Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bean's Dragons and Mikey's Other Magical Creatures

I am honored to participate in a blog tour for Mikey Brooks, a very impressive author/illustrator with a BS in Creative Writing from Utah State University. I found out that illustration has always been a love of Mikey’s. His art has been seen in many forms, from picture books, to murals for community art productions. He has created full-room murals and loves to doodle on almost anything. I think all artist have the doodling bug in common. :) Mikey gets up super early to manage a bakery, where he also is a cake artist and decorator. 

He author/illustrated Bean’s Dragons, ABC Adventures: Magical Creatures, and Trouble with Bernie. He also illustrated Bongo Flo and Ocelot Scott, both by Carolyn Quist, and Lucius and the Christmas Star, by Jim Long. He’s had poetry and personal essays published in university sponsored literary magazines 2007-2009, and was awarded 3rd place for his personal essay, Waiting for the Morning Sun to Rise, in the Utah Arts 23rd Annual Writing Competition, 2011. He has a wonderful wife and two amazing daughters.

Right now Mikey has two book giveaways going on at Goodreads. Click on over here and enter for a chance to win your own copy of either BEAN'S DRAGONS or ABC ADVENTURES: MAGICAL CREATURES, you won't regret it.


Have you ever had a dragon in your house? How about a dozen? Bean is a little girl with an imagination that is creating quite a mess. Although Bean loves each of her dragons, she forgets how untidy they can be when having so much fun. When Bean's parents discover what's happened in their short absence, Bean finds herself the blame of the dragons' giant mess.
You can find more about Bean’s Dragons at:http://www.insidemikeysworld.com/beans-dragons/

This is the first installment in a series of ABC adventures featuring Professor Vontriponmybottom, a heroic explorer determined to share with children the alphabet through exciting and fantastical means. In Magical Creatures you will find all sorts of enchanting beings such as: B is for Bigfoot, M is for Mermaid, and O id for Ogre. The professor shares fun facts about each creature he encounters and never shies away from getting a picture with them. This book is sure to educate and entertain young readers and their parents.

You can find more about ABC Adventures: Magical Creatures at:http://www.insidemikeysworld.com/abc-adventures-magical-creatures/

You can find more about Mikey Brooks and his works at: www.insidemikeysworld.com. Or on his blog at: www.writtenbymikey.blogspot.com. You can find Mikey on Good Reads at:http://www.goodreads.com/InSideMikeysWorld on Twitter: @writtenbymikey on Pinterest at:http://pinterest.com/writtenbymikey/ and on Facebook: as Mikey Brooks, or email him at: insidemikeysworld(at)gmail.com


Charlie Holmberg said...

Both these books sounds adorable, especially the ABC one! I would love to read that to my kid... as soon as I have one. ;)

Debra Allen Erfert said...

Reading to your children is the best way for them to learn to read. That's the way I did it with both of my boys, who are now outstanding adults. (Yes, I'm bragging!) Mikey's ABC book would be a great way, Charlie! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

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