MY DOG IS THE BEST news and #giveaways!


MY DOG IS THE BEST-coverIt’s almost release day for MY DOG IS THE BEST, avail­able Tues­day, June 9th!
Here’s what the crit­ics have had to say so far:

“… the sim­plic­i­ty of both the words and the pic­tures cre­ates a charm­ing, tod­dler-sized ode to man’s best friend.” —Book­list
“This sim­ple, qui­et sto­ry con­veys the endur­ing bond between child and dog, with the added appeal of a joke that younger chil­dren just begin­ning to under­stand humor can enjoy.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Though ‘a boy and his dog’ may not be a ground­break­ing theme, it’s often a pop­u­lar one—and this gen­tle tale of friend­ship is no excep­tion.… While this is a famil­iar sto­ry, it’s a well-exe­cut­ed and charm­ing one.” —School Library Journal
“… sim­ple word­ing helps young chil­dren who are learn­ing to read.… I real­ly enjoyed this cute chil­dren’s book and enjoyed its depic­tion of man’s best friend.…or should we say ‘boy’s’ best friend!” —Curl­ing Up With A Good Book blog
#Booka­day My Dog is the Best by @LaurieThompson & @PaulSchmidBooks. Made me think of″ … “In my opin­ion, it is a per­fect can­di­date for The Bak­er’s Dozen.”  — John Schu (@MrSchuReads) Feb­ru­ary 26, 2015

The launch par­ty is Fri­day, June 12th, at Uni­ver­si­ty Book Store in the Uni­ver­si­ty Dis­trict. More info here.
There’s a give­away hap­pen­ing on Goodreads:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

My Dog Is the Best by Laurie Ann Thompson

My Dog Is the Best

by Laurie Ann Thompson

Give­away ends June 16, 2015.
See the give­away details
at Goodreads. 

Enter to Win

Our adorable pup and boy pair are going out on a blog tour begin­ning Sat­ur­day, June 6th. Here’s where to find them (and me) in the next few weeks (note, many of these will have give­aways, too–more chances to win!):

6/6/2015 Book­ing Mama
6/8/2015 Jean Rei­dy
6/9/2015 Watch. Con­nect. Read.
6/10/2015 5 Min­utes for Books
6/11/2015 KidLit Fren­zy
6/12/2015 Unleash­ing Readers
6/16/2015 Anas­ta­sia Suen: Book­talk­ing #kidlit
6/19/2015 Kir­by’s Lane
7/1/2015 Library Lions

And, last but not least, if you’d like buy a copy:
You may pre-order a signed copy from Uni­ver­si­ty Book Store.
Also avail­able on:

New deal announcement: My Dog Is the Best!

There’s anoth­er excit­ing book deal to announce…
This went out in Sat­ur­day’s Pub­lish­er’s Mar­ket­place mail:

Lau­rie Thomp­son’s MY DOG IS THE BEST, in whim­si­cal praise of a boy’s best friend, with all of his fine canine attrib­ut­es, to be illus­trat­ed by Paul Schmid, to Janine O’Mal­ley at Far­rar, Straus Chil­dren’s, by Ammi-Joan Paque­tte atErin Mur­phy Lit­er­ary Agency for the author and Steven Malk at Writ­ers House for the illus­tra­tor (World).

and this went up on the Erin Mur­phy Lit­er­ary Agen­cy’s news page this morning:

Yes, she’s a busy and mul­ti-tal­ent­ed lady, that Lau­rie Thomp­son! Her first book was acquired last sum­mer by Schwartz & Wade, a pic­ture book biog­ra­phy of Emmanuel Ofo­su Yeboah, which is being illus­trat­ed by Sean Qualls. Then just a few months ago saw a sec­ond deal for a teen hand­book of social entre­pre­neur­ship, which is due out from Beyond Words/Simon Pulse in Fall 2014, and which Lau­rie is busi­ly writ­ing and research­ing as we speak.
But that’s not at all! This week I am thrilled to announce a brand new deal, for Lau­rie Thomp­son’s adorable pic­ture book MY DOG IS THE BEST: a lit­tle boy’s effu­sive praise of his best friend and all the amaz­ing feats that dog can do (while sleep­ing on the couch). It’s sweet and warm and guar­an­teed to make you smile. Even bet­ter, an illus­tra­tor has already been attached to the project, the tal­ent­ed Paul Schmid!
MY DOG IS THE BEST was acquired by Janine O’Mal­ley at FSG, and it’s going to make a giant pic­ture book splash for sure. Huge con­grat­u­la­tions, Laurie!