The Adventures of Tomato and Pea Blog Book Tour


It’s cool when someone you know publishes a book.

It’s even cooler when that someone is an eleven-year old boy!


Erik Weibel, the genius behind This Kid Reviews Books, has written a fun, sci-fi adventure book.

When I heard he was putting together a blog book tour, I rushed to nab a place in the line-up.

Erik has impressed all of us in this amazing kid lit community with his dedication, enthusiasm and down-right great writing! He is part of Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Challenge and also participates in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday and also takes part (VERY SUCCESSFULLY) in the writing contests she hosts.


The Adventures of Tomato and Pea – Book I: A Bad Idea

Written by Erik Weibel

Based on characters created by Dave Costella

Synopsis from Erik:
For years the evil villain Wintergreen had tried to destroy Continue reading

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

It’s time for a Happy Dance!!!!

perfect picture book friday: mr tiger goes wild

Children’s author Susanna Leonard Hill, founder of Perfect Picture Book Friday, is resuming her picture book review link-up after a well-deserved summer hiatus.

Last weekend, I attended a special book event at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver.

perfect picture book friday: mr tiger goes wild

Award-winning author/illustrator Peter Brown is touring the country to help launch his new picture book, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. From left to right: Stacy Jensen, Julie Rowen-Zoch, Sheri McCrimmon, me and Julie Hedlund. Oh, and of course, front and center is Peter Brown!

We all enjoyed hearing him read the story…and the little art demo he did for the kids (and us) was FANTASTIC! Peter empowered all of us to believe we COULD draw…maybe I will have to give it a whirl.

perfect picture book friday: mr tiger goes wild

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Written and illustrated by Peter Brown

Publisher: Little Brown and Company (2013)

Opening lines: “Everybody was perfectly fine with the way things were. Everyone but Mr. Tiger.” Continue reading