I may have mentioned in passing that I like books a little. I also love childrens's books. My best friend in high school even bought me children's books for my birthday one year. I thought I wanted to write them for awhile but rejection slip after rejection slip convinced me that maybe that's not what I wanted to do. I've never done well with rejection... Maybe when I'm all grown up I'll try again, but for now I just read other people's books and now that I actually have kids, I have an excuse to buy them.
I have my own private collection of books that I will read to the kids, but they aren't allowed to have them in their room to trash. They go on mommy's bookshelf, way up high. Every once in awhile I find a good one that I fall in love with and it's added to the top shelf. Sometimes it's the story line that I like, sometimes, most of the time, it's the illustrations.
Which brings me to Mark Ludy. Several years back, I had the opportunity to meet him at a local Art Fair. I fell in love with his books and bought several, which he kindly autographed. I have since acquired this print:
And this one...
Aren't they great?!? I can't say enough nice things about him. I love his illustrations and attention to detail. Every time you look at one of his illustrations you find something new. They just make me smile.
And so, in celebration of my 149th follower (!!)(It was going to be in celebration of 150, but I'm kind of excited about this and I didn't want to wait...), I'm giving one of his autographed books away!
When I Was A Girl I Dreamed...written by Margaret Baker and JP Matott, illustrated by Mark Ludy.
It's a cute story and the illustrations, of course, are amazing. All you need to do to enter is comment with your favorite children's author, story or book. You do have to be a follower, so if you're not already, just click that little follow button and be my friend!
Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my posts. I've "met" so many amazing people through this blog and read so many amazing posts. You guys are great! I love all of you!