Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Zippy's Special Gift by Therese Van Ryne

Join us for this tour from Mar 15 to Apr 9, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Zippy's Special Gift by Therese Van Ryne
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherMascot Books
Release date:   Mar, 2021
Format available: hardback
Content Rating:  G for everyone.
Book Description:

Zippy the Zebra doesn't like her stripes. She doesn't want to stand out! Follow Zippy as she embarks upon a thrilling adventure with her animal friends that helps her realize everyone is perfect just the way they are. Profits from the sales of Zippy's Special Gift will be donated to one of Zebra Technologies strategic charitable partners, Bernies Book Bank, a non-profit organization that changes the story for under-served children and helps them read their way to a better life! Learn more at www.berniesbookbank.org.

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Meet the Author:

Zippy’s Special Gift is Van Ryne’s debut children’s book. She currently serves as the Global Director of PR, Thought Leadership and Advocacy for Zebra Technologies. One of PR News’ 2019 Top Women in PR, Van Ryne also has experience as a journalist, editor and producer, reporting nightly from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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Tour Schedule:

Mar 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Mar 15 - Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 16 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 16 - Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Mar 16 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 19 – icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Mar 19 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 22 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 23 - The Bespectacled Mother – book review
Mar 24 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
Mar 25 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 26 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 29 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Mar 30 – The Book Review Crew – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 31 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Mar 31 – michellemengsbookblog – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 1 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Apr 2 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 5 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Apr 5 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Apr 6 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 7 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Arp 8 – Laura's Interests – book review / giveaway
Apr 8 - My Journey Back the Journey Back – book review / giveaway
Apr 9 -  I'm Into Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 9 - Books for Books – book review

Enter the Giveaway: 

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My Review: 

Zippy's Special Gift is a wonderful children’s book debut for Therese Van Ryne. It is a beautiful story to teach readers – either young or old – to embrace their own differences, as well as, others. Zippy learns how she is unique and how she has a special gift. She sees that all of her friends have their own uniqueness and special gifts. I love that Zippy and the gang are able to show us all that we should accept ourselves and each other. 

Zippy's Special Gift is illustrated by the talented Walter Policelli. These pictures are a great part of the book and helped the story flow. Younger readers will have no problem following along with it and their attention will be held on each page. The variety of animals used are so very cute. 

I am going to give Zippy's Special Gift a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who are four to eight years old. It would be a perfect addition to a child’s school library. I hope hoping that Therese Van Ryne will release more children’s book in the near future. I would love to see more of Zippy and her gang of friends. It would be exciting to find out these role models wind up into a series of books. I am sure they can teach more important and valuable lessons for us all. 

I received Zippy's Special Gift from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Amy - thank you for your wonderful review! I am humbled by your kind words and appreciate your encouragement to have additional books in this series. You'll be among the first to know if that happens. Thanks again, Therese