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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

TCBR AWARENESS TOUR: A Flock of Fun by Raven Howell - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we've teamed up with The Children's Book Review for a special AWARENESS TOUR to shine a bookish spotlight on a Children's Picture Book that you won't want to miss.  It's the perfect way to end a day for your wee ones, while bringing a smile to their faces.  Curious?  You should be and as I'm not one to prolong the wait, let's get flock out...or rather IN here...and get this party started!  Ready or not, here comes today's book of choice and blog tour guest...

Raven Howell
Illustrated by
David Barrow
Doodle and Peck Publishing

About the book...
A young child discovers the solution for falling asleep is not always quiet and silent, like counting slow, slimy snails. Sometimes, a room full of happy dances, shirts in a tie-dyed swirl, and mischief-making sheep are just the ticket!

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This is the story of one little boy who simply couldn't fall asleep.  Try as he might, it was just out of reach, so he fell on the old standby of counting sheep.  What could be more relaxing?  The soft baa of their calls, the wispy softness of their curls, their adorable faces as they bound through your mental dream scape...the way they party like it's 1999, rampage your underwear drawer, and reread Sheep in a Jeep a hundred times...wait, what?  *double checks book*  Yep, they sure do...apparently these aren't the sluggishly sleepy type of sheep you might have been expecting, but then again, sometimes what we didn't expect works our rather well!

I gotta say, while the rhyming structure of the story felt a tad stretched at times, I still had a blast!  The sheep were definitely not what I was expecting, but hey, I"m with the little guy, they were SO much better than the snails!  (You'll have to read it to find out why!)  I do believe though that outside of their antics and adventurous choices in apparel, the illustrations really stole my heart.  They were ADORABLE, and the dream like quality they were lent with the sometimes-fuzzy-sometimes-crystal-clear images and facials expressions just gave them something MORE.

So, yes...this is definitely one for the kiddos bedtime reading selections, but also a great reminder to all ages of just why sheep are the way to go when it comes to getting a good night's sleep!

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About the author...

Raven Howell is an award-winning children’s author and poet of nine picture books. She writes poetry for a variety of children’s magazines including Highlights, The School Magazine, Humpty Dumpty, and Cricket. Frequently sharing book presentations and writing workshops with children in schools and libraries, Raven also serves as Creative & Publishing Advisor with Red Clover Reader. Her family, long dawn hikes, being at the beach, and munching on warm butterscotch chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven are all sources of writing inspiration.


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Enter for a chance to win a Raven Howell book prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

A copy of A Flock of Fun autographed by Raven Howell
A copy of Glimmer autographed by Raven Howell
A copy of Shimmer autographed by Raven Howell
A copy of So You Want a Puppy? autographed by Raven Howell
A copy of Greetings! autographed by Raven Howell
A copy of My Community autographed by Raven Howell
A Flock of Fun throw pillow
A Flock of Fun jigsaw puzzle
A pair of sheep socks

Nineteen (19) winners receive:

A copy of A Flock of Fun autographed by Raven Howell

Giveaway begins March 2, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends April 2, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.

Doodle and Peck is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Special thanks to Bianca at The Children's Book Review for the chance to bring this tour to you and to author Raven Howell for the SIGNED copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so see thee out a copy at your favorite online retailer so it can cast a spell on you!

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

1 comment:

Andrea Carroll said...

I can't wait to read this to my grandson, who I believe counts sheep as he sleeps. :)

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