Monday, June 1, 2009

Nothing Stops Noah by Shari Lyle-Soffe

“Bounding for Books Blog Tour” is here and my first guest is Shari Lyle-Soffe. She is a multi-published author of four picture books. Her latest is Nothing Stops Noah.

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Nothing Stops Noah is a fun story. How many of us can remember helping out just to have everything seems to go wrong? Noah wants to buy a present for his mom, but he doesn’t have any money. He asks his grandpa if he can work in his pet store. When grandpa leaves him alone in the store and all the animals get out of their cages, see how Noah fixes the problem.

Kevin Collier’s illustrations are great. He has a way with facial expressions that really bring this story to life.

To help take this book beyond reading we have two things for you today. First is a coloring page. Right click on the coloring page to copy and print.

Noah likes to count. He can count to 10. How high can you count?

Let’s play a counting game with the cover of the book.
How many animals are there?
How many blue eyes do you see?
How many drops of water are there?
How many colors do you see on Noah?
How many feathers are flying?

Now, look around you. How many things do you see in your room that are the same colors as Noah’s shirt?
What other counting questions can you come up with? Share your ideas here, and who knows, you just might be our winner at the end of the tour.
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I asked Shari to share a little bit about herself. Here’s what she said:

I live in Southern Oregon with my husband, one dog and one cat and a pond full of goldfish. My yard is frequented by raccoons, deer, oppossum, squirrels, skunks, and all sorts of birds. We has even been visited by bear and cougar.
When I was a child I loved the "Little House Books", "White Fang" and "The Bobbsey Twins" books.

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You can buy Nothing Stops Noah at the following locations:
Guardian Angel Publishing

Want to see more of Shari’s work? You can find her at:

Watch the trailer for Nothing Stops Noah.
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Check out the rest of the tour. Here’s where you can find the Bounding for Books Blog Tour gang today.

Jennifer Gladen is over at Daily News with Kim Chatel.
Mayra Calvani chats with Jennifer Gladen at Jen’s Blog.
Joy Delgado visits with Mayra Calvani at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase
Margot Finke pops in to chat with Shari Soffe at “Out of My Mind” About Books for Children
Donna Shepherd and Margot Finke talk over at Margot’s blog.
Kim Chatel can be found at Topsy Turvy Land with Donna Shepherd.

Come back Wednesday when Margot Finke and I explore her book Rattlesnake Jam.

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Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


Thank you for hosting me today! I look forward to visiting all of the host sites on this tour. What a fun thing this is for everyone.

Shari Lyle-Soffe

Joy said...

I'ts my pleasure. this will be a fun tour and I'm looking forward to following you around to learn more about you and your books.


Kim Chatel said...

Love the counting game! And your backyard sounds wonderful!

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


My front yard is just like the back! Lots of trees and wildlife.

Shari Lyle-Soffe

Mayra Calvani said...

I had the chance to review Shari's story and it is absolutely delightful!

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...




Margot Finke said...

Joy, you are a great host.

Noah looks like a winner to me, Shari. All the kids who loved your Rooter& Snuffle series will line up to read this one.

Way to GO, mate!!

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Joy said...

Thank you Margot. And thanks to everyone who's stopped by today. Remember, leaving a comment enters you in the prize drawing at the end of the tour.


April said...

What a fabulous looking and sounding book! I'm having such a blast discovering all these great new children's book authors and books!! Excellent tour!

Joy said...

Thanks April, I'm glad you stopped by. Enjoy the rest of the tour as you discover more and more about each book and author.


Donna J. Shepherd said...

The illustrations are so different from Kevin's usual style in this one, but it fits Noah perfectly! Great job, Shari, and thanks for the interview, Joy.

Jennifer Gladen said...

As always Joy, great post. Shari, I love the concept of this book. These days kids really need to believe in themselves and not give up.

Joy said...

Thanks for stopping by Donna and Jennifer. This is a fun book and Shari's great to work with.