When Your Books Go On A Blog Tour – Fun With LION!


Hi Everyone!

It’s July 5!

Only 6 days til Publication Day!!!

That’s less than a week!

(I’m just a teensy bit excited… can you tell?! 🙂 )

To keep myself from bouncing off the ceiling, I’ve got something fun to share with you today . . .

When your books go on a blog tour, you’re going to need a little entertainment!  After all, there’s only so much “Are we there yet?” you want to endure!

To keep boredom from creeping in on the long trip, you can take side tours to the wonderful sites listed below and visit with the locals 🙂  You might even learn something fun while you’re there!  If you comment on every post, you will definitely earn yourself a chance toward the Special Prize Raffle at the end of the tour! (The goody bag and signed books described on the kickoff post.)  And if you share this, or any related post, item, photo, etc. on Social Media with the #whenyourbooks, each share will add to your chances to win Special Prize #2 at the end of the tour! (3 $25 Amazon gift cards up for grabs!)

7/1/17 – Susanna Leonard Hill – Blog Tour Kickoff

7/2/17 – Lauri Fortinos’s Frog On A Blog – Guest Post on Writing A Series PLUS a Giveaway!

7/3/17 – Jena Benton’s Of Tea And Mermaids Blog – Simply 7 Interviews with Susanna & Daniel PLUS a Giveaway!

7/4/17 – Lynn Davidson’s Polilla Writes Blog – LION book review and GAME

After the visits, you’ll probably need a snack!  I always recommend a midmorning break for some sustaining chocolate, so help yourself!

Deep-Dish Double-Chocolate Breakfast Cookies


Recipe HERE at RunningWithSpoons

After that delicious and extremely healthful pick-me-up, you’ll probably want to watch a video!

So check out the World Premiere of the WHEN YOUR LION NEEDS A BATH Book Trailer!  (And if you like it, give it a thumbs up! 🙂 )

Once the video is over, you’ll probably want to watch it again.

And again. . .

. . . and again . . . 🙂

But eventually you’ll want to try something new.  And boy do I have something fun!  A whole pack of LION activities!  Coloring! A maze! A matching game!  More coloring!

Here’s a sneak peek!

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copyright Daniel Wiseman 2017 all rights reserved


Copyright Daniel Wiseman 2017 all rights reserved

The activity pages will be on my website soon… but I asked my brilliant web manager to wait to put them up until after today’s reveal.

All that fun coloring will make you wish you had a copy of the book!  So hop on over to GoodReads and enter the giveaway for a signed copy!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

When Your Lion Needs a Bath by Susanna Leonard Hill

When Your Lion Needs a Bath

by Susanna Leonard Hill

Giveaway ends July 14, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway


Have fun visiting the other tour stops, watching the video, coloring, entering the giveaway, and eating chocolate cookies!  And be sure to continue with us tomorrow for an author interview and giveaway at Lynn Davidson’s Polilla Writes, and on Friday and Saturday at Vivian Kirkfield’s Picture Books Help Kids Soar for reviews, giveaways, and a special Will Write For Cookies episode which you KNOW will include a delicious recipe! 🙂

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

Blog Tour Schedule

Don’t forget to share this post (or participating bloggers’ posts, or the book trailer, or the giveaway, or the book covers, or reviews, or a photo of your child or class reading one of the books, or anything clever and related you think up) using #whenyourbooks!  Every time you post with #whenyourbooks you get an entry in the end-of-tour raffle for 3 lucky people to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!!! 🙂

59 thoughts on “When Your Books Go On A Blog Tour – Fun With LION!

  1. Genevieve Petrillo says:

    Adorable! Mom gave it a thumbs up and I give it 4 paws up. …..that could be because I’m fast asleep right now with my paws in the air, but whatever. Yay! We love that lion and that boy.

    Love and licks,

  2. hermanator33 says:

    That trailer made me want to go watch all my favorite childhood cartoons. The book looks great and the activities will be a hit too. (Once I am finished with them.)

  3. Debbie Sexton Lee says:

    I am LOVING all the blog stops! And now I can have chocolate breakfast cookies????? Best day ever! Plan on making those this week and enjoy them while I work on my “homework”. Heck, I might even color the lion myself 🙂

  4. Prairie Garden Girl says:

    Such a busy Blog Tour for the month of July, Susanna. It’s time to celebrate.

    I first viewed the trailer on Instagram. Watching it again, makes me excited to read your new series.
    ~Suzy Leopold

  5. David McMullin says:

    Your excitement is bubbling over and getting me excited about doing more writing myself. I am thrilled for you. Three books! The trailer is adorable.

  6. Becky Scharnhorst says:

    My mistake… three books coming out in one month! I forgot about the third one. Wowsers! Congratulations again, Susanna!

    Best, Becky

    Sent from my iPhone


  7. Angela Brown says:

    I tell ya, me and this comment section have issues, but I’ve gathered that the issue is on my end and I need to figure some things out.

    Anywho, lurking and seeing all the great things you have going on has been fantastic. I really enjoyed the book trailer and wish you huge success with your releases 🙂

  8. Pamela Courtney says:

    Susanna you have the best events EVER!! I love the way you’re introducing your books. Okay, so besides the summer camp, I also do my literacy and music program, and my cooking with literacy. So I’m thinking these chocolate cookies have to be on the menu before camp is over. I cannot, CANNOT wait to share your new stories with my early learners. I am glad I finally get a chance to visit all of the stops on this blog tour To say I am proud of you is not enough. This is wonderful. And the way you share news is fabulous. Oh I said that already didn’t I. Well, I mean it. Okay, on to visit the other blogs. Woo Hoooo! .

    • Susanna Leonard Hill says:

      Thanks so much, Pam, for everything! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the tour. I hope you like the cookies 🙂 and you’re so sweet to be excited about sharing my books with your early learners. I SO hope they will like them! Thanks so much for your kindness and support! ❤

    • Susanna Leonard Hill says:

      Thanks, Danielle! I’m so glad you like it! I’ve just finished the ELEPHANT one and am suffering anxieties over whether it’s good enough…! I think I should put you in charge of testing all the recipes that show up on the tour since you seem like someone who likes to cook! 🙂

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