Thursday, June 06, 2013

Children’s Book Review and Autographed Book Giveaway: "Just Like My Papa," by Toni Buzzeo (US/CAN)

Susan Heim on Parenting is thrilled to be a stop on the blog tour for the children’s book, Just Like My Papa, by Toni Buzzeo.

About the Book
Just Like My Papa, by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated in gorgeous full-color by Mike Wohnoutka (Hyperion, ages 1-5) is set on the African savanna. Kito, a lion cub, wants to be just like his papa, the protector of the pride. Kito may be too little to catch a wildebeest, but he is brave enough to succeed in his own hunt. Someday he will be King, just like Papa. With its rhythmic text, dramatic moments on the African plain, and playful times for cub and papa, this book will make a perfect read-aloud for family sharing.

My Review
I love how Just Like My Papa shows all sides of being a good dad, from the fearsome protector to the playful companion. Kito loves to play with his dad, and he always trusts that he will keep him safe from danger. Children will laugh as Kito falls on his “rump” in play, and catches a fly -- not quite the wildebeest that his father hunts! It’s easy to see why Kito wants to be just like Papa when he grows up! This is a loving story that kids and dads will want to curl up with at bedtime. The gorgeous illustrations and sound effects (“Buzz buzz buzz. Snap snap snap!”) will captivate children’s attention, too!

About the Author
Toni Buzzeo is the author of nineteen picture books for children, including Stay Close to Mama, a companion to Just Like My Papa, the Caldecott Honor winning One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, and No T. Rex in the Library, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. For sixteen years, she worked as a Maine school librarian. She combines her knowledge of children’s literature with her love of children to write about characters of all stripes (including lions, giraffes, dinosaurs, penguins, loons, and human children) who explore their worlds, their relationships, and themselves in a variety of settings. Toni works both from a writing cottage just past the gardens at her colonial farmhouse in Buxton, Maine, and from her sunny winter nest in Sarasota, Florida. Visit her at www.tonibuzzeo.com.

Follow the Tour!
Mon, June 3: Children’s Book Review - http://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/
Tues, June 4: Kid Lit Frenzy - http://www.kidlitfrenzy.com/
Wed, June 5: As They Grow Up - http://www.astheygrowup.com/
Thurs, June 6: Susan Heim on Parenting - http://susanheim.blogspot.com/
Fri, June 7: Mundie Kids - http://mundiekids.blogspot.com/
Mon, June 10: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers -
http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com/
Tues, June 11: There’s a Book - http://www.theresabook.com/
Wed, June 12: Momma Drama - http://blogginmommadrama.blogspot.com/
Thurs, June 13: One Book at a Time - http://onebooktime.blogspot.com/
Fri, June 14: Once Upon a Story - http://www.novalibrarymom.com/



GIVEAWAY

Hyperion is pleased to offer a signed copy of Just Like My Papa, by Toni Buzzeo, for giveaway! (U.S. and Canada addresses only) To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, June 20, 2013.



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53 comments:

  1. I learned that she does virtual author visits on Skype! So smart.

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  2. in 2013 she got a Caldecott honor

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  3. she lives on 25 aceres

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  4. visits skype..i should get that

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  5. I also like the book No T. Rex in the Library!

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  6. I learned that the author was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan

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  7. I like her super cool glasses! :)

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  8. She has so many cute books!

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  9. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    I like the selection of titles - so many good ones to choose from. I like "Little Loon and Papa" and "Our Librarian won't tell us Anything."

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  10. I also like Stay Close To Mama

    eg kaufman

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  11. I liked all the children's book review's on Toni Buzzeo site. It really helps in deciding which books are age appropriate and would be enjoyable to my child.

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  12. That she does virtual author visits.

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  13. Anonymous1:38 AM

    she does a lot of shows i'm very impressed with this author i especially love the one with like my Papa it represents a father and son just in time for father's day marlenesmith953

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  14. I love her green glasses! ha
    I'd like to read But I read it on the Internet

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  15. Anonymous7:07 PM

    She was born in Dearborn Michigan. I Love childrens Books.

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  16. I would really like to learn Little Loon and Papa.

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  17. i have learned that she was born in michigan

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  18. I learned that Stay Close to Mama is a nominee for the 2013-2014 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award. We already own one of her books, Little Loon and Papa!
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. you can buy autographed copies in her online store!!

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  20. i liked the book "but i read it on the internet". SO appropriate! Need that one!

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  21. she lives on a farm for 1/2 of the year.

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  22. She was born in Michigan!!

    sweetangl5632@att.net

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  23. Anonymous6:32 PM

    I like all the resources on the website

    Gloria

    jaw_gjw@yahoo.com

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  24. She has another book called Little Loon and Papa with beautiful illustrations.

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  25. She's both an Author and a School Library Media Specialist

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  26. liked her biography & so many interesting books

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  27. Love her glasses! How wonderful to escape the cold winter months in FL.

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  28. Daniel M8:02 PM

    she does visits in skype! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  29. I learned that she was born and raised in Michigan which is where I was raised

    MARIE LAH

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  30. she does a lot of shows

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  31. I like this book

    But I Read It on the Internet!

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

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  32. i like that shes from maine part of the year and gets to live in florida the rest

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  33. The book Stay Close to Mama looks good.

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  34. I learned that Toni was born and raised in Dearborn Michigan!

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  35. I like Toni's glasses and the book Stay Close to Mama

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  36. Anonymous11:38 PM

    I learned and I am glad that 'One Cool Friend' was named to the
    2013 Dolly Parton Imagination Library and that David Small won the Caldecott Honor. I'm also looking forward to reading this book to my grand kids. BL

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  37. Stay Close to Mama Looks good

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  38. She was named Maine Library Media Specialist of the Year in May 1999 by the Maine Association of School Libraries

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  39. I like the book "One Cool Friend" too!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  40. I learned she has scheduled list for when her books are!

    sampleloveletters(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I learned that One Cool Friend was named a 2013 Notable Children's Book.

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  42. I love that she has curriculum guides to go along with her books!

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  43. She wears the cutest glasses! (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

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  44. i like the but i read it on the internet book
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

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  45. I like her book One Cool Friend!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I learned that she was born in Michigan and lives on a farm 1/2 of the year.

    Les Johnson

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  47. Learned that she was born in Dearborn, Michigan!!

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  48. I like the book "But I Read It on the Internet! A Mrs. Skorupski Story"

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  49. That the Author was 2000 Winner of SCBWI Barbara Karlin
    Grant for The Sea Chest, published
    September 2002

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  50. Jennifer11:29 PM

    Cute glasses

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  51. From May through December, she lives in a colonial farmhouse in Buxton, Maine.

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  52. I learned that the author was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan.

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