Friday, October 6, 2017

Alycat And The Monday Blues Book by Alysson Foti Bourque

Book Details:

Book Title: Alycat and the Monday Blues by Alysson Foti Bourque
Illustrations by: Chiara Civati
Category: Children's Fiction, 32 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Sept 12, 2017
Tour dates: Sept 18 to Oct 6, 2017
Content Rating: G (appropriate for all audiences)

Book Description:

Alycat wakes up with the dreaded Monday Blues and is certain that nothing will go right. But when a mishap sends her astray, she discovers that helping a friend will help her discover her own hidden talent—curing her Monday Blues.

To read reviews, please visit Alysson Foti Bourque's page on iRead Book Tours.

My mom and I both rated this book 5 *****'s 

Alycat is such an inspiration My mom let me read the book first to see what I think of the book. She read the book after me. We both enjoyed reading this book. Alycat is my favorite character. My mom says it reminded her of my big brother the most who always has the Monday Blues. He still goes to school though. The setting is perfect from home to school. The plot is very easy to  follow and understand. I loved how vibrant and beautiful the illustrations of the book. It shows details. The kids like me definitely will enjoy reading this book and Alycat will give them inspiration.

My mom said that Alycat exactly like my big brother. Sometimes he is discouraged to go to school. Recently, he enjoyed going to school especially when he plays golf after school. My Dad never gives up on him as he enjoyed playing the golf. My Dad took him to golf course for practices. Alycat and my big brother is the same as they never stop to find ways to enjoy the day. My big brother is part of the high schools golf team now because just like Alycat he find ways that he enjoys.

Alycat has a kind of heart just like my big brother who never doubt to help a stranger in need. Alycat will make you smile and teaches you to enjoy life.    

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Meet the Author:

Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the Rhyme or ReasonTravel series, and the multi-award winning Alycat series. Alysson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a law degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. She believes that there is an Alycat in all of us, encouraging our imaginations to guide us through new opportunities and adventures. ​

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it? 

I don’t really get writer’s block— but I do get distracted. I have a habit of opening the window in my office and watching the birds fly and trees sway. Then the cat comes in the room and I might as well call it a day!

How did you do research for your book? 

I looked at all of my all-time favorites from my home bookshelf and reread the books that appealed most to my children and what did not. Since I write for children, I make an effort to listen to how children around me speak and interact. When writing for children, you have to think like a kid. That is easy for me to do. I never take myself too seriously.

What is your next project? 

I am finalizing the third book of the Alycat series, Alycat and the Friendship Friday. This book deals with inclusiveness, diversity, and friendship—of course!

What genre do you write and why? 

I write children’s books. Being a mom of two young children, I feel that it is important to use books as a teaching tool­– so I write for them. They can relate to the issues developed in the story and learn how to solve those problems with skills found in the book. I would love to write chapter books in the near future. Maybe when my children are a little older.

What is the last great book you’ve read? 

The last great book that I have read is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This timely book is riveting, honest, and extraordinary. And, I got to meet Angie in person the week after her book first hit #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list! When I am having a difficult day, I remember the words that she wrote in my copy of her book— Be light in the darkness!

Do you snack while writing? Favorite snack? Where do you write? 

Yes! I write in my office— always with a snack and coffee. Favorite snack is Sour Patch Kids or cereal. I know— I’m a big kid.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the beautiful review! My son looks forward to playing golf also!