Book Blog Tour

I was tagged by my friend Jennifer Marsh Morris to participate in a blog tour. I've known Jennifer several years now (hell we were even roomies at a conference) and she's ALWAYS busy! She has two books out soon: the first is called The Ice Cream Shop. It's being released by Scholastic next summer (2014) A second book called The Sea Monster is scheduled for the fall. Here are the critters who inspired the stories  ...


... read more about Jenn's books here http://jemorris.blogspot.com/2013/04/i-was-tagged-by-my-friend-sue-fliess-to.html

 Here are the questions that I am supposed to answer...

1) What is the working title of your next book?
The title is 'One Word Pearl' written by Nicole Groeneweg.


2) Where did the book idea come from for the book?
Nicole is the winner of The National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation Annual National Children’s Book of the Year Award Contest - the winning book is published by Charlesbridge Publishing. It's a very cute story about  a little girl who loves to collect words!

3) What genre does your book fall into?
 It's a picture book.

 4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Hmm ... I think it would be an animated story. I am thinking Emma Watson for Pearl.

5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Pearl loves to collect words and uses them whenever she can - until one day the words go crazy and chaos ensues!

6) Who is publishing your book?
Mackinac Island Press, an imprint of Charlesbridge.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
In this case the manuscript was already written, so my job was to create a rough layout of the book which took me about 2 weeks.




8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I think Pearl would relate to Madeline, Fancy Nancy, Lady Bug Girl.

9) Who or what inspired you to write and/or illustrate this book?
Pearl reminded me of ME in a way, I was always cutting out words and pictures and making up stories when I was young, so it wasn't hard to relate. The story also allowed me to work in a more abstract way with some of the images and with collage, the language used is a lot of fun and inspiring!


10) What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?


Definitely the use of words. This is a great book for teachers to use with young children, to get them thinking about words and how they can be used in with the core curriculum. I hope the reader will enjoy the fun pictures too!

Pearl is available on pre-order http://www.amazon.com/One-Word-Pearl-Nicole-Groeneweg/dp/1934133531/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1366981322&sr=8-1

Here is the next link on this blog tour... Russ Cox at Smiling Otis Studio! /hazelmitchell/2013/04/book-blog-tour.html

Toodles!
Hazel

One Word Pearl - Coming August 2013

Welcome P

earl!

 http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781934133538

Pub Date August 2013

ONE WORD PEARL

by

Nicole Groeneweg

illustrated by

Hazel Mitchell

published by Mackinac Island Press 

(a Charlesbridge imprint)

Charlesbridge Book Week and Ilustration Exhibition 2012

If you are in the Massachusetts area consider dropping in on one of the presentations at Charlesbridge in Watertown, with your children and friends!

All week there are speakers and presentations with an exhibition of original illustration work.

I will be presenting on Monday 7th May 12-2pm

Cocktail's and nibbles at 4pm ... hope to see you there.

More details can be found at this link ...

http://www.charlesbridge.com/client/ChildrensBookWeek.htm

 Here is the line up of great speakers!

Leo Landry

Monday May 7th

10:00—11:00

Hazel Mitchell

Monday May 7th

12:00—2:00

Jamie Hogan

Monday May 7th

2:00—4:00

David Biedrzycki

Tuesday May 8th

10:00—12:00

Anne Broyles

Tuesday May 8th

12:00—2:00

Stuart J. Murphy

Tuesday May 8th

2:00—4:00

David Hyde Costello

Wednesday May 9th

10:00—12:00

Wayne Geehan

Wednesday May 9th

12:00—2:00

David McPhail

Thursday May 10th

11:00—12:00

Michael J. Daley

Thursday May 10th

2:00—4:00

Jane Yolen

Friday May 11th

11:00—1:00

Deborah Kops

Friday May 11th

1:00—3:00

Leslie Evans

Saturday May 12

10:00—12:00

Sarah Brannen

Saturday May 12

2:00—3:00

Carolyn DeCristofano

Saturday May 12

3:00—5:00

Mary Corcoran

Sunday May 13

1200—2:00