This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the cutest book reading ever! It took place in The Little Yellow House, formally known as Dedrick-Hamilton House connected to the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce.
SUPER appropriate, because the house central to the plot in the most adorable adaptation of Goldielocks and the Three Bears was also a little yellow house! See?
How cute is that? Here are a few pics from the reading...
In her first book, Curlilocks and the Three Pink Pandas, Ausitin writer, Yolanda King, takes us on an uninvited tour of the home of the Three Pink Pandas by a curious little girl with "super curly hair"! The twist this story takes at the end and the characters and foods introduced in this beautifully illustrated storybook will keep little readers eager to read it again and again.
At the reading, when addressing why she wrote the book, Yolanda's four year old daughter yelled, "My mommy wrote this book for ME!" That's actually true. Yolanda explained that her daughter's "super curly hair" and favorite stuffed bear as well as her desire to see more children's books that reflect children of color all inspired Curlilocks.
My son Zack loves the colorful vocabulary in this book. Words like "fantabulous" and "eek!" make him giggle every time.
Check out the trailer then head over to Amazon for the perfect stocking stuffer for all the curly haired girls in your life! This is a great book to enjoy as a family.
Yolanda King is an Austin-based wife, write-at-home mother of two and owner of Tangled Press book publishing, and she's also my dear friend!
*ahem* Buy this book! Or enter to win! Three lucky readers will win a copy of Curlilocks and the Three Pink Pandas. The winners can choose to receive a digital download or a paper copy. Tweet daily to increase your odds!
Good luck to you!