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Mrs Mommy Booknerd’s Review

Mrs Mommy Booknerd's Review
I adored this wonderful book.  What a cute and clever way to teach about discrimination to young kids.  This books WILL become a whole lesson in my classes.  I think that this is one of the best stories about discrimination I have seen in a long time.  My kids also loved it and we had a long talk about judging people by their looks alone.  There are so many other things to consider when determining friendship.  What a great dialogue building book for the whole family.   What a great story…5 stars!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sal Barbera’s Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow Blog Tour!

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About the book:
The story of “Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow” takes us on the journey she travels to figure out how to get the cows at a new farm to like and accept her.
While she hopes to find friendship at her new home, instead she learns what it means to be different from everyone else. (Spotless!) Mary Elizabeth uses clever ideas and a sense of humor to help her on her quest for friends at the new farm.
This inspiring tale shows how perseverance in spite of obstacles, using a sound thought process to arrive at solutions and the importance of having fun, using humor and enjoying playtime can build friendships.
When you buy this book, 50% of net proceeds go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program to make a difference in the lives of children with critical and life threatening illnesses.
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Excerpt:
Once upon a time……..there was a farm in Ohio with lots of Cows. They all had many spots to be proud of. One day a truck pulled into the farm. The back door opened and out came a new Cow. The other Cows were so excited to have a new friend!
But as the new Cow came out of the truck the other Cows looked on in shock!!! “Oh My!’’ ’’What on Earth?!”
It seems the new Cow, whose name was Mary Elizabeth, had no spots!
’’Where are your spots??!!’’ Demanded the Cow called Anna Belle. ’’I don’t have any spots. I was born spotless, you see.’’
Well, Anna Belle and the other Cows were horrified.
(Not mad, you had to be very careful about mad)
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Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/72fOn1tEbDM
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I adored this wonderful book.  What a cute and clever way to teach about discrimination to young kids.  This books WILL become a whole lesson in my classes.  I think that this is one of the best stories about discrimination I have seen in a long time.  My kids also loved it and we had a long talk about judging people by their looks alone.  There are so many other things to consider when determining friendship.  What a great dialogue building book for the whole family.   What a great story…5 stars!
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Purchasing information: From now through December 31, 2013, you can purchase Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow from the Sweetles website for only $12.00 (List price: $17.99).
When you buy this book, 50% of net proceeds go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program. Visit http://www.sweetles.com/product/books/mary-elizabeth-the-spotless-cow-book/ for more information.
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About the author:
Sal is the author and illustrator of “A Sweetles Dream”® book series. As the Creative Director for Hartman-Barbera llc, a family media & entertainment company, he is also an animator, sculptor, painter and all around fun guy. Sal lives the phrase: “A day without laughter is a wasted day”. To that end, he uses his writing, illustrating and animation skills to create endearing characters and comedic stories.
Sal’s sense of humor and empathy for his characters explore personal and social situations in ways that makes it enjoyable for both adults and children to experience together. Born in New York City, Sal moved to North Bergen, NJ where he grew up on a steep hillside neighborhood with his four older sisters. He currently lives in sunny Arizona with his wife and artistic partner, Sheri, who he defines as his inspiration. On any given day Sal might be painting, sculpting, drawing, animating, writing or enjoying one of his favorite pastimes: cooking, television, movies and golf.
Visit Sal Barbera’s website at http://www.salbarbera.com.
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Follow the tour…….
Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow Virtual Book Tour Schedule
October 1st
Interview at Blogcritics
October 2nd
Book spotlight at The Writer’s Life
October 3rd
Book spotlight at As the Pages Turn
October 4th
Book review at Alicia Finn Noack
October 7th
Book spotlight at Literarily Speaking
October 8th
Book spotlight at Between the Covers
October 9th
Book spotlight at The Book Rack
October 10th
October 11th
Guest post at Paperback Writer
Book spotlight at Review from Here
October 12th
Book spotlight at 4 the Love of Books
October 14th
October 15th
Book spotlight at Beyond the Books
October 16th
Book trailer reveal at If Books Could Talk
Book spotlight at Broken Teepee
October 17th
Book review at Lynn’s Corner
October 18th
October 21st
Book review at My Devotional Thoughts
Book review at Deco My Heart
October 22nd
Book review at 4 the Love of Books
October 23rd
October 25th
Book review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
October 28th
Book review at Thoughts in Progress
October 30th
Book review at Maureen’s Musings
October 31st
Book review at Blooming with Books
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November 4th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Katie’s Clean Book Collection
November 5th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Book Marketing Buzz
 
November 7th
Interview at Story of a Writer
November 8th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Plug Your Book
November 13th
Interview at Broowaha
November 18th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Literal Exposure
November 19th
Book spotlight and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily
November 20th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Janet Ann Collins’ On Words
November 22nd
Book spotlight and giveaway at Library of Clean Reads
November 27th
Book spotlight and giveaway at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
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December 2nd
Book spotlight at Bluebell Books
December 3rd
Book review at Nancy Stewart Books
December 4th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Ramblings of a SAHM
December 5th
Join the book discussion at PUYB Virtual Book Club
December 9th
Book review at Library of Clean Reads
December 10th
Interview at Examiner
December 12th
Book spotlight at Penny’s Tales
December 13th
December 17th
Book review at WV Stitcher
December 27th
Book tour highlights at The Book Rack
TBD
Book spotlight at Bluebell Books
Want to host this author? Email Cheryl at ccmal(at)charter(dot)net!
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