|OK, nothing’s really on tour. But the leaves are golden or on the ground (or both), it’s almost Halloween, and my book Shrinking Days, Frosty Nights: Poems About Fall, the first book I wrote in the Capstone series I did, had two nice mentions recently.
First up, it’s on the Wild About Nature blog today. Check it out and ask any questions you might have:>) Thanks, Heidi Bee Roemer and Laura Crawford, for featuring my book. It’s probably still my favorite of that ten-book set I did (though the pet, weather, and space collections were awfully fun to do, too).
Second, there was a nice write-up about it on Citizen-Times.com, Asheville’s homepage. Thank you, Jennifer Prince, children’s librarian and book reviewer, for the enthusiastic review, which begins:
"When autumn first pokes a chilly finger into the doughy belly of late summer, flurries of change are not far behind. Poet Lauri Purdie Salas celebrates these changes in her new book of poetry for children, “Shrinking Days, Frosty Nights: Poems About Fall.” Precisely worded and expertly crafted, these poems are as colorful as a painter’s palette."
And thank you to Lee Bennett Hopkins, poet, anthologist, and poetry ambassador extraordinaire (and 2009 winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children), who told me about the write-up in the first place!