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Sunday, September 20, 2009


Today kicks off my official release party and BLOG BOOK TOUR for my first picture book as both author AND illustrator, SOAP, SOAP, SOAP!!
     What's a Blog Book Tour you ask? It's when other bloggers host me on their blogs with interviews, giveaways and more information about SOAP. Basically it's a great way to reach out and introduce me and SOAP to new people.
     And we'll be having fun here too! Every day I'll share fun things to do from my SOAP ACTIVITY PAGE.
     There are also three GIVEAWAYS going on this week for free, signed copies of SOAP.
1.  There's the drawing for watching my Book Trailer. The comments will close Tuesday, September 22nd and the winner will be announced Friday (SOAP's official birthday) on my blog. (Hint: the post is now in my August archives.)
2.  Visit the official kick-off Blog Tour post HERE and leave a comment to enter another drawing for a signed copy of SOAP. Comments deadline is September 30th and the winner will be announced on the last day of the Blog Book Tour - October 2nd.
3.  Leave a comment on every day of the book tour at my blog each day (September 20 - October 2nd) and at least 8 of the blogs I visit, to have your name go into a drawing to win a SUPER PRIZE PACK including two signed copies of SOAP (one for you and one for a friend or your favorite library), a COLORING PAGE TUESDAY coloring book, SOAPy bookmarks and postcards, and a rubber duckie keychain!!!! (Deadline to leave comments will be October 4th and the winner will be announced as soon as I figure it all out.)
4.  Several of the blogs I will visit will also be doing drawing - so there's lots of opportunities to get some free SOAP in your life!

     So, I hope you'll help spread the word! Link to my Blog Tour Schedule or forward people to my blog or SOAP ACTIVITY PAGE. And let the party begin!! THANKS!

Did you know?
     SOAP has already been picked up by the Alliance Theatre Teaching Artists program! Why? Partly because it comes in both all-English and bilingual versions: SOAP, SOAP, SOAP ~ JABON, JABON, JABON! But also because it addresses some very basic ideas that we all need to learn. You know the ones - if you get muddy, at some point, you've got to get all cleaned up!!! (Especially important in this germy flu season!) Of course, taking a bath can be much more fun when you have a rubber duckie! Earnie says it so well.... (Video from Sesame Street...)

     I'm kicking off the two week long tour with a BIG BANG! Today I visit Stephanie Ruble's sruble's world; Children's Authors and Illustrators (on facebook); AND Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast!!!!!! So float on over to these fabulous blogs to have a read!!!

Here are all the stops I'll be making over the next two weeks:
9/17 - Janelle's Brimful Curiosities
9/20 - Stephanie Ruble of sruble's world
9/20 - Guest at Children's Authors and Illustrators on Facebook (hosted by Simon Rose)
9/20 - Guest at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
9/21 - Guest at Tina Nichols Coury's blog Tales from the Rushmore Kid
9/22 - Coloring Page Tuesday!!! AND a LIVE interview at Suzanne Lieurance's Book Bytes for Kids at 3:00pm est!
9/23 - Guest at Wendy Martin's Daily Art Food
9/24 - Guest at Kim Norman's Blog - Stone Stoop
9/26 - Guest at Debbi Ohi's Inkygirl!
9/27 - Guest at Sarah C. Campbell's blog
9/28 - Guest at Teaching Authors
9/29- Coloring Page Tuesday!!
9/30 - Guest at Jessica Handler's Swimming in the Trees
10/1 - Guest at Tarie Sabido's Into the Wardrobe
10/2 - Guest at Donny Seagraves Winterville Writer
10/2 - Guest at Renee Ting of Shen's Books MULTICULTURAL MINUTE

     Picture Book of the Day by Anastasia Suen
     Fusenews (by Betsy Bird of Fuse #8)
     Little Shop of Stories' Little Blog of Stories

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Blogger Carmela Martino said...

Wow, you will sure be busy the next two weeks, e! We're looking forward to hosting you at http://www.teachingauthors.com!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

How exciting! I know the tour will be fun! How would one set up a blog tour? I have a delightful new children's book called Sam and Joe Joe's First day. You are very gifted, I always enjoy your news!
Joy Crawford

3:37 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Congratulations on your release! I'm looking forward to touring these new sites... I've already sent our school librarian your way to look at the trailer.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

I already LOVE your coloring pages. I have made cards with several of them..
I would LOVE to win a Copy of Soap Soap Soap!
Thank you for the chance..
I am posting your callender of events on my Blog..

5:52 AM  
Anonymous debbie said...

Congratulations! Love the trailer -

7:45 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Thank you everybody!

Joy - that first mention of Blog Book Tours in this post is a link to an article I wrote for the SCBWI Bulletin about Blog Tours. :)

Angela - Wow, I love to hear that. Thank you!


8:39 AM  
Blogger Kristi Valiant said...

Congrats, e, on the release of SOAP! And also on such a wonderful lineup for your blog tour - wow!

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Heather Montgomery said...

LOVE the book trailer e! So cute!

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes Elizabeth, on this latest venture!

Deb M

11:10 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Thanks so much Deb - but sign again and make sure it's not anonymous so I can get in touch with you if you should win the drawing!

1:14 PM  
Blogger ReadingTub said...

Many oh man, you're going to need those bars of soap as roller skates to keep up with that blog schedule!

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Jean Reidy said...

I love your trailer and your whole blog tour agenda. Congratulations, Elizabeth!!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Thank you, thank you guys! :) e

8:46 AM  
Blogger Patricia Cruzan said...

The cover and the book trailer will delight many people. I love the bubbles and the rubber ducks, as well as the characters in the book. The music adds a special touch on your blog.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Christine Deffendall said...

Your art is wonderful! I just realized we have none of your books in our library system. I'm so ashamed... :(

9:00 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Thanks all!
And Christine, I hope you're in a position to remedy that! :) e

9:50 AM  
Blogger mrkmartinez said...

Love Color Page Tuesday. The Book Trailer is great. I can't wait 'til January when my budget money comes in so I can buy Soap Soap Soap!

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Nancy Meyer said...

e--We Alliance folk are very excited to have the newest version and we kick off our lessons starting the first week in November. We'll have soapy-jabony kids all over Fulton County, and we have you to thank for it.
Muchas gracias,

2:42 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Yay! Thanks so much Nancy! :) e

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