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Do You LOVE to Play Tag?

Do You LOVE to Play Tag?

When I was a young kid, I loved playing tag.

Today, as an old kid, I don’t have the energy, but I do have the energy to play tag in The BOOK LOVE Blog Hop.

BOOK LOVE Blog Hop badge created by Dana Carey

BOOK LOVE Blog Hop badge created by Dana Carey

I’ve been tagged by Tina M. Cho over at Tina’s Tidbits’ Blog to share my LOVE of books. After all, this is the month of LOVE. And just like the game of tag, there are itty-bitty rules to follow.

Are you ready for the four, itty-bitty rules?

Wonderful!

The Official BOOK LOVE Blog Hop Rules:

1. Choose books you love (any genre) that you feel deserve more attention than they may be getting.

2. Post the reviews of the books you’ve chosen on Amazon. Authors appreciate reviews. A great review is like receiving a sparkly diamond or a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Grin. Oh, and reviews can be brief. Don’t forget about sharing your reviews on other social media sites like Goodreads, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. Just share the LOVE.

3. Post the reviews on your blog. If you want, post the reviews on your blog and/or link your blog back to your reviews on the sites mentioned above. I did (see below). 🙂

4. Display the BOOK LOVE badge on your blog. Wait a minute! That’s more of a perk than a rule, especially if you LOVE collecting blog badges like I do! Don’t forget to link the badge to your post so that when your fabulous friends and fans click on the badge they’ll know exactly how this game of tag is played. And remember to credit the talented illustrator, Dana Carey.

As the owner of a ton of books, I just couldn’t decide which books to review. Instead, I’d like you to join in on my new game—“Name That Book”.

First Clue: I received this autographed book from a talented, children’s author.

Second Clue: Today is the main character’s tenth birthday.

Third Clue:  Today is Ground Hog Day.

That’s correct! It’s …

Punxsutawney Phyllis written by Susanna Leonard Hill and illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler.

4.0.3

Have you ever met a groundhog who loves to splash in a cold river in springtime, roast in the summer sun, and tromp through the winter snow?

No?

Then you haven’t met this groundhog, Punxsutawney Phyllis.

Susanna Leonard Hill wrote this adorable book about one special groundhog for kids in kindergarten through grade three. I was amazed to learn that artist Jeffrey Ebbeler painted the illustrations on oak veneer panels.

Personally, I think all girls will love this book. Here’s why:

“Phyllis, a brightly clad groundhog, loves to be outdoors in all types of weather. Her uncle is Punxsutawney Phil, and she dreams of one day taking over his job, even though everyone tells her that she can’t because she is a girl.”

And because we know girls can do ANYTHING, Phyllis is also a story about believing in yourself.

Check out my review on amazon.com.

I hope the following four “Cupids” will have time to continue the blog hop.

Linda Andersen

Steph Nickel

Virginia Wright, and

Jodi Desautels

Tag, you’re it!

Thanks for reading and commenting,

Happy Groundhog Day,

Tracy

P.S. Please visit Punxsutawney Phyllis and wish her a very happy birthday!

Two Books for Any Mom Who’s Ever Felt Sleep Deprived or Grumpy

Two Books for Any Mom Who’s Ever Felt Sleep Deprived or Grumpy

Do you want to know why I comment on blogs?

I meet amazing people I would otherwise not meet in person. People like, talented children’s author, Susanna Leonard Hill. She surprised me yesterday when she promoted my greeting cards on her terrific blog. Susanna’s also celebrating her second blogiversary today! Happy Blogiversary, Susanna! 😀

And I win prizes!

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Are You Up for Another Challenge?

Are You Up for Another Challenge?

“There is no Challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.” Michael F. Staley

 

According to Susanna Leonard Hill’s loyal tribe of followers, Summer, Short & Sweets was a smashing success.

Monday, Susanna launched a Fall, Short & Sweets Challenge, and if I’m not mistaken, the challenges will be every other Monday.

I’ve hoped on board, even though it’s Tuesday. And I’m still not offering sweets.

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Week 8 – Summer Short & Sweets – Final Challenge – Have You Thrown a Hissy Fit Lately?

Week 8 – Summer Short & Sweets – Final Challenge – Have You Thrown a Hissy Fit Lately?

“Do whatever you do intensely” – Robert Henri

Well, Susanna Leonard Hill, I thought Week 8 would be breeze, but I tripped and stumbled through your last challenge. Heather Newman’s painting made me gasp. One,–it’s lovely. And two,—a dragon, a castle, a knight, a damsel, and, and, and,–oh my! 🙂

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Week 7 – Summer Short & Sweets Challenge – A Birthday Present

Week 7 – Summer Short & Sweets Challenge – A Birthday Present

Fall is in the air. Adios, hot and hazy summer days. But I’m thankful for photos to remind me of sweet memories spent with my hubby’s family. A perfect lead into Susanna Leonard Hill’s, Summer Short & Sweet Challenge.

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