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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by jodyjl on Today at 02:44 PM »
 :yay Jody!

What incredible reviews, too! I particularly liked the Kirkus review "take for granite."  :lol4

I'd love to add this book to my classroom library.

Happy Book Birthday to you!

Jody
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by write2live on Today at 02:02 PM »
Congrats, Jody! So happy for you! Can't wait to see it.  :yourock
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by Jayca on Today at 01:55 PM »
Congrats, Jody! It's such a wonderfully cute and clever PB!!!
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by Stephanie Shaw on Today at 01:17 PM »
  :yourock CONGRATULATIONS, JODY!
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by JulieM on Today at 01:03 PM »
Congratulations, Jody. The book and reviews look wonderful. Well done, you!
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by JodyJS on Today at 11:10 AM »
Thanks, Vonna and Vijaya! You guys are the best.
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by Vijaya on Today at 10:50 AM »
:congratulations  What great reviews!!!
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Book Birthday!
« Last post by Vonna on Today at 10:30 AM »
 :hurrah Wow, those are great reviews, Jody! :stars3 I've added it to your page on my site and on the new reads slideshow.
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PAL Book Promotion / Book Birthday!
« Last post by JodyJS on Today at 09:20 AM »
It's finally here! The day A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK releases!  Here's the buzz:

“Being small doesn’t mean you can’t have big goals! A pebble who feels like a boulder sets out to prove that little ones can accomplish great things in this quirky, suspenseful, pun-filled tale. . . . Rocky landscapes and stony surfaces are depicted with just the right amount of detail. . . . Young readers will root for this less-than-pint-sized hero while he makes the most of his own personal talents. . . . They will learn a bit about rock types and formations (factual information is included in the final notes). Replete with wry, comic references and infused with a sense of adventure, this is a lighthearted tale that readers will certainly not ‘take for granite.’”—Kirkus Reviews

“Miyares paints Rocky on heavily textured paper, adding depth and richness to his spreads; saturated reds and purples contribute drama. It’s tough to cast a rock as a main character, but Shaffer comes up with lots of ways a rock can travel and uses every geological pun she can think of. Rock hounds and teachers doing earth science units are a natural audience.”—Publishers Weekly

“Miyares’ vivid illustrations, painted in watercolor and acrylics, give this story momentum—paneled sequences depict stages of Rocky’s journey—and reflect the grandeur of many of America’s geologic marvels. An afterword on rock types and formations creates a natural segue for discussions on geology or geography, while the encouraging message of dreaming big grounds the playful story.”—Booklist

“Word play is peppered throughout the text. . . . The illustrations . . . depict amusing scenes of Rocky’s perilous journey and some impressive spreads of the majestic rock formations. This title may be a jumping-off point for a group discussion of perseverance in the face of obstacles as well as an introduction to famous rock formations.”—School Library Journal

Daniel Miyares is celebrating with a giveaway that ends tonight. Enter to win a prize pack here: @danielmiyares. Scroll down to enter.

Thanks for celebrating with me!  :thankyou

Jody
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Off Topic Board / Re: Using Skype for a chat
« Last post by JodyJS on Today at 04:40 AM »
Sometimes logging completely off and then back on helps with Skype.
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