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Entries in Release Day (1)

Tuesday
Jun032014

THIS OLD BAND Release Party!

 

It's here! My first picture book, THIS OLD BAND, illustrated by Matt Loveridge and published by Sky Pony Press, is out in the world! Thanks for stopping by to celebate with me. Scroll down to learn about the book, enter a contest to win a copy of the book, and hear me read a couple of pages. Music and mustaches for everyone!

HERE IS THE MAIN ATTRACTION!

SYNOPSIS:

What kinds of instruments would you imagine a band of cowboys playing? Surely nothing fancy, but they can still make do with what they have, like jugs, combs, boots, and whatever else they can find. Out on the open range, with no one to tell them to quit their hollerin’, a cowboy band counts from ten to one in a tune children are familiar with. Silly phrases, toe-tapping rhythms, and the occasional twist make these cowpokes a great addition to any story-time or bedtime lineup.

Featuring a ragtag group of cowboys from author Tamera Will Wissinger, and colorful, offbeat illustrations by Matt Loveridge, This Old Band is sure to delight children and adults alike (and teach kids a few things about counting and noises) with a fun take on a popular nursery rhyme.

ABOUT THIS OLD BAND:

Author:           Tamera Will Wissinger

Illustrator:       Matt Loveridge

Publisher:        Sky Pony Press

ISBN 10:         1628735953

ISBN 13:         9781628735956

Release Date:  June 3, 2014

Ages:               3-6

Subjects:          Juvenile Fiction, Humorous Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Westerns, Concepts/ Counting and Numbers

FIRST READERS ARE ENJOYING THIS OLD BAND.

Would you like to see what they have to say? Click on the GOODREADS link, but be sure to come back for the rest of the party!

THIS OLD BAND ON TOUR:

CLICK HERE FOR THE THIS OLD BAND ONLINE TOUR SCHEDULE.

TO PURCHASE THIS OLD BAND CLICK ON YOUR FAVORITE STORE:

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If you'd like to purchase a signed copy of THIS OLD BAND, call the VERO BEACH BOOK CENTER: 1-888-732-3226

TRY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A SIGNED COPY BY ENTERING MY THIS OLD BAND GIVEAWAY!

The Rafflecopter is open until 11:00 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, June, 9. (Good luck!)

Congratulations Jen Petro Roy, winner of the THIS OLD BAND book giveaway! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and who entered the contest! 

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COME JOIN THE FUN!

10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 6

at VERO BEACH BOOK CENTER

Miss Julie is reading THIS OLD BAND during Story Hour!

(I'll be there to listen.)

 

CAN'T MAKE IT TO STORY HOUR?

Here's your chance to listen to me read from THIS OLD BAND right now. Click on the cowboy playing the jug to go to my Soundcloud recording. Hum or sing along if you like.

Closeup cover art by Matt Loveridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THANK YOU!

Thanks for joining me to celebrate the release of THIS OLD BAND! I hope you and the young readers in your life enjoy this book!