Saturday, 21 March 2015

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Lexi Goes on Vacation to the Outer Banks by Janice Wills Kingsbury





Lexi Goes on Vacation to the Outer Banks
Author: Janice Wills Kingsbury
Genre: Children's Book
Date Published: October 2014

Book Description:
Ms. Janice and Mr. Rob have vacationed in the seashore town of Duck in North Carolina for 10 years. Duck is a friendly place with sandy beaches where children and dogs romp to their hearts content. This year Lexi, a new addition to their dog family, will come too. But the vacation will be like no other and as the sun sets on the beach it promises to be a long night, one the family will never forget!

Full color illustrations appeal to children and make the book come alive. The action and adventure encourage children to read to the end and learn new vocabulary. Even reluctant readers will want to finish the story.

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Excerpt

“And go to the beach they did. Lexi couldn’t get enough. He chased birds and chased birds. He chased birds so much that Ms. Janice nicknamed him Bird Dog. He was having the time of his life. He had never been to a place where he could run so fast and far. He galloped like a stallion with his long mane flying in the wind. Sometimes he would wade in the ocean to cool off. Then off he would trot to chase more birds.”


About the Author
Janice Wills Kingsbury grew up in New Jersey.  She worked as a teacher and later as a School Psychologist for 18 years.  Janice also taught reading and has a love of children's literature.  Janice is also involved in animal rescue. Her children's books are written from the heart and portray her love of and knowledge about children and animals. The stories will capture children's interest and imagination.  Age 6-12, but suitable for all ages, even adults.

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22 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting me. Love your site!

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  2. This is so cute! I love that the author is involved in animal rescue! And books like this seem like a great way to get kids to love and respect animals, too. Instead of thinking of them as just objects, they get a basic idea of what's running through an animal's head (like this dog getting hot and running into the water to cool off). Anthropomorphizing, thinking that animals are like humans, should make people less likely to abuse them. Besides, we all know that dogs feel pain, jealousy, happiness, sadness, etc. Pets are like kids - they rely on you for everything and implicitly trust you (well, with rescue dogs, that may take some time). Abusing that should be more harshly punished. Help the helpless. <3 to Janice for this kid's book! It's a shame I don't have a kid or young relative to show this.

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  3. This sounds like it will be a fun vacation for Lexi! I wonder if he ever caught any of the birds.

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    1. Hello Megan R,
      He has never caught a bird, nor has the other dogs. They never stop trying though, and have a blast doing it!

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  4. Thank you smiles 21 for your kind comments. Rescue dogs seem especially loving. It's almost as though they know you have saved them. Many adults have enjoyed the book also, so feel free to read along and let me know what you think.

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    1. You're very welcome. And it really does seem that way. I grew up in a rural area, and we'd have strays running around that were terrified of people. Breaks my heart to see an animal that's suffered. As soon as my situation stabilizes and I can do so responsibly, I'm either adopting a shelter dog or I'll join the fostering system for one of the shelters here. I kind of know that whenever I go look for one, I'll be the first one I see that meets my lease requirements will come home with me. Young, old, whatever breed, I'll fall in love with and won't be able to send them back to their cage or kennel.

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  5. The cover is absolutely charming. It's the kind of soft drawing style, simple yet with enough details, that easily catches children interest.
    I love how you managed to combine your experience with children and dogs into writing this story.

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  6. This sounds like a very cute story.

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    1. Thanks, it's a true story. Hope you will get to read it sometime sohamolina! I enjoyed writing it.

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  7. Thank you Elisa. I'm glad you liked the cover. When we were finished, I could see Lexi looking over the dunes to the beach to see if there were any birds to chase. I'm so lucky I was able to combine all the things I love into a book. Thanks for your comments.

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway! Looks like a great one the kids will love :)

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  9. This looks like a fun book! I would love to win a copy to add to my children's bookshelves :)

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  10. I have a new niece on the way and this looks like a good book to bring to the shower for her bookshelf.

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  11. This sounds like such a cute story.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! =)

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  12. Lexi Goes on Vacation to the Outer Banks sounds like book the grandkids would love!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  13. It sounds like a lovely story that children will love and read again and again. Reading is such an amazing thing for children :)

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  14. This sounds like a very interesting story for my younger brother. Thank you for sharing it.

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  15. Alisha Sienkiel24 March 2015 at 21:56

    This sounds like a very cute story. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

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  16. Sounds very interesting. Great for kids to read and learn.

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  17. Sounds like a cute and interesting story for little ones! I love the illustrations.

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  18. This book is definitely something my younger cousin would enjoy reading (he loves dogs!)

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