Today was the Book Launch Party for PENGUIN CHA-CHA at my local Barnes & Noble. What a toe-tapping, knee-knocking, rocking good time!
|My dashing penguin companion made sure all was ready.|
|A wonderful local bakery, Fresh Baked by Tracy, made the cakes with my illustrations on them.|
|The cakes turned out adorable.|
|The books were set up and ready for readers.|
|I signed my first Penguin Cha-Cha book. Yay!|
|The line formed.|
|The stand-up cut-outs made by www.signsoveramerica.com were a hit.|
|Turn yourself into a dancing penguin!|
|I read the book to the kids.|
|We learned the basic cha-cha-cha step.|
|Then we learned how to hold our hands to make them into pretty Latin dancing hands.|
|Put the steps and arm motions together to cha-cha!|
|A sweet group of friends.|
|A darling dancer.|
Thank you to all who came and helped my penguins to dance into the hands of readers! And thank you to SCBWI for the marketing grant that made this super fun book launch possible!