June 4, 2018

Neck & Neck Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Author: Elise Parsley 
Pub. Date: June 5, 2018 
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
Formats: Hardcover, eBook 
Pages: 40 


In the first stand-alone picture book from the creator of the bestselling Magnolia Says DON'T! books, a giraffe's self-esteem is tested during a hilarious confrontation between unlikely look-alikes! 

Everybody loves Leopold the giraffe. He inspires awe and wonder. His adoring fans gaze and cheer. 

Best of all, they feed him lots of deeeelicious snacks! But, one day, a shiny, bobble-headed new rival comes in and ruins everything...a giraffe-shaped balloon! Just how far will Leopold go to prove that he's the hero of the zoo? Readers learn that actions speak far louder than looks in this laugh-out-loud face-off from Elise Parsley--the New York Times bestselling creator of If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! 

Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Elise Parsley studied drawing and creative writing at Minnesota State University Moorhead. During college, Elise also volunteered over 1800 hours promoting literacy through an AmeriCorps academic enrichment program. Now she promotes literacy through writing and illustrating children’s books. 

​Elise is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Dakotas Region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She spends a lot of her time telling aspiring writers and illustrators to join the SCBWI and get involved with a local critique group or two. Elise and her family live in Beresford, SD. 
(3) winners will receive a finished copy of NECK & NECK - US Only.


Tour Schedule: 
Week One: 
6/4/2018- A Dream Within A Dream- Excerpt 
6/5/2018- BookHounds YA- Guest Post 
6/6/2018- Here's to Happy Endings- Review 
6/7/2018- Owl Always Be Reading- Review 
6/8/2018- 100 Pages A Day- Review 

Week Two: 
6/11/2018- Little Red Reads- Review 
6/12/2018- Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest- Review 
6/13/2018- Peaceful Oblivion- Review 
6/14/2018- Wonder Struck- Review 
6/15/2018- Two points of interest- Review 



  1. This is clever! I love the idea of this fun book and the take away message behind it. The illustrations are also fun!

  2. The illustrations have beautiful color and technique! And I like the humor!