Thursday 5 October 2023

Santa’s Supersonic Sleigh by Linda Flynn and Linda Laurie


How we came to publish this one

Linda Flynn is very well known to us. She is indeed also one of our editors. We have also published several of her short stories in our annual anthologies. We now have three of her picture books out: A Most Amazing Zoo, Playing Together and Santa’s Supersonic Sleigh. We’re also delighted to have two amazing illustrators: Caroline Casali and Linda Laurie.     

The title

It goes with the story and it goes with the cover picture. And it alliterates nicely. 

Some notes about the process

The text needed little editing. We had several discussions about the pictures. Getting them to flow right in a picture books is always quite a lot of work and requires several emails to be exchanged.   

The cover

We’re very pleased with this. Naturally Linda Laurie is responsible for this.

Some notes about style

This is exactly right for the target reader.

Who we think the reader is

This story could be enjoyed as a preschool picture book where a caring adult reads with the child. There is plenty of extra story in the pictures. It would also be suitable for emerging readers at early infant school. The illustrations give plenty of support.    

What else

Linda is an experienced teacher and she has brought that knowledge and experience to this project.  

Review copies

It’s always great if you can buy the book and give us a review. Just click on the link to be taken to Amazon. Or the one to take you to our own online shop. If you would like to review and you are strapped for cash, just get in touch for a free PDF.         


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