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Lulu the Beaver Blog Tour: Review and Prize Packs Giveaway

Have you ever considered giving up a goal because it seems too ambitious to achieve? Do you hesitate to follow your heart because it may mean deviating from what you are supposed to do? Then you will certainly find Lulu the Beaver speaks to you. This debut picture book by Bethany Gano has won the gold medal of the 2022 President's Award for Children's Book Illustration from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. Check it out and enter to win one of two fun-filled prize packs!

My Review:

Characterized by whimsical artwork and life-changing messages, Lulu the Beaver tells an imaginative and inspiring story about a little beaver with a big dream. Lulled by the beautiful sounds of the forest, Lulu loves to daydream and indulge in her desire to become an artist. But when encouraged to show her work to the world, she chews up her creation in a hurry and hides herself away underwater. Torn between the thoughts about what she could do and what she should do, Lulu runs into a very special visitor, whose ingenious invention helps her make up her mind to be herself - a beaver and an artist.

Lulu's story gently reflects a youngster's anxiety about fitting in with a humorous touch. It sheds light on how to defuse negative thoughts about oneself and how to resist the pressure to live up to other people's expectations. Meanwhile, the book suggests that it takes courage and determination to pursuit a passion and to unleash opportunities for your talent to flourish. It also hints at what friends and family could do to support a child's journey of self-discovery.

Featuring the use of rich, bold contrasting colors and a combination of various visual art forms, the book will enchant young readers while empowering them to act on their dreams and embrace their unique selves!

About the Book:

Ages 5+ | 48 Pages
Publisher: Bunny Books | ISBN-13: 9781736147269

In a colony full of busy beavers, one bashful beaver is hiding a gigantic secret.

Lulu tries to be a typical beaver, but her dream of being an artist is getting out! Despite her friends’ encouragement, Lulu’s struggle with fear and self-doubt has led her into a pattern of destroying her artwork — until an unexpected encounter changes Lulu, and the forest, for good.

With funny asides, sound effects, and elements of comic-book style, this eye-opening tale urges kids to confront gloomy thinking and gives them the courage to bravely share their gifts.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Author's Website

About the Author:

Bethany Gano’s first large-scale work of art landed all over her parent’s kitchen floor — despite her witty, four-year-old attempt to give credit for the fine piece to her imaginary friends! She never stopped creating, though, and eventually learned the best places to display her artwork. Bethany has worked in the commercial arts for over twenty years and loves storytelling through art and design. She is extra fond of picture books — a place where art and words can’t survive without each other. Lulu the Beaver is her debut picture book.

Off the clock, you can find Bethany covered in paint, playing board games, swimming, daydreaming at the beach, and attempting to walk her dogs. She, her husband, three kids (and other furry and scaly family members) call Central Florida home.

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One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive the ILLUSTRATION prize pack!

It includes:

  • A signed, hardcover copy of Lulu the Beaver 
  • A blank sketchbook 
  • A set of four Blackwing Volumes pencils 
  • A pack of metal pencil caps 
  • One custom-painted illustration by Bethany of a name of your choosing (in Lulu’s forest lettering style shown, but the palette can be customized).

Another Grand Prize winner will receive the BLAST-OFF prize pack!

It includes:

  • A signed, hardcover copy of Lulu the Beaver 
  • A copy of Lulu’s Activity Book 
  • One “Dream On” patch 
  • One “Lulu Blast” sticker 
  • One “Lulu Blast” bookmark

Three additional winners will each receive a signed, hardcover copy of Lulu the Beaver!

Giveaway ends 1/27. Open to US only. Please enter using the widget below. Good luck!

Lulu the Beaver Book Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Bunny Books. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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