***** GIVEAWAY ENDS NOVEMBER 30, 2016 *****
Here are some samples from the original dummy proposal that I submitted to Scholastic next to the final artwork as it appears in the book. There are no words in the dummy version because I originally envisioned it as a wordless picture book. The only words in the original were, "Please may I have a cookie?" and "Thank you". I never thought it would get published as part of the Scholastic Reader series. Heck, I never thought I could write a book!
As you can see most of the illustration spreads didn't change much. But my editor for the book, Liz Mills, made some astute suggestions to the text that I think really helped to make the book a success.
One thing that did change was the title. Marketing thought a more polite title would be more appealing.
Thanks again everyone for your kind reviews of Alfie. I read them as I think most author's do and it really makes my day when someone says they really enjoyed my book. So if you read a book and like it, I encourage to leave a nice review. I'm sure the author will really appreciate it.
Now for the giveaway....
Enter below to win one of five signed copies of May I Please Have a Cookie? (Paperback, board book or bilingual - your choice)