Available in bookstores everywhere!

Available in bookstores everywhere!

Today is the official release date for the print version of A Troop is a Group of Monkeys!!

I am SOOOO excited, and to celebrate, I am giving away a set of 8 TROOP/SHIVER bookmarks PLUS a stuffed monkey to one lucky winner.

All you have to do is watch the short video below and in the comments, name one of the animal groups mentioned in the video. I will draw a winner this Friday, October 18th. Good luck!

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  1. I love a flamboyance of flamingos!!! What a beautiful book, Julie! I’m thrilled for you.

  2. A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies! I love the little bit of story you read and the illustrations are beautiful.

  3. So cool, Julie! Doing a happy dance for you here. Really. No. Not videotaping it. That’s your thing. ; )

    Really happy for you. Great concept and so deserving…

  4. Hope there’s a pandemonium of parrots flocking for your books, Julie! Congrats

  5. A kaleidoscope of butterflies. So descriptive! Congrats on your print book!!

  6. A parliament of owls! Sounds so wise! Congrats Julie!

  7. The Kaleidoscope of Butterflies was beautiful. What an adorable book.

  8. “Hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo” said the parliament of owls. (We love owls here on the farm.) SCWEET! Congrads Julie. Will buy and spread the word. WOOT WOOT!

  9. A gam of whales? I had no idea! Congratulations!

  10. I would release a kaleidoscope of butterflies and a pandemonium of parrots if I were to win a copy of this book! ^o^

  11. I had not heard of a “gam of whales” before – how cool! Congratulations on your print version coming out, Julie. I look forward to sharing it with my daughter – we’ll learn some new vocabulary together.

  12. I love the Pandemonium of Parrots!! Congrats on the book! Daniela Weil

  13. Congrats! That’s very exciting! My favorite page is a Parliament of Owls. Sounds so sophisticated, just like them.

  14. A colony of bats-after all this is their season!

  15. I also love the pandemonium of parrots! What a wonderful image! Congratulations Julie!

  16. I like the kaleidoscope of butterflies. Aptly named. Happy, happy day–Congratulations!

  17. Nothing like a leap of leopards! Congrats!

  18. I used to dream of having a pandemonium of parrots all to myself. I just didn’t know it the group was called a pandemonium! Big congrats to you!!

  19. Mary Cronk Farrell

    Jodi, for some reason the video won’t play for me.

  20. Julie, CONGRATULATIONS! I’m SO happy for you!!! (Would love to have you guest post about your new book on my blog – give a holler.) Meanwhile, a leap of leopards or parliament of owls – who knew!? πŸ™‚ e

  21. A parliament of owls. Love that this is n print cos I don’t have iPhone!

  22. Like a group of leopards, I’d leap at the chance to win a signed copy, Julie!

  23. My absolute favorite is a “Parliament of Owls.” A parliament should be filled with wise guys, no?

  24. The idea of a colony of bats spending their day clinging is just so much fun! I love hearing that page when I’m listening on my iPad! Congrats, Julie!!

  25. I would have to pick the whales! Congrats and I love how BIG it’s printed!

  26. I love the sound of a “Kaleidoscope of Butterflies”! Fun to hear you read your own book. . .what a pleasure.

  27. A colony of bats! Love them all, Julie!

  28. How can you not love a flamboyance of flamingos? Congratulations Julie! I’ve already ordered 2 signed copies for the holidays. Excited!

  29. A gam of whales sings with haunting low sounds. Love these gentle giants. Congratulations to you and all the animal groups! Good luck everyone.

  30. I love a β€œKaleidoscope of Butterflies” because I love the symbolism of transformation… I ordered a signed copy of your book when you first announced it. Will it take until the holidays to receive them? Just wondered.

  31. Congratulations, Julie! Sounds like an awesome book! Never knew whales groups were ‘gams’… WONDERFUL!!

  32. Hi Julie. Congratulations on the print version. You should be very proud. A Troop is a Group of Monkeys is wonderful. I too am a fan of ‘A Parliament of Owls.

  33. I’m feeling rather batty today! A colony of bats is spooktacular! Happy book birthday! I am so happy for you!

  34. A gam of whales I had no idea and I am a teacher who would love to share this book with her class happy birthday

  35. Hope that sales take off like that pandemonium of parrots!!! Happy Bookthday Troop!

  36. Congratulations Julie! I think my favorite is pandemonium of parrots-it just sounds like crazy fun. πŸ™‚

  37. A flamboyance of flamingos…I love how some of them are alliterated! Congratulations, Julie!

  38. Love the kaleidoscope of butterflies. Congrats!

  39. Congratulations Julie! Enjoying your work!

  40. Congratulations on the release, Julie! I can just hear that parliament of owls HOOTING HOORAY!

  41. I like a Parliament of Owls! πŸ™‚ Congratulations!!!

  42. A pandemonium of parrots… no way! I love it and wish I’d thought of it myself. Congratulations!

  43. A Parliament of Owls, I love it! Congratulations, Julie! πŸ™‚

  44. I really like the pandemonium of parrots. All the best! Congrats! Celebrate and enjoy!

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