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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

If I Were Human Blog Tour (interview & giveaway)

The If I Were Human Blog Tour is stopping by today! This tour is hosted by The Childrens Book Review and sponsored by W.B. Tyler.

If I Were Human 
by W.B. Tyler 

Brina, a Scottish Terrier, has lots of fun thinking about what she would do if she were a person! But when she shares those ideas with her friends, she begins to realize just how special it is to be a dog. The simplicity of If I Were Human makes it ideal for early readers, but with its imaginative story and entertaining illustrations, adults and children alike will love it. And who knows―you just may discover that you’d rather be a dog! 

Ages 5-6 | Publisher: wbtylercomllc | July 1, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1543972351 

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Q1. What three words best describe If I Were Human?
Simple. Silly. Dogs.

Q2. Grab a copy of If I Were Human and answer the following:
Favorite page?
It’s when Barry, the Afghan Hound next door, interrupts the other characters to tell his dreams of stardom.  Barry, the words and the illustration all work together to interrupt the narrative.

Favorite illustration?
Brina on the school bus.  The first page spread is drawn in subtle colors.  The page is turned and we find Brina with her red backpack riding on a bright yellow school bus.  When you read the book to children, it’s the first big laugh and it draws them into the story.

Flip to a random page and give us a 1-2 sentences teaser:
Winnie, the Westie, is at the office; working hard and being important.  It’s show and tell time for big people.

Q3. What inspired If I Were Human and can you tell us a bit about your doggy character, Brina?
Inspiration: I think that most of what people do every day is silly.  Dogs represent fun and caring and beauty. The animals in the book look silly doing human things and, in the end, Brina and Winnie realize that their world of fun and caring and beauty is the way to go.  Coincidentally, I wrote the first draft on a business trip.
Brina: When a stranger knocks on the front door, Brina barks loudly and aggressively.  When a child comes in the house, she rolls over on her back hoping for a belly rub.

Q4.  Since If I Were Human is all about the doggos, who are your favorite famous dogs?
Disney’s heroic character Bolt and FDR’s loyal dog Fala.

Q5. If you were to create and bake a cupcake inspired by If I Were Human, what would it look and taste like, and what would you call it?
If I created and baked it, the cupcake would look like a mess.  It would taste like a S’more. I’d call it “If I Were a Cupcake”.

Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of If I Were Human, by W.B. Tyler, and a set of 2 adorable plush toy dogs!
One (1) winner receives:
  • An autographed copy of If I Were Human
  • An 8″ plush toy Scottie dog
  • An 8″ plush toy Westie dog
Nine (9) winners will receive:
  • An autographed copy of If I Were Human
Giveaway begins June 24, 2019, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends July 24, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Open to the legal residents of Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are thirteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
W.B. Tyler is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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John Smith said...

This looks and sounds delightful!

Brenda said...

Looks adorable, wish I had someone at this age range that would enjoy this.

Carol L. said...

Adorable. Love the illustrations. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Carol Luciano
Lucky4750 at aol dot com

Carolle H said...

I would love to win that nice prize for my niece

W.B. Tyler said...

Brenda, There are plenty of laughs for adults - the dogs insisted. Be sure to enter the contest. Have Fun, W.B.

Edye Nicole said...

for my cousin to enjoy!


Nancy P said...

Such a fun & cute book for anyone.

W.B. Tyler said...

Nancy, thank you for the kind words. Brina and her friends are happy you are pleased! Have fun, W.B.

Jeannie R said...

Such a cute book

W.B. Tyler said...

Jeannie, I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. Do you have a favorite page? Have fun, W.B.

wen budro said...

I would love to win this book because it looks super adorable. We have dogs and my kids love reading stories that feature dogs.