But I couldn't just let The Other Brother miss out on its party! Every new book deserves a celebration. Not to pat myself on the back or draw attention to myself, but because the release of a new book means the next part of a story's adventure - that part that is out in the world, without me - is about to begin!
So I had a bit of a think about how I could continue to launch this story if couldn't physically take the book to families. And that's when I came up with my Book Launch Kit idea!
Instead of simply allowing the opportunity to celebrate slip away, I got to work. I pulled together some colouring sheets (with original artwork by The Other Brother illustrator Heidi Cooper Smith), a page FULL of fun, story related activity ideas, a craft kit all ready to go and - of course - a hardback copy of The Other Brother ready to be signed.
And here it is: The Other Brother Book Launch Kit!
So whether you're stuck at home with the kids waiting out isolation or lockdown, or you're keen to be involved in the fun of a Book Launch right from the comfort of your home, this might be just what you need.
Happy Book Launch!
(And if you do order the kit and take a photo on the couch with your book, I'd love to see it! Please share and tag #pennyjaye or #theotherbrother )