I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ABCs AND 123s FOR BOYS by Tom McLaughlin Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
Title: ABCs AND 123s FOR BOYS
Author: Tom McLaughlin
Pub. Date: July 30, 2020
Publisher: McLaughlin Media Group
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Free to read with Kindle Unlimited!
Join the ABC fun with ALEX the Alligator to ZACK the Zebra.
Learning is easy when you’re having fun. Kids will laugh and learn when you read this adorable Alphabet and Counting book. Kids will love the fun scenes, rhymes, and characters.
Each letter features a different boy’s name. So, jump onboard with PETE the Pirate and 25 lovable characters that bounce, waterski, and zipline across the alphabet. Plus, kids will find 10 fun counting pages! It’s 48 pages of engaging learning for ages 0-5.
GET 2 BOOKS IN 1 …
- Kids will learn the ABCs and letter sounds
- They’ll love finding and counting frogs and fireflies
Plus, they’ll say “Read it Again!” when you personalize the story with their name at the end!
1. What is on your nightstand?
The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz. Plus, paper and a pen for capturing late night inspirations.
2. What author would you totally fan?
R.A. Salvatore, author of the NYT best-selling Forgotten Realms fantasy series. I met Bob and artists who worked on his book covers. Super approachable and creative.
3. What makes you cringe?
Traditional TV news. I don’t feel tragedies, crime and Hollywood are what I consider news or important to my life. I wish there were a TV network called “Good News.”
4. Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
ABCs and 123s for Boys is driven by an overall big creative picture – engaging kids in learning the alphabet. I let creative ideas flow for each illustration and page. Later I dial into specific copy and revisions. I think there were 13 revisions. ABCs and 123s for Girls is taking the same path.
5. Is there a word you love to use?
“Thanks.” A word I love to hear is “dinnertime.” A word I dislike is “awesome.” But together, I’d gladly say, “Thanks for the awesome dinner.”
Look for my picture of baby birds in their nest. When we were cutting down a tree this week, we discovered this nest of baby robins. So we removed the branch with the nest and relocated it to a nearby tree. Later that day, the mother and father bird found the nest, and are taking great care of the babies.
Tom McLaughlin has been writing for years, creating advertising for items ranging from toys and ice cream to enormous construction equipment. Working for a book publishing company, he also promoted New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books, authors, and illustrators.
Raising three energetic kids, zigzagging cross country on family vacations, and growing up in a typically crazy Catholic family have given Tom years of writing material.
The McLaughlin clan currently lives in a 100-year-old bungalow in the Midwest. When Tom’s not renovating or writing, he’s piloting the crew on another adventure. Or he’s simply in the backyard battling the dandelions and crabgrass. ABCs and 123s for Boys is his first book.
2 winners will receive a finished copy of ABCs AND 123s FOR BOYS, US Only.
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