March 23, 2020

A Flock of Fun Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

A Flock of Fun
Written by Raven Howell
Illustrated by David Barrow

Release Date: February 2, 2020
Publisher: Doodle and Peck Publishing
Ages 3-8   
Publisher’s Synopsis: 
A young child discovers the solution for falling asleep is not always quiet and silent, like counting slow, slimy snails. Sometimes, a room full of happy dances, shirts in a tie-dyed swirl, and mischief-making sheep are just the ticket!

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A Flock of Fun is a very cute picture book that talks about a small child and how they try to get to sleep at night, but it doesn't happen the way you would think. They first count sheep, who get into all sorts of trouble, eat lots of food, read stories, and all sorts of antics until they wear themselves out and fall asleep along with the child. The child thinks that a different, quieter animal would help them fall asleep easier, so they try counting snails instead. However, the snails are worse than the silly sheep and the child finds themselves missing the crazy antics of his sheep that help them fall asleep.

The book was really short but told a cute story that every kid can relate to. We all find ourselves having trouble falling asleep sometimes and we each have tricks or habits to help us go to bed. I loved reading about the sheep and all the silly things they did before getting tired themselves and falling asleep all over the child's room. The illustrations were very well done and incredibly cute. I thought that the sheep were adorable - especially the ones that had on underwear! The majority of each page of the story was illustration with the text at the bottom. I loved that the images were so large and took up so much space. The audience this book is aimed for will really enjoy looking at the pictures and seeing the story come to life. I figure this book will be read to small children who can't read themselves yet, so their main focus will be the illustrations. They are simple but cute - perfect for small kids. I definitely recommend this book for little ones who get stories read to them or for children who are learning to read on their own.
Raven Howell is an award-winning children’s author and poet of nine picture books. She writes poetry for a variety of children’s magazines including Highlights, The School Magazine, Humpty Dumpty, and Cricket. Frequently sharing book presentations and writing workshops with children in schools and libraries, Raven also serves as Creative & Publishing Advisor with Red Clover Reader. Her family, long dawn hikes, being at the beach, and munching on warm butterscotch chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven are all sources of writing inspiration. Visit her website:

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Enter for a chance to win a Raven Howell book prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A copy of A Flock of Fun autographed by Raven Howell
  • A copy of Glimmer autographed by Raven Howell
  • A copy of Shimmer autographed by Raven Howell
  • A copy of So You Want a Puppy? autographed by Raven Howell
  • A copy of Greetings! autographed by Raven Howell
  • A copy of My Community autographed by Raven Howell
  • A Flock of Fun throw pillow
  • A Flock of Fun jigsaw puzzle
  • A pair of sheep socks
Nineteen (19) winners receive:
  • A copy of A Flock of Fun autographed by Raven Howell
Giveaway begins March 2, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends April 2, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.

Doodle and Peck is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Disclosure: I partnered with The Children's Book Review & Doodle and Peck to bring you this blog post and giveaway.


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