Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I'm My Own Dog Blog Tour and Giveaway!
















































I'm thrilled to be part of the blog tour for I'm My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein. Peanut and I had fun reading this book and then generating questions for David. He thought it was pretty cool that he got to ask the author questions. I love the questions his seven-year-old brain came up with. 

Here's us...see how much fun we were having?

Here's David...

And here's our interview!

Peanut: What's your favorite color?
David: Gold. Sapphire! Topaz. Lapis lazuli. Really dark purpley velvety. Um…I guess there are a lot.

Peanut: Do you have any pets?
David: We had a lot of unwanted mice in our apartment. But then we plugged up all the holes. So, I don’t think we have any pets now. I have a cat who doesn’t live with us because my son is allergic. Too bad for the cat; he would have loved all those mice.

Peanut: Who was your favorite author growing up?
David: So many. Arnold Lobel, James Marshall, Lloyd Alexander, A. A. Milne, the Sesame Street writers, Bill Watterson, Herge. Many more.

Peanut: Besides any book that you made, what is your favorite book?
David: Maybe Peter and Wendy by J. M Barrie. It’s hard to choose just one.

Peanut: Why did you think of this book about a dog and not about another animal?
David: I always imagined this story as being about a dog. It could not be about any other animal. Dogs are so close with people. This dog believes that he doesn’t need anyone’s help in his life. Most dogs do have a person in their lives. So I think when you read the book, you feel like someone’s missing until, bam! The man shows up.

Jen: We're mega-fans of Interrupting Chicken and had fun thinking about how the dog was like the man's owner in I'm My Own Dog
David: Maybe you could write some more adventures for the dog and the man!

Thank you to David and Candlewick for inviting us to be part of the blog tour, providing a copy of the book for us to review and a copy to giveaway!

Be sure to visit the other stops on the blog tour 
to hear what they think of I'm My Own Dog!

11/5/2014 Cracking the Cover
11/9/2014 Randomly Reading
11/10/2014 Children's Corner
11/11/2014 Flowering Minds
11/12/2014 Teach Mentor Texts
11/13/2014 KidLit Frenzy
11/14/2014 Literacy Toolbox

You can also find more information about David here: 

Be sure to enter the giveaway below!

Title: I'm My Own Dog 
Author: David Ezra Stein  
Illustrator: David Ezra Stein 
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Genre/Format: Fiction/Picture Book 
GoodReads Summary: Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein has fans at his command with this comical dog’s-eye view of having a best friend.
Many dogs have human owners. Not this dog. He fetches his own slippers, curls up at his own feet, and gives himself a good scratch. But there is one spot, in the middle of his back, that he just can’t reach. So one day, he lets a human scratch it. And the poor little fella follows him home. What can the dog do but get a leash to lead the guy around with? Dog lovers of all ages will revel in the humorous role-reversal as this dog teaches his human all the skills he needs to be a faithful companion. 

*Thanks to Candlewick Press for 
a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review 
and the opportunity to offer the giveaway!*

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