Thursday, February 5, 2015

Naked! - a bookwrap


Yep.... he's unwrapped... nude... au naturel and ready to streak!!

I could not resist exposing this book from yesterday's author and illustrator.  It is just plain fun. It is a celebration of the joys of being"ME", of pure, innocent freedom and giving a shout out to the birthday suit! (which adults seem to want to cover up all the time!!)

Unwrapping it in rhyme...

 The bubble bath was so much fun,
Might escape to take a run.
Bye, bye mom - you can't catch me,
I'm naked and I'm feeling free!

Ha! Ha! mom - the towel?, no thanks
Gonna go and grab my cape.
I'll fly around and be real cool,
I might go naked to my school.

Cookies taste best when you're bare,
No shirt, no pants, no underwear.
Look at me, I'm my own man
Did dad or you turn on a fan?

I'm feeling chilly, oh dear me
I need my jammies I can see.
I'll jump in bed and snuggle in
Get toasty warm up to my chin.

Naked time was such a blast
But now I see the time has passed.
Good night bare toes, goodnight bare bum...
Goodnight, goodnight to everyone!

The story is so kid-perfect and the illustrations bring the words to life.  Every time I read the book I laugh out loud at this little guy's free spirit flowing with happiness and adventure as he moves throughout his world NAKED.  I would highly recommend this book for a great bedtime story.  Warning: Read after the bath...when dressed in the pyjamas...and tucked safely into bed. Then there will be no fear of a copy-cat rendezvous au naturel. Yep, it's a winner.

Unwrapping the author ...

Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who has created and starred in many television series, including Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella,and The State. He also starred in the NBC television show Ed and on VH1’s I Love The... series. He wrote the screenplay for the film Run, Fatboy, Run and wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze. Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face) and the children’s books Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, I’m Bored,and Naked! Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children. - See more at:

Unwrapping the illustrator ...

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is a published writer and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada, and is represented by Ginger Knowlton of Curtis-Brown.

My Background In A Nutshell

I've had a Web page since 1994 (and have been on the 'net for far longer), which I suppose makes me an old-timer. I've always been somewhat of a geekgrrl. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Psychology, I worked as a systems programmer/analyst for Toronto-Dominion Bank for two years before stepping off the corporate cliff and immersing myself in the arts: writing, teaching piano, and doing some freelance art.
My non-fiction book, The Writer's Online Marketplace, was published by Writer's Digest in 2001. I've also sold a wide variety of nonfiction pieces for print and online magazines as well as some poetry and short stories. I created a Web resource for writers called Inkspotwhich won a bunch of awards and a newsletter circulation of nearly 50,000. Inkspot began as a hobby but soon became a fulltime career.

Photo by Beckett GladneyDuring the height of the Internet Goldrush, Inkspot attracted the attention of half a dozen U.S. companies vying for acquisition. I ended up selling to a publishing services company, living in Philadelphia away from my husband Jeff for six months, and working as an employee instead of a self-employed entrepreneur.

To make a long story short (see my Woodpile Philosophy), the company who bought Inkspot shut it down early 2001 due to lack of financing, and I'm back to being a freelancer (YAY!).

Read on and read always!

It's a wrap.
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