Welcome to the Wonder Fall Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaTheFox. For this giveaway, I’ve got an adorable children’s book called Pippa’s Night Parade for one of my US readers thanks to the sponsor.
Pippa’s Night Parade is a “A delicious triumph over fear of night creatures.” —Kirkus Reviews
Pippa’s Night Parade
by Lisa Robinson, illus. by Lucy Fleming
(Oct 8, 2019; Two Lions; Ages 4-8; 32 pages)
Pippa’s wonderfully wild imagination is perfect for dreaming up wildly adorable creations. But at night, her imagination runs a little too wild. That’s when the villains and monsters and beasts sneak out of her storybooks to scare her. Pippa tries everything: from night-lights to triple knots to clever disguises. But when the baddies keep coming, she realizes she’ll need to come up with something new.
My book review of Pippa’s Night Parade
You all know how much I love children’s books. I get a lot of them for review. After I review the books, I pass a lot of them on to friends with little ones. I mean, I have young adults for kids now! There are certain books that I keep though. They’re either ones that are silly or ones with a great story and beautiful illustrations. They are books that I wish I’d had when I or my kids were little. Maybe someday I’ll have grandchildren, but even if I don’t I’m going to have a collection of these special children’s books.
Pippa’s Night Parade is one of those books that I will hold on to. I love that the pages of this book have books in the illustrations! Pippa has a huge imagination because she reads and her parents read to her. And her books aren’t only nice, sweet stories. They’ve got witches and ghosts and pirates and and dragons…you get the picture. I think that is great! Yes, Pippa gets a little worried at night because of the “monsters,” but she also figures out a creative way to NOT be afraid. Pippa creates! She reads and draws and designs. Her room is messy and chaotic…can anyone say artistic personality? We can relate, Pippa.
Pippa’s Night Parade is highly imaginative, and it is one your children should own! Don’t be afraid of reading “big” books to your “little” kids. Read Beverly Cleary books with them. Eleanor Estes’ Moffats books and Ginger Pye need to be on the list. Those books that you loved as a child? Your child may love them too. Need more suggestions? Leave me a comment, and I’ll be happy to share more!
As you can probably tell, I highly, ardently recommend Pippa’s Night Parade!
About the author
Lisa Robinson was born in Kampala, Uganda, to Peace Corps volunteers who later became world-traveling diplomats. When she was a child, her family moved frequently, so books became her best friends. She now works as a psychiatrist and writer. Lisa holds an MFA in creative writing for young people from Lesley University. She is also the author of Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten!, illustrated by Eda Kaban, and has more books forthcoming. She lives in Massachusetts with her family and three cats. Learn more about the author at www.author-lisa-robinson.com, or on Twitter: @elisaitw.
About the illustrator
Lucy Fleming, like Pippa, has a wonderfully wild imagination, which she uses to create illustrations for children’s books. She has illustrated more than twenty titles, including River Rose and the Magical Christmas by Kelly Clarkson and For the Beauty of the Earth by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Lucy is a graduate of the University of Lincoln in England. She lives and works in a small town in England with a cup of ginger tea in hand and her cat close by. Learn more about the illustrator at www.lucyflemingillustrations.com.
Instagram: @illustratelucy Twitter: @illustratelucy
Enter the giveaway
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Pippa’s Night Parade, courtesy of Two Lions/Amazon (U.S. addresses). This giveaway is open to the US only to ages 18+. This giveaway is void where prohibited. By entering this giveaway, you’re agreeing to the privacy policies of this blog. Entrants need a profile picture on their social media accounts from which they’re entering or entry will be void. The winner has 48 hrs. to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen.
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