Friday, June 5, 2009

Donna Shepherd’s Dottys’ Topsy Tale

Today on the “Bounding for Books Blog Tour” trail, I have Donna Shepherd and her book Dottys’ Topsy Tale.

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Before we get started with Donna’s book, be sure to visit the rest of the tour today. Here’s where you can find them.
Jennifer Gladen and Margot Finke talk over at Margot’s blog.
Mayra Calvani can be found at Topsy Turvy Land with Donna Shepherd.
Joy Delgado over at Daily News with Kim Chatel.
Shari Soffe chats with Jennifer Gladen at Jen’s Blog.
Margot Finke visits with Mayra Calvani at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase.
Kim Chatel pops in to chat with Shari Soffe at “Out of My Mind” About Books for Children
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Dottys’ Topsy Tale is the second Tospy Turvy tale to come out. First there was Chizzy's Topsy Tale. Kevin Collier illustrated both of these adorable rhyming stories. With Donna’s talent for story telling and Kevin’s imagination, the artwork is full of color and whimsy.

There are lots of places you can find Donna and her books. Here are a few of my favorites:
Topsy Tales
Dotty's Own Blog
Donna’s website
FaceBook Fan Club

So, how does Donna’s book go beyond reading? Here are two things to share today. First we have a coloring page. Copy it and have fun coloring.
Have you ever wondered how to draw a hippo? Watch as Kevin shows up how he drew Dotty.

You can purchase Dottys’ Topsy Tale at the following locations:
Donna has started a fan page on Facebook and she'shaving a drawing Wednesday, June 3. Drop by to enter.

Remember, comment to be entered to win stuff at all our blogs on this tour. Here you’ll win a pdf set of Zooprise Party/ Fiesta Zoorpresa. The picture book will be autographed and the activity book will be just plain fun.

See you all back here Monday when I host Kim Chatel. Have a great weekend!

posted by Joy Delgado
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Mayra Calvani said...

Fun post! I love the colors in Donna's books and it's delightful to watch Kevin do the illustration! He makes it look so easy!

Joy said...

Thanks Mayra. Donna's books are fun, colorful and great lessons are woven inside them in a clever way. Kevin is very talented and he make it look so easy.


Donna J. Shepherd said...

Dotty really knows how to brighten up a page, doesn't she? Thanks for hosting me today, Joy!

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


Thanks for this wonderful post. It has me kicking myself for what I didn't do on this tour. LOL.


Joy said...

Dotty is a wonderful character Donna. Thanks for creating her and her friends.
Shari, I think it's great that all our posts are different and not the same old stuff visit after visit.


Margot Finke said...

That cover of Donna's book has always been a favorite of mine. It has a mystical feel to it!!

NO TMI problem yet about Donna and her books. The more we know the more we love.

Cool interview, Joy - as ever!!
BUY any Autographed Book from my website, and
receive a FREE LINK to me READING that story!

Jennifer Gladen said...

I love the looks of your book. It sounds like a wonderful read.

Joy said...

Margot and Jennifer thanks for stopping by. Her book covers are great. They make you want to pick them up and read them.