Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday Book Review & Giveaway

I love finding new children's books--especially ones that teach little life lessons in a fun way! I have reveiwed a few of the books from the Alycat series by Alysson Foti Bourque in the past--and today, I have a new one from the series to share!  Check out my thoughts on Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday, learn about the author and the series--you can check out a book spotlight of Alycat and the Friendship Friday and a guest post from the author as we toured Alycat and the Monday Blues--and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.
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Book Title:  Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   March 17, 2020
Content Rating:  G

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About the Book

A “Mom’s Choice Award Winner”! Alycat’s brother, Bugsy, is playing in a golf tournament with some of his friends, and wants to use his lucky ball to win the game. But when Alycat forgets his lucky ball at home, Bugsy learns what luck is really all about. Can Bugsy win the tournament without his lucky ball? Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday is part of the Alycat Series:

My Review

Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday is a Simple Book with a Big Life Lesson.  I love short, fun picture books that offer families, caregivers and teachers the opportunity to apply the story to real life and much larger takeaways!  As a long-time mom--with kids who have been competitive in everything from spelling bees to music competitions and Irish dance competitions to a host of sports--I loved the way the author quickly and simply presented a short story example that opens up so much more for kids to understand about life around them.  

Readers will find fun characters and adorable illustrations.  The illustrations are brightly colored and show the emotions of the characters and the story on every page.  The characters are encouraging and friendly--and easy for kids (and parents) to understand, relate to and love.  I could see my own children in the roles of this story!  (My oldest daughter always insisted on wearing number 11 when she played soccer--and was convinced that the season would be disastrous if she did not get that jersey number!)

Would I recommend Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday?  I think this is a wonderful book for families to share--especially those with preschool and young elementary aged students.  Kids begin "competing" at such young ages-and this is a great book for parents to help children understand talent, perseverance--and confidence in their growing abilities.  This is a fun, easy to read story that is perfect to open larger discussions for families about success in activities--and the psychological significance of those "lucky charms" and "rituals".   This one even has a little glossary of golf terms so that readers can better understand the Bugsy's golf game!  I love this series and would definitely recommend the series for young readers.    

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Meet the Author

Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the award-winning Alycat series. Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center.

After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys public speaking opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe in themselves wholeheartedly.


The Alycat Series has won several prestigious awards including:
Three Mom’s Choice Awards®
Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Best Book Award Finalist
NY Big Book Award
Reviewed by Midwest Book Review
Southern Festival of Books Panelist
Louisiana Book Festival Featured Author

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~ Facebook  ~  Instagram ~ Pinterest

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