Children's Picture Books Spotlight Tour & Giveaway

By on 5/13/2021 07:05:00 AM

Today, I have two children's books in our book spotlight! Check out Z is for Zebra and Gus' Fortunate Misfortune, learn about the authors and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book TitleGus' Fortunate Misfortune by Susan Pepka
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  62 pages
Genre: Children's Book
PublisherFull Cycle Publications
Release date:  December 2018
Content RatingG.

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About the Book

How do you turn a Very Bad Day into a Hopeful New Beginning? Gus, an ordinary mouse, must find a way to do just that. Following a series of unfortunate events, Gus finds himself trapped, separated from his family, and transported far from home. Alone and frightened, the young mouse must confront his deepest fears. Using his wits Gus solves problems and makes discoveries. Adapting to his new surroundings, Gus receives help from an unexpected friend. Each trial brings a new lesson... but will Gus ultimately succeed? Will Gus find what he's truly looking for?  - Ages 3-7


Buy the Book

Full Cycle Publications
B&N ~ IndieBound ~ BAM
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Meet the Author

A native of Detroit and currently living in Atlanta, Susan Pepka has enjoyed great diversity throughout her life. Mother of three and grandmother of four, Susan has experienced life as a preschool teacher, technologist in diagnostic imaging, co-owner of a successful wellness center, meditation teacher, and now a published author with the debut of her first children’s book, Gus’ Fortunate Misfortune.

One of Susan’s greatest pleasures is reading wonderful stories that stir the imagination and nourish the spirit. Her passion is helping others find ways to healthier, happier, and more meaningful lives. Her wish is that all beings live together in harmony.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ goodreads


Book TitleZ is for Zebra: A Mosaic Menagerie by Judith Caseley
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  53 pages
Genre: ABC Book
PublisherFull Cycle Publications
Release date:  May 2019
Content RatingG.



About the Book

NEW from beloved illustrator/author, Judith Caseley, Z is for Zebra is a delightful reading romp for the very young child.

With vibrant art and quirky rhymes, this sure-to-be-a favorite book uses a child's innate love of animals to move the reader through the letters of the alphabet. Displaying gorgeous mosaics, rich with colors and details, the book presents the alphabet in an easily accessible and entertaining presentation. Perfect for teaching the child in your life about language and the animals we share the planet with. A delight for the mind and a visual feast for young book lovers and their parents, each page features an alphabet letter and a highly colorful animal mosaic along with quirky, funny memorable phrases.

Using glass tile, pebbles, and found materials instead of her usual paints and brushes, Caseley's words and pictures celebrate the imagination of every child, weaving her magic for the youngest would-be zoologist. It appeals to a young child's shorter attention span and innate love for animals and color. From jeweled starfish to bright butterflies, comic giraffes to venomous vipers this book is sure to be one your child will cherish.


Buy the Book

Full Cycle Publications


Meet the Author

Judith Caseley has written and illustrated over forty books for children, including “Dear Annie” and “On the Town: A Community Adventure”. She fell in love with the mosaics that decorated a restaurant in Sea Cliff, New York, and in the unique style of her picture books, began making her own.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ goodreads

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About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.


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