Winner of Linda Ashman’s Book-ELLA WHO?

Linda Ashman and her young friends, Mischa and Phoebe were guest collaborators on my blog series, A GREAT NEPHEW AND A GREAT AUNT. On April 21st, readers were delighted with poetry from Linda and illustrations from Mischa and Phoebe. If you missed the post, you can find it HERE. And if being my guest wasn’t enough, Linda generously offered a signed copy of her new book, ELLA WHO?


About the Story: When a baby elephant shows up on moving day, a young girl tries to tell her family. But they’re all so distracted (and, well, clueless), that the elephant slips by unnoticed. A friendship blooms as the two play throughout the day but, alas, the elephant must return home to the animal sanctuary. Fortunately it’s not too far away, and—as the girl discovers—is filled with many more potential playmates.

I counted the comments from readers and used an online random number generator to come up with the lucky winner!

And the winner is …..

Brenda Davis Harsham

Congratulations, Brenda! And a huge thank you to Linda!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Linda’s books…what are you waiting for? I’ve included her bio below so that you can visit her website and become familiar with her work. If you are a writer of picture books, or an aspiring writer of picture books, then you MUST read The Nuts & Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books that is listed in her bio. It is an invaluable resource. I’ve read it through and continue to go back to it for review and inspiration.

Linda’s next book, WILLIAM’S WINTER NAP, is coming October 10, 2017 and is available for pre-order. Click on the adorable cover to read more about this book.

Meet Linda: Linda Ashman is the author of more than thirty-five picture books and the creator of The Nuts & Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. New titles include Ella WHO?, illustrated by Sara Sanchez (Sterling, April 2017) and William’s Winter Nap, illustrated by Chuck Groenink (Disney-Hyperion, October 2017). She lives with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Twitter: @lindaashman2

5 thoughts on “Winner of Linda Ashman’s Book-ELLA WHO?

  1. Penny, I can’t find the comments on your PF post, but I just wanted to say, seeing all your 98 collaboration posts, that in addition to your other work, curating these is a towering achievement! Congratulations, and congrats also on your new book, which looks superfun. Taking a blogging break to promote it makes sense nowadays–we’ll miss you and look forward to seeing you–and it–in September!

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    1. Oh goodness, Heidi…I was playing around with settings on that post…experimenting for a post I was thinking of doing where I would turn off comments. I forgot to change it back! Thanks so much for coming over to this post to comment.
      I couldn’t believe I had 98! It has been a lot of fun and the amazing creativity has been inspiring to me.
      Thanks for the congrats! I’m looking forward to the release of my book.


  2. Yay! So excited, Penny! Thank you to both you and Linda. Linda, I used to live in Chapel Hill, in Carrboro, years ago now. I still miss it! Can’t wait to read the book. Thank you!


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