Guest Post: author Lori Orlinsky on Finding Inspiration, plus a book spotlight and giveaway!

Lori Orlinsky reflects on finding inspiration for her book Being Small

I was inspired to write “Being Small” after my daughter came home from preschool crying when she was three-years-old. It turns out her teachers had hung a growth chart in the classroom, and while all of Hayley’s friends were at the top and middle of the chart, her name was all the way at the bottom. It was the first time Hayley realized she was different, and it was the first time her friends and teachers also realized it. They’d call her playful names like “shorty” and “peanut” and she didn’t like that. What’s more, being at the bottom, she associated it with being the worst. I went on Amazon to find a book about the benefits of being small, and it didn’t exist, until I wrote it!

 

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

This book is a selection by the National Bullying Prevention Center

 

Title: BEING SMALL (ISN’T SO BAD AFTER ALL)

Author: Lori Orlinsky

Pub. Date: April 16, 2019

Publisher: Mascot Books

Formats: Hardcover,
eBook, audiobook

Pages: 38

 

 

 

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Being small is the worst! No one ever picks me for their sports team and my feet hurt from standing on my tiptoes all the time. There can’t be anything good about being small…right?

Being Small is a picture book about a little girl who is scared to go to school because she’s the shortest kid in the class. She talks about all of the reasons that being short is a challenge, but her mother presents to her funny and unique advantages that only she has because of her height, instilling self-confidence in her. This book is a must-read for any child who has ever fallen behind the curve on the growth chart.

“A wonderful, read-aloud picture book…highly recommended for personal and public library children’s collections.” —Midwest Book Review

“The story itself works well; the artwork is colorful, detailed, and draws
the reader in. Kids of this early age group will love it. Being Small
(Isn’t So Bad After All)
 by Lori Orlinsky is highly recommended.”
Readers Favorite

“With lovely illustrations that help to tell the little rhyming story
well, this is a great book for children who would like to know that their
height is never an issue in life; they re beautiful just the way they are!
Highly recommended for kids everywhere!” —Jed Doherty, Host/Executive
Producer, Reading With Your Kids Podcast

 

Download some coloring
sheets
from BEING SMALL (ISN’T SO BAD AFTER ALL)!

 

About Lori: 

Lori Orlinsky is a multi
award-winning children’s book author, freelance writer and marketing director who lives in Chicago. Lori is the mother of two little ladies who are small but mighty. Lori is certified by the CDC in Bullying Prevention and Response Training, and is an Ambassador for the National Bullying Prevention Center.
At 5″1, she wishes her children’s picture book “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All),” was around when she was growing up. Lori’s books are published by Mascot Books.

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Giveaway
Details:

1 winner will win a
$10 Amazon GC courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/12/2020

The Momma Spot

Review

10/12/2020

@future_bookworms & @thamommaspot

Instagram Stop

10/13/2020

Little Red Reads

Review

10/13/2020

Westveil
Publishing

Review

10/14/2020

Betwixt the
Pages

Review

10/14/2020

For the Love of KidLit

Guest Post

10/15/2020

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review

10/15/2020

Rajiv’s
Reviews

Instagram Stop

10/16/2020

BookHounds ya

Review

10/16/2020

BookHounds ya

Instagram Stop

 

Week Two:

10/19/2020

Jazzy Book Reviews

Review

10/19/2020

Two Chicks on
Books

Guest Post

10/20/2020

mycornerforbooksand

Instagram Stop/Review

10/20/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Post

10/21/2020

Seeing
Double In Neverland

Review

10/21/2020

Seeing Double In Neverland

Instagram Stop

10/22/2020

Savings in Seconds

Review

10/22/2020

Savings in
Seconds

Review

10/23/2020

Momfluenster

Instagram Stop/Review

10/23/2020

Momfluenster

Review


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