Peg Leg Peke as a best book of 2008

Thanks to Little Willow over at Slayground for naming Peg Leg Peke as one of the best picture books for 2008!  Thanks so much, it means a lot to be recognized along with all those other great titles.

Best picture books of 2008:

  • Seamore, the Very Forgetful Porpoise by Darcie Edgemon, illustrated by J.otto Siebold
  • Mermaid Sister by Mary Ann Fraser
  • Wave by Suzy Lee
  • Gone Fishing by David McLimans
  • South by Patrick McDonnell
  • A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
  • Dog and Bear: Two’s Company written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Peg Leg Peke by Brie Spangler

Interview with Amanda Snow of A Patchwork of Books

I’d like to thank Amanda for the interview and also direct everyone over to her great blog, A Patchwork of Books, where she reads and reviews books for all ages and genres of young readers. I was glad to help in a small way and grateful for the opportunity to chat with her. Here’s an excerpt:

3. How in the world did you come up with the concept for Peg Leg Peke?
BS- I’m afraid it is as advertised! I have a little pekingese and she needed an operation on her foot, it led to a long, fun month in a cast and Peg Leg Peke came soon after. Oh, she was quite pitiful. When the book got picked up I bought her a great big peanut butter doggie-cookie.

Click here for the whole interview and many thanks again to the wonderful Amanda, always in my thoughts.