Flossy is the bossiest girl around. She’s bossy at home and she’s bossy in school. She’s bossy to her friends and she’s bossy to her cat. Sometimes she’s even bossy to her teacher! Flossy doesn’t understand why no one will listen to her. One day, Flossy meets Edward, a boy who may be just as bossy as she is. Has Flossy finally met her match?
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My Review of Bossy Flossy
I’ll bet we all have a Bossy Flossy that we know! Flossy is someone who loves to be in charge. If things aren’t done her way, then she is not having it! She’s bossy everywhere! But does she think she’s hurting anyone? Nope! When a new boy arrives at school who is just as bossy as Flossy, she gets a dose of her own medicine! Edward is just as bossy as she is! Maybe this is just what Flossy needs.
Bossy Flossy is an adorable book that your little ones will be sure to love. The illustrations make this book even more delightful. I highly recommend Bossy Flossy to all.
Five things I Do When I Have Writer’s Block
by Paulette Bogan
I am an illustrator and a writer. I love the work that I do! But sometimes it can be very frustrating. Sometimes my brain just feels empty. I feel like I will never have another good idea. So I…
- Clean closets.
- Take naps.
- Talk to myself… a lot!
These are the five things I typically do when I am out of creative ideas, my story isn’t working, or everything I draw looks like a potato with eyes. But that’s not exactly the order I do them in.
CRY. For me crying is not a sign of weakness. It’s an expression of my feelings when no words will do. A mini temper tantrum is a great release. Writing and drawing is very personal to me. It’s a part of who I am. When it’s not working… I cry. I feel a little better right afterwards.
NAP. A nap is a wonderful thing. We take naps as children but as adults naps are often seen as laziness, a waste of time, or we feel we are too busy. Many times in my life I’ve woken from a nap and my terrible ideas or my yucky drawings suddenly aren’t so bad. Maybe something can be salvaged, reworded or reworked. I often see things in a new light or I’m just energized to try again.
CLEAN. When I’m on a creative streak my house suffers. I’m too busy to clean! Creative block? Those closets are attacked and socks are sorted. Do I like to clean? Not really. But those mindless tasks give my brain a break. I feel like I’ve accomplished something. Not to mention the fact that my family is happy. Meanwhile those characters, the middle of the story that’s missing, that perfect ending are all churning around in my brain getting sorted (like socks!).
I’m not saying all of my problems are solved after the hall closet is perfect, but I almost always go back to drawing or writing with a fresh eye and often a new idea. Or maybe I’m just so happy to be drawing instead of cleaning…
TALK TO MYSELF… OUT LOUD. Okay, so I do this all the time, not just when I’m creatively blocked. I just need to talk things out. It helps me see things more clearly, solve problems, come up with ideas. Hearing it out loud helps! Talking it through with myself makes me feel like… like I’m the boss of me!
READ. I love to read. Reading really is the answer to everything for me. I read to learn, relearn, entertain myself, and often to just lose myself in a good book. When I come back I’m encouraged, I’m creatively enhanced, I’m energized. And if I’m not? Great time for a nap.
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About the Author
Paulette Bogan admits she was bossy as a child. She is the author and illustrator of Virgil & Owen, which was chosen as one of Bank Street Best Children’s books of the Year 2016, Virgil & Owen Stick Together, which won a Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal for Picture Books, and Lulu The Big Little Chick, which won a Children’s Choice Book Award. She lives in New York City with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs. They ALL think she is STILL bossy. But they’ve never told her to go to her room!
About the Giveaway
Win a package of 3 children’s books by Paulette Bogan: Bossy Flossy, Virgil & Owen, and Virgil & Owen Stick Together plus a $20 Amazon Gift Card (Open to USA & Can) 2 winners, giveaway ends Oct 8