What an absolute delight it was to be at Karen Collum‘s book launch today to celebrate her debut picture book, Samuel’s Kisses (New Frontier Publishing). A truly heart warming tale, Samuel’s Kisses is an early childhood story beautifully illustrated by Serena Geddes. Samuel blows kisses to unhappy shoppers with surprising, and entertaining results. The uncomplicated plot makes for a feel-good story that is sure to be a hit with preschoolers, and Mums! There are obvious opportunities for interaction between parent and child when reading, and the book also lends itself well to simple innovations on the text. I predict Samuel’s Kisses will become a bedtime favourite.
At the launch today, we…
Caught up with Karen (author) and Serena (illustrator).
Made sure our book was autographed.
Listened to Karen read Samuel’s Kisses.
Enjoyed activities and explored the grounds of the gorgeous Marks & Gardner cafe gallery
(with the real Samuel!)
Gave kisses to Karen too!!
Oh, and one more thing I did was to ask Karen and Serena to sign a copy of Samuel’s Kisses for YOU. Yes, one very lucky SquiggleMum reader will receive a signed, hard cover copy of this delightful picture book. To enter, leave a comment below sharing how you let your kids know you love them. Do you blow kisses? Have a special saying? Write them notes? Sing to them? One entry per person please. Aussie residents only. Comp closes 6pm Saturday 19th Feb, Qld time.
*I received a copy of Samuel’s Kisses courtesy of my friends at New Frontier Publishing.
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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Congratulations to the random winner: Trish.
Everyone else… go and buy a copy!! Karen & Serena’s book is gorgeous.