Here's the full two week tour schedule, if you'd like to follow along:
Tuesday, November 6: Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns
Wednesday, November 7:Susan Heim on Parenting
Thursday, November 8: 5 Minutes for Books
Friday, November 9: The Children’s Book Review
Monday, November 12: Media Darlings
Tuesday, November 13: Kid Lit Frenzy
Wednesday, November 14: Cracking the Cover
Thursday, November 15: Adventures in Mommydom
Friday, November 16: Momma Drama
Now, a whole 4 years later, it's an actual printed book! It's a scary thing to be 100% responsible for the outcome of a book — illustrations AND text — but hearing and reading the kind reviews and responses to MELVIN has been wonderful encouragement to write more stories of my own.
Here are a few reviewers that have shed some light on little Melvin:
—Shelf Awareness (click below image to enlarge/read)
—An article in The New York Times, titled "For Children Who Want Pets and Parents Who Don't"
—A Kirkus Reviews article by Julie Danielson, titled "Seven Impossible Things: Illustrators on Their Own"
—And, today Jules included Melvin on her Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog. If you'd like to see a handful of interiors from the book, head over there to take a look.
Thanks so much to these reviewers for their interest in MELVIN AND THE BOY! xoxo~Lauren
An interview I recently did with the lovely Jennifer Bertman, over at her blog From The Mixed-Up Files, is now up! If you'd like, swing on over for a peek in to my studio. And don't forget to check out all the other awesome author/illustrator interviews she's conducted! Thank you very much for having me, Jennifer!
Happy Holidays everyone!