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Today, we’re playing host to another tour…yes, ANOTHER one…only this time we’re back in the Picture Book arena. It stars a title of seasonal interest that’s going to put you in a Fall mood…now that’s FALL not FOUL. I must say, I do LOVE the Fall. The turning leaves, the cooler temps, the crisp air… *reminisces* Anywho…today’s featured title is not just another Picture Book though as it will engage audiences beyond the story both during the read AND afterwards. Don’t believe me? Surely you jest! Have I ever steered you wrong? Uh-huh. That’s what I thought. Well, before we get in too deep, let’s meet today’s book of choice….
Barnyard animal sports.
All things that seem pretty remarkable, yes? Pretty extraordinary? Something to note, catch your eye or at the very least give you pause? Yeah….everyone but Evy. Our young leading Miss is intent on something that’s for certain, but it’s not on the goings on around her. Why I do believe a heard of buffalo could migrate to her area in covered wagons, wearing coveralls, dancing the Macarena, and she’d miss the whole parade! So…just what has concentration so hooked? Ah, that IS in indeed the question now isn’t it…and the part of the story that makes it an interactive experience for readers!
As you follow the story, each page greets you with some curious happening, a wonderful illustration and the question of “what is Evy doing” in need of an answer. That’s where YOU come in. You’re invited to explore the page, giggle at the goings on, notice the small details and chuckles inserted throughout, AND figure out just what Evy is doing from image to image. It might be for example, tending her garden or maybe working in the kitchen, but there is some change of activity for her from page to page all leading up to a grand celebration. Think you know what it is? Ah, you very well might…and you might be just off base, as was I my first read through. Guess what though? It was JUST as enjoyable with the actual ending versus my preconceived notions.
So, in conclusion, a colorful tale that’s sure to put you in the right frame of mind for the upcoming season while allowing readers of all ages the chance to learn AND have some fun. Once you discover just what Evy is up to, you might just be following in her footsteps in more ways than one (though the one certainly requires adult assistance for wee ones!)…and if not, you’ll still be no worse for wear because really, you DOESN’T enjoy a good picture book?
Special thanks to Katy at Sourcebooks for the review copy as well as the chance to bring this tour to you! (THANKS!) For more information on this title as well as their full catalog, be sure to stop by their official site, friend them on Facebook, follow along on Twitter, or pin them on Pinterest. This title was released the beginning of this month via Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choice. Speaking of being on the lookout....
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