Thursday, 27 March 2008

Lookybook is a cool site!

Lookybook.com. Have you been there? If not you should visit. You can actually read a book, turn the pages, look at the pictures just like you would if you were holding it in your hands. Although, if the font is small I must say I can’t read it but I do get a feel for what the book is about. I have found several books that are now on my wish list. One being He Came With the Couch by David Slonim. A sweet and clever book you will want to read again and again. It tells the story of Sophie and her family’s search for a new couch. They look many places likes charity shops and yard sales until they happen upon the perfect couch. However, the couch comes with a strange fellow attached to it and no amount of prying, pushing or pulling with many strange objects can dislodge him. They consult a doctor who says he needs to get out more so the family takes him to the beach, the Grand Canyon and several other very recognizable sites. The holidays don’t work and the fellow stays firmly on the couch. Finally, they decide they will just have to get use to him. Then one fateful day he does come off the couch. Why? I’ll leave that for you to find out. Go to http://www.lookybook.com/ and read this and lots of other great books. While you are there, take a look at my bookshelf called Silversheen's Library and see some other great books I've found on this site.
Smiles, Charlotte

5 comments:

Candy Gourlay said...

i really like that lookybook allows you to embed the books on your blog or wherever! congrats on your bouncing new blog!

Susan said...

I like the size of your font and the coulour is good. I'm going to put a link on my bolg to this if that is okay. I haven't looked at lookybook but will go off and do that now. Can you put your own books into this format?

Charlotte Anne Braden, ARA SCBWI Scotland said...

Hi, Candy and Susan,
Hope you don't mind me answering both your posts with one. I've made the terrible mistake of completly forgetting to check my comments and I have comments! Wow!
I'm happy both of like my blog. WhoHoo! Is it happy dance time? LOL!
Yes, lookybook is a great site. Gosh, I don't know if you can add your own books but I'm sure there is some info on the site that will answer that question. I'll see if I can find it and get back to you.

Smiles, Charlotte

PS: Susan, consider your link added, too.

Candy Gourlay said...

it's free to add your picture book to lookybook for the first year. they haven't announced what their fees will be though. i think they are targetting publishers, not individuals.

Charlotte Anne Braden, ARA SCBWI Scotland said...

Susan, I found this,(copied from site)Stocked by creators. Any book can be a Lookybook. If you are an author, illustrator or a publisher and you want more eyes on your book—send it to us and we will put it on our shelf for everyone to look at. (See Submit)

Candy has left you an e-mail, too so you got lots of answers. Hurray!

Smiles, Charlotte