Somewhere along the path to publishing the story of Katie, I realized that my little picture book could potentially be in the public library one day. Well, that day has finally arrived! The Greater Victoria Public Library now has one copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker and as of today, it is part of this year’s “Emerging Local Authors Collection”.
So Victoria parents, grandparents, and early childhood educators, you can now borrow my story and read it to your children! If your children like Jillian Jiggs, they will surely enjoy Katie Shaeffer! But be warned, this story might have them wanting to build machines from recycled materials or start making fluffy golden pancakes. So be prepared for the story to lead to some projects :). Perfect timing for our rainy west coast weather! Yes, pancakes would taste pretty good right now, I think.
Oh, and if you like the book and wish to leave a review on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or Goodreads, that I would be forever grateful. Thank you.
Here’s a Peek at Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith
If your kids love pancakes, collections, pretending to sell things and parties then you need this book. If you have grandchildren, this book makes a great gift as it will encourage little ones to work with you in the kitchen. A cute repeated rhyme and a recipe included. Check it out!
Self-published by an author and illustrator team from Victoria, B.C. Canada
I’m happy to be back to blogging after a long break. I hope you will continue to stick with me as there’s been lots going on in my word of preschool, family, and children’s book writing! Not much time for photography lately but will get back to that too, I hope.
For now, here’s a new recipe card I’ve created to help launch my Katie book! If you’d like a recipe card, let me know your mailing address and I’ll happily send one out to you! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Want to show your appreciation? Follow me on Twitter or Facebook.
Here’s a photo of the front of the card; recipe is on the back!
Don’t have a copy of the book yet? Get one here or try Amazon or Barnes and Noble if you prefer. Happy weekend to all!
Woohoo! Fun! Fun! Fun! I’m giving away a copy of my newly published picture book Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker and beautiful art cards by Paula Nasmith. There’s still time to enter!
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It was an honour to be a guest at the Fernwood Art Stroll where artist, Paula Nasmith, featured her work. Since many of you are not able to get to Victoria, B.C., I thought you’d like a little peek at our day.
Each year, artists in Victoria’s Fernwood community invite the public into their homes for a viewing of their artwork. Paula and I also featured our book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker!
Plenty of people came through to view Paula’s gallery of work and there was no shortage of compliments on her paintings which are done with acrylics or water colours.
In between visitors, we chatted about future picture book projects! We have a few ideas for supporting diversity in the next couple of books and hope that we can make those come to fruition.
Paula does not sell her original artwork but she does offer framed prints and art cards for very reasonable prices. She will be at the Moss Street Paint-In on July 15th with her artwork and our picture book. I am hoping to free myself up to spend a little time on Moss Street too. We shall see…
Thanks, Paula, for inviting me to join you at the Art Stroll. It was a pleasure!