April 29, 2017

Oh Susannah Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag
Author: Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
Genre: Children's Fiction
Release Date: April 3, 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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From award-winning author Carole P. Roman comes a new chapter book featuring Susannah Logan, a young student having a very bad day. 

It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts? Or will she just continue to hide them away? 

Join Susannah and her friends in this story sure to charm busy young readers everywhere. 
Oh Susannah: It's in the Bag is a new chapter book that's both relatable and fun. Readers will enjoy getting to know the main character, Susannah Logan, and can easily identify with the problems she encounters throughout the book. Although the situations aren't dire or even that bad, kids can connect with the subject matter and the topics presented in the story. The book is a short chapter book, which is great for readers who are practicing their skills and for those looking for a short story. There are small illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, which I enjoyed a lot. It brings an added layer to the book to help it stand out from others in the genre. The pictures are done in black and white, in what seems to be pencil. They aren't distracting, but help to enhance the reading experience. I recommend this book for readers wanting to practice their skills and those looking for a nice contemporary story with a plot that almost everyone can relate to at some point in their lives.
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in… that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.
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Enter to win an autographed copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; plus a “Cool Bananas” tumbler and “Havana” lunch cooler tote to stuff into your own backpack.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A SunnyLife Havana Lunch Cooler Tote
  • A SunnyLife Cool Bananas Tumbler

Four (4) winners receive:

  • A copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, autographed by Carole P. Roman

Age Range: 7-10

Giveaway begins April 25, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 25, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only.

Prizes and samples provided by Carole P. Roman and The Children’s Book Review.

*Disclosure: I partnered with The Children's Book Review and Carole P. Roman for this tour.*


1 comment:

  1. No I would not want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house