Monday, February 29, 2016

Do Princesses Boogie? - a bookwrrap

Come on...up you get and get your boogie on!! This book will have you moving......promise!


Authored by Carmela LaVigna Coyle

Illustrated by Mike Gordon

Ages 3-7

Unwrapping some illustrations for you to peek 

About the book...

This board book is full of action, happiness and frivolity.  The whole vibe is "let's dance".  

Written in rhyme it is another addition by the author to the "Do Princesses .... ? series.  The words are simple and the illustrations brilliantly enrich the text.  Each page invites you to engage, to join in the merriment and freedom of the Princess dance.  Not only does the Princess get into the dancing mode herself but her mood seems  infectuous to those around her: her family,  her friends and a variety of critters all join in her playful moves.  

The celebration of a free spirit and the expressions of the participants are captured perfectly in the illustrations and you can tell from start to finish that everyone has a blast!  I highly recommend this up-beat book to  you. It will give you an infusion of "getting down and funky" and I can't rave enough about it.  

Come on everyone... join the conga line... latch onto the princess and let's boogie!

About the author... 

Carmela lives out west in Colorado with her husband, Mike, their two college-age children, and her lovable, cuddly, precocious pup that gangly answers to the name of lulu.  

Organic cooking/baking from scratch is one of her loves, "It's not THAT hard when you love the view out your kitchen window," she contends. The goods, of which she admits she has no control over, are brownies (with fudge frosting, thank you very much,) deep dark chocolate ice cream, drinking chocolate, and chocolate chip cookies... you get the picture. 

Although Carmela has a degree in Elementary Education with minor in Fine Art, she gives credit to early walks at dawn, avid observation, and motherhood as to where she got her "real" education.  

Catch up with the musings of Carmela LaVigna Coyle on her website: Or her blog

Commissions from London publishers began a highly successful move in 1983 from Design Studio Manager to freelance illustration. Mike has since illustrated over three hundred children's fiction and non-children's books.

His work covers a truly wide range, extending from educational and non-fiction books to entertainment and fiction. Mike's illustration now includes both design and illustration for major publishers such as Harper Collins, Headline, Ladybird, Longman, Penguin, Random Century, Reed International, Simon & Schuster, Walker Books, Western Publishing and Scholastic. The international publication of many of the titles illustrated by Mike means his work is seen in over eighteen countries.

In addition, Mike has produced over 400 humorous greeting card designs for clients such as the international giant, Hallmark, as well as the major UK companies, Hanson White and Gordon Fraser, and a 13 episode animated series, 'BB3B' for the BBC in the UK

Cartooning in his spare time has brought Mike acclaim in worldwide competitions, adding to his international reputation as a top humorous illustrator. Since 1993, he has continued his successful career based in California, U.S.A., already gaining a nomination in the prestigious National Cartoonists Society Awards.

Now in 2011 he has formed an ebook publishing company with his own two books, One inch at a Time and Perfectly Perfect. The stories of Winchell the Inchworm.

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