OVER ON THE VINEYARD...
Count and Sing Around Martha's Vineyard by Rebecca Loescher and illustrated by Judith Pfeiffer
Due for release in June 2012!
My newest picture book, OVER ON THE VINEYARD, Count and Sing Around Martha's Vineyard, presents counting for young children in delightful, rhythmic verse. Creative nonfiction, it abounds with wonderful island creatures and their young in their natural island habitats. My gifted illustrator, Judy Pfeiffer, has created winsome creatures in each setting, adding her amazing spirit of childlike fun to every page! Children will be drawn to her paintings of loving animal parents watching over their babies and keeping them safe. Her facial features are particularly sweet, communicating fun and joy to children...one of her many gifts that drew me to her as an illustrator.
In style parallel to the traditional children's song, Over in the Meadow, children can both recite and sing through the book's page spreads, as they discover delightful details in Judy's illustrations. Various locations are spotlighted, including Lagoon and the drawbridge, etc. Children will be happy to find Mousie's reappearance from my first book, No Turn For Tern. Mousie is also happy to be back with his camera, ready for various scenarios as island creatures play during day. Then, as day fades to evening, and it's time for young creatures to settle down and go to sleep, children will discover that one group of them stays up all night! And these are creatures very special to Martha's Vineyard!
No Turn for Tern! A Martha's Vineyard Moonlight Mystery
Pinkletink Press, June 2010
|Vineyard Style Magazine Fall 2010