Monday, July 4, 2016

Announcing the Publication of GREEN BOAT—A Book With No Pictures... by Sage Merriman

GREEN BOAT is #3 in a Series of Experimental Children’s Books...

... Joins Previous Titles, BOSSY PANTS and CARDBOARD BOX.

From the Amazon product page:

Book Description:

GREEN BOAT is a seriously funny book about imagination. It’s meant to be read aloud as one side in a conversation with a child. As you read it, encourage interruptions. Take side trips. Have a good time; it’s that kind of book. 
GREEN BOAT is also a tribute to the poet William Carlos Williams, a review of sorts of his famous poem, The Red Wheelbarrow.

GREEN BOAT is published in the Books with No Pictures Series. As you might expect, books in this series are pictureless but maintain the familiar format of the standard picturebook. Here’s why: For beginning readers (who are used to being read to), the standard picturebook often provides the most comfortable frame of reference. Because the picturebook context is so well understood, removing the pictures (and making no other changes) draws attention to the words and shines a bright light on the path to reading.


Sage Merriman is the children’s book pen name of former small press editor and publisher, Ryan Petty. Long ago and far away, Ryan was the proprietor of Cold Mountain Press, a literary publishing house in Austin, Texas. Among the respected names he published were Allen Ginsberg, William Stafford, Wendell Berry, Robert Bly, Denise Levertov, and two future National Poets Laureate: Ted Kooser and Donald Hall. 

Here’s a link to the product page at Amazon.

 Four additional titles will be published in this series by August 1st.

All seven ebooks are available either currently or on a pre-order basis.

Welcome to the Brave New World of Books With No Pictures....

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