Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 9, 2019

Book Giveaway: A LITTLE CHICKEN by Tammi Sauer

Author Tammi Sauer has a new picture book. It is titled, A LITTLE CHICKEN. Dan Taylor is the illustrator and Sterling is the publisher. They have agreed to share a book with one lucky winner. All you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you do to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you.

Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, reblogging really helps spread the word for a new book. Thanks for helping Tammi and Dan!

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Dot is a little chicken, who is, let’s face it, a little chicken. Can she find a way to pluck up her courage?

“A gently humorous take on conquering fear that’s also a fine read-aloud.” —Kirkus 

Dot is scared of lots of things: wolves, bears, the occasional lawn ornament. But when one of her mother’s eggs rolls out of the nest, this nervous chick must find the courage to save the day—and her new sibling! So she bravely ventures down the steep hill, into the deep pond, and into the dark woods. Perfect for any kid who needs a little encouragement to face the challenging world, this story proves that sometimes a big hero is just a little chicken.

BOOK JOURNEY:

I am a big fan of wordplay. With this book, the fun started right away with a title that has a double meaning. First, “a little chicken” can simply be referring to a chicken that is small in size. Second, it can be referring to a character who is a bit of a scaredy-cat. I wanted a main character who was both of those things.

The wordplay continued with this character’s name. I felt it should reflect something small. Plus, I wanted it to sound like a name that was fitting for a chicken. I think Dot was the perfect choice.

Once I had this double-whammy of a title and the just-right name for my main character, I knew I couldn’t stop there. I compiled all kinds of chicken-related words, phrases, and puns. This gave me lots of material to pick and choose from as I worked to incorporate effective wordplay in my manuscript. Then I revised, revised, revised. After that, I revised. Then I revised some more. I also received some input from my critique group. This led to–you guessed it!–more revising.

I think kids love this book because Dot is not only a character that readers can root for, but she is a character readers can relate to. Dot reminds all of us that sometimes a big hero…is just a little chicken.

TAMMI’S BIO:

Tammi spent most of her first eighteen years on a farm outside the small town of Victoria, Kansas (population: 1,208). Her roles included gathering the eggs when the city cousins visited and wanted to engage in novelty farm-like activities, chasing pigs back to their respective pens when they tried to make a break for it (she did this once while wearing her eighth grade cheerleading uniform—don’t ask), and swindling her younger sister and brother out of their money.

Tammi graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and married her high school sweetheart, Ron Sauer. They did not return to Victoria, causing the town’s population to plummet to 1,206. Ron and Tammi have a daughter, Julia, and a son, Mason.

She loved being a teacher and library media specialist, but currently she is a full-time picture book author. She has visited hundreds of schools and spoken at various conferences across the nation. Tammi has even gave presentations at Disney World! Woo-woo!

Writing is one of her absolute favorite things to do, but she also loves to read, ski, spend time with her family and friends, go to movies, and eat out as often as possible. What’s more, she’s hopelessly addicted to checking her e-mail.

Tammi and her family lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, with one dog, two geckos, and a tank full of random fish.

Tammi, thank you for sharing your book and journey with us. Here is the link to Tammi website. https://www.tammisauer.com She has over 25 published picture books. I’m know I’m impressed. 

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy

 


Responses

  1. Wow 25 books! Congratulations! Looking forward to reading this one
    🐤 🐓 🥚

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    • Thank you! 🙂
      Book #28 comes out in June. It’s called NUGGET & FANG GO TO SCHOOL.

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      • How exciting! My son and I enjoyed the first one. I’ll have to let him know about the sequel.

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  2. Looks adorable. I love a good chicken story 🐣

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  3. Twenty-five and thriving! Good luck on many more. Can’t wait to read this one! So glad you weren’t a little chicken. 😉

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  4. This looks so cute!

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    • Thank you! Dan Taylor did such a great job!

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  5. This looks adorable. I put on Pinterest, FB, and Twitter. Thanks.

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  6. This book looks adorable. I also love the play on words with a chicken who is chicken and needs to be brave.

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  7. Shared on Twitter:

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  8. Oh, this book is adorable! I can’t wait to read it!

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  9. I come from a long line of Little Chickens – the newest is my grand daughter, JoJo, who shows every sign of following in the tentative footsteps of her mama and her mimi (that’s me). I love Tammi Sauer’s humor and the illustrations look to be a perfect match for her clever words.

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  10. Wonderful theme and great looking illustrations. I’d love to have a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!!
    I’ve tweeted a link to this post: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/1126529717962600449, and pinned an image with a link on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.es/pin/336573772150594018/.
    Thanks again, have a great day everyone!

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  11. Can’t wait for this book! I tweeted: https://twitter.com/JudyBryanAuthor/status/1126532498542952448

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  12. Gotta love a good punny book. Congratulations to a fellow Sterling author!

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    • Well, hooray! Sterling has been great to work with—I’ve done books with Sterling since 2005. 🙂

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  13. Looks adorable!

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  14. Another adorable book! Congratulations, Tammi

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  15. Egg-xactly what kids will love. Congratulations, Tammi and Dan.

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  16. Little Chicken looks like a BIG hit! I know my grandsons will love it.

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  17. Reading about the writing process from hatching the idea to completion was inspiring. This book is everything a picture book should be. I’m looking forward to the smiles Little Chicken will bring.

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  18. I love this concept and can’t wait to read it! Retweeting it & putting on my Facebook page too! ❤️

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  19. Looks adorable!

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  20. Can’t wait to read this one. I love chicks!

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    • Thanks for always being so supportive, Tina!

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  21. Dot and I have a lot in common! Looking forward to reading this new one, Tammi! Congratulations!

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  22. Always love me some Tammi Sauer! Can’t wait to read this one!

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  23. Oh my goodness! LOVE this book! Gotta get one!!!

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  24. Tammi Sauer is a talented author, and this book looks adorable! I’m a big fan of her work. I shared this post on my social networks 🙂

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  25. Love the name, “Dot” and I love Tammi’s books!

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  26. Awwww. This looks perfectly adorable. I will check it out. Thanks for the post.

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  27. Dot’s one cute chick! This looks so fun. Congratulations, Tammi, on a big hit for a little chicken.

    Also reposted to Twitter and Facebook.

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  28. This is bawktacular!

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  29. A really big fan of Chicken Dance, I am looking forward to this one. It sounds like another gem, Tammi! I’m in. Thanks.

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  30. I love Dot and her glasses. The illustrations are gorgeous and the text will hold the interest of children. Recommending for our library.

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  31. I am oft charmed by Tammi’s stories! This one sounds great!

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  32. This book is SO cute and SO clever 😀

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  33. So incredibly cute! Looks like you have a winner! Congrats!

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