Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Today's adventure begins with the discovery that makes any author's heart go pitter-patter: a really GREAT review. POND SCUM is almost a year old so in my GOOGLE wanderings I don't expect to find many new reviews out there. But leave it to the only READIOLOGIST I know to discover my book and make me want to send cookies. Buckets of them!

I've been a fan of Esme Raji Codell since I had the pleasure of reading SING A SONG OF TUNA FISH as an ARC. The quirky hysterical voice and ability to retell such picture perfect - sometimes heartbreaking stories from her childhood made me think of Pinkwater, Annie Lamott and my own fifth grade year (a dreadful time of husky pants and really bad hair). Then when I wandered upon her PLANET ESME website with its vast resource lists for teachers and parents and its dedication to making books accessible to kids - I knew this was someone I wanted to know!

So how do you make believe you know someone who you really don't know? Read her blog!

The PlanetEsme Book-A-Day-Plan: The Best New Children's Books is a comprehensive guide to books of different reading levels and themes. The truth is - I'm sure her site is already bookmarked by everyone who stumbles upon me - but in case it isn't - allow her magical advice inspire you!


Disco Mermaids said...

What a great review! Yes, it must be exciting to see your book pop up in different places even after it's been out a while (especially for good reasons like this).

- Jay

Disco Mermaids said...'re it!

(Gotta check our blog to find out why.)

SilberBook-Blog said...

Thanks Jay - for the tag and the comment. My editor had said this was a book that would build slowly - which was solice when it didn't "take off" after pub. date....but now, it's nice to see it is in fact nail at a time...but that's fine by me!


alvina said...

Hey, just saw that review today--congrats! Yes, slow build, every little thing counts.

SilberBook-Blog said...

Yup - and I'm sure you know that rule best - slow. steady. works fine by me.

Thanks Alvina