Bluebonnets Part Two…Moving On

Bluebonnets Part Two…Moving On

Bluebonnets Part Two…Moving On

Ellen Rothberg and I loved our book, Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets. Lots of other people loved it too. It had heart, great illustrations, and kids connected with it. Ahh…to keep on going. No change. Just bluebonnets and book signings.

But sometimes things change. Sometimes we have no control over these changes. And sometimes the old adage about lemons and lemonade rings true. The original Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets is out of print.  Last year just saying the words “Out of print” gave me a headache. But this year, I am approaching it differently. Lemons, lemonade, and all that.

You will never hear me say anything disparaging about the writing or the illustrations of the old book. However, industry standards for picture books have changed. Out of something  pretty depressing came an opportunity that most authors don’t have. Ellen and I got to update the book and  collaborate with the very talented Joel Cook. I will leave it to Joel to leak some of the illustrations (until he gives me permission to do so!)

I’m very excited to announce that there will be a new, updated version of Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets coming out in time for the 2016-2017 school year. The book is shorter and snappier, but still filled with humor and heart.  We really hope you like it!

And remember, you can look at the bluebonnets, you can smell the bluebonnets, but you can NEVER EVER EAT the bluebonnets!

By the way, we will be taking pre-orders soon! 🙂




9 Comment(s)

  • by Teresa Robeson Posted March 31, 2016 8:48 pm

    Congratulations on giving the old book new life!

  • by ellenleventhal Posted March 31, 2016 9:16 pm

    Thanks, Teresa!

  • by Nikki Posted March 31, 2016 10:14 pm

    I can’t wait to read the “new” book to my class. I only hope they get to meet one of my favorite authors in person and get to see what an incredible person she is. We love you!!!!!

    • by ellenleventhal Posted March 31, 2016 10:50 pm

      Ahh….so sweet, Nikki. Love y’all too!

  • by rsonenshine Posted April 1, 2016 9:48 pm

    Hold a copy for me, dear friend! Kudos to you for taking this step. I’m sure it will breathe new life into the book and give more children an opportunity to read it!

    • by ellenleventhal Posted April 26, 2016 1:54 am

      Thanks, Randi!

  • by Joel Cook Posted April 3, 2016 7:16 pm

    This is going to be a fun book!

  • by Seth Posted April 4, 2016 12:21 am

    Don’t eat the blue nuts – Adam Leventhal

    • by ellenleventhal Posted April 26, 2016 1:54 am

      Just saw this. Yes, Bluebonnets and blue nuts are both bad to eat. 🙂

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