Z is for Zebra – A Mosaic Menagerie by Judith Caseley/Gus’ Fortunate Misfortune by Susan Pepka: MultiBook Spotlight Tour

Book Details:

Book Title:  Z is for Zebra: A Mosaic Menagerie by Judith Caseley
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  53 pages
Genre: ABC Book
Publisher:  Full Cycle Publications
Release date:  May 2019
Tour dates: May 3 to May 21, 2021
Content Rating:  G.

Book Description:

NEW from beloved illustrator/author, Judith Caseley, Z is for Zebra is a delightful reading romp for the very young child.

With vibrant art and quirky rhymes, this sure-to-be-a favorite book uses a child’s innate love of animals to move the reader through the letters of the alphabet. Displaying gorgeous mosaics, rich with colors and details, the book presents the alphabet in an easily accessible and entertaining presentation. Perfect for teaching the child in your life about language and the animals we share the planet with. A delight for the mind and a visual feast for young book lovers and their parents, each page features an alphabet letter and a highly colorful animal mosaic along with quirky, funny memorable phrases.

Using glass tile, pebbles, and found materials instead of her usual paints and brushes, Caseley’s words and pictures celebrate the imagination of every child, weaving her magic for the youngest would-be zoologist. It appeals to a young child’s shorter attention span and innate love for animals and color. From jeweled starfish to bright butterflies, comic giraffes to venomous vipers this book is sure to be one your child will cherish.

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com
Full Cycle Publications
IndieBound

Meet the Author:

Author Judith Caseley

Judith Caseley has written and illustrated over forty books for children, including “Dear Annie” and “On the Town: A Community Adventure”. She fell in love with the mosaics that decorated a restaurant in Sea Cliff, New York, and in the unique style of her picture books, began making her own.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ goodreads


Book Details:

Book Title:  Gus’ Fortunate Misfortune by Susan Pepka
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  62 pages
Genre: Children’s Book
Publisher:  Full Cycle Publications
Release date:  December 2018
Tour dates: May 3 to May 21, 2021
Content Rating:  G.

Book Description:

How do you turn a Very Bad Day into a Hopeful New Beginning? Gus, an ordinary mouse, must find a way to do just that. Following a series of unfortunate events, Gus finds himself trapped, separated from his family, and transported far from home. Alone and frightened, the young mouse must confront his deepest fears. Using his wits Gus solves problems and makes discoveries. Adapting to his new surroundings, Gus receives help from an unexpected friend. Each trial brings a new lesson… but will Gus ultimately succeed? Will Gus find what he’s truly looking for?  – Ages 3-7

Buy the Book:
Amazon.com
Full Cycle Publications
B&N ~ IndieBound ~ BAM
Add to Goodreads

Here is the guest post from the author of Gus’ Fortunate Misfortune, Susan Pepka –

Mrs. Bonk and the Red Ink Pen

When thinking of a person who influenced my writing, I always think of my tenth grade English teacher, Mrs. Bonk. She was tough. She was abrasive. She wrote all over the class papers with red ink and did not accept sloppy work.  Most students tried to avoid having her as a teacher and bemoaned seeing her class on their schedules.  I am not going to tell you that I loved her or that I always looked forward to seeing her remarks on my papers.  However, she was always fair and always gave good advice.  I still remember when I entered eleventh grade English literature (an AP class) and the instructor called me aside after grading the first few papers.  She asked me, “Who taught you to write?” My answer then, and now, is Mrs. Bonk.

Meet the Author:

Author Susan Pepka

A native of Detroit and currently living in Atlanta, Susan Pepka has enjoyed great diversity throughout her life. Mother of three and grandmother of four, Susan has experienced life as a preschool teacher, technologist in diagnostic imaging, co-owner of a successful wellness center, meditation teacher, and now a published author with the debut of her first children’s book, Gus’ Fortunate Misfortune.

One of Susan’s greatest pleasures is reading wonderful stories that stir the imagination and nourish the spirit. Her passion is helping others find ways to healthier, happier, and more meaningful lives. Her wish is that all beings live together in harmony.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

May 3 – Cover Lover Book Review – books spotlight / giveaway
May 4 – Gina Rae Mitchell – books spotlight / giveaway
May 4 – fundinmental – books spotlight / giveaway
May 5 –Stephanie Jane – books spotlight / giveaway
May 6 – Lisa Everyday Reads – books spotlight / author interview with Susan Pepka / giveaway
May 7 – 100 Pages A Day – books spotlight / giveaway
May 10 – Writer with Wanderlust – books spotlight / guest post by Judith Caseley / guest post by Susan Pepka / giveaway
May 11 – Reading is My Passion – books spotlight
May 11 – Lisa’s Reading – books spotlight / guest post by Judith Caseley / guest post by Susan Pepka / giveaway
May 12 – The Bespectacled Mother – books spotlight / guest post by Susan Pepka
May 13 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – books spotlight / giveaway
May 14 – Laura’s Interests – books spotlight / guest post by Susan Pepka / giveaway
May 17 – Splashes of Joy – books spotlight / author interview with Judith Caseley / guest post by Susan Pepka / giveaway
May 18 – Jazzy Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post by Judith Caseley / author interview with Susan Pepka / giveaway
May 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – books spotlight / guest post by Judith Caseley / guest post by Susan Pepka / giveaway
May 20 – Pick a Good Book – books spotlight / author interview with Judith Caseley / author interview with Susan Pepka / giveaway
May 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – books spotlight / giveaway

2 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing Z is for Zebra: a Mosaic Menagerie. It took me over three years to make, and I think you can see the progression of the work, from A to Z… Z being my hardest picture, the zebra! As a child, I couldn’t draw horses like the talented kids, so I was fearful to do the zebra. But design and color can help! And I am not afraid of color. Thanks for continuing to be curious about the world! Love, Judith Caseley

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