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Ol' Shoehorn lives alone in a backstage dressing room. His only job, help musicians slip into their shiny shoes. But their blowhard instruments are mean, teasing Shoehorn relentlessly about his many horn deficiencies. Still, he hangs in there. And one night the Maestro’s prized baton gets broken minutes before the big show...
This Just In:
Two national reviewers both give "Horn" a 5-Star rating and say lots of glowing things about it.
(And neither one's a relative.)
And Midwest Book Review says:
"…it's the beautiful drawings and whimsical approach to life changes and music alike that make A Horn is Born thoroughly delightful and surprising. Very, very highly recommended as a standout
picture book story."
Jack Magnus of Readers' Favorite: "I can’t think of a better way to introduce a young reader to the magic of music and tempt them to discover, like Old Shoehorn, where their musical talents may lie."
(Neither can I. But I didn't try too hard.)
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And Available Someday?
From Who Knows What Press?
Here are ten new pictures books, written and ready. Looking for a home where they will be properly cared for, dressed up and turned out into the
big, wide world.
If any of these stories are any good it is due in no small part to three very special ingredients:
Terrific 12 x 12. Their webinars, their Forum, their nurturing nature, their velvet whip to write 12 new Picture Books a year.
Superb SCBWI. Such a treasured resource of information, inspiration and edification.
Marvelous Matt Myers. His gifted guiding hand touched virtually every one of these stories. The mentee turned mentor.