With the first day of school just around the corner, we are excited to share a giveaway for 1 of 3 signed, print copies of the adorable picture book “Ally-saurus & the First Day of School” by Richard Torrey. Kirkus calls the book “an empathetic guide for young children facing their own first days, no matter what or who they imagine themselves to be” (Starred Review).
Title: Ally-saurus & the First Day of School | Author: Richard Torrey | Publication Date: May 5, 2015 | Publisher: Sterling Books | Pages: 32 | Recommended Age: 3 to 6
Summary: You can call her Ally-SAURUS! When Ally roars off to her first day at school, she hopes she’ll meet lots of other dinosaur-mad kids in class. Instead, she’s the only one chomping her food with fierce dino teeth and drawing dinosaurs on her nameplate. Even worse, a group of would-be “princesses” snubs her! Will Ally ever make new friends? With its humorous art, appealing heroine, and surprise ending, this fun picture book celebrates children’s boundless imagination.
The Buzz About the Book:
“Torrey nicely tackles lots of first-day issues in this imaginative offering . . . and he does so with aplomb . . . Ally is an empathetic guide for young children facing their own first days, no matter what or who they imagine themselves to be.” –Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“The children’s make-believe accouterments create a fun visual effect . . . demonstrating the way children’s passions loom large in their lives.” –Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“Ally is an ebullient heroine, and her enthusiasm is infectious.” – Booklist
“Imparting the lesson that everyone has their own personality and can still be themselves and make friends, this story is worth the read.” –School Library Journal
“Clever.” –The Wall Street Journal
“It just keeps getting better.” –Examiner.com
About The Author: Richard Torrey
Richard Torrey is an author, artist, and editorial cartoonist. He has written and illustrated seven books, including the popular Beans Baker series for Random House and the three-book series Almost, Why?, and Because for HarperCollins. He has also illustrated dozens of books for Simon & Schuster, Golden Books, McGraw-Hill, and Scholastic; had his art published in Highlights magazine, KidCity, and Inside Sports; and created a successful line of greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings. Richard lives with his wife and children in Shoreham, NY. You can learn more about Richard at: richardtorreystudios.com.
* Book Giveaway *
Prize: Three winners will receive signed, print copies of “Ally-saurus & the First Day of School”
Contest ends: September 9, 11:59 pm, 2015
Open: Canada and United States
How to enter: To enter the contest, Rich is having contestants wish Ally-saurus luck on her first day by tweeting at her using #Allys1stDay. See http://www.richardtorrey.com/allys1stday/ for full details