She pulled out a picture book–one without any words, no less–and handed it over. I flipped through the pages of Carl’s Christmas, and almost missed the beauty and wonder of that book. Books needed words, and I wasn’t prepared to handle one without them. By the time she showed me a book about a mouse and someone out to get that mouse’s strawberry, I’d become addicted to picture books. At the ripe old age of twenty-two.
After that day, I spent hours searching for picture books for my kids. See, before that, my goal had been to get them to read so we could move onto “real books.” Finally, I’d learned what my mom meant when she quoted the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.
I’m not saying that I spent the mortgage on children’s books at the San Marino Toy and Bookstore one day or anything, but um… I came close!
I also started writing my own. A Very Special Book was the first, and I wrote it as a lesson to my daughter when she got too rough with one of the books. From that, I went on to write A Teapot’s Tale and a few others. Someday, I’ll get these things illustrated and in print. I keep trying, but sigh.
My kids are grown now, but I have grandchildren (whom I call bestekids), and well… I keep expanding my library to include books for them, too. Of course, now they live in Indiana, and that means I have to buy duplicate copies of things. It’s a rough life sometimes. *whistles*.
This should mean you’re not surprised to learn that I saw a children’s picture book a while back, fell in love with it, and promptly requested a free review copy. I got it, too. 😀
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Why I Think This “Creepy” Book Is Awesome
Okay, The Creeper has everything I love in children’s picture books. Posey offers a lovely lesson on seeing and finding wrapped in a fun story about a “creeper” who searches everywhere to find something he treasures. Add to that, delightful illustrations that keep you turning the page to see what adorableness is next, and what isn’t to love?
Not too long–she didn’t drag out the story just for lots of words. Not too short–she doesn’t rush the process either. Instead, Teresa Posey Carey offers a perfect little book that will delight children and the parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends. This is a good thing because they’ll be hounded to read and reread it over and over.
Recommended for just about anyone who appreciates the delightfulness that is a children’s picture book. While I received a free review copy of the book, I liked it so much I bought my own paperback and, as I said, will have to buy more for my grandkids.
The Creeper is on tour with Celebrate Lit.
About the Book
Book: The Creeper
Author: Teresa Posey Carey
Genre: Christian Children’s Book
Release Date: December 5, 2019
Even The Creeper loses things from time to time. How will he recover what he seeks? Find out in rhyme!
What begins as a determined search for something important becomes a treasure hunt full of clues and a valuable lesson in searching for that which is lost.
Delightful illustrations and endearing rhymes tell a story that teaches subtle lessons in perseverance and diligence.
About the Author
Children’s author Teresa Posey Carey took her inspiration from Dr. Seuss’ rhyming stories.
A born again Christian, she hopes to honor God in all she does, including her favorite things: spending time with family and friends and writing. Also an animal advocate, she loves her fur babies—-Sugar and Missy (dogs), Dinky and Skittles (cats)—-and dotes shamelessly on them. Teresa also has several new children’s books with bug characters and hopes everyone will visit her new Bug Huggers Facebook page!
Teresa lives in De Kalb, Texas, the hometown of Dan Blocker, a.k.a. Hoss Cartwright, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State.
More from Teresa
My new children’s rhyming book The Creeper is filled with mystery and fun. Treasures with clues are strewn along its pages to keep children guessing up until the very end, making it a very exciting and interactive book that kids will want to hear again and again.
I wrote The Creeper because of my love for rhyming verse stories and God’s word, pairing the two, The Creeper becomes a great tool for teaching children about God’s love for them as well as instilling Christian values and it introduces them to essential skills known to be learned from rhyming words together and what kid doesn’t love rhyme?
The Creeper is based upon the Biblical principle of Matthew 7:7-8 If ye seek ye shall surely find what ye are looking for, this is what the foundation for The Creeper is all about! I first knew that I really loved and wanted to write verse stories after taking my daughter to the local library when she was a little girl. That’s when and where we discovered Dr. Suess and One Fish Two Fish. We were both hooked and enjoyed reading all the rest of his wonderful rhyming stories, along with all the Mother Goose poems and anything else we could get our hands on!
I believe that God gave this gift in my life to use for glorifying him while entertaining children. What better way to do things than to use your God-given gifts and talents and give back unto The Lord!
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To celebrate her tour, Teresa is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!
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