Monday, June 9, 2014

Look What I Won!

Guess what I won.

No, not a writing contest.

Not a free critique.

Not a blog award.


I won Lori Degman's newest picture book, COCK-A-DOODLE OOPS!

Thanks to my friends at Kidlit 411-
 a one-stop resource for children's book writers!

Look, it'signed to me!

(I had Lori sign it to me instead of my sons, don't judge)

I was so excited to win this book because I've been wanting to get a hold of it since I heard of Lori Degman's new release. How can you not pick up a book with a title like Cock-a-Doodle Oops!

Winning this book revealed three things about me that I am embarrassed to share with you, but here goes.

Confessions of a writer:
1) I love entering contest! 
2) I have books signed to me instead of my sons (because I'm selfish that way)
3) I can't help but read the book before my kids despite them telling me to wait for them (because I am impatient)

Let's just say I'm a kid at heart. 

I just received this book a few days ago and already I've read it 5 times.

I give this fun and entertaining book 5 roosters!


Here is my review from Goodreads:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cock-a-Doodle Oops! is a rhyming picture book about a rooster who takes a week-long vacation leaving his cock-a-doodle duty up to the rest of the farm animals. One-by-one they attempt to wake up Farmer Peeper (who is a deep sleeper).

Author Lori Degman's brilliant rhyme and lively plot, paired with Deborah Zemke's fun illustration style, makes this one of my favorite picture books.

The story encourages interactivity, which makes it a great read-aloud. Children can't help but crow along with the farm animals, finishing the rhyme and guessing the sound the farm animal makes: cock-a-doodle ________!

Cock-a-Doodle Oops! is an enjoyable and entertaining book for the whole family. Full of humor and surprises, children will be asking to read this over and over again.


  1. Thanks so much for the great review, Romelle!! I love "cock-a-doodle duty" - can I steal that?

    1. Please cock-a-doodle DO! And it's not stealing. It is yours! :)

  2. Congrats again on your win! Winning books is always the best. I have PBs signed to me too...but that's probably because my kids are 16 and 18 now. LOL! I can't wait to read Lori's book too.

    1. Thanks, Teresa! I am glad I am not the only one with books signed to me.

  3. I feel so special when I get signed books! Congrats!



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