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Books for Me!, illustrated by Mike Laughead, is here!
Hippo and Dad make a trip to the library for a new book to read! There are stories about knights, pirates, bears and more. But there are so many great books--how will she choose just one? Maybe she doesn't have to...Books for Me! is the third in the Shoes for Me! series, and is published by Two Lions (Amazon Children's Publishing).
Publishers Weekly review of Books for Me!
"The exuberant hippo from Shoes for Me! and A Dress for Me! reveals that her interests extend beyond fashion as she delivers a rousing tribute to the many types of books available at the library. “Books on jungles, lion kings,/ monsters, creatures, wild things,” reads Fliess’s unflaggingly upbeat verse as Laughead shows a Sendakian monster peering out from a book, one of several literary references in his vivid mixed-media artwork."
School Library Journal
In the third story in this picture book series (Shoes for Me!, 2011 and A Dress for Me!, 2012, both Amazon), Hippo and her father visit the local library. Hippo is excited to read all the books she finds, and her imagination takes off, allowing her to enter and become part of some stories. Classic picture books, folk and fairy tales, fables, and nonfiction titles fill her arms and backpack as she leaves the library, anxious to get home and read her treasures. There are a few books her father won't let her check out—a gentle reminder that supervision is important for selecting age-appropriate books. "Books on zombies, phantom screams. Dad says, 'No, you'll have bad dreams.'" Written in rhyming couplets, the words scan well and are accompanied by detailed-filled illustrations rendered in graphite, ink, and digital media. The book covers pictured and the characters that appear in the illustrations add the element of a guessing game and heighten the entertainment.
The Hug Book, my newest Little Golden Book (Random House Children's Books) illustrated by Anne Kennedy, is now available!
This sweet Little Golden Book features loving families and friends hugging for so many wonderful reasons! There are hello hugs, good-bye hugs, Mommy hugs, Daddy hugs, and welcome-home hugs—just to name a few! Available now everywhere books are sold. Hug it out!
How to Be a Superhero is zooming through bookstores everywhere!
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A boy asks Captain Mighty what it takes to become a hero. There's a costume to choose and a power to develop. But most of all, it takes smarts and heart! It's not long before the boy defeats the local villain, Turbo Troll, and earns his new name: the Silver Cyclone! This rollicking read-aloud will be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike!
With heroic illustrations by Nikki Dyson
autographed book plates
If you'd like an autographed bookplate, just send me a message through my Facebook author page, www.facebook.com/Sue.Fliess.Author or send me an email. Bookplates are adhesive-backed stickers that I can sign and mail to you in a regular business-size (No.10) envelope with current letter-rate postage. Putting the sticker on the title page of your book makes it an autographed copy. I can send up to 5 in one envelope.