Phonics Kick-Start Elliot’s Perfect Picnic Early Reader Springtime Book Launched

The alliterative title is indicative of the book’s playful rhymes and style. ‘Elliot’s Perfect Picnic’ offers a fun reading experience while introducing early readers to phonics through the use of nonsense words, helping them learn to read by showing the relationships between sounds and letters.

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With its lush green hills, warm golden skies, and theme of outdoor exploration, the picture book has been released just in time for the coming of spring in much of the world.

The story follows the adventures of a young boy named Elliot and his trusty sidekick, Appa.

In her prose, author Deb Munson, who held creative roles at Hallmark and Hasbro, and co-author, husband Mark Munson, have crafted poetic, sing-song lines that are fun for children and adults alike to read aloud. In particular, the book has an innovative use of silly nonsense words, like SHELLIOT and JELLIOT, that serve as linguistic kick-starts to get young learners’ minds ticking.

‘Elliot’s Perfect Picnic’ features internationally acclaimed artist MEimo Siwaporn. Children will love the book’s images, which are filled with warmth and heart. MEimo’s style is vivid and painterly, pairing dreamy textural backgrounds with lively active foregrounds that strike a perfect balance between believable realism and delightful cartoon-inspired imagery.

The authors have also embedded a solid moral about sharing and friendship within the book, teaching children the importance of kindness, caring, and empathy.

‘Elliot’s Perfect Picnic’ has been released as a hardback children’s book through all major retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Walmart, and Amazon, and as an e-book through Apple Books and the Barnes & Noble NOOK app.

About Seriously Scrappy Studios, LLC

Seriously Scrappy Studios creates and develops children’s books, toys, and games.

A spokesperson for the company noted, “‘Elliot’s Perfect Picnic’ shows little ones that sharing is fun! Kids will love the beautiful artwork and silly nonsense words and want to read it again and again.”

More information about the book is available at

Seriously Scrappy Studios LLC
Seriously Scrappy Studios LLC

P.O. Box 92

Avon Lake
United States

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