Friday, July 15, 2016

MAMA DUCK - 5th Title Published in the Books With No Pictures Series... by Sage Merriman

... Joins ESKIMO KISSES, BOSSY PANTS, CARDBOARD BOX, and GREEN BOAT as an Experiment in Children’s Publishing (New Format)

From the Amazon product page:

Book Description:

MAMA DUCK and her friends on Town Lake face a big challenge. Someone is trying to stop people from feeding them the popcorn, potato chips and bread they love. What’s a Mama Duck to do? Share this traditional duck story with a child you love. (It has a nice plot twist and is ultimately about learning to read - by observing one very smart duck.)

MAMA DUCK 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.

Two more titles will be published in this series by August 1st.

All seven ebooks are available now, either for immediate delivery or on a pre-order basis.

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