Monday, September 29, 2014

Whiny Whiny Rhino {+ Giveaway}

Whiny Whiny Rhino coverChildren’s books hold a special place in my heart even though I don’t have children or grandchildren. So I’m delighted today to be participating in the Author Marketing Experts and iRead Virtual Book Tour for the delight McBoop’s WHINY WHINY RHINO.

As part of the tour for this adorable children’s title, I’ll be sharing my thoughts. In addition, there is a tour-wide giveaway where readers can win 1 of 14 copies of this book. Please see the end of the post for more details.

Book Details:

Book Title: Whiny Whiny Rhino by McBoop
Category: Fiction, 32 pages
Genre: Children's Literature
Publisher: Blue Blanket Publishing
Published: July 2014
Available in: Print and e-book formats (mobi for Kindle, PDF)
Content Rating: G

Here are my thoughts…….

Youngsters, like adults, can sometimes be afraid to try new experiences and by not doing so miss out on a lot of fun activities.

The father-daughter writing team of McBoop tackles this issue with humor and gentleness in their release, WHINY WHINY RHINO.

The story follows a young rhino who is reluctant to try new activities no matter how much his older brothers taunt him. The rhino realizes one day he is missing out on a lot of fun, but is still apprehensive.

When he finally attempts something new, the little rhino discovers the joy and excitement of playing with his friends.

WHINY WHINY RHINO is a delightful book that will encourage youngsters to try that new game with their friends and shows them that courage can be as simple as taking that first step. 

The beautiful, vivid drawings throughout the book will hold youngsters attention as they follow the tiny rhino on his journey. This charming book will quickly become a favorite in any youngster’s library. 

Whiny Whiny Rhino by McBoop, Blue Blanket Publishing, @2014, ISBN: 978-0990362319, Paperback, 32 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

McBoop is the creative team of Carmin Iadonisi and Amanda Iadonisi-Word. This father-daughter duo co-wrote and illustrated WHINY WHINY RHINO

They currently live in New England where they enjoy making art, reading comics, playing board games, eating fancy chocolate and whining about the weather.

For more on the writing duo, visit their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

WHINY WHINY RHINO is available at Amazon.

Blog Tour Schedule:

You can also find out more about the authors and this charming book by visiting the following blogs participating in their iRead Virtual Book Tour.

Sept 22 - Cherry Blossoms - review
Sept 22 - The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass - review
Sept 23 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review
Sept 23 - One Frugal Girl - review
Sept 24 - Christy's Cozy Corners - review / giveaway
Sept 24 - Crossroad Reviews - review
Sept 25 - Bless Their Hearts Mom - review
Sept 25 - Savings in Seconds - review / giveaway
Sept 26 - This That and the Other Thing - review
Sept 26 - A Peek at My Bookshelf - review
Sept 29 - Bluerose's Heart - review / giveaway
Sept 30 - Bookroom Reviews - review / guest post / giveaway
Sept 30 - Walking With Nora - review
Oct 1 -     Brooke Blogs - review
Oct 1 -     Savvy Verse and Wit - review
Oct 2 -     Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
Oct 2 -     Deal Sharing Aunt - review
Oct 2 -     Like a Bump on a Blog - review
Oct 3 -     Rockin' Book Reviews - interview / giveaway
Oct 3 -     I'd Rather be Reading at the Beach - review / giveaway
Oct 3 -     Pinky's Favorite Reads - review / giveaway
Oct 6 -     View From the Birdhouse - review / giveaway
Oct 6 -     Heart of a Philanthropist - review / interview / giveaway
Oct 7 -     Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - review
Oct 7 -     Sara's Organized Chaos - review / giveaway
Oct 8 -     3 Partners in Shopping - review / giveaway
Oct 8 -     Create With Joy - review / giveaway
Oct 9 -     Bound 4 Escape - review
Oct 9 -     That Artsy Reader Girl - review
Oct 10 -   Book Dilettante - review
Oct 10 -   Kincavel Korner and Book Blast Central - review

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This giveaway is for one of 14 copies of WHINY WHINY RHINO. Winners in the U.S. and Canada will receive a print copy, while international winners will receive eBooks.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. How do you encourage youngsters in your life to try a new experience when they are apprehensive? 

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  1. Like you I don't have children or grandchildren. I still love children's books and read them (and buy them) often. And there are some in my stash that I reread every year.

  2. I still get picture books from the library. :) I just enjoy reading them...and it sort of takes me back to a simpler time. This one looks like a cute book.

  3. That's cool father and daughter write together.
    And someone else who doesn't have kids! Well, you do, they're just furry. Best kind.

  4. Poor little rhino - don't be afraid to try new things.

  5. sounds most delightful! Who doesn't like books with animals?

  6. Mason - What a great idea for a children's book! And I have so much respect for anyone who writes books that make young people want to read.

  7. What a cute cover. Mason, thanks for sharing about this book. Trying new things doesn't always have to be scary.

  8. Thank you kindly for taking the time to read and review! We've always had a special place in our hearts for children's books as well so we're glad to hear you enjoyed the story : )

  9. I think my niece and nephew would love that book.

  10. I love the sound of this book. Great title and cover, too.

  11. My greatgrands will adore this! Me, too.

  12. I want to give this to my son for Christmas!
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