First of all, I need to extend my sincere thanks to author Tammi Sauer for inviting me to participate in the official BAWK AND ROLL World Tour. Tammi is my kind of writer – a PUNNY one, and we own nearly every single book she’s written (so far!). Plus, Tammi is giving away one copy (U.S. only) of BAWK AND ROLL to a lucky blog reader. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us which Elvis Poultry song is your favorite. (Hint: Your chances of winning are greater if you don’t choose Love Me Tender. Unfortunately, too many of the chickens’ fans have taken this one out of context, and Mr. Poultry doesn’t want to have to find new dancers…)
Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis Poultry is at it again, and this time we’re catching him on the next-to-last drumstick of his blog tour. Since we last met Elvis, Marge and Lola in CHICKEN DANCE, the two chicks have gotten in on the act as dancers. But instead of flapping their feathers, they flop. Can Elvis Poultry get these chicks to chill, or will he have to leave them behind at the Heartbreak Henhouse? You’ll have to read the book to find out – no spoilers here!
Perhaps the most important question is, will Elvis take Marge and Lola on the road again? Will we see them in another book? I asked Elvis, and all he would say was, “The chicks’ll just have to cross that road when they get to it.”
So maybe we’ll see all of them on the other side. I sure hope so, because after reading this book I told Elvis Poultry, “I can’t help falling in love with you!”
He just winked and clucked, “I know…”
That’s all for now folks. Leave your comment and enter to win. Oh, and Elvis asked me to remind you all that if you do go see them in concert, please leave the hound dogs at home. They cry all the time, and though they’ve never caught a chicken, they ain’t no friends of his.
Tammi Sauer is officially my hero, not only because we love her books – such as Mr. Duck Means Business and Cowboy Camp, but also because she has FIVE picture books coming out this year (see below for details). You can keep track of Tammi on her website, her blog, and Twitter. If you want to check out where else you can find Elvis and the gang this week, here is the official schedule:
April 2-6 Rob Sanders: Picture This!
April 3 Julie Danielson: Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
April 4 Jennifer Bertman: From the Mixed-Up Files of Jennifer Bertman
April 4 Kristen Remenar: Author, Librarian, National Speaker
April 5 Julie Hedlund: Write Up My Life
April 6 Jennifer Rumberger: Children’s Author
COMING FROM TAMMI SAUER IN 2012:
Me Want Pet! (Simon & Schuster)
“This account of the age-old bond between animals and children is ideally paced for read-aloud pleasure.”–Kirkus
“Sauer has crafted a humorous read-aloud that’s both age-appropriate and entertaining.”–School Library Journal
“In this Stone Age comedy, Sauer and Shea imagine a child with a demand as old as time.”–Publisher’s Weekly
Bawk and Roll (Sterling)
“This flock rocks.”–Kirkus
“…punny, rocking romp.”–Publisher’s Weekly
Princess in Training (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Oh, Nuts! (Bloomsbury)
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oklahoma (Sterling)