Celebrating * Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle * Publication Day!

So grateful for the recent glowing review from Kirkus! “Sure to tickle more than a few ribs.” is a nice summary of their praise for the adventures of our pickle packing pals!

Also: “Mealey’s entertainingly silly, original plot includes plenty of dialogue and subtle wordplay, both visual and textual. Collier’s low-key palette and expressively droll cartoon characters keep each double-page spread lively. “

As of May 4th, Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle is in the world as an actual book available to buy at your favorite bookstore, online retailer or borrow from your local library. Not in your local library yet? Please ask your librarian to purchase a copy!

Fabulous book friends are helping me spread the word on social media with blog posts and reviews at wonderful sites like these:

Susanna Leonard Hill

Good Reads with Ronna

Books Q & A’s with Deborah Kalb

Celebrating Picture Books

Darlene Beck Jacobsen

Alphabet Soup with Jama Kim Rattigan

Jennifer Frank

The Picture Book Buzz // Maria Marshall

SCBWI Happy Book Birthday

I will add links and more reviews as they go live, so stay tuned for fun and even book giveaways courtesy of the fine folks at Kids Can Press.

Posting your own review for Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Instagram, Twitter or your own favorite website is always appreciated. Please tag me so I can say thank you and give it a boost!

About Cathy Ballou Mealey

Picture book fanatic and autism advocate, author, scone lover. SLOTH AND SQUIRREL IN A PICKLE (2021) @KidsCanPress. WHEN A TREE GROWS (2019) @SterlingKids, Repped by Liza Fleissig @lizaroyceagency. Find me at Twitter/Instagram @catballoumealey
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25 Responses to Celebrating * Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle * Publication Day!

  1. rnewman504 says:

    Hooray for Sloth and Squirrel! I hope my copy arrives today. Can’t wait to read it. Congratulations, Cathy! XO

  2. Congratulations! Looks like fun!

  3. jama says:

    Congratulations!!! Have a pickle puckering day!

    • Cathy Ballou Mealey says:

      Pucker or not, it will be dill-lightful indeed!
      Thanks so very much for all your book cheers and shares! ❤

  4. Happy Book Birthday, Cathy!! Pickles and cake for all! 🎂🎉❤️

    • Cathy Ballou Mealey says:

      Ooh – pickle cake! I never thought of that. Should I add chopped pickles into a cake…or just make a cake in the shape of a pickle…Hmmm.
      Thanks for all your book cheers Teresa!

  5. Such a great book, Cathy! Congratulations and happy book birthday!!! 😊❤️

  6. Sue Wang says:

    Congratulations, Cathy! Book #2 🙂 This looks like an action packed, funny, fun treasure. All good wishes!!

  7. Lauri Meyers says:

    Happy birthday sloth & Squirrel! I can’t wait to read it.

  8. Congratulations, Cathy!

  9. Bonny Becker says:

    This looks like my kind of book!

    • Cathy Ballou Mealey says:

      You are too kind! It was fun to challenge a sloth and a squirrel with pickle packing. They’re a lovable pair!

  10. Congrats to you Cathy! I can’t wait to meet these loveable characters!

  11. I “relish” a sweet pickle that’s finely chopped and generously spread on a Nathan’s Famous hot dog!

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