Monday, January 14, 2013

Meet Betty Mermelstein

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Enough about us. . .let's get busy getting you entertained!

We are proud to bring you the first in our Featured Artists Series for 2013, 
the fabulous Author Betty Mermelstein.

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Jib and Spinnaker: Sailors of the Low Seas

By Betty Mermelstein
Illustrated by Anne Rankin

Jib and Spinnaker are two little mice who fall into a swimming pool as they are being chased by a dog. They think they have fallen into the ocean, and as they try to get out, they encounter many pool toys and equipment that, to them, look like other strange things. Each of these items provides a challenge to the mice as they try to escape the waters of the deep.

Spinnaker caught his breath on the floor of the boat.  Jib remained by the rail, dust sweeping through his fur and clouding his eyes.
   “It’s hard to see, Spinnaker,” Jib cried, “but it seems there’s something in the air coming our way.”
   “Oh, I hope it’s flying cheese,” Spinnaker moaned.  “I get hungry when I have to learn a new sport!”
   Jib squinted to get a better look.

Find Betty and her books on the web from these links.

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There you have it - a wonderful introduction to an amazing children's author. No better way to kick off the Featured Artists Series! Please be sure to visit Betty's links, leave a comment, buy her books, and make her feel welcome here at the JLB Creatives Blog. 

We'll catch you next week with a new artist who will be featured just for you to enjoy.

Until then, as always, stay casual, live life to the fullest, and have a piece of chocolate for me. 

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