"...the upbeat verse text assures them that feelings change throughout a day and that’s OK, invites [readers] to identify how they are feeling now, and offers practical tips for acting on or coping with positive and negative moods.… guaranteed to entertain.” ~Kirkus Reviews
"Evans’ rhyme and rhythm are spot-on, and the refrain ensures readers’ participation during read-alouds...The dad-child relationships ooze sweetness. These dads prepare food and bathe and soothe their children, as nurturing as can be. A solid and sweet look at the traditional and expanding roles of a father." ~Kirkus Reviews
"The simple story is gracefully told… The gentle tone of both the story and the illustrations is a refreshing, pleasant take on the theme of helping someone in need and enjoying the bonds of friendship." ~Kirkus Reviews (see the full review).
"It’s a tender holiday reminder that generosity means the most when it’s directed at those who are truly in need." ~Publishers Weekly.
Appearances and Events
I signed a lot of bookplates in November 2022! A wonderful program called Book Drop provided 285 books—one for each student at Bridger Elementary— following my author visit!
Presentation at Bridger Elementary
Feel-o-saur in the classroom
Finding Christmas was featured in the December issue of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine.
Lezlie at the University Club Meet the Authors Night, November 29, 2017
National Press Club Authors Night, November 10, 2017
Lezlie and Joan Waites were featured authors at the Frostburg Storybook Holiday, December 2-3, 2017
Lezlie Visits The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Ut, December 16th, 2017
Scenes from the visit
Book launch for Finding Christmas, October 7, 2017
National Book Festival - Lezlie read some of her books, including Finding Christmas, at the National Book Festival Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, at the Washington Post booth. Here are some pictures from the event: