TCBR: Your new book, Mrs. McGee’s Garden, focuses on the message of self-respect and accepting who we are. Can you tell us a little about the story and why you chose to tell the tale through the eyes of a blade of grass?
Lan Nguyen: A blade of grass on the surface appears to be just like any other blade of grass in the yard. It often gets overlooked and underappreciated. As a child moves from the home into pre-k and grade school, they can have the same type of feelings. They move from the comfort of their parent’s home, where they are the center of attention, to an academic environment, where they are a part of a sea of other children and they can sometimes feel lost.
Talk about eye-popping! Renowned artist J. otto Seibold has revamped Mother Goose classics, and we have one copy of the sparklingOther Goose: Re-Nurseried and Re-Rhymed Children’s Classics to share. Giveaway begins December 3, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 31, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Fans of Ivy and Bean, it’s time to get excited. We have a copy of book 7, What’s the Big Idea, to giveaway. Giveaway begins December 2, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 31, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
TCBR: Andrew’s Wish is a new Christmas book written to touch the hearts of young and old alike, and inspire us to believe in miracles. Can you tell us a little about the story and the main character, Andrew?
J & J Publishing:Andrew’s Wish is a story that begins in Santa Village on Christmas Eve as a reindeer named Andrew, who has overslept as Santa departed, wakes up to find a box filled with gifts Santa has forgotten. The reader follows Andrew on his journey over the snow covered hills to the Elf Kingdom as he makes sure the gifts arrive by Christmas morning. Andrew is a modern reindeer whose courage and thoughtfulness inspires kindness in every reader, as his heroic wish leads him on an adventure that represents the very best of the Christmas spirit.
Fans of Mythology, Beast-ology, and the Goddess Girls series, will be thrilled to know that we have one copy of Artemis the Brave signed by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, plus a Goddess Girls bookmark, to giveaway. Giveaway begins December 1, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends December 31, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST.