Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Lulu and the Missing Tooth Fairy by S.E. Richey - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway


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Book Details:

Book TitleLulu and the Missing Tooth Fairy by S.E. Richey
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherBright Meadow Press
Release date:   Feb 28, 2022
Content Rating:  G -Suitable for everyone.
“A clever, humorous, and joyful tooth story” – Kirkus Review
Book Description:

Lulu cannot wait for a visit from the Tooth Fairy and get a pony with her Tooth Fairy money. And Trixie cannot wait to finally become an official Tooth Fairy. Everything would be perfect, if only Trixie would show up!

Will Lulu get her pony? Will Trixie ever become an official Tooth Fairy? Find out in this humorous yet heartwarming tale that encourages us to never stop believing and that everything is possible with a little will power. And learn a thing or two about tooth traditions and tooth collectors of the world! 
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Guest Post
What Inspired me to Start Writing

When I was still a new writer, an old critique partner of mine used to say that if you didn’t write every day, you couldn’t call yourself a writer. That used to bother me. Especially because at the time, I was right in the middle of raising 4 small children with a husband going through law school and working a full-time job. We weren’t just busy. We were drowning! Childrearing was not only relentless, demanding, and exhausting work. It left me feeling like I had no identity.

Up to that point, my writing consisted of me jotting down my family’s adventures and life details in our family journal. But one night, I was sitting in the dark, rocking a sick baby in my arms, when I had an idea... I know I was sleep deprived, because the very next morning I signed up for a Creative Writing class.

A couple of months prior, I lost my mom to cancer. She was only 56 years old. I was 34. In my grieving, I kept thinking that if I were to die at her age, I only had about 21 years to accomplish everything I wanted to accomplish in life. So, signing up for that class marked the beginning of my quest to accomplish that goal. That was in March of 2011.

But it wasn’t until 2014 that I became serious about writing and joined SCBWI, and I’ve been writing since. I started with a middle-grade novel, and Lulu and the Missing Tooth Fairy was the first picture book I ever wrote – although the original story is NOTHING like the story it is today!

I love that my manuscripts wait for me when I’m busy, depressed, or blocked. And they’re always there for when I’m ready, or have a great new idea, or it’s time to revise. Now that my kids are older, I still don’t have as much time to write as I’d like. Instead of changing dirty diapers or keeping their fingers from electrical outlets, I’m their full-time chauffer and their therapist. But now, when I get an idea for a new story or figure out how to fix a plot hole, I can lock myself away without worrying about them swinging from the chandeliers.

So, I don’t write every day. But even if I don’t have pen to paper or fingers tapping away at the keyboard, I think about my stories all the time, and my characters are still interacting in my subconscious. In my mind, that very much counts as writing, and I call myself a writer. Actually…no. I call myself an author.

My Review
Lulu and the Missing Tooth Fairy is a cute children's book about a little girl named Lulu. Lulu has a wiggly tooth, and she's super excited to lose it. Once she does, she knows the tooth fairy will come and bring her money so she can get a pony. That's all she really wants.
Trixie is a fairy on a mission to become an official tooth fairy and establish herself in the world. 
Unfortunately for Lulu, once her tooth falls out, Trixie doesn't show up. Did the tooth fairy forget about her? 
Unfortunately for Trixie, she's a little mixed up and ends up in the wrong location. Will she ever find her way to Lulu's house?
This is a fun, easy-to-read story that shows kids that dreams can come true with patience and hard work. And maybe a little bit of magic, too. Never stop dreaming. Never stop believing. 
The illustrations are wonderful, and I enjoyed the little bit of trivia there about what tooth collectors are called around the world. That was a nice touch.
A really delightful children's book that will thrill kids of all ages.
5 stars!

Meet the Author:

S. E. Richey was born in New York and moved to Puerto Rico with her family when she was four years old. She grew up in the mountains of La Cordillera Central of Puerto Rico. She spoke four-year-old English and Spanish, but soon forgot English. She loved running around her grandparents’ finca, picking wild strawberries, sucking on ripe coffee beans (so sweet!), sugar cane (so sweet!), and searching for cow pies with her siblings and cousins (not so sweet.).

At age eighteen, S. E. Richey swore she would never live in another small town in the country where she had to drive through a canyon with lots of curvy roads just to get to the city. Oh, how dizzy and nauseous those curves made her!

She moved to the United States where she attended college in a small town in Idaho, married and lived in a small town in California (her second home) with lots and lots of curves just to get to the city (yes, she got dizzy and nauseated), and now she lives in a small-ish town in Idaho with her husband and four children. Their two dogs, Roscoe and Cali, and Conan, the fat cat, complete the family. She loves to sing WAY too loudly in the car. She loves Dulce de Leche ice cream (even if it hurts her tummy). And she loves to read and write silly stories that make her giggle and stories that tug at the heartstrings.  

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
Meet the Illustrator:

Jhon Ortiz is a 3D character animator and a children's book illustrator born in Caracas, Venezuela and based in Valencia, Spain. A plant keeper and a coffee lover, Jhon also likes the sound of vinyl records. From an early age, Jhon felt a passion for drawing and storytelling. He has worked as an animator for the films The Nutcracker and the Four, and Moomios. And he has illustrated several books, including The One Great Gnome, LillyBelle: A Damsel NOT in Distress, and Lulu and the Missing Tooth Fairy.  

connect with the illustrator: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram

Tour Schedule:

Feb 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Feb 16 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 16 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 16 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 17 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Feb 17 - Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Feb 18 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Feb 22 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Feb 22 - Lynchburg Reads – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 23 – Sandra's Book Club – book review / giveaway
Feb 23 - @twilight_reader – book review
Feb 24 – icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Feb 24 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / giveaway
Feb 25 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Feb 28 – Faith and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Feb 28 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 1 – The Page Ladies – book review
Mar 2 – fundinmental – book review / giveaway
Mar 2 - Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Mar 3 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Mar 4 – Kam's Place – book review
Mar 4 - Westveil Publishing – book review / giveaway
Mar 7 - Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
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