I'm truly delighted to be hosting a blog party for This Little Piggy: An Owner's Manual, Cyndi Marko's graphic-style early reader, being released today, June 27, by Aladdin Pix, a children's imprint of Simon & Schuster! I hope you'll join in the fun by stopping by every day during the five-day celebration in order to meet the creators of this oinkaliciously fun chapter book, one that is sure to delight readers of all ages. You'll get to mingle with Cyndi, the artist & illustrator, her literary agent, her editor, her art director, and Cyndi again as the maker of her book trailer. Each of these lovely kidlit pros will have her own day to share how she helped make this little piggy's oinkingly adorable tale a reality! Today is Cyndi's day! OINK for DAY 1 of This Little Piggy Has a Blog Party!!!!
Have you ever wanted a pet more than anything? That’s the case with Sister. And she’s set her mind on a pet pig. But how can she make her wish come true? First, she must convince her brother, who’d probably prefer a pet gorilla. But soon she wins him over (with the reminder that pigs share his mutual love for mud). Next step? They must convince mom. The problem is, mom's favorite pets are garden plants. Mom eventually gives the kids' pet pig a temporary try. Soon, however, the two siblings realize that being pig owners is no easy task, for this little piggy knows a thing or two about mischief. With so much piggy mayhem ensuing, it seems doubtful mom will ever be won over. Find out if Brother and Sister will get to keep this (naughty) little swine by reading THIS LITTLE PIGGY: AN OWNER’S MANUAL, a chapter book for early readers ages 6-9, published by Aladdin Pix, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and written and illustrated by Cyndi Marko the award-winning illustrator of the Kung Pow Chicken books. To purchase a copy, click the cover.
Illustrations used during "This Little Piggy Has a Blog Party" are by permission, and are subject to copyright--(C) Cyndy Marko, Aladdin Pix, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Dionna is a spinner of children's yarns, a weaver of nonfiction articles, and a forever-learner enrolled in the Institute of Imaginative Thinking. She is the author of ORCAS, a photo-supported book for 3rd to 5th graders that can be found in the award-winning Nature's Children series published by Scholastic Press. You'll also find her kidlit work in Cricket, Ladybug, and soon in Highlights for Children. As a freelance journalist, Dionna writes for Charlottesville Family's Bloom, a Parent's Choice winner. She's been an SCBWI Mid-Atlantic member since 2005, and the content editor of her region's SCBWI newsletter, the Highlighter, since 2017. Dionna lives in Virginia with her husband. She is represented by Raven Quill Literary Agency.