Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Children’s Book Tour and Giveaway: My Bibi Always Remembers, by Toni Buzzeo


MY BIBI ALWAYS REMEMBERS
By Toni Buzzeo, Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Disney Publishing Worldwide
ISBN: 978-1-4231-8385-3; Ages 3–5 Yrs; $16.99
On-Sale: September 2, 2014

About the Book:
Bibi is the grandmother and matriarch of her herd, and it is her responsibility to lead the others to water. But along the way, baby Tembo gets side-tracked by objects that remind her of memories, such as playing jackalberry tag, stork chase, and hide-and-seek, and falls behind. Bibi is always there and calls out to little Tembo to guide her way safely to water, teaching Tembo that if she listens she can learn how to find water, just like she does. In addition to this comforting familial tale, included on the last page of the book is an author’s note about elephant behaviors and social structure. With sound words and repetition throughout the book, My Bibi Always Remembers makes a wonderful read-aloud and captures the heartwarming relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.

My Thoughts:
Having also reviewed Stay Close to Mama and Just Like My Papa, Toni Buzzeo has become one of my favorite children’s authors. With themes about family tied in with the majestic animals of Africa, children not only learn about what makes a family, but also about how our human families resemble those of animals. My Bibi Always Remembers reminds us of how much our elders know about life and hold the history of our families. Little Tembo is growing up feeling secure thanks to the presence of her grandmother, who knows a lot about finding the things her family needs and the importance of staying together. Children will also love the adorable illustrations by Mike Wohnoutka, which are realistic and yet sweet, with lovely elephant smiles and loving gestures. My Bibi Always Remembers is sure to become a family favorite.


About the Author/Illustrator:
Toni Buzzeo (www.tonibuzzeo.com) is a new grandmother as well as children's book author, reviewer, and retired school library media specialist. Her most recent books include Just Like My Papa and Stay Close to Mama, and she won a Caldecott Honor for the New York Times bestselling picture book One Cool Friend. She divides her time between a colonial farmhouse in Buxton, Maine, and a home near the ocean in Sarasota, Florida.

Mike Wohnoutka (www.mikewohnoutka.com) grew up in Spicer, Minnesota and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in illustration. He has published books with Random House, Dutton, Clarion, and Holiday House. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.

Blog Tour Schedule:
Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 8

Friday, August 29:
The Children’s Book Review – Author Guest Post

Saturday, August 30:
Momma Drama – Author/Illustrator Interview and Review

Sunday, August 31:
Book Rock Betty – Review and Signed Giveaway

Monday, September 1:
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Author/Illustrator Guest Post and Review

Tuesday, September 2:
As They Grow Up – Review and Signed Giveaway

Wednesday, September 3:
Susan Heim on Parenting – Review and Signed Giveaway

Thursday, September 4:
Kid Lit Frenzy – Author Guest Post and Signed Giveaway

Friday, September 5:
Mundie Kids – Author/Illustrator Interview and Signed Giveaway

Saturday, September 6:
Noodling with Words – Review and Signed Giveaway

Sunday, September 7:
The Power of One Writer – Author Interview

Monday, September 8:
There’s a Book – Review and Signed Giveaway

Free Grandparents' Card

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS’ DAY is September 7th! Download an adorable grandparents’ card featuring art from My Bibi Always Remembers HERE.



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a signed hardcover copy of My Bibi Always Remembers by Toni Buzzeo! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 17, 2014.



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58 comments:

  1. Steele(almost 4, and Lorelei(almost 3).

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  2. I would love to share this book with the 2 sweethearts I nanny (Olivia and Lucas) and my 7 nieces and nephews!

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  3. Darlene Jones-Nelson7:19 PM

    I would like to share this with my Grandson

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  4. I would love to win this for my niece.

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  5. I'd love to win this for my son since he loves to read everyday and he loves animals. Thanks for the great giveaway

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  6. Collin is my youngest grandson at age 3. (Grammy of six)

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  7. my little niece would love this book. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  8. I'd like to win this for my two grandsons!

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  9. my granddaughter

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  10. vanessa richard11:43 AM

    i would love to win for my samsam and jellyroll

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  11. I'd like to win this for my daughter and mother to share :)

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  12. I would give the book to my twin grandchildren. We give them books often and they love books.

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  13. I would share it with all the littles ones in my life.

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  14. Nicole Lancaster6:15 PM

    I would like to win this book for my 3 year old daughter.

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  15. I would love to give it to my grandaughter. I know that she woukl love and take care of it.

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  16. My daughter would love to read this book. She loves books and animals

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  17. I love books and I hope I will be able to read this to my niece!

    Carly D.

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  18. I would share this with my great niece and great nephew :)

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  19. Would love to win it for my little granddaughter.

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  20. I'd love to win it for my kids.

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  21. The topic of this book reminds me of the few times that my parents left me at church. I have 4 siblings so it was easy for them to misplace a child here or there. A great lesson on remembering what is most important in life both for you and those around you.

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  22. my daughter

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  23. I would love give this to my niece and nephew!

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  24. This would be for my little girl.

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  25. Debbie Bray12:07 AM

    I'd like to win this for my nephew.

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  26. My daughter she loves elephants.

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  27. If I won, I would share this with our family.

    Nancy
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  28. I'd like to win this for my 4 yoa niece. Thanks.
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  29. I want to win this for my grandson.

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  30. my cousins new baby

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  31. my little niece would love this book.

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  32. I would like this for one of my nieces. Thank you

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  33. my neighbour's little girl.

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  34. I would love to win this for my youngest daughter Willow :)

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  35. I would give this to my nieces.

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  36. I would like to win this book for the neighbor girls. There are 4 little girls under age 5...lol I think they'd love this story.

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  37. I want to win for my niece!

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  38. Daniel M6:15 PM

    bet my niece would love it! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  39. My second youngest nephew

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  40. my daughter would love it. she LOVES to read and also loves elephants.

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  41. our daughter would really love this book.

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  42. Anonymous5:44 PM

    This would be for Josie!

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  43. I would give this to my lead person for her brand new grandbaby!!!

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  44. this would be great for my nephew or my daughter. thanks so much for the chances to win.

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  45. I would like to win it for my nephew. He has a really special relationship with my mom (his grandmother) and I think they would enjoy reading it together.

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  46. I'd love to win this book for my little guy! He just adores reading and I think he would really love this book! :)

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  47. Our youngest, Sammie, LOVES animals of all kinds and LOVES for me to sit and read to her.

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  48. Anonymous9:23 AM

    I'd love to win this for my nephew and niece.

    Patricia

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  49. Anonymous5:33 PM

    I would love to win this for my darling daughter. I loved books as a child and still do, so we are hoping we can get her loving to read
    megan tilley
    countrycamogirl89@yahoo.com

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  50. My 3 nephews will get this book! Thanks!

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  51. All three of my kiddos would love this

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  52. I would love to share this book with both my boys!

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  53. I'd like to win this for my niece.

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  54. me son would love this!!!
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