Well, what a week it's been.
Hardly a week since the release of Jumbo Giant Sausages.. and I heard back that it had been reviewed by Reader's Favorite. I had entered the book for their yearly awards competition, and normally you can expect to get a review from a reviewer on their site within about three months of submission - and before they announce the results of the awards in September.
Well blow me down, I wasn't expecting to get a review after a week... and it was a good one too. Achieving a 5-star review means that I can use the 'medal' in connection with promoting the book, and the review as well - now uploaded to the Amazon book pages. See below the product details on the US and UK Amazon pages to read the review.
It's not the first time we've had an award for Reader's Favorite, Bradley and the Magic Carpet was entered last year and won the 5-star seal too. However, this time, we didn't drop a single point in any of the six categories. (BMC dropped one point !).
Well, if that wasn't enough to make my week, there have been further goings on.. with @paigntonlibrary hosting a readathon event, with fabulous authors each reading their book. I particularly enjoyed Tracey Courderoy reading Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam. Which is your favourite? Check out their events page to watch all the videos, including Neil Gaiman who did an introduction for the event.
Well.. I was originally due to read my books at the library event back in March, but of course it got cancelled.
In the meantime, as you probably already know if you follow our pages, the Amazing Rob Pudner of @entertaininglydifferent has read our books several times and done such a fantastic job of it, that I asked him if he would mind doing a reading for the event.
If you missed it, here it is! Rob did such a great job, don't you think? Please post comments on the video if you watch it...
Whatever you're doing.. have a great weekend.. and don't forget Rob's Rise and Shine Show tomorrow morning.. if you're looking for something that's really fun to entertain the little ones.. and not so little ones!