Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review: Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day by Alysson Foti Bourque with Giveaway

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Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day 
By Alysson Foti Bourque

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When Alycat’s daydreaming causes her to miss out on Dessert Day at school, she will need to rely on her imagination to satisfy her sweet tooth! With the help of her best friend Spotty, she discovers trying new things can lead to fun adventures and tasty inventions! The Alycat series encourages readers to celebrate the joy, innocence, and fearlessness of being a kid, while learning a valuable lesson in the end. Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day is the first book of the Alycat Series.    



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With sprinkles or chocolate, this super sugared cat whirls her way through a sweet tooth adventure which demands to be read again and again.

Nothing is better than dessert day. Alycat's been dreaming about it her whole life--well her whole week. When she gets caught up in a day dream of Popsicles and ice cream, this long for expected day doesn't turn out quite the way Alycat had hoped.

The pink cover with a super sweet kitty lures in with the fitting atmosphere for the story. Alycat is a kitty full of life and knows what she likes best--in this case, desserts. Her family radiates warmth and understanding, and even her younger brother is as sweet as can be. Each character offers help and support, never showing a mean side, which makes this a wholesome, caring read.

The illustrations bring the story to life with their bright colors. There's just enough detail to hold attention without overriding the written story. The cats are cute and the situation comes to life from one picture to the next.

There's quite a bit of text, making this a read for a slightly older crowd (four and above), but then the vocabulary is also very fitting for this age group. It hits a theme kids will easily sympathize with (no one wants to lose their ice cream!) and offers lovely solutions without ever preaching. The plot moves along steadily, great for keeping younger listeners'/readers' attention. Although it could have been a bit tighter in some places.

Summed up, this is a sweet read with a lovely character kids 4 and up are sure to love. And I can't wait to see where Alycat might take young readers next because she's definitely a kitty to love.

And here she is. . .
ALYSSON FOTI BOURQUE!!!

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Alysson Foti Bourque is the award-winning author of the Rhyme or Reason Travel series, and the 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. After practicing law for six years, Alysson traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. When Alysson is not writing stories for her children, she takes pride in working in her garden, caring for her pets, serving her community, and volunteering at her children’s school. She believes there is an Alycat in all of us, encouraging our imaginations to guide us to new opportunities and adventures. Alysson is a Mom’s Choice Awards Recipient for her book, Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day! 
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