Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pinky and Peanut has won a Family Review Center Award for our series!

DESCRIPTION: Pinky and Peanut is a children's chapter book series that focuses on kids being kids in a fast paced world. Join Pinky and Peanut, a pesky brother, a scruffy dog and a group of friends as they learn to use their imagination and be a good person. Each story can stand alone but works well as a series. They play off of each other. Simple lessons such as learning to say I'm sorry is one of the many reasons Pinky and Peanut are becoming mainstreamed. As former teachers, we've seen how books can create life long learners and help to increase literary awareness. In a fast paced society, children learning to use their imagination is important.

REVIEWER NOTES: My daughter is absolutely delighted with this set of books. She has been soaking them up and using them for her daily reading time both at home, and at school, so you KNOW they are good, when they can hold the attention of a seven year old that strongly. I am thrilled to see her enjoying them so much, because it means she will be inclined to read more, which strengthens her skills and gives her something positive to do in her quiet time.

Each one is a short little chapter book (as they refer to them around here). You can choose from the print version, the Kindle version or the audio CD version. They are very well priced, very well written and very much recommended by this lady (and the kid... let's not forget her input!)

Pinky and Peanut: The Adventure Begins
Pinky and Peanut: Trouble Times Two
Pinky and Peanut: No Boys Allowed (MY DAUGHTER'S FAVE!)

This is just a fun series, that they will enjoy. Clean, humorous at times, and interesting enough to keep them glued for long periods of time. My daughter is fairly new to the 'chapter book' world. Having just come from the 'colorful, picture filled children's stories' ... it is sometimes hard to find books that really hold her attention, because they only have the print on the page. These books have not only interested her, they have entertained her for long periods of time and she is still going ... almost done with the last one. I LOVE IT that the loves them this much. Thank you Pinky and Peanut for being so much fun to read about! You have added a fun little nitch in to my daughter's days and life. Because of that, I too love you.

Awards and Accolades Received
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We will be signing books this Saturday, June 23rd!

Hi all! Cherie and I are excited to be returning to Creative Mom Toys at The Renton Landing this Saturday, June 23rd. We will be there from 11:30-2:30. Creative Mom Toys will have an art project that coincides with our books as well. Come meet the authors and enjoy a day out with your child reading and creating art.

Happy Reading.
Deena and Cherie

June 23rd , Cherie and Deena of Pinky and Peanut will be back at CMT for another great book signing event - Time will be announced soon, but plan on stopping by and meeting our local authors.. ..

We will also be Crafting this day for our Crafty Saturday. All those book lovers out there - come on down and make your own itty bitty book. Cost is free and available for the first 8 signups.
June 30th, we cannot seem to get enough of our local authors and we are proud to introduce; Rachel Morrow, who has authored a book with her mother and twin sister on parenting for newborns. Again, time will be announced, but plan on coming by for a visit. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Kindle, kindle, Kindle etc.

Wow! Cherie and I are blown away. In the last month alone our numbers for all three books and kindle editions have soared. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We just wanted to let you know that for a limited time, Pinky and Peanut; the Adventure Begins, Trouble Times Two and No Boys Allowed are selling on Kindle for a reduced rate. 99c and $1.99. Catch the series while you can!!! Thank you again for your support. As always it means the world.

Keep growing and keep dreaming!!!

Cherie and Deena

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A shout out to some of our favorite Peeps!

Cherie and I want to give a big shout out to the students of OLG and their wonderful book club!

We also want to give a big shout out to Miss Bresnan's class in NYC. Especially to Tomi and Ellen for their fabulous letters.

Thank you to all the children out there who take the time to let us know you liked our series. It fills our hearts and puts a big smile on our faces.

May all of your dreams come true!!!
Deena and Cherie

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Writer workshop and St. Louise School

Cherie, Trina and I had the privilege of speaking at St. Louise School in Bellevue, WA last week. In addition to our author talks with the children, we also were able to work the children in their rooms. Together we created stories; each child creating a different version. Trina taught the children how to correctly draw a cartoon to size. We absolutely loved this style that we hope to add writer/illustrator workshops to our speaking engagements from now on! Thank you St. Louise School!!!

Former St. Louise School Teachers are Visiting Authors
Former St. Louise School primary teachers and current school parents, Cherie McIntosh and Deena Cook, believe in childhood imagination. Deena and Cherie co-authored a children’s series titled Pinky and Peanut. The main characters are derived from nicknames that Deena and Cherie currently have for their own children.  But there’s even more history behind Pinky and Peanut.  The illustrator, Trina Scruggs Sullivan, attended St. Louise School and was actually a former student of Deena Cook’s.  When Cherie and Deena needed a good illustrator, who better to mentor than their former student who was, coincidently, more than ready for the challenge!  The threesome continues to collaborate and thus far have created three adventures in the series: Pinky and Peanut, Pinky and Peanut, Trouble Times Two, and Pinky and Peanut, No Boys Allowed. A portion of the book sales is donated to Ronald McDonald House in Seattle.

When visiting the students of St. Louise, the authors and illustrator explained the process of writing, editing, countless revisions, creating character art images, and the perseverance to keep at it.  What makes these books so unique and refreshing are the positive attributes portrayed by the characters. “Kindness” and “goodness” are the order of the day. The stories are clean, wholesome, and funny; good reads for children and adults alike. “This is a realistic, engaging, story written with humor and insight,” relates St. Louise School librarian, Mary Carson. The books touch on friendship, sibling rivalry, pets, and school experiences.  The multiple copies of each book we have in the library are constantly checked out.”

The Pinky and Peanut series is available on their website at  HYPERLINK "",, Barnes and Noble, and at all other major book stores in the area. St. Louise School is a Catholic school with grades Pre-K-8 located in Bellevue near the Crossroads area.  For more information please visit wwwstlouiseschool,org .  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sacred Heart was Fabulous!

What a wonderful time we had at Sacred Heart School in Bellevue, WA. The children, faculty and parents were so welcoming and delightful. Look what they made for us! We will treasure this day always.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pinky and Peanut Calendar of Events

Friday, April 20: Sacred Heart Elementary School in Bellevue, WA

Wednesday, April 25: St. Louise Elementary School in Bellevue, WA