Laughter is the best medicine.
Just ask Penelope.
She dressed Snowie in a tutu…poor doggie.
And found the result hilarious–in a tears draining from eyes, giggle-fit kind of way.
Our hope today…that you would see the world through the eyes of a child and find happiness and laughter in your day.
Penelope peered at her friends through the crackling flames with a mischievous grin. “Once upon a time,” she lowered her voice, “there was a dark, dark forest.”
Gripping the hands of her chair, Eloise’s eyes widened with fear and anticipation.
“And inside the forest,” Penelope spread her arms wide, “there was a dark…,” she paused for effect, “dark tree.”
Above their heads, a large maple swayed, its limbs black next to the starlit sky.
“You can’t scare me!” scoffed Junjie.
She leaned closer. “And in the tree, was a dark,” she lingered on the word, “dark nest.”
“Ohh!” Eloise covered her mouth with a trembling hand.
Overhead, a branch creaked.
Junjie’s eyes shot toward the sound. “Nothing but a bird, I bet.”
“And in that nest,” Penelope’s words barely rose above a whisper, “there was a dark, dark….” Her body tensed.
Eloise and Junjie hung on her every word.
The pounding waves filled their silence.
Junjie almost fell out of his chair.
Penelope giggled. “Gotcha!”
Their laughter carried across their campsite.
“My turn,” said Eloise.
“Once upon a time….”
Look! I have something to show you…
It’s me, PENELOPE!
I have my own Facebook page.
Now you can visit with me anytime you want. 🙂
Parents, teachers, and friends: We’ve decided to create a family-friendly Facebook page devoted specifically to Penelope Bloom. All content will be appropriate for the youngest of children. Feel free to LIKE our FACEBOOK PAGE to receive updates on her life, have access to new illustrations as they are shared, and find out information about our free-giveaways.
Thanks so much, Janna Vanderveen and Tricia Bos.
We have a winner!
Penelope is excited to share her bunny experience with you.
After placing all the names of our entries into a bowl, I mixed them well, lifted them high above my husband’s head, and let him pick.
Our winner is….
“Master Of Jokes”
And yes, that’s not a joke. 🙂
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me your address and I will send you this beautiful prize.
Thank you all for participating. We will do another giveaway in the near future.
Warmest regards, Janna Vanderveen, Tricia Bos…
Penelope Bloom LOVES her bunny. She takes it with her wherever she goes.
In honor of Penelope, and the book that illustrator Tricia Bos and I are developing, we’ve decided to give-away a beautiful, handmade, one-of-a-kind bunny just like Penelope’s, in a drawing. This soft gray bunny features a hand embroidered face with multi-hued green eyes.
Whether you keep this softie/plushie toy for yourself or give it as a gift to a loved one, it is sure to provide smiles and laughter.
To enter the drawing, complete the following steps below:
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That’s it! You’ve earned yourself an entry. If you’d like to earn a second entry, visit www.jannavanderveen.com at this link: http://wp.me/p2drrL-FC and complete this same process. You can also earn a third if you visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJannaVanderveen, become a fan, and write a comment beneath the giveaway posting.
The giveaway ends in five days, on October 27 (Sunday) at 10:00 PM. All entries will be placed into a bowl and one name will be chosen at random. I will announce the winner in a follow-up post. Please check back to see if you have won. If you are the winner, please inbox me your contact information or e-mail me at email@example.com so I can mail you your prize.
Warmest regards and good luck!