Things I found, things I am saving for winter

Cory's Pinecone Mound

I found some treasures for you:

The Boy Who Loved Everyone

The Boy Who Loved Everyone

This is honestly a very good book. I appreciate the message and the illustrations. I gave it a 5-star rating on GoodReads.

I did notice that there is an unintended negative message, an unspoken message, which may seem to reinforce toxic masculinity. Adult readers will likely notice the problem.

I think the author could have easily caught the problem before publication. It serves as a good example of why you should seek critiques from many different people during the writing process.

At this point, I cannot really express how this makes me feel and why. However, I think the book deserves a chance.

By Jane Porter
Illustrated By Maisie Paradise Shearring

  • I read too many books this week that left me with mixed feelings! What the Road Said, which has A LOT of great reviews, did not stick out to me in any way. If you disagree, I would love to hear your opinion.
  • Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, wrote a picture book. And it is drumming up plenty of unnecessary controversies. Normally, the celebrity picture book scene is not my cup of tea, but this one is unique because Meghan Markle is a unique kind of celebrity. And because it is illustrated by the fantastic Christian Robinson. You can find it on Amazon here.

To jog him with the unexpected and comfort him with the familiar.” —Margaret Wise Brown, on her purpose for writing picture books

This week, ask yourself why you create. Then make the reason why you create your highest priority because it will determine what you create and help you set your goals.

Your reason for creating will be completely unique to you because everyone has a different inventory of interests and tastes.

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