Janelle of Brimful Curiosities is the first official online reviewer of my first picture book as both author and illustrator, SOAP, SOAP, SOAP! And wowsa, what a nice write-up!! Thank you Janelle! (I was nervous...)
She's also the first official stop on my blog tour (this is a teaser) which will wind into full gear this Sunday with a big TA-DA!! - so I hope you'll go visit Brimful Curiosities today and come back Sunday to help kick off the party!
Something I want to bring to your attention in this swine flu season - SOAP has a strong element of getting dirty then getting clean. Per Anastasia Suen and others, teachers are starting to use SOAP as a launch to teach general hygeine, like hand-washing, in their classrooms. In fact, along with the bilingual aspect, it's one of the main reasons the Alliance Theatre's Teaching Artists picked up SOAP to use in their programming this year. Might that work for you and your classroom/kids?
Oh - and don't you LOVE the coloring job Janelle's daughter did of the rubber duckie from SOAP? Visit the SOAP Activity Page to do one yourself!