Thursday, June 5, 2014

Prince Iggy and The Kingdom of Naysayer $50 Book Blast Hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Ends 7/4/14)

Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer

About the Book

Title: Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer Author: Aldo Fynn
Illustrator: Richie Vicencio
Publication Date: November 5,2013
Publisher: Boa Press, LLC.
Pages: 156
Recommended Ages: 8 to 12
Summary: All Iggy Rose wants is for the kids at the Naysayer Academy to like him, and one special girl in particular. But instead, he gets teased and taunted. Every day, he eats alone in the cafeteria and gets beaten up after school on the playground. But when a cruel prank leads to Iggy's escape from the academy, a wild, unimaginable adventure begins. Why is King Naysayer offering a hefty reward for Iggy's capture? When Iggy joins forces with an eclectic cast of characters, he discovers the answer. But before he can escape from the kingdom of Naysayer, Iggy must first reclaim what is rightfully his. Does this sad, lonely boy have the courage to battle the biggest school bully, a mean headmistress, and a greedy, cruel king? Will Iggy finally believe in himself and discover his true destiny?  


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The Buzz

“An entertaining fantasy with a quirky, inventive storyline that shows how things invariably turn out badly for bullies.” Kirkus Reviews
“The book is going to be devoured by readers of any type, whether they're looking for some fun fiction, a comical read, or a page-turner.” 5 Star Review, San Francisco Book Review
"Fynn's book reminded me a bit of Harry Potter, but he adds his own cast of characters and a boy (Iggy), fun dialogue, and an amazing story that you can't help but root for. If you are looking for a great book to get your kids hooked on, then I recommend the Prince Iggy series." 5 Star Review, The Pen and Muse Book Reviews, Amazon
“Has the flavor of a Dickens and a Harry Potter story while remaining wholly original. It just shares those characteristics that make it such an enjoyable read. This book should be on every child's must read list and if I'm to be perfectly honest it should be on every adults list too. It has enough subtle adult humor well within its boundaries to make it an entertaining read for the parents too. It certainly has a modern message. It shows just how heartbreaking bullying can be by children as well as adults. It's a story about losing yourself and finding yourself. It shows being a bully doesn't pay off but believing in yourself does." 5 Star Review, April S., Amazon

About the Author: Aldo Fynn

Aldo Fynn
Aldo Fynn enjoys writing wacky, fantastical stories. Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer is his debut novel. It's the first book in the Adventures of Prince Iggy Series. He's also written two wacky, laugh-out-loud picture books. He lives under his desk and promises he won't come out until Book 3 in the series is complete. Which is a shame because his desk is based in Los Angeles, where it's sunny and 70 degrees most of the year.

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* $50 Book Blast Giveaway

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Thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (and Stanley)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Neighbor Girl Participated in a Virtual Author Visit with 2nd Graders - One Minute Video!

Yippee! Neighbor Girl loves meeting readers of her book. This week, she was lucky enough to attend a virtual chat with 80+ 2nd graders from North Carolina.

The kids asked her paw-riffic questions, and they even did a blog post about the event. Click here to read it now

Cool Mom created a short (only one minute) video of snippets of their chat together. 


This post is included in the 40th Kid Lit Blog Hop

Thank you for reading and sharing, 

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge ( & Stanley, too!)

We are fully funded on Kickstarter!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for spreading the word about our author's Kickstarter project and for backing it! We are so excited that our GloGirly cover will become a reality. Yay!!! 

You still have the opportunity to back the project if you haven't done so yet. Additional funds raised will be spent on publishing costs, such as professional editing, and promotional items. As a backer, you'll get to follow the process along the way. 

We can't thank you enough for believing in these pets! 

As always, thank you for reading and sharing,

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge ( & Stanley, too!)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Word of the Week (6/2/2014): Steel River Playhouse's cast of The Music Man is preparing for their opening with alacrity.

Muhlenberg Elementary Center Students share the WOW!
Before we get to this week's Word of the Week, we would like to share with you a quick video snippet from Muhlenberg Elementary Center's WOW Reading Celebration Assembly. Click here to view it now

Neighbor Girl and Cool Mom were honored to be included among many distinguished guests. The assembly was celebrated with gusto. We even were able to snap a picture of some students with THIS week's word. Stanley and I will share more about the assembly, in next week's Word of the Week post, stay tuned.

Word of the Week  for June 2, 2014
We are pleased to welcome cast members from Steel River Playhouse's production of The Music Man as our special video guests, this week. If you are in the Pottstown, PA area, be sure to check out their riveting production. It runs for three weekends in June. Click here for all the details

You may listen to the live official WOW announcement broadcast each Monday at 7:20AM on WEEU 830AM from "The voice of Berks County and Beyond." 

Links to broadcasts may be found on the Muhlenberg School District website. Click here to go there

Are you ready for the free printables? Visit Kid Lit Printables to find these free printables:

Now tell us, how will you use the word ALACRITY this week? Have you seen it used anywhere? Is your school using these words? What fun activities do you have for the word? I want to know and so do my friends - please share your creations and let us know if you are using our printables - that makes us happy! 

If you and/or your family completes an activity, we would love to see a picture of it, or hear all about it. You may do this in the comments below; on our Facebook page; on Twitter (use the hashtag #kidlitwow); pinterest; Google+ - truly, anywhere you want to tell the world with gusto!
See what @TriPacVillage is doing with ALACRITY this week” 

★★ We are looking for video guests for the 2014-2015 school year! ★★
View the Word of the Week Playlist on YouTube

As always, thank you for reading and sharing,