Friday, May 8, 2015

Itty Bitty Kitty goodreads giveaway

Ava wants a pet, but Mom and Dad say she's too little. So when she finds a kitty, Ava decides to name him Itty Bitty and keep him a secret. There's just one tiny problem: Itty Bitty starts growing and growing and growing . . . until he's neither itty nor bitty! 
Hardcover, 32 pages, available May 19, 2015


Unknown said...

Dear Joan Holub,

Thank you for understanding how I feel about Goddess Girls! I really appreciate it.

There's just one more thing that confuses me. Why did you make Artemis go head over heels for... I think two people now? Orion and Actaeon. I mean, Orion, I get; in a lot of the myths, he was the only man she loved.

What confuses me now is how come Artemis's... feelings for Actaeon are so clearly expressed. Artemis is a virgin goddess, with the only exceptions on Orion, and sometimes Hippolytus (Hippolytus is one of my favorite heroes. He was the son of Theseus and Queen- you know, maybe I'll let you find out). Anyways, Artemis kills Actaeon when he sees her nude by turning him into a stag, and making his hounds kill him. Instead, you go off and make her think he is "sweet", which was better than Orion's "flashy."

Now, I understand that in a children's book, you can't really do the whole "seen while bathing and kills impudent mortal" thing. I thought how you made Artemis fall into the fountain was pretty clever way to change it so it is age appropriate. I just don't understand how come you made her forgive Actaeon so easily, and made her fall in love with him, especially since she is "the VIRGIN goddess of the hunt."

Now, I've only read till book 10, so unless things have changed since then, I'm sorry I wasted your time. And I'm still confused why Zeus hasn't declared his other children that go to MOA, because there's at least five of them. Thanks for helping me understand the other stuff.

Cynthia Luna Silver

PS: I realize I was completely overboard last time. I was angry for a reason that absolutely had nothing to do with you; it's just that when I write when I'm upset, what I write tends to get pretty... chaotic. That's why you should never trust me with anything to write on when I'm mad. I hope I didn't offend you. :)

PPS: Cynthia Luna Silver is a pen name. Just thought I'd let you know. I mean, I'm okay with you calling me Cynthia, but I'd prefer "Super Artemis Fan". LOL

Oh My Bookness said...

Hi Cythia,
Fan of Joan Holub! Awesome! I understand getting rid of characters is hard we grow to love them.
I think you would love Itty Bitty Kitty, it's fun vibrant, and relatable the characters. It's 32 pages not long it's a beautiful picture book with words.

Why don't you enter the giveaway, you qualify for a chance to win a free signed copy!

Thank you,
Oh My Bookness