Children Who Dance in the Rain by Susan Justice Book Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway! {Ends 6/9/23}

May 16, 2023 | 1 comment

Book Details:

Children Who Dance in the Rain by Susan Justice
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-8), 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Compassion Project Press
Release date: May 2023
Tour dates: May 15 to Jun 2, 2023
Content Rating: G for all kids.

Book Description:

Sophie gets bored quickly and won’t even eat her food without looking at her tablet. She’s thrilled to hear of her family’s upcoming trip to a magical place called India, a land she’s only heard of in stories. Once there, she quickly realizes that the underprivileged children living in the mud colony possess a joy and contentment she can’t explain. Sophie sets out on a journey of discovery, but what she finds may change her world forever. This tale about the true meaning of happiness and the power of gratitude is based on true events. ​

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Review By LAWonder10:

Based on true experiences, this book was created to inspire and motivate children to be aware of the privileges they have. 

Sophie feels like much of her life is a burden until she goes on a vacation to visit family in another country.

This is a gentle way to remind children -and adults too, what we have and must appreciate although it sometimes doesn’t feel that way.

This is a great reminder, presented in a gentle way.

The Illustrations by Lena Bardy are attractive, colorful, and well-done. The Cover Image and Title are well-chosen and very eye-catching.

This can be read to pre-schoolers but will be more effective with elementary-age children.

I offer a Five Stars rating.


Guest Post:

What role can gratitude play in overcoming adversity and shaping a more fulfilling life for both children and adults?

Throughout my career as a family attorney, I have witnessed children’s incredible resilience and strength as they face challenging situations. One of the most powerful lessons I have learned is how a simple shift in perspective can impact a child’s life. Embracing an attitude of gratitude from a young age can significantly shape our outlook and overall well-being, setting the stage for a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Growing up, my mother instilled in me the importance of gratitude. She urged me to pause each day and count my blessings, focusing on the positives rather than dwelling on the negatives. When I was about 13 years old, I read a book by Thich Nhat Hanh; it was the first time I had been introduced to mindfulness. This practice of mindfulness and appreciation influenced not only my childhood but also the person I am today.

As a family lawyer, I have encountered numerous children facing adversity, from broken homes to challenging custody battles. These children often gravitate towards negativity, concentrating on the hardships in their lives. However, I have also witnessed how a simple shift in perspective can work wonders for their emotional well-being.

When children are encouraged to recognize and appreciate the good in their lives, they realize how fortunate they are. Fostering this mindset of gratitude enables them to develop resilience in the face of adversity, empowering them to rise above their challenges and embrace life with open arms.

I often meet individuals during the most challenging moments of their lives. In my practice, my goal is to help families cultivate a more optimistic outlook on life. As I assist families with their legal battles, my role goes beyond just addressing their legal concerns; I also strive to help them heal from the emotional impact of these challenging experiences. Many people don’t seek counseling and may not have the chance to talk with someone who can guide them through these trying times, so I make it my mission to support them mentally. I aim to inspire them to embrace an attitude of gratitude by emphasizing its transformative power. This seemingly simple yet profound shift in perspective can create a ripple effect, enhancing their current situation and paving the way for a happier and more fulfilling future.

I feel fortunate that I was able to author Children Who Dance in the Rain, which explores themes like gratitude, empathy, and compassion. With this book, we aim to positively impact underprivileged children worldwide by donating 25% of its net proceeds to international charities.

Through Children Who Dance in the Rain, I hope to inspire young readers to appreciate the blessings in their lives and recognize the need to share their fortune with those who have less. By nurturing a sense of gratitude and interconnectedness, we can empower the next generation to lead lives of meaning, purpose, and positive impact.

Thank you for this interview, Lu Ann! I’m genuinely grateful for the opportunity.

Meet the Author:

Susan, a legal advocate for children’s rights, has long harbored a dream of crafting a tale that would empower young readers to understand and champion the rights of their peers. Drawing upon her own experiences as a young person comprehending privilege, she was inspired to write a book that would not only entertain but also inspire her readers to consider pressing social issues and to actively strive to make the world a better place for all children

Connect with the author: website ~ instagram ~ instagram

The Tour Schedule :

May 15 Cover Lover Book Review book review / giveaway
May 15 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
May 16 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
May 16 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 17 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
May 17 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review
May 18 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
May 18 – mamof9 – book review
May 19 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
May 22 – Kim’s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s – book review / giveaway
May 22 – @allthingsbooksandababy – book review
May 23 – @enjoyingbooksagain – book review
May 23 – My Reading Getaway – book review / giveaway
May 24 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
May 24 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review
May 25 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 25 – Reading Authors Network – book review / giveaway
May 26 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
May 26 – Library Lady’s Kid Lit – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 30 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
May 30 – Books With a Chance – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 31 – FUONLYKKNEW – book review / giveaway
May 31 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 1 – Bizwings Book Blog – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 1 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
June 2 – @regallywritten – book review
June 2 – Diane’s Book Journal – book spotlight / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

Win a signed copy of CHILDREN WHO DANCE IN THE RAIN by Susan Justice (one winner) (USA only) (ends June 9) 

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