I’m a book person. I always have been. I was the kid who left your birthday party to go up to your room and sit on the floor reading all your books while other kids pinned tails on donkeys and did the hokey-pokey. Books were always a source of comfort for a shy kid, and they were also a source of adventure and learning.
This past weekend, Words Bookstore had a reading of I’m Here, by the author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds. I’m Here is the kind of book that feels like a big hug. It centers around a child who feels like he’s outside looking in (its focus is on autism, and it’s also highly accessible to any child who has felt out of it). Watch the video based on the book: I’m Here.
from the WORDS blurb about the book: Pure, powerful, and deceptively simple, bestselling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds reminds us that children—and the friendships they make—can bloom in unexpected ways. This extraordinary picture book gives voice to the often silent world of a kid struggling to connect with his peers and speaks to the universal need to be loved and heard.
Thanks to the generosity of Simon & Schuster, I have a copy of this wonderful book to give to one reader. Since I’m feeling like I have a lot to be thankful for lately, I’ll also include a copy of Olivia Talks Turkey in the package. It’s a very cute book – stickers included! – and since she’s talking turkey and not eating turkey, it’s perfect for a vegetarian like me.
If you’d like to try for the book, leave a comment by Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 9 p.m. about something you are thankful for right now. Yes, now! It’s not required, but also feel free to check out and *like* my Facebook page for this weblog. I will choose one person who commented at random to receive the books.