by Connie Arnold
- Paperback: 16 pages
- Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (August 12, 2010)
- ISBN-10: 161633083X
- ISBN-13: 978-1616330835
Set the washing machine on the spin cycle, throw in animal sounds and add animals. What do you get? “Animal Sound Mix U p.” Connie Arnold wrote a book to open a child’s imagination to the possibility of a world where owls howl like dogs and lions meow like kittens.
The rhyme intoxicates children with its effortless sing- song rhyme. The illustrations are crisp and eye catching. Kit Grady has out done herself. The animals are so life-like, the reader can almost hear the animals making their unique fans.
There will be drawings at the end of the tour from those who comment for a $10 Amazon gift certificate and an Animal Encyclopedia, and a drawing for an animal ornament set from those who purchase a copy of Animal Sound Mix-up and provide confirmation of order to me.
Book Marketing Brainstorm
Animal Sound Mix-Up
Children's Author Visit - Create the "Animal Sound Mix-Up" version of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," "Connie Arnold's Wacky Farm." Post the song on your website and create hand gestures, movements, or a dance to compliment it. Get the instrumental version of the song and record a few children singing your version of the song. Use it on a book trailer or your site playing in the background. Videotape the kids doing the dance.
Design postcard invitations to a book signing sing along and send them to local preschools, primary and Sunday schools. Buy a cheap toy banjo to strum as the kids & you sing "Connie Arnold's Wacky Farm.". Post flyers at stores, libraries, and community centers. Wear overalls, a straw hat, blacken one of your teeth and use a bale of hay to sit on.What you might do,m is read your book and do your basic talk as the real you. Retreat to a hallway to go get your country cousin. When you come back you're your country cousin. The kids will love it.Hold the event at the community center or YMCA.
Have a book signing make a candy/prize bowl. Let kids choose an egg (like plastic Easter eggs). In each egg put a piece of paper with 1 piece of candy, 2 pieces of candy, misc prizes and all of the prizes should promote "Animal Sound Mix-Up."
Run a coloring contest. Use the coloring page your artist created. The winner gets a poster size "Animal Sound Mix-Up" coloring page. (It would be nice if it was a different coloring page than your contest, but it could be.
The tour continues October 8, 2010 at Connie Arnold, Children's Author Blog