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Book Title: Gingersnap Snatcher by Vicky Weber
Category: Children’s Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 32 pages
Publisher: Trunk Up Books
Release date: December 2021
Formats Available for Review: print-softback USA, e-book (PDF)
Tour dates: December 7 to December 17
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.
Buy the Book:
Vicky Weber’s Gingersnap Snatcher was such a fun book for me to read. It was amusing to watch my granddaughter as I read it to her. The cat napping in the tree and the dog snoozing on the couch made her grin and giggle. And it was delightful to watch her excitement when she learned who had taken the cookies!
Gingersnap Snatcher will appeal to youngsters. The pace, rhythm and rhyming characteristics of the tale pique their imagination. The twist near the end, where the children discover the culprit, is perfect as it’s someone no one would suspect!
The illustrator, Svitlana Liuta, has drawn adorable pictures that faithfully follow the narrative. The colors are bright, the three siblings and the animals are endearing, and the adults are not overexaggerated, vapid, vacuous or two-dimensional, as is the case in many preschoolers’ stories.
My granddaughter enjoyed it so much that as soon as I finished reading it the first time, she insisted that I read it again.
At the end of the story, the author has included a fun sing-along. She’s also included a code for getting the gingersnaps recipe. I’m now looking for the best egg substitutes to utilize when making gingersnaps with my granddaughter (who is allergic to eggs). Kid’s books that are interactive or include things like recipes, such as the Gingersnap Snatcher, are among my favorites. I enjoy making and creating things almost as much as my granddaughter. However, she is a LOT more enthusiastic about it than I am.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from iRead Book Tours. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review
When did you first realize you wanted to be an author?
I’ve always wanted to be an author but never thought it was a possibility. I just assumed it would always be a dream. One day, my husband asked me: “If you could do anything, what would it be?” I told him that I wanted to write picture books. His response? “Let’s figure out how to make it happen.” And that’s exactly what we did. I truly couldn’t have done it without his support.
How long did your first book take from when you started writing to release?
I had my ideas written out for a long time before I started learning the publishing industry. From the time I started researching, editing, and producing my first book, about a year had passed. Now, I have seven children’s picture books, two chapter books under a pen name, and several more books releasing before the end of the year.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned going through the self-publishing process?
When I first started out, I had no idea how much of my time would be spent marketing. Lucky for me…I love that part of being self-published! That isn’t the case for many of the authors I work with. In fact, there are a handful of common mistakes that new authors make at the beginning of their career: doing steps out of order (i.e., not getting the book edited before illustrations), assuming they’ll learn as they go, waiting to market until after the book is released, not having a strategy for release, trying to cut corners, and not researching the industry. I’ve seen it happen all the time which is why I try to help people through coaching, courses, and other resources. Knowledge is power!
Are you an illustrator?
Noooo. Nope. I couldn’t draw a decent stick person if my life depended on it. I’m just an author who has the pleasure of working with some highly talented professionals.
What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
I love to go for walks and spend time with my family. I also love to read and help others learn the publishing industry. That’s why I started an author coaching business!
Meet the Author:
Vicky Weber is a musician and an elementary educator with a love for children’s literature. As a Puerto Rican author of Taíno descent, she strives to create picture books that are fun, engaging, and educational. All her current titles are based on her background in music education or her heritage. While she has taught a variety of grade levels, primary level education is where her passion lies. It has long been a dream of hers to teach children through the magic of books and she hopes you love reading her works as much as she loved writing them.
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