Thursday, August 13, 2020

Review Tour and Giveaway: Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race by DG Priya

Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race
by D. G. Priya


GENRE: Illustrated early reader chapter book



Do kids want to read a coding book? Not as much as dog stories.

Read the series called "...emotionally resonant...enjoyable STEM-centered novelfor young readers..." -- Kirkus Reviews

My name is Merlin Raj. I have a teeny tiny weakness for socks which makes life as a service dog difficult. Usually, I only have to worry about helping my boy, Matthew, walk at school. But when my family signs up for their first 5k race, this super-smart golden retriever who wears glasses will also have to become a racing trainer.


Will Boolean math help me uncover the heart of a champion?

Appealing to readers of all ages, Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race is the continuing installment in this ILLUSTRATED chapter-book series. From artists to astronauts, the jobs of the future will deal with computers.

With a Computer Science degree and a passion for preparing kids for the future, author D. G. Priya blends technology with animal stories to stimulate a desire to read. Each book in the series introduces a new programming skill. If you or your child like delightful dog tales that explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, dedication, and the importance of being true to one's self, then you'll love D. G. Priya's tail-wagging adventure.



Yes meant go. Yes meant on.

I turned on, bounding through the park to the tree. Not too fast because Matthew still wore the loop of the leash around his wrist. I galloped as Matthew grabbed the length of the leash and ran behind me.

The Zombie-bunny ducked into the hedges in a desperate attempt to escape, but I wasn’t having it. I thrust my face, nose first, into a hedge.

“No, Merlin,” Matthew yelled.

No meant stop. No meant off.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Priya Ardis also writes as D. G. Priya for her new early reader chapter book series, Merlin Raj and the Santa Algorithm, a computer science fundamentals book for kids. She has a Bacherlor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin, #8 ranked in computer science. Her passion for early education in computer science comes from her experience as a senior engineer, parent, and volunteer. Her love for service dog stories is inspired her own golden retriever.


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D. G. Priya will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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My Review

Merlin Raj and the love Me Not Race continues the adventures of Merlin Raj. This is such a cute story. I love the character of Merlin Raj and love how the pup teaches children some valuable lessons. It is delightful, fun and entertaining book. 

I am giving Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race five plus stars. I highly recommend for all young readers. My children thought it was great. It is one not to be missed. I look forward to more of Merlin Raj stories. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

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  1. Thanks for the great tour, I've enjoyed following it and learning more about Merlin Raj and the Love Me Not Race. I'll definitely be sharing this with friends.

  2. Amy, thank you for the lovely review! I am thrilled you enjoyed Merlin Raj & I'm thrilled for your support in helping me get the word out!

  3. Amy, thank you for the lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed Merlin Raj's antics! I'm thrilled to have your support in getting the word out about the books!

  4. Congrats on this tour and thanks for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

  5. I love the cover! The colors are beautiful.

  6. Thanks to this blog for introducing me to D. G. Priya and her work. I am always excited to meet a new author.