France and be in New York and London at the same time.

Get in Touch with Erzsi:

Hen&ink profile page

Homepage: http://www.erzsideak.com

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