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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday! For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun. Hence, Storybook Sunday! Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name. I'd love to see any linked up in the comments! Anywho...back to the matter at hand.
Today, we're sharing the storybook spotlight with a new Disney Hyperion title currently touring the blogosphere, and calling SFIR home for the day. Sweet! It's the perfect addition to your winter bedtime reads filled with adorable images and a sweetheart of a story. So scooch the books on your shelf over a bit and make room for today's book of choice...
Once upon a midnight dreary,
William was decidedly weary...
...as were SEVERAL animals in his neck of the woods, quite literally.
Squirrel, raccoon, porcupine...shall I continue?
All were looking for a place to spend the night, and wouldn't you know it, William was a kind soul. That's right. His parents taught him to share and having a warm bed with plenty of room to scooch over in, William was happy to accommodate his furry and prickly little guests...and while they too made room for more, they were quicker to draw the line when it seemed there was no way yet another guest could fit. Good thing William's big heart and determination are contagious...not only for the little guys he's already welcomed, but for the BIG guy at the door.
A touching wintry tale with enough heart to warm you from head to toe on the coldest of winter nights. It reminds us that sharing IS caring, and that there is always room for more, whether it be kindness, gratitude, love, or gentleness in this great big world.
About the author...
LINDA ASHMAN is the author of more than thirty picture books and the creator of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. To her, "The real magic happens when a picture book is shared and a child laughs, asks questions, studies the illustrations, and says, 'Read it again.'" Her books have been included on the "best of the year" lists of The New York Times, Parenting and Child magazines. She leads writing workshops and gives presentations about writing and children's books at conferences and schools. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband, Jack, their son Jackson, and their two dogs.
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About the illustrator...
CHUCK GROENINK hails from an overgrown village among the peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He attended the Artez Institute of Visual Arts in Kampen, graduating from the department of illustration in 2004. He lives in Hudson, New York with his wife and two cats.
Special thanks to Amy at Disney Publishing Worldwide for the copy for review as well as the chance to bring this blog tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the illustrator, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Disney Hyperion, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!