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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Lala's Words by Gracey Zhang - Book Tour + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the LALA’S WORDS by Gracey Zhang Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book:

Title: LALA’S WORDS: A Story of Planting Kindness

Author: Gracey Zhang

Pub. Date: July 6, 2021

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Pages: 48

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely picture book that celebrates the unassuming power of kind words.

Oh, there goes Lala! She carries a pot of water around the corner, down the block, and over the fence, to a patch of dirt and concrete where tiny weeds sprout. "Hello, hello, friends!" she whispers. Lala waters the plants every day, but it is her kind words that make them sway and nod.

Lala's wild nature and quiet compassion enchant in this evergreen story about the power of kind words and the magic of being loved for who you are. 

A Junior Library Guild selection

Praise for Lala's Words:

 "Zhangs powerful debut lifts up the power words have to heal and feed." ― Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Zhang's style, blending warmhearted mltiethnic urban caricature with a bold-lined rough-and-tumble zeal, is wholly original. And like the compliment Lala pays her soon science-fiction-size plants, this debut picture book (which also depcits a burgeoning mother-daughter relationship) is 'magnificient.'" ― New York TimesBook Review

"This is the enchanting story about the power of words." ― Booklist

"Lala’s enthusiasm blossoms on the page." ―Kirkus Reviews

“A verdant tale of leaves, language, and most importantly, love.” ― Molly Idle (author-illustrator of Pearl; Flora and the Flamingo)

“Much like an encouraging word, Gracey’s vibrant pictures will lift you up.” ― Christian Robinson (author of Another; illustrator of Last Stop on Market Street)

“A touching fantasy rooted in reality. Gracey’s art recalls children’s books masters . . . Ludwig Bemelmans, Roger Duvoisin, David Small. Yet it is fresh and lovely and hasn’t been seen before." ― LeUyen Pham (illustrator of Bear Came Along; Grace for President)

Lala’s Words is really about magic; a special kind of magic called kindness. Like the sunlight and falling rain, kindness nourishes the world around us. This book, with its lovely art and whimsical story, will also nourish the reader.” ― The Fan Brothers (author-illustrators of Ocean Meets Sky; The Night Gardener)

 

Excerpt


 

About Gracey Zhang:

Gracey Zhang is an illustrator and animator with a love of storytelling and verse. She was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, and received her degree in Illustration from RISD. She is now based in Brooklyn, New York, where she can be found window watching from the train when she's not scribbling away at her desk. Lala’s Words is her first picture book. You can visit her at graceyzhang.com.

 

Website | Instagram | Goodreads

 

 



Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of LALA’S WORDS, US Only.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/4/2021

Literati Psyche

Review

10/4/2021

For The Love Of The Page

Excerpt

10/5/2021

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

10/5/2021

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

10/6/2021

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt

10/6/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

10/7/2021

Everyone's Librarian

Review

10/7/2021

@kristens.reading.nook

Review

10/8/2021

@curlygrannylovestoread

Review

10/8/2021

Jill Piscitello

Excerpt

Week Two:

10/11/2021

Lily Luchesi's Blog

Excerpt

10/11/2021

@enjoyingbooksagain

Review

10/12/2021

More Books Please blog

Review

10/12/2021

BookHounds ya

Review

10/13/2021

Nerdophiles

Review

10/13/2021

Bea's Book Nook

Review

10/14/2021

The Adventures of a Travelers Wife

Excerpt

10/14/2021

Little Red Reads

Review

10/15/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

10/15/2021

Jaime's World

Excerpt


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