to Read/Sign in Edina & St. Paul
are still two more chances to see Derek read his brand new Christmas
book, How the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas.
Both events are in the Twin Cities. Come by, say hello and pick
up a personalized gift for Christmas.
Barnes & Noble (in the Galleria Mall)
Red Balloon Bookshop
St. Paul, MN
Burt Grabs Another Great Review!
time in the pages of Publishers Weekly... Calling it a "delightful
tale" the reviewer says, "The opening spread shows the two friends
happily playing a Bird Brain board game- just one of many subtly
placed chuckles for observant readers." They finish the review
with a great reference to the heart of the story, "Paints and brushes
aside, Anderson's story soundly conveys the glue that bonds together
this unbreakable friendship."
the complete review, please click Here.
the Season of the Turkeys!
is coming around again, and Papa, Mama and little Tommy turkey
are returning to bookstore shelves everywhere in a favorite called Over
the River: A Turkey's Tale. Booklist called Derek's
paintings "...eye-popping acrylic pictures." Following
a summary of the story, the Tribune-Review in Pittsburgh, wrote "All's
well that ends well, as they say, with Derek Anderson's colorful
acrylics garnering high grades for their imagination."
And the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota said, "Minneapolis
illustrator Derek Anderson uses the lyrics of a popular Thanksgiving
song as the text for his new kids' picture book...But his version
offers a hilarious twist on the traditional tune..."
a website called "Curled up with a good kid's book" they say, "Derek
Anderson's anthropomorphized turkey-centric interpretation of Lydia
Maria Child's old familiar 'Over the River' gives kids and parents
a picture book to be thankful for." They go on to say "Goofy details
enlighten the text to a child's delight..." And finally,
"This is a complete-and completely entertaining- Thanksgiving treat."
To read the full review, please click HERE.
order your copy of Over the River: A Turkey's Tale,
Spoonfuls of Stories!
time with Little Quack's
Quack's Bedtime is one of the featured
books in the new Spoonfuls of Stories program! As you
may recall, the first Little Quack was
featured in the Spoonfuls of Stories program last fall.
Spoonfuls of Stories is a literacy
initiative program sponsored
by Cheerios & First Book.
knows what Cheerios are. First Book is a national non-profit
organization with one giant goal: to give children from low-income
families the opportunity to read and own their first books.
now until January, 2007, A free "child-sized" copy
of Little Quack's Bedtime will
be included in more than one million specially marked boxes
of Cheerios. Four
other terrific books have also been selected for this
promotion. As an added bonus, Little Quack's
has been produced exclusively as the only bilingual book
this year's promotion.
is proud and honored to have his work included as a part
of this reading program. Many thanks to First Book for
all of their great work, thanks also to the folks at General
Mills, and also Simon & Schuster who helped make it possible.
you're interested, your family can make a donation to First
Book using special donation forms included on Cheerios boxes.
One hundred percent of the funds will be used to buy books
and the donations will be sorted by zip code, with books going
back to the communities where the donations came from.
you would like to learn more about First Book or about Spoonfuls
of Stories, click HERE.
on the Radio Sunday, October 22nd
Can Tune in On the Internet!
on tour in San Francisco, Derek was interviewed by radio personality
Jim Foster. Jim routinely interviews authors for his half hour
radio show, "Conversations on the Coast" which is broadcast on
Sunday mornings in San Francisco. But it is now available on the
internet as well. The program, featuring a conversation with Derek
about his two newest books, Blue Burt and Wiggles and How
the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas will be broadcast
on Sunday morning, October 22nd at 9am Pacific time
now, that's the only time the program can be heard. Currently,
they're not archiving the programs on their website. We've provided
a link to the station below, but be sure to get there early! They
have a short questionnaire to fill out before you can listen.
can find the station by clicking Here.
the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas
the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas was recently
reviewed in the pages of Publishers Weekly. They did a very
nice write-up and went on to say it's "...likely
to tickle younger readers' funnybones."
can read the complete review by clicking Here.
21 is a special day
for my best pal in the
Burt and Wiggles Reviewed
the folks at "Parents'
Burt and Wiggles is featured on the "Parents' Choice
Foundation" website right now under the section "What We've Been
a great review. The reviewer says "Derek Anderson captures a subject
close to the hearts of many children, and does so with a gentle
can read the complete review by clicking Here.
Burt and Wiggles Chosen as
the Editors at Barnes & Noble.com
true! The editors at Barnes and Noble.com have selected Derek's
brand new book, Blue
Burt and Wiggles as a favorite and they've placed
it under books they recommend on their website. Calling it one
of the summer's best books and "an inspiring story,"
they've created a short video featuring some of the pictures
from the book
telling about the story.
can see the video
by clicking Here.
when you get there click on "Take a tour of Books We Love for Kids
Their recommended list changed over in mid-September and the video
is no longer available. Sorry,