Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Review & $100 Book Blast for Lobo Goes to the Galapagos Hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Ends 10/23/2014)

Lobo Goes to the Galapagos by C. L. Murphy

About the Book

Title: Lobo Goes to the Galapagos (The Adventures of Lovable Lobo) | Author: C.L. Murphy | Publication Date: August 27, 2014 | Publisher: Peanut Butter Prose | Pages:32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 7
Summary: Lobo returns in this adventure, sweeter and a bit salty this time. This lil' wolf pup finds that there's nothing like a little sea air to bring out the best in him and his unlikely tag-alongs. Take a trip to the Galapagos with Lobo and his right-hand raven, Roxy, as they help an injured, new feathered friend return home. Lobo faces some fears and witnesses the joy that comes from helping others in this "birds of a different feather DO flock together" tale.  

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"Who knew geography and learning about animals could be this much fun? Lobo Goes to the Galapagos is my new favorite children's book and is highly recommended. " ~ Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite

"While Ms, Murphy's uniquely whimsical and vibrant illustrative style is perfectly suited for the wild, tropical feel of this colorful book, and easily captures young readers' attention, there is also a subtle, quiet beauty to the storyline's overarching themes of friendship, trust, perseverance, and goodwill. Lobo's tenacious and giving spirit are delightfully captured in this fifth installment of puppy-fueled fun. In fact, it's sincerely so easy to fall in love with "Lovable" Lobo that I'd happily follow this well-meaning, big-hearted, wolf pup to the very ends of the earth!" ~ 5 Star Review, Indie Author Girl, Amazon

"What an adorable story! I read this to my nephew and he couldn't stop giggling at the silliness of Roxy as well as Lobo's cute friends Bobby, Sunny, Coconut and Sandra. The author was very clever in portraying a tale of friendship, adventure and excitement that is sure to enthuse young minds around the world." ~ 5 Star Review, Gina D., Amazon

About the Author: C.L. Murphy

While new to the children’s book writing and illustrating scene, C.L. Murphy (Cathy) has been doodling her way through life since she won a school wide poster contest in the third grade. She’s had the pleasure of working as an artist in residence, creating cartoons and painting murals with the children at local elementary schools. She adores the wonder and curiosity of young children. She feels that creating picture books is something that she was destined to do, after years of filing away so many ideas, while raising her two sons. She is a member of SCBWI. She lives amongst the wildlife in an enchanted forest in the beautiful Oregon wilderness with her husband and menagerie. She has always appreciated nature and animals have always played a major role in her life. The inspiration for the Lovable Lobo character came from a wolf that she raised for over 14 years. Check out her book series and discover that you, too, will find Lobo lovable.

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Prize: One winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash prize (winner's choice) Contest Ends: October 23, 11:59 pm, 2014 Open: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by C.L. Murphy and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com. 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Our Second Book is Available Today AND Download the E-book of our First Book Free (9/22-9/24/14)

Well, first of all, if you haven't read our first book, The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets, be sure to download it for FREE, today through Wednesday. Click here and do it now. Go ahead.

For our newest book, The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals, we will be testing all of our links today and the best place to send you will probably be to the page on our website, as Cool Mom will be updating it throughout the week, as links go live. To view all of the books on Amazon, visit Katrina or Stanley's author page.

We already have a free printable activity book for this book! Click here to view them all now.

We have to thank our paw-some Kickstarter Backers for providing the funds to have our cover professionally designed by GloGirly Design.

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Thank you for reading and sharing. We wouldn't be here, releasing our second book, today, without your fantastic support of our first book. Thanks for being paw-riffic, and supporting a young author,
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

The decorations CASCADED onto the floor. Word of the Week with Guest Jennifer Schorr (9/22/2014): #KidLitWow

This week is HUGE for us! Tomorrow we release our second book, The Observations of the Obstreperous Animals. This book COMMENCED during NaNoWriMo 2013, then our author ran a Kickstarter Project in the spring, where she gained the funding she needed for a professional book cover (yep, it is the picture to the right) created by wonderful GloGirly Design. Neighbor Girl spent the summer editing our book and tomorrow is the big day! I guess that means Cool Mom should get on updating our website - move it lady!     

Anyway, back to business. Today, we are sharing this week's Word of the Week. We have the lovely Jennifer Schorr, Publisher of Macaroni Kid, Reading-Pottstown (that is in Pennsylvania, USA), here to introduce the word CASCADE.
 Jennifer Schorr introduces the Word of the Week: Cascade

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