☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: This drink doesn’t have an official name, but in our house we call it Magic Ginger Tea. My family (especially my grandmother in Vietnam) swears by the awesome power of ginger, so whenever anyone is sick we make a big mug with a freshly squeezed lemon, a dollop of honey, and a ton of ginger. Guaranteed to make you feel better in no time.
☕ HOT OFF THE PRESS: Let Me Finish! (illustrated by the fabulous Isabel Roxas and published by Disney-Hyperion) is out this month (June 7th)!
When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story.
But ruin it they do.
And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all. . . .
☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Not sure I can pick a favorite book about food, but from an early age Where the Wild Things Are definitely showed me the magic of a bowl of hot soup.
☕ HOTTEA IN THE FLESH: I’ll be at ALA in June and then NerdCamp in July so if you happen to be at either event, please come find me!
☕ ☕ JUST ONE MORE SIP: Check out this Kidlit411 Author Spotlight where Minh discusses the inspiration for Let Me Finish! and offers advice for beginning picture book writers.
☕☕☕ CAN’T GET ENOUGH: Enjoy these spreads from Let Me Finish! (Art copyright © 2016 Isabel Roxas):
☕☕☕☕ STILL CAN’T GET ENOUGH: Minh is the special guest on Book Riot’s Dear Book Nerd podcast with Rita Meade!
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