Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun with the Free-tique contest and for all your congrats on my recent exciting news. You guys are AWESOME!

In addition to the 32 contest participants, we had 36 favorite picture books listed. What fun! A list of all your favorites are at the end of this post, so please check them out. But first, let's get right to the WINNER of the free critique contest.

First, I noted each participant's name and placed those into a hat. (A special thank you, my darling hubby for offering up his favorite cap for this special occasion.)

Then, I had my daughter pulled out ONE name.

Congratulations to our FREE-Tique WINNER, Wendy Mintz!!! YAY!!!!! (Wendy, email me here for more info. I can't wait to read your story!)

Also, as a special thank you to those who participated in the contest, I'm extending the special price of $25 for picture book critiques. Email me for more info.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the fun!  Now, here's the list of picture books tht you love best.  What a fantastic  list to bring with you on your next library visit. Enjoy and again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone!

A Visitor for Bear, by Bonny Becker & Kady MacDonald Denton
Are You My Mother, by P.D. Eastman
Avacado Baby, by John Burningham
Barnyard Dance, by Sandra Boynton
Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!, by Rosetta Stone & Michael Frith
Big Red Barn, Margaret Wise Brown & Felicia Bond
Chicks Run Wild, by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Ward Jenkins
Clever Jack Takes the Cake, by Candace Flemming & G. Brian Karas
Click, Clack, Moo, by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Fortunately, by Remy Charlip
Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown & Clement Hurd
Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson
Hats for Sale
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss
I Stink, by Kate McMullan & Jim McMullan
I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen
Lost and Found, by Oliver Jeffers
Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans
Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney
Moo Baa La La La, by Sandra Boynton
Mr. Pusskins, by Sam Lloyd
Once There Were Giants, by Martin Waddell & Penny Dale
One Dark Night, by Lisa Wheeler & Ivan Bates
Piggie Pie, by Margie Palatini and Howard Fine
Rainbow Crow, by Nancy Van Laan & Beatriz Vidal
Sailor Moo: Cow at Sea, by Lisa Wheeler & Ponder Goembel
The Digging-est Dog, by Al Perkins & Eric Gurney
The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak
The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
The Other Side, Jaqueline Woodson & E.B. Lewis
The Rabbits, by John Marsden & Shaun Tan
The Very Cranky Bear, by Nick Bland
Turtle Tail, by Frank Ashe
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak