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Posts Tagged ‘Tom Lichtenheld’

Winner of “One Big Pair of Underwear” by Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld

Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 13, 2014


A Writer's Playground Fotosearch_u17996074 Winner of One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld

Laura Gehl is smiling.  See below.  I bet the winner will soon be smiling too.  And the winner is… Kathleen Burkinshaw.  Congratulations, Kathy.  I will be contacting you very soon.  Laura offered to send an autographed bookplate to the winner.  How about that?  Nice extra!

Thanks to all who visited “A Writer’s Playground” and to those who participated in the book giveaway.  If you didn’t win, it’s not too late to order a copy for Christmas.

Please leave a comment to congratulate Kathy.  Thanks for visiting. Come again and bring a friend. 

Children 13 years old or older may leave a comment. Read more about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. (COPPA) See: http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm

Vist Laura Gehl here:

www.lauragehl.com and http://www.facebook.com/AuthorLauraGehl

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No, to Underwear as a Gift. Yes, to Books About Underwear. Giveaway.

Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 7, 2014


A Writer's Playground Fotosearch_u17996074“No, to Underwear as a Gift.  Yes, to Books About Underwear.  Giveaway.” by Linda Martin Andersen.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7

You may ask, “What does National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day have to do with underwear?”  Nothing, usually.  Unless you were a student at East Carolina University like I was and Dr. Farmer was your U.S. History professor.  On Pearl Harbor Day, Dr. Farmer told his personal story of the battle.  He concluded by saying that he should write a book about his adventures and call it A Day at Pearl Harbor or The Day I Was Caught Unaware in My Underwear.  I have never forgotten that–lots of history dates, but not that.  Thank you, Dr. Farmer for allowing your sense of humor to shine through even on the toughest of days.

Children’s writers know that kids gravitate toward books that mention gross stuff, underwear, and potty humor.  What kid, who can read, doesn’t know Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey?

http://www.pilkey.com/

In November of this year, I participated in PiBoIdMo on Tara Lazar’s blog.  I collected over 30 picture book ideas and I’m proudly displaying my badge.

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Guest bloggers continued to share tips for picture book writers into December.  I’d like to spotlight Laura Gehl, the author of One Big Pair of Underwear, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.  Read Laura’s blog post here:    http://taralazar.com/2014/12/05/post-piboidmo-day-5-laura-gehl/  For more about Laura Gehl, check out her website and FB Author page:

www.lauragehl.com and http://www.facebook.com/AuthorLauraGehl.

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In the spirit of memories about underwear, I am giving away a copy of  One Big Pair of Underwear.  This picture book has received  great reviews.  To be entered in the drawing, leave a comment below and your email address, for contest contact purposes.  Contest ends on December 12, 2014 and the winning name will be announced shortly afterwards.

Please leave a comment and your email address, for contest contact purposes.  I can’t wait to hear your memories about underwear.  Thanks for visiting. Come again and bring a friend. 

Children 13 years old or older may leave a comment. Read more about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. (COPPA) See: http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm

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