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Wendy BooydeGraaff has agreed to offer her new book, Salad Pie, to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment to get in the running. Reblog, or tweet, or talk about it on facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you did to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you before drawing the winners on February 22nd.
Journey to publication: One day at the playground, my daughter said “Salad Pie” and I thought the words were so witty and creative that I wrote them down. That sparked the story of Maggie and Herbert. When I found out about Ripple Grove Press through SCBWI’s The Bulletin, I submitted the story and waited. I checked in with them after about four months and they asked for more time to consider the story. Another four months later, I checked in again and they were “still thinking.” I didn’t think that was a good sign, but a month later (June 2014), they called! I revised the ending and we changed a few words. After Bryan Langdo finished sketches, we revised a bit more. And now, SALAD PIE is available for preorder and will be available in stores March 1, 2016.
Book Description: There is nothing sweeter than arriving at the playground, seeing it empty, and knowing you have it all to yourself–the silent comfort of playing alone.
Maggie is overjoyed to have that solitude to make her Salad Pie. But then Herbert saunters over and wants to play too.
“I’m making salad. Salad Pie. And don’t you touch it!”
Herbert just wants to help, even though Maggie makes it clear she won’t let him. Then her imaginary pie takes a spill, and she realizes Herbert’s intentions are not so bad after all.
You can visit her at: http://www.wendybooydegraaff.com