Giveaway on Storytime LIVE tonite at 7:30pm!!

Hey y’all! Tonite’s Storytime LIVE is all about being a friend! And because I think you are so AWESOME, I am giving away my Dog and Mouse handmade hand puppets!

Rules:

1. Simply comment on THIS blog entry to enter. Just say hello, or anything you want. That’s it!

2. Comment by 6pm eastern standard time to give me time to get all your names in a hat.

3. Tune in at 7:30pm eastern and watch to see if you win. You must be watching and logged into Livestream to be able to chat and tell me if you are there. If you are not present, another name will be pulled.

4. One entry per person only, only on this webpage.

THAT’S it! EASY PEASY and my hand puppets can be all YOURS!

Click here or on an image below to view it at 7:30pm and don’t forget to comment on this blog entry!!

GOOD LUCK!
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Here is what you can win! The Dog and Mouse handmade puppets in the middle! I’ll miss them, but I just KNOW they’ll go to a GREAT home!
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Storytime Live tonight at 7:30pm eastern!

Look! A Piggycorn! Don’t miss Storytime LIVE tonight! Who are you? Who do YOU want to be? Featuring Bob is a Unicorn and Rufus, Piggy and Otto as who they want to be for Halloween!

Click the photo below to watch it at 7:30pm!

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Storytime LIVE is tonite at 7:30pm eastern! Don’t miss it!

All about our furry best friends tonite! Featuring the music created from my books Dogs, Dogs! and Cats, Cats! by Liat and Jeremy Savo! You will NOT want to miss this rockin’ Storytime LIVE! See you tonite!

Click the image below to be able to watch!

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You can buy the music I will feature tonite (and all the songs from all my books by clicking on the image below.)

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Dog and Mouse teaser trailer

On a whim one day I downloaded the app called StopMotion Animation Maker after seeing my amazingly talented friend, Linda Sweeney’s super cool book trailer she had made for her new book, When the Wind Blows. It’s the sweetest thing EVER. Click here to see it.

ADORABLE, RIGHT?

I promptly forgot that I had the app or wanted to make my own animation. Of course.

Then today I was going through my phone and saw the app I thought to myself, “Self, you have a million things to do and you TOTALLY need to go grocery shopping, you know what makes TOTAL sense? MAKE THAT ANIMATION! And spend the WHOLE day doing it!”

And I thought, “Self, that is a damn FINE idea! Who needs dinner?! I think there are some frozen turkey burgers in the freezer – hot diggity, let’s ANIMATE!”

I present to you my first ever Stop Motion Animation for my newest book coming out in Jan. 2015, Dog and Mouse. And I warn you: It is pretty terrible. But it is also terribly cute. So I am willing to share it with you. And I plan on making lots more. Because WHO NEEDS DINNER, Y’ALL??! Not my family! :D

No one said life wasn’t scary.

It’s scary to take risks – to take chances. Things go wrong. We make mistakes. We mess it all up. But only by trying, only by failing can we figure out what doesn’t work. More more importantly though, it helps us figure out what DOES work. Mistakes help us figure out how we can do it better. What we like, what we don’t like. The more we fail, the faster we learn what NOT to do. What’s the thing you are scared of trying, but maybe want more than anything else in the world? If you don’t try, don’t move forward, you can guarantee you won’t get hurt, but you also guarantee you won’t get that  dream of yours either. Mistakes are OKAY. Failure is OKAY.

Jump. Your wings will come – I PROMISE. But be willing to tumble and flail about in the air for a while until they do. Because flying? Is AWESOME.

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Bob

To all my fellow ‘Bobs’ out there,

I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for ‘getting’ Bob. If you get Bob like I do, it’s probably because you ARE a Bob. Which is a compliment by the way. :)

If you have ever felt like you don’t quite fit in, don’t quite know your place in this world, but know you have lots to offer? If you march to a different beat, if you live in your head – in a wonderous, magical land – and when you open your eyes, you can still see the magic around? If you love people, I mean really truly LOVE people, yet you can be so very disappointed and hurt by the people who are mean, thoughtless, don’t seem to care about the magic? Yeah, you’re TOTALLY a Bob.

On days where you just think you should give up, give in and be ‘normal’? Don’t. Don’t you dare. The world needs a LOT more Bobs. And the more of us that are out there? The more of us BRAVE enough to SHOW the world our BOB-ness? The better this world is going to be.

So if you ever read Bob is a Unicorn, and you really truly got it, maybe even cried at the fairy and unicorn page? Stay true to yourself and don’t ever, EVER wonder where you fit in. Because you know what? YOU FIT IN RIGHT HERE. And thank you for being a Bob. You make the world so much more magical. Believe in yourself. Believe in your inner Bob.

Love, Michelle

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Sept. 24, 2014 Storytime LIVE at 7:30pm eastern

Click below to watch Storytime as I do it live! It’s totally free and you only need to make an account if you want to chat live with me.

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