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Laura Willingham

Children’s Book Author and Illustrator

Hi! I’m Laura. In my children’s picture book series, Lily solves problems with her crafty creations. The titles are: “Chickens Don’t Wear Tutus!” (Mom’s Choice Awards – Gold Recipient), “Chickens Don’t Ski!” (Mom’s Choice Awards – Gold Recipient), “Chickens Don’t Live in Tree Houses!” (released 6/23/22), and “Chickens Don’t Swim!” (releases 12/1/22). To preorder “Chickens Don’t Swim!” from the publisher and receive a 15% discount, use promo code: PREORDER2022 on this link:

https://www.blackrosewriting.com/childrensmg/chickensdontswim

“Chickens Don’t Swim!” In the end, chickens do swim! Theme: when there’s a will, there’s a way.

“Chickens Don’t Live in Tree Houses!” In the end, chickens really can live in tree houses. Theme: discovering that home is where you make it.

https://www.blackrosewriting.com/childrensmg/chickensdontliveintreehouses

Chickens Don’t Live in Tree Houses! (A Lily Saves the Day Book): Willingham, Laura: 9781684339709: Amazon.com: Books

Chickens Don’t Live in Tree Houses! by Laura Willingham, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

A Lily Saves the Day Book: Chickens Don’t Live in Tree Houses! (Series #3) (Hardcover) – Walmart.com

Chickens Don’t Live in Tree Houses! by Laura Willingham (booksamillion.com)

All books are available (US & UK) in hardcover, eBook, and Audible (Tutu story). Order from retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, and Walmart.

In this series, I created the illustrations in a simplistic style (similar to “Pete the Cat” books) with the intention for the illustrations to stand alone in telling the story. However, there is a text. The goal being to appeal to very young children, non-verbal children, and to be a fun/quick story for older children. These stories can be defined as fun, innocent, and entertaining. Not moral expounding.

I have many different illustration styles which can be seen on the SCBWI.org website. I’m originally from North Carolina, but currently living in Oklahoma. I enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pawleys Island, SC, and Grand Lake, Oklahoma. When I’m not writing and illustrating, I enjoy all things outdoors especially running, hiking, tennis, and walking my dog. My purpose for writing/illustrating picture books is to create fun and adventurous stories for children.

My motto: If you have an idea, go with it, express it, create it…even if it’s outside the norm.

Willie and Me

“Chickens Don’t Ski!” (Mom’s Choice Awards – Gold Recipient). In the end, chickens really do ski! Theme: When you fall, brush yourself off, and get back up.

https://www.amazon.com/author/laurawillingham

https://www.blackrosewriting.com/childrensmg/chickensdontski

A Lily Saves the Day Book: Chickens Don’t Ski! (Hardcover) – Walmart.com

Chickens Don’t Ski! (A Lily Saves the Day Book): Willingham, Laura: 9781684338597: Amazon.com: Books

Chickens Don’t Ski! by Laura Willingham, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Chickens Don’t Ski! by Laura Willingham (booksamillion.com)

Click on link for the puppet read-aloud for my book titled “Chickens Don’t Wear Tutus!” & for “Chickens Don’t Ski!” Don’t forget to subscribe to the Think Ahead Kids YouTube channel.

YouTube:

Read-aloud from YouTube channel, Story Time With Stacey, for “Chickens Don’t Ski!”

Read-aloud from YouTube channel, Story Time With Stacey, for “Chickens Don’t Wear Tutus!”

Reviews for “Chickens Don’t Ski!”

Reviews for “Chickens Don’t Wear Tutus!”


Contact

For general enquiries or school, library and bookstore readings/signings contact: lgwill42@gmail.com

Stay connected: https://linktr.ee/LauraWillingham

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