September 1, 2020

A Little Spark Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway



A Little Spark
Written by Chris Parsons
Illustrated by Mike Motz
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Publisher: Zuroam Media
Ages 7+

Publisher’s Synopsis: 

When the survival of their hometown is threatened, two unlikely comrades join forces on a quest to defeat a dangerous enemy and bring back the only one who can save them all.

Beyond the frozen mountains there lies an oasis from the frigid cold and the howling winds. A place the animals call Lake Zuron. What a wonderful place, happy creatures of all kinds, living in harmony and warmth thanks to their very own fire-breathing dragon named Daniel.

But one day everything changed when the unthinkable happened. The Dragon fire goes out and immediately the air begins to chill. Things were not looking good but just when all hope was lost, an unlikely hero steps up. Join Spark the mouse on an adventure of a lifetime as he and his friends do their part to save their town from an icy demise.

With the magical power of Daniel, the Dragon there could be hope. But first, they must face and defeat a dangerous enemy, the vile beasts who own these mountains where nobody passes through.

Along this journey maybe you will discover that it’s that little Spark in each of us that really matters, and that a little Spark could save them from the coming cold. The story reminds us that we all need something in life every day to ignite our passion and spirit – to help the world be a “warmer” place and to look for ways to “Be That Spark.”


Before October 1st, pre-order your copy, email the team at Zuroam Media, and they’ll give you the audiobook free so you can enjoy it while you wait for the book to arrive. You can find all the email address and links to your favorite bookstore here:


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A Little Spark is a wonderful children's story that tells the tale of how a small mouse named Spark saved his whole town when nobody else could. At just face value, the story itself is cute, interesting, and will have every reader cheering on Spark. For older readers, there are several topics addressed throughout the story including believing in yourself even when nobody else does. I really liked how Spark was the underdog - a tiny mouse that was considered the lowest ranking animal in town - and how he knew deep down that he was meant to do more than clean the streets, if only he was given a chance. Even though he's faced with huge obstacles that seem impossible, he was smart and very brave. He was able to overcome everything that stood in his way and not only does what he said he would, but so much more. He saves another whole town, fights off terrible monsters, rescues prisoners, and finally unites the two towns into one. One town where every animal is equal and they all work to keep the town prosperous and happy. I've always loved stories of the smallest and least likely character saves the day. 

The illustrations throughout the book are vibrant with lots of colors and little details included - like the animals wearing clothes and the town's buildings and streets. There were full page illustrations that went along perfectly with the story, which was fantastic. There were also smaller illustrations on other pages, just an animal or an object here or there, but they also tied in well with the story and made it more engaging for younger readers (or those being read to). I think kids of all ages will really love this story and will easily relate to Spark's character and his spirit. 

About the Author

Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons grew up in the small fishing village of Flatrock, Newfoundland where he was surrounded by storytellers. When he became a father, he began creating his own children’s stories, and soon he was sharing them with a wider audience.

Over time, his audience grew up, but he continued to create his stories and colorful characters mostly for his own enjoyment. One day he had a flash of inspiration about a little mouse named Spark and began to create the world of A Little Spark.

Today, Chris lives in Dallas. He has left the high-tech world of innovation and business development behind and is focused on his real passion – to create new meaningful experiences for children centered around powerful and engaging stories like ” A little Spark.”

Together with his wife, Kathleen, daughter, Maggie, and son, Kealan, they share a love for all God’s creatures. | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram

About the Narrator

Brandon McInnis

Brandon McInnis is a voice actor and singer known primarily for his work on animation and video games. He voices Sir Nighteye in My Hero Academia, Ganos in Dragon Ball Super, Finral Roulacase in Black Clover, Asagiri Gen in Dr. Stone, Yuna D. Kaito in Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings Online, Patrick Phelps in Black Butler, Sonosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3, Erlang Shen in SMITE, and many more.

With a deep love for music production and originally trained as an opera singer, Brandon also produces music for release on YouTube and Spotify. He can be followed on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram: @BranMci

About the Illustrator

Mike Motz is a children’s book illustrator and publishing professional based out of Toronto, Canada. Motz has helped writers around the world fulfill their dreams of publishing their works. To date, Motz has been responsible for the creation of the artwork for over 300 self-published children’s books.

About the Music Producer

Bruce Faulconer

Bruce Faulconer is a musician, composer, and record producer based in Dallas, Texas. He is the owner and founder of Faulconer Productions Music, and CakeMix Recording Studio. Faulconer writes music for orchestra, various instrumental and choral groups, along with the music for feature films, and TV series, including the anime Dragon Ball Z. He recently completed twelve songs for A Little Spark, included in a new audiobook, an interactive children’s book, and an animated feature film in development.

He resides in Dallas with his wife Lisa and is the father of two sons.


Enter for a chance to win the A Little Spark prize pack.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A hardcover copy of A Little Spark, autographed by author Chris Parsons.

  • A downloadable audiobook of A Little Spark.

  • A Little Spark USB drive with the A Little Spark music album.

  • One set of Apple AirPods Pro for listening to the outstanding audiobook and music!

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A hardcover copy of A Little Spark, autographed by author Chris Parsons.

  • A downloadable audiobook of A Little Spark.

Giveaway begins August 24, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends September 24, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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*Disclosure: I partnered with The Children's Book Review and Zuroam Media for this tour.

1 comment:

  1. Aww. :') What a cute read. Thanks for sharing. Great review!

    Yani at Litfae