We love Laura Sassi’s books in our house. Last Valentine’s Day, we shared her book, Love is Kind (click here for a review of that book). Laura’s Christmas book, Goodnight Manger, is one of our holiday favorites. I can’t wait to read her newest title: Little Ewe: The Story of One Lost Sheep. I am SO honored that she chose The Chirping Moms to do the exclusive cover reveal! As someone that loves children’s books, this is very exciting. Here’s the cover! The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Today, Laura is on the blog answering a few questions I had about her new book! Enjoy:
Interview with Laura Sassi about her new book: Little Ewe: The Story of One Lost Sheep
Tell us a little bit about your forthcoming book LITTLE EWE: THE STORY OF ONE LOST SHEEP.
I am so excited about this new picture book which will release with Beaming Books 11 months from now – November 2020! Here’s a quick description: Little Ewe would rather jump on logs and investigate spider webs than follow Shepherd when he calls. But what happens when she gets lost? How will she find her way home? Told in whimsical rhyme, this humorous counting book for our littlest ones is a delightful reminder that, like a loving parent, our Shepherd will find us and care for us, even when we wander from the path.
What inspired you to write the book?
The book was inspired by a desire to put a fresh twist on the biblical parable about the lost lamb so that it would be extra engaging for little ones like my own children who, when they were young, loved counting and exploring!
Tell us a little bit about the cover and the illustrator.
The illustrator is Tommy Doyle, a Canadian artist, living in Australia. He’s worked in the industry for over 20 years and has a lovely portfolio of published picture books. I’m delighted that LITTLE EWE will now be added to his list. As for this adorable cover, I’m just smitten by how curious and charmed Little Ewe is by the world around her. I’ve only seen a teeny sample of the interior, but I can already tell that Tommy has a fine sense of humor and little ones will enjoy counting with Little Ewe on each delightful spread as she finds herself wandering farther and farther from Shepherd on her adventurous day.
A special thanks to Laura Sassi for taking the time to chat and for letting us host this exclusive cover reveal! Don’t forget to pre-order your copy (click here). Pre-ordering a book is a lovely way to support an author and help a book make a big first splash (which sounds like something Little Ewe would LOVE!) Happy reading!
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