Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway - Dewey Fairchild!

          I'm excited to share about a book coming soon in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Amberjack Publishing. Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver, will be available August 8th!

         It may have started when eleven-year-old Dewey's friend Seraphina came to him at lunch one day, exasperated about her mom. It seems that her mother was one of those helicopter moms who still held Seraphina's hand when they walked across the street and then all the way into the classroom. Other things were happening too, and that's how Dewey became a "Parent Problem Solver". Within the story, Dewey manages to solve more than one problem and is so busy he's asked his next-door neighbor and elder friend Clara to be his assistant. Fortified by Clara's cookie baking and welcoming the clients with cookies set out through a secret passage to Dewey's attic, his "secret" life becomes busier and busier. Dewey has older and younger sisters, a mom who's often cold and a dad who's a dentist, but the story evolves into his own family problem. And Dewey is not sure he can solve that one.
         I wasn't sure I would enjoy this book. It seemed a bit fantastical to me, yet Dewey's fun sense of humor that intertwines with the serious tone he takes when helping other kids won me over. I believe there is a part of every child who would love the power to do the things Dewey manages and helps his friends manage, in order to "fix" a parent problem. I can hear the giggles while reading about the sleuthing that occurs and see the nodding heads in agreement about parents whose habits aren't always to their children's liking. Lorri Horn's writing shows she knows about children's deepest wishes for some power to change things in their lives.

Enter to win a Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver themed prize pack!

One (1) winner receives:
  • A copy of Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver, by Lorri Horn
  • A Dewey Fairchild themed gift pack. Includes items such as cookies, gum, notebooks, pens/pencils, Tootsie Rolls, Monopoly game etc.
Giveaway rules:
  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mountain Time on August 1, 2017 and 11:59 PM on August 31, 2017.
  • Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about September 3, 2017.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Prizes provided by Amberjack Publishing.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your review. I'll keep my eye out for this one!

    1. You're welcome, Molly. I hope you entered the giveaway! And enjoy the book when you find it!

  2. I'd love to read Dewey 'Fairchild. As a counselor I like to problem solve and I did as a child as well. My answer is listen. You can find out so much just by listening.

    1. I imagine you will love reading it and to discover what Dewey does in his problem-solving. Thanks, Susan!


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