When my daughter was a toddler, I loved to read her storybooks. It was a special time for both of us. She would sit in my lap or next to me on the couch, point to the colorful illustrations & smile with joy. Storytime really opened up her imagination & introduced her to new vocab words. I would often try to get her to sound out the words in the story by saying “copy Mommy.”
Laura Gehl is a children’s book author with two new books – “My Pillow Keeps Moving” (available now) & “I Got a Chicken for My Birthday” (March). If you are a parent of young children, then you may be familiar with her popular picture book series starring Peep, an adorable yellow baby chick. Laura’s new books introduce brand-new characters who are just as delightful & funny!
“My Pillow Keeps Moving” is a sweet story about a dog who is mistaken for a pillow. It starts out as an ordinary day for a man on a mission to buy a new pillow, but he quickly becomes baffled by this warm & fuzzy pillow that wanders around the bed AND room!
“My Pillow Keeps Moving” originated from a game Gehl would play with her own kids at bedtime, where she told them she was tired and pretended to fall asleep using a kid as her pillow. When they inevitably wiggled and giggled, she’d say, “My pillow keeps moving,” or “My pillow keeps giggling,” and “I need to return this pillow to the store.”
The book is wonderfully illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist, Christopher Weyant. Your kids will laugh with glee at this fun story about a man & his four-legged friend. “My Pillow Keeps Moving” is available now wherever books are sold.
Coming out next month is Laura’s new book “I Got a Chicken for My Birthday.”
We are introduced to a little girl who we learn is having a birthday. She asks her grandmother for tickets to an amusement park but instead Abuela Lola gives her an unusual birthday gift – a chicken!
However, this isn’t your regular run-of-the-mill, egg-laying chicken. We learn that this is a special chicken who has gathered the other pets in the house to build something special. Anticipation builds as you turn each page until it is revealed that the animals created a homemade carnival that both the little girl & her Abuela will enjoy!
Laura Gehl’s book “I Got a Chicken for My Birthday” is illustrated by Sarah Horne, a London-based illustrator. It’s packed with LOL moments & also provides a life lesson, teaching children that sometimes the most unexpected gifts produce the best memories.
“I Got a Chicken for My Birthday” will be available wherever books are sold on March 1, 2018. For more information on Laura Gehl, check out her website at www.lauragehl.com/.
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received complimentary books which helped facilitate this review. My opinions & images are 100% my own.