This is going to remind people, people who have long memories, of another time and another place.
So I’ve been told I’m not allowed to go around people’s houses, sign them up for Goodreads accounts, visit the Best Picture Book page, write in The Little Red Publishing Hen and vote for it for best picture book any more.
But, what I can do is tell you how to do it yourself.
First, visit the Best Picture Book page.
Next, log in or create an account on Goodreads (it’s free!) and come back to that page.
Now you’re going to, very carefully, type in “the little red publishing hen”:
Then you’re going to click or tap on The Little Red Publishing Hen in that drop-down list. Or you’re going to hit enter…
Then, with all your might (maybe a little less if it’s a new computer or phone and you don’t want to destroy it, just for the sake of voting for The Little Red Publishing Hen), press that big, red Vote button!
And that’s it. Tell your friends, neighbors, Romans, countrymen. Send them here, which will send them over there. Download the book, read it (it’s free to Goodreads members and on the iBookstore), share it with your writerly friends (it’ll give you something else to talk about other than pitching them ideas for a story — and when you see the single solitary tear in their eye you know you’ll have hit a real nerve).