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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Celebrate Valentine's Day with... The Ugly Dumpling by Stephanie Campisi!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

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Today, we're celebrating VALENTINE'S DAY with a special Blog Tour courtesy of Mighty Media Press.  (~waves~)  This has been an event in the making for quite some time and now I've the pleasure of presenting it to all of you on this love filled day of the year!  Why is that important?  Well, it's a special book to say the least with an important message to impart...but that's where I'll leave it for now before I get ahead of myself.  Ladies and gents, children of all ages, let's gather round and share the love as we welcome today's blog tour guest and Picture Book of choice...

The Ugly Dumpling by Stephanie Campisi

Stephanie Campisi
Illustrated by
Shahar Kober

About the book...
It’s not easy being the ugliest dumpling in a dim sum restaurant. Uneaten and ignored, the ugly dumpling is down in the dumps. But when an encouraging cockroach sees the dumpling’s inner beauty, this unlikely duo embarks on an eye-opening adventure, leading the ugly dumpling to discover its true identity and realize that being different is beautiful after all.

A modern fairytale retelling with a timeless moral: There’s a little ugly dumpling in all of us.

AMAZON  |  B&N  |  POWELLS  |  IndieBound


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As I'm not one for insects of any sort, I did have to find my happy place when initially beginning this read...after all, one of the stars is a COCKROACH.  *gulp*  I am happy to report that thanks to the supreme skills of the illustrator it was the cutest little guy I ever will see.  It made it that much easier to immerse yourself in the story, absorbing the messages while experiencing the beautiful tale word and image wise.  I felt SO BAD for our little dumpling because to be honest, he wasn't ugly in the least AND as it turns out, didn't need to be hanging with those ordinary dumplings anyway.  He was something special comparatively and while it made him the outcast in the bunch, he was shown the way when his usual "hero" came to save the day.  The adventure that followed was unexpected, after all how often does one see an insect exploring the wonder of the world around them with a dumpling by its side, but it just went to show that there is beauty in unexpected places and one never knows where your bestest of all friends will come from. 
All in all, I'd say it was a definite win in both picture and story.  It's a new twist on the age old tale that will have readers cheering for the unusual duo as they take on the world....The Ugly Dumpling reminds us that we are ALL special, ALL unique, and yet there is a place in the world where we belong despite what others may say or circumstances may lead us to believe.  For a special visual treat, CLICK HERE for a special sneak peek and take a gander at the beautiful interior spreads that await you. 


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Special thanks to Sammy at Mighty Press Media for the chance to bring this promotion to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the illustrator, the publisher, or those promotions on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is coming to a bookstore shelf and virtual retailer of your choosing THIS APRIL via Mighty Media Kids, so pre-order your copy now or add it to your wish list for future purchasing opportunities.  Be sure to check out the rest of the tour as it makes its way through the blogosphere and don't forget to DOWNLOAD YOUR EXCLUSIVE UGLY DUMPLING VALENTINE for a sweet treat to share with you and yours! 


Until next time...HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY...and happy reading!

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