If you’re like most adults, you would probably do anything to get a few extra hours of precious sleep. But not if you’re a child. Especially a most delightful and imaginative child like Livi.
In Sarah Maizes’ second children’s picture book, On My Way To Bed, spirited Livi is back and showing us why getting ready for bed the first time your mother asks is simply no fun at all. Who can blame her? It’s much more exciting to walk the high wire like an acrobat or swim the ocean floor like an octopus, than go to bed.
Children will love Michael Paraskevas’ brightly colored illustrations, and the large, easy to read font is perfect for a beginning reader. And parents will breathe a sigh of relief knowing they’re not the only ones struggling with bedtime. This book is sure to be a favorite.
Sarah Maizes is the author of On My Way To The Bath and Got Milf?: The Modern Mom’s Guide To Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great And Rocking A Minivan. She teaches writing workshops at Writing Pad in Los Angeles. Sarah can be found at SarahMaizes.com.
Q & A With Sarah:
I had the pleasure of
hanging out with interviewing Sarah in her sunny kitchen while enjoying the sumptuous spread of coffee and croissants she graciously provided. There is no getting around it – she’s smart, she’s nice, she’s funny – she’s got great skin!
Who were you most influenced by?
Jim Henson’s Muppets and Monty Python had the greatest influence on my comedic sensibility.
I write with my eyes closed, at least in the beginning to get started or when I’m working things out. Otherwise, I’m too distracted. Long walks without the iPad or cell, are helpful too.
Laptop or desktop:
I bring my laptop with my everywhere. I like having it with me, because you never know when you’ll have the inspiration.
Favorite place to write:
After morning drop-off, I go to a local restaurant, order breakfast and write.
Best advice for new writers:
Edit, edit, edit. Make sure it’s relatable. Avoid rhyme at all costs.
Win a signed copy of On My Way To Bed.
Christina Simon says
Sarah is one of my favorite writers (and friends). This book is so fun and reflects the universal bedtime struggle.
Hayley Kaplan says
Wishing Sarah lots of success with her book.
Janie Emaus says
This looks like a really fun book! One that could be read over and over and over. Just like kids want.
Beth Ann Brown Chiles says
What a great looking book!!! I can imagine it would be the perfect gift for a perfect great niece!!!
Lisa Carpenter says
I love this! And I love that Sarah writes with her eyes closed. I must learn how to do that!
Walker Thornton says
Love kids books…one of my delights in having a grandchild–another excuse to buy books! This one sounds cute
Susan Cook Bonifant says
I love her writing routine…and her diligence! I’m going to start carrying my laptop around and I’m not kidding. Thanks – very cheery, upbeat post.
Jaclyn Reynolds says
This book looks like a wonderful and interesting story!
Sandra Sallin says
Delightful post Linda.