I love to win. I love to win sweepstakes. I love to win board games. I love to win prizes. I pretty much love to win anything. Don't you?
My family won this week when I made them a triple berry pie.
But I won as well with my discovery of a site called shop your way which is sponsored by Sears and K-mart. Not only do my reward points from Sears purchases accumulate, but there are also daily sweepstakes and instant win games. I haven't managed to win any prizes yet, but I have won quite a slew of points which I used to purchase a new orbital sander for half price after mine quit working. I also managed to snag free socks, spatulas, crayons, mascara, and screw drivers.
This week I also won in the literary world. No, I did not receive an offer from an agent yet; but I did win a super great picture book by Lori Alexander called Famously Phoebe. Phoebe is a girl who has visions of grandeur because her family are always taking pictures of her. As I began reading about Pheobe, I thought about the hundreds of picture I've taken over the course of twelve years of my daughter Emily. And just when I thought I knew where Lori was taking me with her narrative, I was pleasantly surprised. Phoebe, however, was not so pleasantly surprised. She, who had basked in the glorious limelight shared with no other, suddenly found herself with a rival.
This story of an only child losing her status because of the arrival of a sister is incredibly well written, beautifully illustrated, and just plain fun. So whether or not you have an only or a passel of kids, I'm pretty sure they will all enjoy Famously Phoebe.
Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. Also be sure to drop by Literacy Musings Mondays for more great blogs as well as my personal website Fun With Aileen where you will find more on reading, writing, and my very own chapter and picture books. And finally, you can find me on twitter @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.