Monday, February 7, 2022

Cindi's Chocolate Valentine by Beverley Reichman - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Cindi's Chocolate Valentine by Beverley Reichman
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre: Children's Book
Publisher:  Book Baby 
Release date:  January, 2022
Content Rating:  Rated G. Suitable for everyone

Book Description:

Cindi isn’t sure about this holiday called Valentine’s Day, but after her people pair dress her up like a flamingo and take her for a walk in front of her friends, and her handsome new neighbor dog, Chip, she doesn’t like it at all! She and her BFF, Pitty Pat, have been watching Chip ever since he moved next door. She wants to meet him, but not like this! Have you ever changed your mind about something? In this outrageously funny story, meet some of Cindi’s fur-friends and find out if she changes her mind about Valentine’s Day.

Cindi’s Chocolate Valentine is an especially SPECIAL book because it features 17 pets that were chosen as winners in the Cindi Features a New Friend contest last summer.  As you can imagine, their ‘people families’ are beyond excited about their pets being part of the story.  They had over 750 pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, hedgehogs, and even a chicken, goat, donkey and monkey enter the contest!   

Buy the Book:

Amazon ~ B&N

18% of the Cindi series book sale proceeds is
donated to animal rescue and shelter organizations.

My Review
Cindi's Chocolate Valentine is a super cute children's book about a dog named Cindi. She and her BFF (a cat named Pitty Pat) discover the holiday known as Valentine's Day when their humans dress them up for the day. Embarrassed, Cindi hopes she won't have to see anyone else she may know, but unfortunately, she's taken for a walk, paraded around the neighborhood for all to see. And to make matters worse, there's a new neighbor dog named Chip who Cindi wants to get to know. But now she's too embarrassed. 
Chip, however, has a surprise in store for Cindi, who then realizes maybe Valentine's Day isn't so bad after all. 
This is a fun little story. It's got delightful illustrations and is easy to read. Kids will love Cindi and Pitty Pat (and the multitude of other pets featured within the pages as they go around the neighborhood). Plus, who doesn't love the adorableness of the name Chocolate Chip for a dog? 
This is a lovely book that young readers will enjoy, especially around Valentine's Day.
5 stars!

Guest Post
 ~You may ask, “What makes this Valentine’s book so SPECIAL~   
  The winning 17 pets of our Cindi Features a New Friend contest!  

 Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that over 750 pets would have entered the contest!  The response was incredible!  Each day of the contest, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting the most adorable pets and their loving ‘people’.  As the number of entries grew, it became increasingly difficult to choose just one winner.  The only solution was to select multiple winners.    

 My illustrator, myself and our panel of judges poured over the delightful pet photographs of dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, birds, horses, and even a donkey!  Many of the introductions brought us to laughter  ~ some to tears.  Attentively, we narrowed the winners down to 100, 50, 25, 20…. and ultimately, 17.

 I am so very grateful for my illustrator, Janine Rhodes.  She accepted the challenge of drawing the likeness of all 17 winners with such enthusiasm and amazing details!

 We are truly ‘over the top’ to be able to feature the pets in our Cindi’s Chocolate Valentine book, and as you can imagine, their ‘people families’ are beyond excited about their pets being part of the story!   

 More about my books:

My Children’s books include, Kevin Can, Kevin is a Smart Cookie, Cindi the Teenie Chiweenie, Cindi and Sparkles Howl-oween Ghoulfriends, Cindi’s Christmas Kitten Surprise, and my soon to be released, Cindi’s Chocolate Valentine.  My Cindi series was inspired by my friend, Joan Yankey’s, Chiweenie.  Joan and I co-wrote my first book, Justice and Honor for My Sister:  The Story of Margie Grey.  

Meet the Author:

Beverley Reichman is a devoted mom, retired elementary school teacher and author. She co-authored her first book, Justice and Honor for My Sister: The Story of Margie Grey in 2018 and published her first children’s book, Kevin Can, in 2019. The second book in her Kevin series, Kevin is a Smart Cookie, and the first book in her popular Cindi the Teenie Chiweenie series were published in 2020. Her delightful and beautifully illustrated Cindi book series include: Cindi’s Chocolate Valentine, Cindi and Sparkles Howl-oween Ghoulfriends and Cindi’s Christmas Kitten Surprise, which earned a 5-Star Readers’ Favorite review.

Beverley teaches, tutors, and mentors children and shares with them her passion for learning, literature, living in faith, and experiencing life to its fullest. Beverley currently resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Feb 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Feb 1 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 2 - Sandra's Book Club – book review / giveaway
Feb 3 – @twilight_reader – book review
Feb 3 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 4 – Kam's Place – book review
Feb 4 - Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Feb 7 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 7 - Captive Dreams Window – book review / giveaway
Feb 8 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 8 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 8 - Older & Smarter? - book review / giveaway
Feb 9 – icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 9 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book review
Feb 9 - fundinmental - book review / giveaway
Feb 10 - Lisa Everyday Life - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 10 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Feb 10 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Feb 11 - Nighttime Reading Center - book review / giveaway
Feb 11 - Books for Books – book review
Feb 14 - Reading is My Passion – book review
Feb 14 - Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

 CINDI'S CHOCOLATE VALENTINE by Beverley Reichman Book Tour Giveaway




  1. Thank you for supporting the launch of my new book and for your lovely review!


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