Stu's Big Party


Children - General
28 Pages
Reviewed on 05/31/2014
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Author Biography

Patti wrote her first book when she was only 8 years old - it was 10 pages long, illustrated and written on pink paper - so not much has changed over the years. After years of owning a graphic design company, a paint-it-yourself pottery studio and an art gallery, she finally got serious about writing and publishing her first book, "How Long Will You Love Me?" She followed up in 2014 with the award-winning "Stu's Big Party". In the past four years, she has also illustrated 10 books for other authors and opened a bookstore.

In 2018, she formed her own publishing company, PJ Inx Press, and released the innovative "365 Bright Ideas for Marketing Your Indie Books".



Professionally, she is:

a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (2016 - present)

on the Board of Directors of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (2014 - present)

a member of the Gulf Coast Writer's Association (2013 - present)



In her copious amounts of spare time, she is a sunset expert, crayon sniffer and amateur tiara model. She owns zero pairs of socks and lives under a palm tree

with her two rescued mutts and one rescued husband.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

Stu the hippo is excited for his birthday party and he’s even more excited to see all of his friends there, having fun. But when a storm rolls in and the lights go out, he realizes that his friends are nowhere to be seen, at least nothing but their eyes can be seen. Stu is happy they all showed up, but how will he ever know who they are if he’s unable to see anything but their eyes in the dark? Stu’s Big Party is about to start, but he’s not sure how to recognize his friends and find out who was able to come.

This book is definitely good for small children. It has excellent quality pictures and also features some really great animals. Stu has a wonderful personality and he has a very cute message for children - everyone is the same. Parents will enjoy reading this book to their kids and their kids will love hearing it as well. It’s also great because the words are small and there are only a few on a page. This makes it easier for small children to follow along and even learn to read this book all by themselves more quickly. I would definitely read this book to any young child and I just know that they would love it. Excellent art and an excellent story make for a perfect bedtime story for children. Get ready for a new bedtime classic with Stu’s Big Party by Patti Brassard Jefferson.