ALYCAT AND THE TOURNAMENT TUESDAY by Alysson Foti Bourque

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   March 17, 2020
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

A “Mom’s Choice Award Winner”! Alycat’s brother, Bugsy, is playing in a
golf tournament with some of his friends, and wants to use his lucky
ball to win the game. But when Alycat forgets his lucky ball at home,
Bugsy learns what luck is really all about. Can Bugsy win the tournament
without his lucky ball? Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday is part of
the Alycat Series: alycatseries.com.

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This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday Is the 4th book in the delightful Alycat series by the Louisiana writer, Alysson Foti Bourque.

Starting the day off Alycat and her Bugsy race each other down the stairs. Busy won but not by much because Alycat was slowed down by her her brothers lucky ball.

Bugsy has complete faith in the luck of his black starred golf ball.

When Mom, Dad and the children are loaded up in car, bugsy realizes that he doesn’t have his lucky ball. His mother tries to explain to him that hard work and practice is all he needs to have a good game. Bugsy is not deterred so Alycat is sent back into the house to retrieve it for him.

Joining friends on the golf course and play 18 holes of golf, Bugsy plays well, but some things come to light. He realizes that he can make his own luck. With dedication and practice and hard work you can achieve one’s goals.

This a warm-hearted and entertaining story, with important message for children was such a fun read.

The illustrations are bright and eye catching to a young reader. The simple but engaging storyline keeps young readers attention. It was a joy to read to some of the young ones at my local library. They really enjoyed the captivating tale and lovely characters.

The Alycat’s ABC’s of Golf is wonderful extension to the book. Which helps open ended questions about the game of golf with engaging vocabulary.

  
 Alycat has been included in the Oscars Celebrity Swag Bag and made her way to the hands of some popular celebrities. Who are some of the famous faces that have read and/or endorsed The Alycat Series? 

 

We’ve been so fortunate to have our books in the hands of some really inspiring people. These include:

o Youtube Storytime by Celebrity Stylist Lindsey Dupuis Bledsoe
o A Thank You letter from Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
o Virtual Storytime by First Lady of Louisiana, Donna Edwards
o Thank You post by Gia Poeme, Former Bella on The Young and the Restless,
o Thank You letter from Joanna Gaines.
o Instagram Post by Michelle Stafford, Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless
o Instagram Post by Lilly Melgar, Emmy nominated Actress/Director, and Emmy winning Producer

 

 Do you have a specific thing you do during your writing time? I fix a large cup of coffee, sit in my office, open my window, and write in total silence. My cats, Phoebe and Tiger usually run in and sit on the window ledge as I start writing or roll around and play. I get so much inspiration from watching these cats interact— so it’s perfect for the Alycat series. 

 

 What made you write a book about cats? Of course, I love cats. They are tenacious, fearless, and confident. When a problem occurs–which they often do for cats, they are determined to figure out a way to resolve it or move past it. Humans can learn a lot from cats, so they are perfect characters for books!

 

 

 If you could go back in time, where would you go? I would go back to AD 27-29. 

 

 Favorite travel spot? Capri, Italy
Meet the Author:

Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the award-winning Alycat series.
Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from
the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from
the Southern University Law Center.

After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs
for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys public speaking
opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She
hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe
in themselves wholeheartedly.

AWARDS & HONORS

The Alycat Series has won several prestigious awards including:
Three Mom’s Choice Awards®
Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Best Book Award Finalist
NY Big Book Award
Reviewed by Midwest Book Review
Southern Festival of Books Panelist
Louisiana Book Festival Featured Author

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter   Facebook  ~  Instagram ~ Pinterest

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