Jammie Day!

I’d like to introduce you to Jammie Day, starring Cliffy!

In answer to a question I’m asked quite often, yes, I do have a new book coming out. It’s less than 800 words in length, and relies heavily on Brooke Kerrigan’s adorable illustrations, but I think you’ll find it genuinely heart-warming. My second picture book, Jammie Day, is due in stores on October 15, published by Owlkids, and it’s just received its first review. In fact, Quill & Quire has given Jammie Day a starred review.

I’m unashamed to report that the star has gone directly to my head. After reading the review, I spent an evening strutting annoyingly (endearingly?) around the house, informing my family of Jammie Day’s triumphs. “Aw, Mom, you’re so excited. You got a gold star.” Hear that being said in a teenager’s tone, and you have some idea of the supportive response I received. I’m pretty sure it’s my very first starred review ever in Q&Q, and let’s be honest, that star is for Brooke Kerrigan’s winning illustrations, but no one’s taking it away from me now.

I would like to pause here to marvel at the uplifting power of the gold star. We need to tap this power, people! I should be giving myself gold stars all day long! Gold star for holding that pike position for the last eight seconds of exercise class while dangling from TRX straps at 6:43AM! Gold star for making three sandwiches for school lunches before showering or eating breakfast! Gold star for a truly excellent nap on the couch!

Here is Jammie Day getting its very first read. It really is a wonderful book, if I’m allowed to say so. Well, no one’s stopping me, though it’s probably in poor taste. Have I mentioned that Jammie Day got a starred review in Quill & Quire??!! Insert winky-face emoji here. Totally unrelated: I’ll also be selling Jammie Day through my web site.

Now I’m off to earn gold stars for laundry, class prep, and writing another chapter in my next book (longer than 800 words, no illustrations).

xo, Carrie

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  1. Susan K Fish

    Following Erin Bow’s excellent example, I actually DO give myself gold stars for certain accomplishments. Not laundry though. And congrats to you!!

  2. Bunty Albert

    Congratulations on the publication and all those gold stars. What age range is the book aimed at?

    • Carrie Snyder

      I guess it would be classified for younger readers. Snuggle up and read, readers.

  3. Sandra Davies

    Congrats, Carrie. And yes, what ages are we looking at?

  4. Carol

    Congratulations, Carrie! Gold stars that make us feel better are just fine! Wish I had some little ones around to read Jammie Day. I will have to find a copy somewhere and sneak a read myself!!

  5. Pam

    Can’t wait to read it with my littles! Also you win a parenting gold star for publishing a book right after a summer at home with four kids…

  6. Kathleen

    Woop! Woop! Congratulations Carrie!

  7. Trilby

    Congratulations, Carrie! Looking forward to the read.


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