Once upon a time… those words just seem so magical. Before my daughter could read, I enjoyed reading her books that started with Once upon a time… There’s almost a guarantee that the story is going to have lots of twists and turns. The story is open to all sorts of possibilities and where there is one story, it might just continue into a sequel book. Our guest today, Sal Barbera has written a book with just those opening words, Once upon a time… There’s even an excerpt for you to read and a trailer to watch, just keep scrolling down this page and enjoy!
How cool is this? The author has 50% of net proceeds going to Phoneix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program.
Purchasing information: During the month of October, purchase Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow from the Sweetles website for only $12.00 (List price: $17.99). When you buy this book, 50% of net proceeds go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program. Visit http://www.sweetles.com/product/books/mary-elizabeth-the-spotless-cow-book/ for more information.
About the book:
The story of “Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow” takes us on the journey she travels to figure out how to get the cows at a new farm to like and accept her.
While she hopes to find friendship at her new home, instead she learns what it means to be different from everyone else. (Spotless!) Mary Elizabeth uses clever ideas and a sense of humor to help her on her quest for friends at the new farm.
This inspiring tale shows how perseverance in spite of obstacles, using a sound thought process to arrive at solutions and the importance of having fun, using humor and enjoying playtime can build friendships.
When you buy this book, 50% of net proceeds go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program to make a difference in the lives of children with critical and life threatening illnesses.
Once upon a time……..there was a farm in Ohio with lots of Cows. They all had many spots to be proud of. One day a truck pulled into the farm. The back door opened and out came a new Cow. The other Cows were so excited to have a new friend!
But as the new Cow came out of the truck the other Cows looked on in shock!!! “Oh My!’’ ’’What on Earth?!”
It seems the new Cow, whose name was Mary Elizabeth, had no spots!
’’Where are your spots??!!’’ Demanded the Cow called Anna Belle. ’’I don’t have any spots. I was born spotless, you see.’’
Well, Anna Belle and the other Cows were horrified.
(Not mad, you had to be very careful about mad)
Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/72fOn1tEbDM
About the author:
Sal is the author and illustrator of “A Sweetles Dream”® book series. As the Creative Director for Hartman-Barbera llc, a family media& entertainment company, he is also an animator, sculptor, painter and all around fun guy. Sal lives the phrase: “A day without laughter is a wasted day”. To that end, he uses his writing, illustrating and animation skills to create endearing characters and comedic stories.
Sal’s sense of humor and empathy for his characters explore personal and social situations in ways that makes it enjoyable for both adults and children to experience together. Born in New York City, Sal moved to North Bergen, NJ where he grew up on a steep hillside neighborhood with his four older sisters. He currently lives in sunny Arizona with his wife and artistic partner, Sheri, who he defines as his inspiration. On any given day Sal might be painting, sculpting, drawing, animating, writing or enjoying one of his favorite pastimes: cooking, television, movies and golf.
Visit Sal Barbera’s website at http://www.salbarbera.com.
Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Interview at Blogcritics
Book spotlight at The Writer’s Life
Book spotlight at As the Pages Turn
Book review at Alicia Finn Noack
Book spotlight at 4 the Love of Books
Book spotlight at Literarily Speaking
Book review at A Year of Jubilee Book Reviews
Book spotlight at Between the Covers
Book spotlight at The Book Rack
Book review at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Book Spotlight at Paperback Writer
Book spotlight at Review from Here
Interview at Straight from the Author’s Mouth
Book spotlight at Broken Teepee
Book spotlight at Beyond the Books
Book review at Lynn’s Corner
Book trailer reveal at If Books Could Talk
Guest post at The Story Behind the Book
Interview at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Book review at My Devotional Thoughts
Book spotlight at Deco My Heart
Book spotlight at A Year of Jubilee Book Reviews
Book review at 4 the Love of Books
Guest post at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase
Book review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Book review at Thoughts in Progress
Book review at Maureen’s Musings
Book review at Blooming with Books
Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner
TBD: Book review at Classic Children’s Books