I got something special in the mail this week. It came in a slim, puffed-up manila envelope. My daughter was expecting some pants we ordered, which look like this:
She’s way cooler than I ever was and when those pants do come she’s gonna rock them. Anyway, she tore open that envelope she said, “Whoa, these are not my pants.” Nope. The contents of that slim, puffed-up manila envelope were even better than rainbow pants covered in tiny emoticons.
It was my first Advance Review Copy of my first picture book! In the book world we call Advance Review Copies ARCs. They get sent out to book reviewers and buyers, teachers and librarians, mistakes get found and fixed (we already found one), and hopefully people decide to buy it!
But honestly, right now, the most important thing about my first ARC is… I get to hold it.
Turn the pages.
Cuddle up with kids and read it.
Pore over the adorable illustrations by Laurie Allen Klein.
I feel like if they made those rainbow emoticon pants in my size, I could rock them too!
June 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm
🚐🚑🚓🚔🚨🚕🚖🚗🚘🚂🎢🎡🎠🎲🎨💙💚💛💜💗💖💘💝💟❤️💥🍭🍬🍧🍒🍓🍎🌞🌈🌅🌄🌌🐾🌙☀️👩❤️💋👩🌱🌷🌼🍁🍂💐🌸🌲🌳🌹🌾🍃🍄🌿🌺🌴💥🎉🎊🎈❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️wow we are so excited for you!
June 5, 2015 at 7:36 pm
Thank you 💙💚💛💜💗💖💘💝💟❤️ 😉
June 5, 2015 at 8:38 pm
Hi Robin Congratulations on your book! Anant told us that it was coming out soon, but not so soon! I’m excited to hear this news and want to buy a copy as soon as I can! much love from Phyllis + Ashok p.s. my alias on facebook is Boston Modak and I think I just sent you a friend request–though I thought you were a friend already. oh well
June 5, 2015 at 9:19 pm
Phyllis, the official copies will be out in late August or early September! xo R
August 25, 2015 at 6:48 pm
Just ordered your book on Amazon! So excited for it to be released! This is going to be an outstanding addition to our homeschool Science curriculum!
August 25, 2015 at 10:44 pm
Woo hoo! Thank you, Rebecca! There is a wonderful section in the back with learning extensions that will be perfect for you to use at home. Laurie Allen Klein is also doing a coloring page for our book launch, which I’m sure we could send your way 😉 Which isn’t as educational, but certainly fun!
August 26, 2015 at 1:51 pm
Ooh a coloring page! I have 4 little ones that would love that! ❤
August 26, 2015 at 5:28 pm
I sent two coloring pages along, Rebecca! Have fun with those kiddos 😉
PS – Laurie and I are giving away two signed copes over on my nonfiction book blog if you have homeschooling friends we’d love them to enter to win!
August 26, 2015 at 1:51 pm
PS- Her illustrations are DIVINE! I added a link to the book in my blog as well, lol, I’m super excited to have found it!