Rachel Thompson

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tom Skinner – Budgie The Helicopter > Celebrity children’s authors @PictureBookTom

Budgie The Helicopter > Celebrity children’s authors
by Tom Skinner
It is advantageous to an author that his book should be attacked as well as praised. Fame is a shuttlecock. If it be struck only at one end of the room, it will soon fall to the ground. To keep it up, it must be struck at both ends. (Samuel Johnson)
Big fan base (Madonna, Seinfeld) = big sales + massive publicity.
Unfair advantage? Clear path to glory?
Is publication more to do with celebrity than writing talent?
Maybe celebrity revenue funds new writing talent?
Do parents buy for themselves or for their children?
Become a movie star, politician, TV anchor, popstar or comic.
A whirlybird hero from the Duchess of York
This whimsical mini-monster mash is a solid early reader’s alphabet lesson cleverly disguised as goofy lighthearted wordplay.
That’s exactly why ABC: A Mini Monster Alphabet Book for Young and Old is chock full of adorable (not scary!) mini monsters with a love for sophisticated, funny, and odd-sounding names.
Kids will enjoy reading along as the narrator of the bonus audio recites Arty names, Bold names, Cute names, Daft names, and 22 other name categories — with each category and its related list of vocabulary word names linked to an individual letter of the alphabet.
Buy Now @ Amazon

Genre – Children’s Picture Book
Rating – G
More details about the author
Connect with Tom Skinner on Twitter & Goodreads
Quality Reads UK Book Club Disclosure: Author interview / guest post has been submitted by the author and previously used on other sites.


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