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I don’t have a Perfect Picture Book to share with you today (my last PPBF of the season was posted in May — The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl), but something very special is going on in Perfect Picture Book Land today, and I wanted to help celebrate!

 

Susanna Leonard Hill’s amazing brainchild, PERFECT PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY, is celebrating its ONE HUNDREDTH posting day (which technically happened last week, but the celebration is TODAY!)

CONGRATULATIONS, SUSANNA and all PPBFers!

Most people who read my blog regularly are likely aware of Perfect Picture Book Friday, but for those who aren’t familiar with the concept, it’s a weekly blog hop hosted by author and educator Susanna Leonard Hill, in which participants blog about picture books they’ve discovered which they think are “perfect” for kids. Not only are the books reviewed, but there are always activity suggestions, giving added value for parents, caregivers, teachers, or librarians who are looking for just the right picture book to share with the children in their care.

I interviewed Susanna back when PPBF was one year old. It will give you an overview (or a refresher) of how Susanna got into writing and then blogging, and how PPBF came about. I urge you to read it (or re-read it, as I’ve just done). We’ll wait.

… … [time passes] … …

Okay, now that you’re back, I wanted to mention that usually in my Perfect Picture Book posts, I give a link to the main listing of all the Perfect Picture Books that have been posted. However, the action every Friday is really in that day’s post on Susanna’s blog, in which she reviews a Perfect Picture Book, as well as providing a link list to all the other participants for that day. (She also serves snacks!) So today, my link (below) will take you directly to the post, and the celebration.

And if you’d like to take a nostalgic journey through my Perfect Picture Book posts, you’ll find them at my Recommended Picture Books page.

One final thing — especially for Susanna — Chocolate dessert with decoration on white platethe traditional Something Chocolate

(image courtesy of Fotolia, through which the majority of the images used on my blog are licensed).

And now, let’s head over to the party!

Click HERE! You’ll be glad you did.

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