Robert W. Armstrong Reads the Big Blue Lake at Barnes & Noble

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THE BIG BLUE LAKE by Robert W. Armstrong

A picture book for Ages 2-6

LOS ANGELES - August 15, 2022 - (

All About Kids Publishing, an SF Bay Area-based children's book publishing company, is launching The Big Blue Lake by Robert W. Armstrong this month. The Big Blue Lake is a children's picture book appropriate for kids ages 2-6. It is a bedtime story, written in rhyme, featuring many adorable animals that live in and around the lake. What makes this book unique is the QR code inside the cover that can be scanned to play the audio, which includes original music, narration, and SFX.

Kirkus Review:

"All the wildlife in and around a lake gets ready for bed in Armstrong's rhyming picture book.

"Evening has fallen at the Big Blue Lake, and it's bedtime for all the anthropomorphized animals and fish. One by one the rhyming text introduces them to readers: 'There was a beaver's house that was made of logs, / And in one small corner lived a pair of frogs.' Everyone finally gets ready for sleep; the fish gather close to their mother, the frogs put on their pajamas, the turtles turn off the lights in their house, and so on. Then, finally, the narrator encourages readers to say good night to everyone, ending with 'Say good night to the frogs and the turtles, too. / Listen as they whisper, 'goodnight' to you.' After the story ends, the book includes real-life facts about beavers, turtles, frogs, and fish; while useful, they feel a bit incongruous after such a calming bedtime book. However, Broxon's watercolor illustrations lend a wondrous sense of quiet depth to the lake, which contrasts with the assorted animals' activities. They're a perfect accompaniment to the gentle, lulling rhymes, which are sure to help many young readers unwind before sleep.

"An ideal, animal-centered alternative for kids who've grown a bit tired of Goodnight Moon."

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 2022

ISBN: 978-0-9801468-3-7

Page Count: 32

Robert W. Armstrong graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1974 and Pacific McGeorge Law School in 1978. In addition to being a trial lawyer, he is a frequent contributor to several legal publications and an accomplished storyteller. He lives in Long Beach, California.

Children's Storytime: Robert W. Armstrong reads THE BIG BLUE LAKE

Barnes & Noble In-Store Event - Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.

The Grove at Farmers Market

189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30

Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

A raffle for a free copy of the book and a Big Blue Lake T-shirt will be included.

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