Skipper Books in the Gift Shop

All three of my books in the Lucille Packard (Stanford) Children’s Hospital gift shop! The middle one is in Spanish and sold right away, but I’m filling an order for more, so check back soon! (donation to the hospital)! My books are carried in two other book stores, but any book store can order them, so ask for them in your local store  They’re also available online at Barnes and Nobel and Amazon. 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I have a couple potential illustration projects coming up and I’ve been editing a novel I wrote. I’ll update you on the status of that book, called Near-Life Experience, as things get moving!

 

Book Giveaway! Woohoo!

Well, today a few of you will benefit from my excited impatience!  With the help of a few wonderful translators and native Spanish-speaking reviewers, I am soooooo close to finishing the Spanish-English bilingual version of The Bear, the Box and the Boy!!!  I’m getting antsy, and I feel like I just have to announce something!  So here it goes:  Because I will have 5 books (or versions of books) available in print, I am giving away 5 copies of The Bear, the Box and the Boy or the Girl Who Knew She Was a Princess, in any available language, winners’ choice.  Use the ‘Look Inside’ feature on Amazon for a good preview of the books here.

Here’s how to enter:

1) Like Facebook.com/SkipperBooks (if you already do, thanks so much! Tag someone who doesn’t or share the Facebook giveaway post!)

2) Reply to the Facebook post with a word or phrase in Spanish.  Google Translate it if you have to =) 

That’s it!  I’ll random-generate the 5 winners (maybe more if I get a ton of entries!) after 9:00 PM Saturday the 13th of June, when I close the contest, and by which time I am hoping the Spanish-English Bilingual version will be available!

 

Introducing: The Girl Who Knew She Was a Princess

Available at:cover done

Amazon

Barnes and Nobel

Etsy (for signed copies)

Lulu.com (Hardcover)

 

This little girl just knows she’s a princess. She’s excited to prove her royal status to the world, and to herself. Along her path to the castle, she discovers what it means to be a princess and that she, like every little girl, has been a true princess all along.”

I wrote this story with my 2-year-old daughter and 4-year-old niece in mind, and I think girls up to age 8 would enjoy the rhyming story. It flowed out of my fingertips one Sunday afternoon when the idea struck.  I only had a few minor word changes to help with the flow of the verse when I looked at it later, and I’ve found that my best work usually comes out the quickest!

Nearly all little girls love to dress up in beautiful dresses and give orders to their loyal plush servants, but what I want for my girls most is that they understand that they are already real, true princesses.  This book is unique among the princess genre in that it provides inspiration by combining the popular subject matter with a message of encouragement for girls to be who they are.  They don’t have to settle for society’s definition of what a princess is.  Instead of fancy dresses, servants and attention from princes, a true princess focuses on inner beauty, service, and individual worth.

This book has a mild, non-denominational religious overtone, as it implies that all little girls are princesses because they are daughters of the King.  It is not preachy or in-your-face, but funny and uplifting.

I hope you and your little girls enjoy the rhyme, as well as the search for the five animal friends who make an appearance somewhere in most of the illustrations.

The paper doll cut-out section in the back provides a two-in-one gift, and a fun guardian/child project.

If you have purchased the book and need replacement doll pages (a complimentary PDF file), please email Taryn@SkipperBooks.com

Schools and Wholesalers: I offer discounts for bulk or educational orders. Email me, taryn@skipperbooks.com

Thank you!

paper doll page 3 EXAMPLE

Sneak Preview: The Girl Who Knew She Was a Princess

I am extremely excited focover doner my next book to be out very soon!  This one is a very cute, rhyming story about… well, here’s the back of the book blub:

“This little girl just knows she’s a princess. She’s excited to prove her royal status to the world, and to herself. Along her path to the castle, she discovers what it means to be a princess and that she, like every little girl, has been a true princess all along.”

And here is a preview of the cover art!