Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oh, Wow!!

It's finally official. Let's Go! has been announced as the 2009 Grade One Giveaway Book sponsored by TD Canada Trust and the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Woo-hoo!!!

This means that in November grade 1 kids all across Canada will get a special copy of the book!!!! For free!! That's like 500,000 kids. I'm kinda speechless.

While I have known about this for awhile, my family was starting to think I was delusional since, you know, if I say it's true it doesn't actually really truly mean it's true (good life lesson that, although sometimes you'd like to be taken on your word). But I can doubt my own sanity--on this matter--no longer. There's proof out there!!

Too cool.

This is a terrific program that's been in place for several years now. I know my own kids, who will sadly all be just past that grade 1 milestone next fall, have really enjoyed getting books from this program in the past.

I am truly honoured and lucky to have had such excellent collaborators with this book. Scot Ritchie. Maple Tree Press. Thank you!!!

4 comments:

Debora Pearson said...

Hi Lizann,

Just noticed your good news. Congrats -- you have much to be proud of!

With best wishes,

Debora

Lizann Flatt said...

Hi, Debora!

Wow, long time...! Thanks so much for taking the time to pass on your good wishes! Appreciate that.

Sincerely,
Lizann

Erin said...

Hi Lizann! I just read the news about Let's Go and the Grade One giveaway in the Canadian Childre's Book News. How fantastic! I had a feeling it would get picked - the CCBC kept asking me to send more copies, way back before I left MTP. :) Anyways, I know this is old news now, but I wanted to stop by your blog and say congrats. (I'm so out of the loop now that I'm out publishing and away from Toronto!)

Cheers,
Erin Walker

Lizann Flatt said...

Well, heck, thanks for sending them all the copies!

Great to hear from you. You left publishing? Say it isn't so! But times sure are a little too interesting in publishing these days. Drop me a line anytime!