Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday Book Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway! [Ends 6/24/22}
The themes of the books in the Alycat Series all reflect a reliance on friendships, imagination, and creativity towards problem solving. The character traits of Alycat and her friends inspire and encourage young readers to find their own special gifts.
Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesdayby Alysson Foti Bourque
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Release date: May 9, 2022
Format available: print-hardback , ebook (PDF)
Tour dates:May 23 to June 17, 2022
Content Rating: G
Alycat wakes up to seafood gumbo for breakfast, and even though her house is the first stop for the school bus, the bus is already full when she boards. Alycat’s whole day is turning topsy-turvy. What is happening? Young readers will tag along on Alycat’s adventures during her very “cattywampus” Wednesday and learn that a little help from some friends and a good attitude can make your day!
The themes of the books in the Alycat Series all reflect a reliance on friendships, imagination, and creativity towards problem solving. The character traits of Alycat and her friends inspire and encourage young readers to find their own special gifts. After enduring a cattywampus world pursuant to an unexpected pandemic, this book will resonate with readers to persevere through the wackiest and toughest of times. elementum nisi quis eleifend.
Review By LAWonder10:
Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday is a fun portrayal of a weird experience in Alycat’s life. It will delight young children and will open up a fun conversation with those in the group listening or after a child has read the book.
This is a creative, tale which is sure to captivate young children’s short thought-span. The writing is clear, precise and well-done.
The Illustrations by Chiar a Civati are beatifully created. They are lustrous, full of bright colors. and darling characters.
The hard copy is of quality color, print and wormanship.
I offer a Five Stars rating or this book
*This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.
When writing a children’s book series, an author should create characters so that every reader can see themselves as one of the characters in the stories. In The Alycat Series, I strived to obtain that goal by creating a diverse set of characters with many different traits. Here are the character traits of the Alycat friends:
Alycat – loves her friends, creative, wears her heart on her sleeve
Spotty – devoted friend, picker-upper when someone is down, witty
Bugsy – reserved, determined to succeed, never wants to miss out on fun
Mom – loving, warm, reserved
Dad – jack of all trades, simple, compassionate
Luna – outgoing, great at gymnastics, thoughtful
Phoebe – meek, crafty, always smiling,
Roux – excellent storyteller, loves to draw, great sportsmanship
Harvey – Athletic, good friend,
Kit – Reserved, shy, nurturing
Eleonor – considerate, supportive friend, respectful
Sam – leader, strong will, confident
Mrs. Purry – sentimental, compassionate, likes structure
Dr. Katz – brilliant, caring, determined
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.
AWARDS & HONORS
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
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