Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tilda Pinkerton’s Magical Hats On Tour

It’s my pleasure to be a part of author Angela Shelton’s Premier Virtual Author Book Tour for her latest children’s book, TILDA PINKERTON’S MAGICAL HATS BY THE RED TRACTOR MAILBOX.

As part of the tour I’m sharing my thoughts on the book, a bit of background on the author and including links to the various other blogs the author will be (or has) visited during her tour. In addition, thanks to the author and Teddy at Premier, I have one copy of TILDA PINKERTON’S MAGICAL HATS to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for the giveaway details. Here we go.

I’m always impressed when an author can not only entertain a23 youngster with a story, but have them learning - and enjoying it.

Author Angela Shelton has created just such a story with TILDA PINKERTON’S MAGICAL HATS. This enchanting tale will not only have youngsters laughing, but also learning new vocabulary words. In addition, they will learn about family, helping others, and hope.

Eleven-year-old Madison Mae and her younger brother, Albert, are spending their carefree summer on their grandparents’ farm. However, they have learned their grandfather may lose the family farm.

Suddenly one day a mysterious Magical Hat Shop appears by their grandfather’s red tractor mailbox. They meet Tilda Pinkerton, owner of the shop, who presents them each with an amazing one-of-a-kind hat. When wearing the hats, the youngsters begin to create and have new ideas they never dreamed of before. With the farm being threatened, the youngsters learn they can accomplish more than they ever imagined with a little help from Tilda Pinkerton.

To enhance this charming tale, the book is beautifully illustrated by James Murry. The illustrations are whimsical and reveal bits of the story. But the illustrations also serve another purpose. They are left as color book drawings allowing the reader to give each illustration their own color preferences and have a hand in the book.

The story flows smoothly and quickly. It’s easy to follow along. Shelton’s has also included a 344 word glossary in the back of the book. She encourages youngsters to learn the meaning of the new words they discovered throughout the book.

The book is geared for youngsters ages K1-4, but is a delight for readers of all ages. TILDA PINKERTON’S MAGICAL HATS is a must add to any youngster’s library. It’s a fun tale to inspire, entertain and educate. What will Tilda Pinkerton do next?

Tilda Pinkerton‘s Magical Hats by the Red Tractor Mailbox by Angela Shelton, The Magic Hat Shop Book One, Illustrated by James Murry, Quiet Owl Books, @2013, ISBN: 978-0985944384, Hardcover, 196 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Angela Shelton is an author, actor, blogger and public speaker. She has
been writing since she was eight years old. Her first novel was adapted into the movie Tumbleweeds. Angela won a regional Emmy award for her portrayal of Safe Side Superchick in The Safe Side video series created by Baby Einstein’s Julie Clark and America’s Most Wanted’s John Walsh.

After living in Los Angeles for over a decade, Angela left the big city for a one-light country town to marry her first love and fulfill her dream of writing books in a barn house.
Find out how Angela has incorporated the character of Tilda Pinkerton into an entire line of book projects, each geared towards a different age group at  www.MagicHatShop.com

For more on Angela and her writing, visit her website or find her on the following social medias: Twitter, Facebook, and Tilda Pinkerton on Twitter.

TILDA PINKERTON’S MAGICAL HATS is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

You can follow Angela’s tour on the following blogs to learn more about Tilda Pinkerton and for more chances to win a copy of the book:

So Many Precious Book July 2 Review & Giveaway
Books, Books & More Books  July 3 Review
Books, Books & More Books  July 5 Guest Post
Haunting of Orchid Forsythia July 8 Review
Sweeps4Bloggers July 9 Review & Giveaway
Sincerely Stacie July 10 Review
Library of Clean Reads July 11 Review
Cozy Little Book Journal & The Bookish Elf July 15 Review
Cozy Little Book Journal & The Bookish Elf July 16 G & Guest Post
Carole Rae’s Ramblings July 17 Review
Reading Novels Online  July 18 Review
Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell July 19 Review
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms July 19 Review
Saving for 6 July 22 Review
Saving for 6 July 23 Guest Post
Joy Story July 25 Review
Haunting of Orchid Forsythia July 26 Interview
From L.A. to LA July 29 Review
Heck of a Bunch July 30 Review & Giveaway
Second Bookshelf July 31 Interview
Pragmatic Mom Aug 5 Review
Sweet Southern Home Aug 6 Review
VW Stitcher Aug 7 Review
Musing with Crayolakym Aug 8 Review   
DWED Blog Aug 9 Review & Interview
City Book Review Aug 12 Review
Giveaways & Glitter Aug 13 Review   

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Now for the giveaway details. I have one copy of TILDA PINKERTON’S MAGICAL HATS to giveaway. Residents living in the U.S. have a choice of receiving either a print copy or eBook copy. Those entering the contest living outside the U.S. have a chance to win an eBook copy.

To enter this giveaway, send me an e-mail (mcbookshelf@gmail.com) with the subject line, “Win Tilda Pinkerton.” Your message should include your name and mailing address, if you are a U.S. resident and wish to receive the print copy or include the email address you’d like the eBook copy sent to. All other entries should include the email address you would like the eBook copy sent to. And, just so you know, I don’t share this information with anyone other than the publisher nor use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance to win a copy of TILDA PINKERTON’S MAGICAL HATS is 8 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, July 31.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Are you always on the lookout for intriguing books to share with your children or the children of family and friends?

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  1. Mason - Thanks for sharing this with us. I have a lot of admiration for authors who can get children interested in stories, and this one looks like a good 'un.

  2. What a lovely colorful book. I'll look out for this for my grandchildren.

  3. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you loved Tilda Pinkerton's Magical Hat's! I loved it as well!


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