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Squirrel Picnic’s First Book: The Journey Begins


Hi everyone,

Hodge and Podge agree that this new book adventure is the most exciting one they've ever embarked upon. Even better than the trip to Fruita we took last year for the Headless Chicken Festival.

Hodge and Podge agree that this new book adventure is the most exciting one they’ve ever embarked upon. Even better than the trip we took last year to Fruita, Colorado, for the Headless Chicken Festival.

I just wanted to take a moment to give you an update on my progress with Squirrel Picnic’s first book. My thought is that by making it a habit to keep you all in on the adventure of creating and self-publishing this book, I will be even more motivated to get it out on time (March 1, 2016). Just knowing you all are out there looking forward to it (I so appreciate your encouragement) will help keep me accountable. I’ll try to do an update post every month or so. That should keep me on task.

This past weekend, I was able to get a lot of work done. I now have a pretty solid story and even a title. Woohoo! Are you ready for this? Cue the fanfare! Here it is…

Squirrel Picnic’s Big Acorn Race

It will be a full-color picture book about Hodge and Podge and Eric as they compete to see who can get an acorn out of a tree without actually climbing the tree. They really have to put their thinking caps on for this one. And the whole thing, from backgrounds to the tiniest props will be crocheted. It will be a very colorful, yarn-covered feast for the eyes. Well, at least that’s my goal.

Okay, that’s all I’m going to tell you for now. You’ll just have to stay tuned to see where this takes me next. Until then…

Keep smilin’,



32 thoughts on “Squirrel Picnic’s First Book: The Journey Begins

  1. Thank you for doing this, Jennifer. I am looking forward to following the story.

  2. What a great idea for a book! I would love to have it! Can’t wait to see, what ideas they have to get the acorn!

  3. Sorry Jennifer, I am not writing on My computer but on My smartphone and have to be Frank and tell that I am so incapable to ude it… The book… WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍

  4. Oh wow!!! This is awesome news! I so look forward to seeing what comes of this… and I will be more than happy to help keep you accountable if that’s what it takes! 😉

  5. Fabulous, fabulous fabulous! I wish you all the luck on this journey. I am very excited and looking forward to your updates. Just keep it going girl. Don’t stress yourself too much. Take it easy and have fun! 😀

    • Thanks, Vanja! I will keep your advice in mind, especially when I get into the business side of this endeavor. Lucky for me, the storytelling, pattern writing, designing, crocheting, and photography are all fun and there’s a lot of each to be had with this project. 🙂

  6. You are so cute! If you keep giving little teasers like this, you might just generate comments/suggestions that may help get you over those little ‘writer’s block’ moments…
    Can’t wait to see this!

    • Thanks, Carol! You are so right. I will have to remember to keep you all in mind for suggestions. There will inevitably be roadblocks, and it’s nice to have this community for encouragement, ideas, and support.

  7. I cannot wait!!!! Thank you for the updates!!!

  8. Congrats!!! How fun! Very happy for you, you work hard at the work you do! Sandy

  9. I am looking forward to this! Don’t overwhelm yourself, keep the pace, and all will be fantastic!

  10. I’m looking forward to reading your updates as much as I’m looking forward to the book, Jennifer 🙂
    I also look forward to seeing the end result as soon as you put up the link to buy it, too, as I know just the little girl who will adore looking at it, and discovering all of the lovely yarny details! 🙂

  11. I am enjoying this very much. I am right beside you cheering you on all the way!
    The aussie fan base.

  12. wow that is so cool! I will buy your book! I can’t wait to see it! Hugz Lisa and Bear

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