My book giveaway with Goodreads from March 22 to April 22, 2016, proved to be a huge success!
Over 1,000 Goodreads readers entered to win a free signed copy of my book High in the Sky.
Thanks to everyone who liked and shares Skipping Stone Press on Facebook. And thanks to the winners who shared their thoughts and comments after reading High in the Sky. Here are some of their comments:
Sandra rated it 4 stars and commented:
Sometimes the world seems too small for this boy… He then hops on his tire swing, and dreams of different places. After a few swings he is in a jungle in Africa, or in a rocket ship. Or maybe skating on ice, or riding a surf board, or even in a roller coaster. Everything is possible.
High in the sky is a celebration of dreams written in verse. The text flows smoothly, and contains a good amount of vocabulary, but it is easy to understand at the same time. The illustrations are pretty, with some watercolor which adds to the “dreamy” atmosphere of the book. Beautiful option for reading aloud.
Sara Reber rated it 5 stars and wrote:
High in the Sky by Kathleen Gauer is a really cute book. I read it with my 2 1/2 year old niece and she kept asking me to read it again.
I enjoyed this story. It reminded me of the stories my grandparents used to tell about the days from their childhoods. On the lazy days my grandparents would go outside and play in their tire swings and dream. For hours, they were somewhere or someone else and then they would get up and go into the house and do chores. The words in the story flowed together very well. This book is written for a child a little older than 2 but my niece still enjoyed it. It is an easy book to discuss, which is why she was able to enjoy it. We also liked that at the end there was some parent/educator ideas.
The pictures in this book are gorgeous. The illustrator did a fabulous job. Each picture went with the page as they were meant to.
I would highly recommend this book without any hesitation.
And although this Goodreads Giveaway contest has expired, you can still order your own signed copy of High in the Sky from my website, Skipping Stone Press, Amazon.ca, or check for this title at your local library. I hope you and your little ones will enjoy reading High in the Sky and will let your imaginations soar!
Updated January 16, 2018