On Tour with Prism Book Tours
Book Tour Grand Finale for
By Tia Perkin
We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you’ll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:
Launch – Author Interview
What was your motivation behind Hall-O-Ween!? Why did you want to write it?
“Hall-O-Ween!” was a follow-up to my other books, “Two!” and “Three!”, which were somewhat autobiographical accounts of life with my twin toddler boys. With those, I wanted to make something for my kiddos to read and hold onto, but they also were a way for me to commemorate their milestones (as crazy as those times were). For “Hall-O-Ween!”, I wanted to continue the series, but also weave in some of my memories and fantasies of Halloween as a kid. Halloween was always one of my favorite times growing up. My dad was always helping my brothers to decorate the front yard (in competition with one of the neighbors) and my mom would help us make our costumes. I wanted to bring all of that excitement to life in my book.
Jorie Loves A Story – Review
“The illustrations are bright, boldly coloured and illustrate everything the words and phrases are discussing. . . . The best bit to the whole story is how charmingly lovely it begins and ends!”
Baroness’ Book Trove – Review
“I enjoyed the story with a few spooky things, some treats, the costumes, everyone celebrating the holiday, and of course the ending was perfect. It reminded me of my Halloweens as a kid. Halloween was always a celebration at our house, much like the child in the story.”
Bookworm Lisa – Guest Post
10 Children’s Halloween Books to get you in the Howl-iday spirit!
I LOVE Halloween. From September 1st through November 1st, my house transforms into a sea of orange, dotted with tiny skeletons and black bat decals. Somewhere in one those first crisp mornings, I scour the many bookshelves in our house looking for orange-colored spines with well worn pages. In a reverent stack on the corner of our couch – the reading couch – I put all of the Halloween books I can find. . .
Splashes of Joy – Review
“Your young children will love this adorable book about Halloween by author Tia Perkins. In this book you will find rhymes on each page and then sounds that go with the rhyme.”
Life Is What It’s Called – Author Interview & Review
Life Is What It’s Called – How is your Halloween book different than others on the market?
Tia Perkin – This book uses a lot of onomatopoeia to really take the reader through all of the sights, sounds and smells of Halloween. It’s not so much of a traditional plot line with a beginning, middle and end as it is a day-in-the-life of a little boy as he gets ready for Halloween. It’s about reinforcing traditions and getting kids excited for what’s coming up.
“Hall-O-Ween was an instant hit with my kids (ages 1, 3, 5). We’ve read it several times over. . . . This is a great book to add to your Halloween picture book collection!”
Cover Lover Book Review – Review
“This is a fun Halloween tale about the sounds, smells, and movements of three young trick-or-treaters! Hall-O-Ween! is light and fun read for preschool and elementary school aged kids with light and loose rhymes and colorful, entertaining illustrations.”
Colorimetry – Guest Post
10 Must-Do Halloween Traditions
I see myself as somewhat of a Halloween connoisseur. Over the years, I have collected Halloween traditions like my kids collect trick-or-treat candy. Here are my top ten Halloween musts. . .
Two points of interest – Review
“The book is filled with fun rhymes and beautiful illustrations. It’s the perfect treat for your little ghoul!”
Wishful Endings – Guest Post
The Art of “Hall-O-Ween!”
When I started writing “Hall-O-Ween!”, it quickly became clear that a book revolving around a holiday where people eat a lot of candy ALSO needed a lot of *eye* candy, too. In my other books, “Two!” and “Three!”, the majority of the illustrations were done straight on the computer. Simple shapes and vibrant colors drove those books, but I wanted a little more for “Hall-O-Ween!”. I really wanted to stretch myself. . .
Teatime and Books – Review
“What a lovely book for any child, parent, or teacher! This is such a delightful read about the wonders of Halloween! . . . Highly recommend!”
J. L. Mbewe – Review
“I enjoyed the story. The illustrations were cute and vibrant. I love the color choices. . . . my kids enjoyed it. Definitely one to read out loud.”
Locks, Hooks and Books – Review
“I am giving Hall-O-Ween! a well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend this delightful little book for children. It is a great way to get the kids into spirit of Halloween.”
Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review
“Hall-O-Ween is a very cute picture book to read with your kids at this time of the year! As with most picture books, it is the illustrations that tell the story and make the story fun. Hall-O-Ween‘s bold and bright illustrations jump off of the pages. Kids can relate to how excited the little boy is in this book.”
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post…
By Tia Perkin
Children’s Picture Book
Paperback & ebook, 38 Pages
October 1st 2018
“Hall-O-Ween!” is a spooky little rhyming book about all the sweet bites and fun frights on Halloween day and night.
About the Author
Tia Perkin is a three-time Emmy-Nominated Graphic Artist turned stay-at-home mom and freelancer. Her first children’s book, “Two!”, was written for her now seven-year-old twin sons – partially as a gift and partially as a coping mechanism for a double-helping of toddler hijinx! She is continuing on the series and has most recently released “Hall-O-Ween!”.
One winner will receive a Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Tote Bag filled with the following “Hall-O-Ween!” goodies (US only):
– “Hall-O-Ween!” Button
– “Hall-O-Ween!” Color & Activity Book
– Set of 10 Crayola Markers
– “Hall-O-Ween!” Sticker
– “Hall-O-Ween!” Bookmark
– “Hall-O-Ween!” Postcard
– “Hall-O-Ween!” Kid’s T-Shirt (Size Small)
– Green and Black Striped Kid’s Halloween Socks
Ends October 2, 2019