Monday, October 18, 2010

Elise Primavera's Thumb Love Blog Tour

Today we are thrilled to have Elise Primavera on our blog. Having had a daughter who sucked her thumb, I have been looking forward to to Elise's new release, Thumb Love. This charming story follows Lulu's quest to stop sucking her thumb. We asked Elise if she could tell us a little bit about her book, Thumb Love.

Bad habits are hard to break. Think about it; our first experience with trying to quit a bad habit is usually the thumb. There you are at six-years-old and something you’ve done your entire life that was fun and comforting and that no one ever complained about before suddenly has to stop.

When I decided to write a story about the subject of thumb sucking I realized that there was a wealth of material and a universal theme: giving up something that you love! Oh cruel world! But I’ve tried to make it as palatable as I can with the help of a little tongue in cheek 12-Step Program.

Sure, maybe I used tough love on my thumb suckers by telling them that if they don’t stop they’ll never be able to attend a slumber party, camp, or college. But I like to think that I’m preparing them for the harsh realities of life. If they think giving up the thumb is hard—wait until they get a little older and have to give up Häagen-Dazs.


Thank you Elise for joining us today!

If you'd like to learn more about Lulu's steps to stop sucking your thumb, please visit Elise’s website here:

You can also visit National Stop Sucking Your Thumb Day FB page:

You can visit the other stops in Elise's blog tour here:

October 11th – Booking Mama

October 12th – Through the Looking Glass

October 13th – Random Acts of Reading

October 14th – Two Writing Teachers

October 15th – Where the Best Books Are

October 16th – The Book Faerie

October 17th – Picture Book Review

October 18th – Mundie Moms

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~