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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Rockstar Book Tours presents... ALLERGIC by Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ALLERGIC by Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter     Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my review, make sure to enter the giveaway, and pay a visit to the other awesome sites participating in this promotion!



Author: Megan Wagner Lloyd & Michelle Mee Nutter

Pub. Date: March 2, 2021

Publisher: Graphix

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 240

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo,

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet!

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with getting ready for a new baby, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie loves animals and thinks a new puppy to call her own is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur!

Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd uses inspiration from her own experiences with allergies to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.



Praise for ALLERGIC:

“Maggie’s inventiveness as she overcomes these trials is showcased through Lloyd’s captivating narrative and Nutter’s bright and dynamic illustrations. The story provides insight into the lives of those with allergies and the accommodations needed to avoid serious episodes … A heartachingly enjoyable tale of resilience.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review


Readers will root for this realistic and relatable fifth grader, who’s capable of kindness well as envy and self-doubt. Lloyd folds in information about allergy tests, anaphylaxis, EpiPens, and other facts that Maggie and her friend Sebastian, who also has allergies, recite to each other. Layouts rely on three to four large panels per page, creating a smooth visual flow; Nutter’s muted, uncluttered art has a cozy feel … Maggie makes new pals here—she’ll find even more friends in elementary and middle school libraries, where readers will easily identify with her trials and accomplishments.” – SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL


“A fun and entertaining story.” — BLEEDING COOL


“The perfect graphic novel for kids of all ages.” — FROLIC


Allergic is the sweetest story you’ll read all year. A touching chronicle of a young girl’s severe allergies woven into a meaningful journey of friendship, family, and self-discovery.” — Terri Libenson, New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Emmie



Almost everyone has one, and if they don't, they probably want one.
But what happens when the very thing you've had your heart set on, the very thing that was going to be all your own in this ever changing world...turns out to be the very thing you just...can't...have?  Not because you've changed your mind, or your family won't allow you to have one anymore, but because you are ALLERGIC?  

It's hard enough to understand allergies as an adult, but try telling a child that what they set their little hopes and big dreams on is simply out of reach because their bodies said NO.  Yeah, that's not a conversation that I'd prefer to have, and yet...that's the very thing our little leading lady and her family are dealing with in today's featured title.  Oh, and add in the fact that she has a new baby sister on the way and yeah...feelings of displacement are already right there on the edge, let's add a little disappointment in there now, shall we?  How's that for a happy childhood moment?  Well, it's a reality for some kids and definitely so for our friend Maggie, but as brokenhearted as she is...and as small as the pieces seem to get over the course of the story...she never really gives up.  I mean sure, she has her moments, a few tantrums, and a breakup with her newfound bestie, but in her heart of hearts, she's determined to find a way to deal with the issue without the life threatening consequences.  Does it all end in rainbows and glitter for her?  Not exactly, but it does present a kid-friendly view of an issue all to real for some, that, while certainly unfortunate, can be overcome to some degree, allowing those diagnosed to still indulge in their love of animals.

All in all, the story was REAL, the graphics were ALL ENCOMPASSING, and together they are most certainly a gift.  I recommend it for kiddos and beyond, for the wealth of information, as well as the chance for those that suffer the same challenges as little Maggie to understand their world a little better.



About Megan... 

MEGAN WAGNER LLOYD is the author of several picture books, including Paper Mice, Building Books, Finding Wild, and A Fort-Building Time. She lives in the Washington DC area. Visit her online at


Website | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon


About Michelle... 

MICHELLE MEE NUTTER graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, 3x3 Illustration, Creative Quarterly, and more. Michelle lives in Boston. Visit her online at


Website | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads 




3 winners will win a finished copy of ALLERGIC, US Only.


Special thanks to the Rockstar Book Tours team and Graphix for the ecopy for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the authors, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!  Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...and keep scrolling for a few other events you won't want to miss!

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


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Beagles and Books



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Week Two:


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Pick a good book



Lifestyle of Me



Twirling Book Princess



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Week Three:


BookHounds YA



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A Dream Within A Dream



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Week Four:


Hurn Publications



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Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers





Click on the photos for the Bookstore Events pages.


March 2, 2021 5:00 pm (PST) 

Launch event hosted by Green Apple Books 

In conversation with Raina Telgemeier (GUTS)


March 4, 2021 7:00 pm (EST) 

Hosted by An Unlikely Story 

In conversation with Jeff Kinney (DIARY OF A WIMPY KID)


March 10, 2021 4:00 pm (PST) 

Hosted by The Reading Bug 

In conversation with Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (TWINS)

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

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