Once in a blue moon a special pet comes along……
I have a treat for everyone today! Friend and author Julia Dweck has shared a sneak peek at her new book Blucy. This is a very special story for anyone who loves cats. Mandy,our protagonist, goes to the animal shelter to adopt a cat. Spying a snoozing cat in the cage, Mandy feels this one is different from the rest and takes the lucky kitty home.
From the outset it is clear that this cat is different. Whenever Lucy the cat’s moods would change, she would turn a nice shade of blue! Soon after Mandy started calling her Blucy since this was the only color-changing cat she knew.
Keeping with the Blue theme, Blucy will only eat blue colored foods such as blue jello, blue berries, and blue jelly beans.
Told in rhyme, this story is a fun read which will have your kids laughing at all of the mischief Blucy can get into. Along with this inventive tale are beautiful illustrations by Erika Lebarre. Erika used chalk pastels to create the dreaminess of the illustrations.
Julia Dweck is a great book friend who has created over 20 children’s books. Many of them we’ve had the pleasure of sharing here at Jump into a Book.
Julia’s background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She’s collaborated with leading artists in the world of children’s literature to produce over 20 eBooks. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon’s bestsellers in children’s color picture books multiple times with two #1 bestsellers: PIE-RITS and Zombie-Kids. Julia’s ebooks have also been featured on Barnes and Noble and the iBookstore. In her spare time, she is a designer of educational adjuncts for children’s literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. Julia presented at the 2011 National Center for Family Literacy, demonstrating her creative use of technology in the classroom.
Blucy is now on Pre-Sale on Amazon at 20 % off until August 12th.
Some Blue Things to Do :
You Gotta Have Some Blue Food!
We know that Blucy the Cat was particular about blue foods so why not make some Blue Cupcakes! I found this wonderful recipe for Blue Velvet Cupcakes at One Particular Kitchen.
How about a Blue Jello Cloud?
A what will you have with your Blue Velvet Cupcakes? Blue Cloud Jello parfait of course! Favorite blogger Reading Confetti had this wonderful Blue Cloud Jelly recipe and tutorial.
Make Your Own Blucy Kitty.
The Inadvertent Farmer had this great Sock Kitty Crafts Tutorial. She called it “the Sock Monster Kitty.” We all have a “sock monster” in our house, right? It’s monster that swipes the second sock so you only have one of each pair 😉 To create your Blucy Sock Kitty I would follow the simple directions, but just be sure and use a “Blucy-blue” sock for your cat. Have fun!
What “blue” crafts can you think of?