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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag by Carole P. Roman - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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Today, we're joining The Children's Book Review on a blog tour already in progress starring the latest from prolific author Carole P. Roman.  We've featured her work before and I'm certain we'll do it again as she seems to have a wealth of knowledge to share in creative ways landing her as a key contender in the edutainment category.  The title on deck today is a partial departure from her norm, as we enter the realm of chapter books, but it's still set to impart a lesson or two as we follow sweet Susannah through a rather rough day.  Ladies and gents, today's blog tour guest and featured title is...

Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by
Mateya Arkova

About the book...
From award-winning author Carole P. Roman comes a new chapter book featuring Susannah Logan, a young student having a very bad day. It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts? Or will she just continue to hide them away? Join Susannah and her friends in this story sure to charm busy young readers everywhere.


It's a cute read, short and sweet in length, that reminds us to take time out for the things that really matter...and that leaving a banana in ones backpack, for any length of time, is SO not a good idea!

Little Susannah is being weighed down by the weight of the procrastinated matter at a time.  What begins with putting off one's homework, continues with a rushed breakfast (hence the guidance on banana keeping), grows with an unwanted invitation, bulks up with a red letter grade, you see where this is going yet?  Yeah...exactly.  It's a lot for anyone to handle on their own, let alone a little girl just trying to make it through the school day...good thing she's not alone, not truly anyway.  It's all a matter of gaining her parents attention before things get out of hand...unless they already are (they are) and they may be needed for the clean up process (definitely needed).  Good thing parental units are pros at this sort of thing, even if that knowledge came from their own trials and tribulations in their youth.  They do say the best teacher is EXPERIENCE, after all...

Susannah was a darling girl and her determination to tackle everything in its own time was admirable, but seeing her eventually lean on her parents warmed my heart.  There is a time for everyone to handle their own "problems" but not when you're still a wee one...that's what parents are for!  They teach and learn, while helping us grow into the adults we will be one day...just not today.  The helping hands they provide here aid in reinforcing Susannah's inner voice, as well as her problem solving powers, while they too are reminded to make time for the more important things in life...each other.

A great addition to this author's growing list of published works, scattered with pencil illustrations that lend their own whimsy to the story, that'll keep kiddos coming back for more, even once the lesson's been absorbed.


About the author...

Carole P. Roman

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in… that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.


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Special thanks to Bianca at The Children's Book Review and to author Carole P. Roman for the copy for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, THIS TOUR, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so click over to your favorite online retailer to pick up your copy today!  


Enter to win an autographed copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; plus a “Cool Bananas” tumbler and “Havana” lunch cooler tote to stuff into your own backpack.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:
*A copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, autographed by Carole P. Roman
*A SunnyLife Havana Lunch Cooler Tote
*A SunnyLife Cool Bananas Tumbler

Four (4) runners up receive:
A copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, autographed by Carole P. Roman

Giveaway begins April 25, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 25, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only.
Prizes and samples provided by Carole P. Roman and The Children’s Book Review.


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


Alyssa said...

I love the name "Susannah"! For obvious reasons. :D The last chapter/childrens book I read was Penguin Problems and it was AWESOME. I loved it. This one looks really great!

Wonderful post, Gina! Have a fantastic week. =)

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

ptclayton said...

I just love the cover and the title and no I would never of wanted to go to a house and have a sleepover if it were haunted or

Karlita @ Tale Out Loud said...

The book cover is totally swoon worthy and I'd love to put this on my daughter's wall shelf.

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