You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone around that hasn’t read the acclaimed bestselling children’s book, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, or any of the other books in the “If You Give A…” series which have sold over 17 million copies worldwide.
You’d think that when a publisher is fortunate enough to connect with such a successful, beloved author, that said author would have a bit of pull, that her fantastic new children’s book idea would be welcomed with opened arms, right?
Well, you’d be wrong.
As it turns out, much to dog lovers and service animal supporters chagrin, bestselling author Laura Numeroff‘s latest children’s book, Work for Biscuits: Raising a Hero, inspired by a young boy with Cerebral Palsy whose life has been significantly impacted by his service dog, was rejected for print by HarperCollins, the same publisher who’s made millions selling her famed children’s books.
We had a fun interview with the talented, bright, and funny Laura Numeroff, who was just as shocked as we were that she’d been rejected, who’s now looking on the bright side, turning to self-publishing, some really exciting new ways of reaching her audience, and hoping for a little help from her fans to get the project going.
We’re simply dumbfounded by the rejection. Teaching children (and the parents who read to them) about both the importance of service dogs and about having compassion for those that depend on them is so important, as is encouraging children and parents to read and discuss such topics together.
So, how can you help Laura Numeroff, along with bestselling illustrator, Lynn Munsinger, get the book published?
Visit Laura’s kickstarter page and join hundreds of others in supporting this important book!
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