Monday, June 1, 2009

Press Release for Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish

Coming June 1, 2009


Author/illustrator Lorie Ann Grover’s new board book for babies is “utterly serene from start to finish,” says Publishers Weekly.

June 1, 2009 (Seattle, Wash.) – readergirlz and readertotz co-founder and author/illustrator Lorie Ann Grover’s new board book Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish has just been released from Scholastic/Cartwheel. Endearingly illustrated by Debra Ziss, the work beautifully expresses soothing images of sea creatures preparing to sleep. A small orange fish instructs:

"Night is dark, baby shark.

Make no fuss, octopus."

Lorie Ann says, “I love the short rhymes offered up by the tiniest fish as he encourages the sea life to go to sleep. Thanks to my editor Rotem Moscovich for realizing the baby fish needs a bedtime kiss as well!”

Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish introduces sea life and adds a quiet calm to babies’ evenings.

About Lorie Ann Grover, Debra Ziss, readertotz, and readergirlz

Lorie Ann Grover is the author of three young adult verse novels (Loose Threads, On Pointe, Hold Me Tight) and three board books (When Daddy Comes Home, Hug Hug!, Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish).

Debra Ziss is an illustrator and hand lettering artist from New York. Her clients include: Scholastic, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Grosset and Dunlap,, The Gap, The Limited, and American Girl Magazine.

readertotz is a blog which showcases infant-toddler books as important additions to children’s literature.

readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by five critically acclaimed YA authors. The site is the recipient of a 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award; the Association for Library Services to Children, ALA, Great Web Sites Award; and the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize.


holly cupala said...

Woot woot! I'm already madly in love with this book. I can't wait to buy it for every baby reader I know! Isn't it the best board book title ever?

Little Willow said...


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thank you!

Joan Holub said...

Celebrating with you. Wonderful PW review and the book looks adorable!

Joan Holub said...

I just got a copy of Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish. It is SO cute!!! Beautifully written and I really like the illustrations. Congratulations Lorie Ann!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Joan!

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Lorie Ann board book, BEDTIME KISS FOR LITTLE FISH, was featured in Parents magazine this month as one of the top 20 books of 2009 for kids!

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