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Thursday, September 1, 2011

BLOG TOUR: 'Stanley Seagull' lands at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...

Hi there readers!
Happy Thursday to you.
The sun is shining. The air is beginning to take on that cool crisp fall feeling....

-opens door-

_melts_

 Okay, then again...maybe not. Down here (aka FL). it's still rather hot but at least it's not AS hot as its been recently and for that a celebration is in order!
~happy dance~
 
Now that I've gotten that out of my system, it's time to spread the news about an amazing, exciting, stupendous blog tour making its way through the blogosphere starting today! Courtesy of the fabulous folks at Tribute Books (thanks Nicole!), there is a children's book about a little seagull that just couldn't...
- looks at calendar -

*dramatic pause*

O-o

~puts on "welcome-to-the-party" music~
Let's try that again.

Starting TODAY, you have the fabulous opportunity to READ ALL ABOUT IT throughout the blogosphere as STANLEY SEAGULL makes his rounds...and guess where he's kicking off the tour?
RIGHT HERE!

That's right.  Today the bird is the word...so to speak...as we welcome the Stanley Seagull blog tour to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers care of Tribute Books.  So put your hands (or wings) together for today's featured guests....

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From the publisher...



It's a colorful storybook and eco message all rolled into one without the heavy handedness in delivery that can sometimes be felt with books along similar lines.  The story (as you might have guessed) focuses on seagulls and how they get their food from that which is left behind by us, the occasional swan dive to an unwatched grill and...garbage trucks.  Of course, these are not the places they SHOULD be getting their nutrition from but such is the world today.  When learning about the finer points of gourmet garbage dining from his cousin Seymour, poor Stanley is left behind as he gorges on all the delectable refuse in the truck.  How was he suppose to know what his cousin's warning about dining and running meant?  So begins an adventure that will take our high flying friend far from home and his beloved ocean.  Will he find his way back?  Only time will tell....but let's just say this is one determined little gull.

The story though short in length packs a decent punch, incorporating elements that will attract young readers as well as those more seasoned.  The bright colors coupled with the range of scenery work hand in hand to illustrate what is transpiring as well as the drastic difference between the world we could have and the world we create.  It's a pleasant way of saying..."Excuse me, people of the world?  Can we talk about you cleaning up your part of the planet for ALL our sakes?" ... with a delightful little seagull leading the way.  Speaking of that artwork, it brings to mind art galleries as opposed to you average drawings.  You can see the brush strokes to a degree and it gives the allusion of true depth when looking at the deep blue ocean that Stanley loves so much...and according to the illustrator's bio, that's about dead on for the medium as she generally uses watercolor and pastel.  (Totally thanking my HS art teacher for that knowledge base...)

All in all, a title to be shared in story, visuals and message with readers of all ages...hence my recommendation to all of you!  It's never too early to instill a love of conservation in the next generation...nor too late to pick up the habits that will help us save the world of tomorrow today.  Special thanks to Nicole at Tribute Books for the opportunity to participate in this tour.  (THANKS!)  Be sure to check out the rest of the featured stops along the way as you're in for a new perspective each and every time.  Thirsty for more?  Check out the book trailer below for a quick peek between the pages...

 


This title is currently available through several fine retailers including...

B&N                 Amazon            iTunes
         HB    NOOK       PB    Kindle         iPad              



For more information on this title, be sure to stop by the official website or Facebook page.  For more on the publisher, seek them out online at their site, Facebook page, or follow along on Twitter.  Need more information on the blog tours from Tribute Books?  Read all about it on their Facebook page. 


Until next time....happy reading!



Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.

3 comments:

The1stdaughter said...

Ahhh...this one looks adorable and has such a great message. Love that little seagull too! Lets hope he made it back home and they clean up the beach too. Great find and review! :o)

....Petty Witter said...

Despite my fear of birds, Stanley looks rather cute.

Tribute Books said...

Gina, I hope that September brings you a little bit of breather from the Florida heat. I wish you could bottle it up and send it my way in January and February :)

Thanks again for such a lovely review of our friend, Stanley. I'm so glad that you kicked off his blog tour on such a positive note. It is much appreciated!

And as always, I'll see you on Twitter.

P.S. Danielle - can't wait for your stop on the 23rd.

P.P.S. Petty - I think Stanley would help you overcome your fear, for sure :)

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