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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Oh Susannah: It's In The Bag Blog Tour (interview & giveaway)

I'm thrilled to have the Oh Susannah: It's In The Bag Blog Tour stopping by today! This tour is sponsored by author Carole P. Roman and hosted by The Children's Book Review.

Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag
Written by Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
From award-winning author Carole P. Roman comes a new chapter book featuring Susannah Logan, a young student having a very bad day. It all begins with homework trouble and an invitation to a sleepover that she doesn’t want to go to. Would you want to go to a sleepover in a creepy house? Rather than dealing with her problems, Susannah stuffs them into her backpack. But how much can a backpack take? Will she be able to confront her worries before the backpack bursts? Or will she just continue to hide them away? Join Susannah and her friends in this story sure to charm busy young readers everywhere.

Ages 7-10 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | April 3, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1543034615

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Q1. What three words best describe Oh Susannah: It’s In The Bag?
Thoughtful, intense, ruminative.

Q2. Grab a copy of Oh Susannah: It’s In The Bag and answer the following:
Favorite chapter?  Banana Goes to School—the kitchen scene when her oatmeal is congealing in her plate. Obligation and the ever-present ticking of the clock dictate both Susannah, her mother, and her father’s lives.

Favorite page? The last page when her mother sees the dreaded invitation to a party and Susannah’s cryptic response.

Favorite illustration? The cover page—Susannah swinging on her star with abandon, her shoelaces untied, and her stuffed school bag lying abandoned on the back cover.

Flip to a random page and give us a 1-2 sentences teaser: “Susannah gulped again. “But there are spiders in your basement.” She wanted to remind Lola about the ghosts but remembered Lola didn’t believe in them.”

Q3. What do you hope young readers learn from and/or walk away with after reading Oh Susannah: It’s In The Bag?
We live in a busy world. There is so much constantly going on. Susannah is overwhelmed with homework, her social life, and school. She keeps shoving things into her schoolbag rather than deal with them. Her parents are busy with work and responsibilities. We have to learn to share our troubles, ask for help, and put things in perspective. We need to make time for each other and when we do, really listen to what each person is saying.

Q4. From the perspective of your character, Susannah Logan, answer the following:
I’m really awesome at being a friend.

I’m really embarrassed to admit I thought I could hide all my problems and I am afraid of the ghost in Lola’s house.

If I had one wish, I’d wish for a star to swing from.

Q5. If you were to create and bake a cupcake inspired by Oh Susannah: It’s In The Bag, what would it look and taste like, and what would you call it?
The Stuffed Backpack. Chocolate cupcake crammed jellybeans, M and M’s, banana frosting.

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012.Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series, If You Were Me and Lived in… that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

Enter to win an autographed copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman; plus a “Cool Bananas” tumbler and “Havana” lunch cooler tote to stuff into your own backpack.
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, autographed by Carole P. Roman
  • A SunnyLife Havana Lunch Cooler Tote
  • A SunnyLife Cool Bananas Tumbler
Four (4) winners receive:
  • A copy of Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag, autographed by Carole P. Roman
Age Range: 7-10
Giveaway begins April 25, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 25, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST. Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only. Prizes and samples provided by Carole P. Roman and The Children’s Book Review.

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