Tillie Lays an Egg has been getting great reviews! My book got a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and raves in Kirkus and School Library Journal. It looks like people are having as much fun reading it as I had making it. Your local bookseller can order a copy and get it in time for holiday giving. In these days of re-evaluating what is good and lasting and necessary, I do think that books are right there in the “must-have” list. They’re a pleasure to hold, and are the ultimate hand-me-downs. However, if you’re on a really tight budget, make use of your public library! A gift to your children (or grandchildren) of a read-aloud night is as good (better) than any toy. Settle down with popcorn and a stack of books in front of a fire. I hope that Tillie and I will be there with you.