Book Title: Alycat and the Monday Blues by Alysson Foti Bourque
Illustrations by: Chiara Civati
Category: Children’s Fiction, 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Sept 12, 2017
Tour dates: Sept 18 to Oct 6, 2017
Content Rating: G (appropriate for all audiences)
Alycat wakes up with the dreaded Monday Blues and is certain that nothing will go right. But when a mishap sends her astray, she discovers that helping a friend will help her discover her own hidden talent—curing her Monday Blues.
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Meet the Author:
Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the Rhyme or ReasonTravel series, and the multi-award winning Alycat series. Alysson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a law degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. She believes that there is an Alycat in all of us, encouraging our imaginations to guide us through new opportunities and adventures.
In your books, Alycat has a problem that she must resolve. She seems to encounter a certain dilemma in every book? Why is that?
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Your first book of the Alycat series was about dessert. What is your favorite dessert?
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My Review 5/5:
What a delightful book with a great lesson!
This book is about Alycat, who has the Monday Blues. She doesn’t want to go to school, and is troubled because she doesn’t know what she’s going to do for the upcoming talent show.
I read this book with my 7-year-old daughter, Emily. We both loved it! The story is a great confidence builder, allowing a child to realize just how special they are and to dig inside for special talents they possess.
A fun part of the book is the song Alycat sings. After reading it, Emily belted out the words to her own tune. When I asked her what she liked best about the book, she immediately said “the song!”.
The illustrations are bright and vibrant, just perfect for a children’s book.
“This book is awesome! It is now one of my favorites!”, said Emily. I have to agree. I highly recommend!!
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