Perfect Picture Book Fridays Are Back! – With A Giveaway! – Little Miss Muffet

Let the joyous news be spread!

Perfect Picture Book Fridays are back!!

And we’re starting off with tons of fun!!!  A great book and a giveaway!

Today, I am thrilled to be sharing this hot-off-the-presses new book from the one and only Iza Trapani!

Title: Little Miss Muffet
Written & Illustrated By: Iza Trapani
Sky Pony Press, September 10, 2013, Fiction

Suitable For Ages: 3-7

Themes/Topics: bravery, positional and directional words

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

All through the room,
She zipped and she zoomed
And looked for a place to hide.
A mouse came to find her;
It scurried behind her.
The dainty Miss bolted outside.

Brief Synopsis:  Poor Miss Muffet is frightened by a spider.  But as she rushes to find a place to hide, she’s frightened by a mouse!  Running from the mouse she is frightened by a frog!  No matter where she runs, she seems to find something to be afraid of.  What is the poor girl to do?

Just for fun, here’s an interior page:)

copyright Iza Trapani 2013 all rights reserved

Links To Resources:  Iza has created many wonderful resources for this book which I’m sure will be available soon on her website, but for now you can get them my emailing her at iza[at]izatrapani[dot]com and asking for them.  (I had hoped to include them here, but blogger won’t allow uploads of PDFs!  I will refrain from sharing my feelings about blogger since this is a kid-friendly blog :))  The resources include a Miss Muffet Coloring Page, a Miss Muffet Hidden Animals challenge, a Miss Muffet Maze, and a page that allows you to make bookmarks.  The book also includes many positional and directional words which makes it excellent for preschool!  Please enjoy the book trailer HERE.  And Iza writes a wonderful blog which you can visit HERE.

Why I Like This Book: If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading Iza’s books, I can’t recommend them highly enough.  Most of them are based on familiar, beloved songs – the kind all children and parents love to sing together – including Twinkle Twinkle Little StarBaa Baa Black SheepRow Row Row Your BoatI’m A Little TeapotJingle Bells,  Itsy Bitsy Spider (celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year having sold over a million copies!) and many more.  Iza takes the basic verses and spins them into delightful, original stories that are a joy to read (and sing :)) aloud.  Her accompanying art is warm and inviting, a safe-haven for young children, full of comfort, perfect for bedtime or anytime.  Miss Muffet is another brilliant addition to her list and a must-have!

If you’d care to purchase a copy, here is a helpful link: Amazon link:

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

Today, since we are celebrating the release of Iza’s book, she has been kind enough to offer a signed copy as a giveaway!!!  One lucky commenter is going to be a winner 🙂  All you have to do to qualify is leave a comment in which you share your choice of the following things:

1. Name something that YOU are very afraid of!
2. Tell us your favorite Iza Trapani title and why you love it!
3. If you’re feeling writerly and inspired, write your own verse of Miss Muffet in which she is afraid of something besides the traditional spider!

You may do one of them or all of them, whatever you like!

Please leave your comment by Sunday September 15 at 5 PM EDT.  At that time, a winner will be selected randomly by  The winner will be announced Monday along with a very special post!  Which you’ll just have to wonder about.  All weekend 🙂

PPBF bloggers, please add your post-specific link to the list below.  I can’t wait to come and visit you all after our long summer hiatus!

Have a terrific weekend, everyone!

138 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Fridays Are Back! – With A Giveaway! – Little Miss Muffet

  1. Iza Trapani says:

    Haha, Laura! That could be a funny version of the Muffet rhyme! This just came to me:
    Little Miss Muffet , sat on a tuffet
    Eating her curds and whey.
    Along came a squirrel
    Who frightened the girl
    And it carried her tuffet away. (up the tree! :-))

  2. Iza Trapani says:

    I agree, Sue! Having been bitten by deer ticks and treated for early Lymes this summer (and last)- ticks are a valid fear indeed. And yellow jacket stings are so painful…wish we could outrun them!

  3. Iza Trapani says:

    Thank you Teri! I am afraid to fly to, though I do it fairly frequently. It's never fun, but I will have to think of your father's calming statement next time. Good one!

  4. Iza Trapani says:

    Those really sound awful, Vivian- though I am not familiar with them, nor do I have a desire to do so!
    Thanks so much for the kind words!

  5. Iza Trapani says:

    Haha, beth! I love the frightened fears hiding under the bed! And I also can't watch scary movies. Those scenes stay with me for a lifetime…

  6. bgruener says:

    Thank you, Iza. I was actually using a chicken puppet in peace-class when it occurred to me that it's also something that kids say when someone's afraid of something. Your book looks like so much fun!

  7. Sue Frye says:

    Hi, I'm new here, but I'm so excited about PPPF! Isa, I've always adored rhyme, especially nursery rhymes. Your books are excellent! I'm looking forward to reading many more:)

  8. Tina at says:

    I love these illustrations. Looks like a wonderful book! Since I'm not in the US, I won't enter, but I just wanted to thank you for sharing this post at Booknificent Thursday last week! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share with us this week!


  9. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    I'm glad you enjoyed it, Tina! Iza is one of my favorites – it's lovely to find an author where you like every book! 🙂 Let's see… what did I add to Booknificent Thursday this week… I think it's The Day The Crayons Quit – which is very clever and funny and I think you'll enjoy it if you get a chance to read it 🙂

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