I've had a great time this past year working with Rob Skead on several YA manuscripts. (Not this one.) When he came up with this great idea for using his new digital picture book to raise funds for Feed America, I had to let you know.
Here's what Rob has to say about his new book:
I want to give a big thank you to LeAnne for inviting me to be her guest blogger. She is one of the “things” I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving. If it were not for her editing and mentoring skills I would not have sold a story to Zondervan this year. What a blessing!
LeAnne was kind enough to grant me space in her blog world to tell you about it…
Food. Family. Football. Three things to be thankful for and that help make Thanksgiving Day special. This Thanksgiving season, there’s a children’s eBook that celebrates all three and is “stuffed” with fun for your family’s iPad®, Kindle®, NOOK® or other tablet or eReading device. The Turkey Bowl, the Thanksgiving Day Challenge eBook features turkeys in a football adventure.
The Turkey Bowl tells the story of Junior the turkey, who only days before the biggest football game of his life, witnesses his dad, Flyer, get sacked, trapped and “turkeynapped” by humans. Blaming himself for his father's predicament, Junior goes on an adventure with two of the animal world’s coolest super heroes, Super Buck and the Masked Wonder, hired to save Flyer from becoming Thanksgiving dinner and get him home in time for the big annual football game. Ultimately, Junior learns that a little confidence and trying hard can deliver big results, while Flyer discovers the true meaning of Thanksgiving. And the whole family catches on to a new football tradition.
The Turkey Bowl features illustrations by Tom Bancroft, who animated such Disney films as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tarzan and Atlantis. Also included is a video of me and my “clones” discussing the value of gratitude.
The Turkey Bowl will appeal to football fans of all ages, especially young readers, ages 8 and up.
I hope you enjoy the story and am thankful for your support of Feeding America.
What are you thankful for most this season? Share and tell us what and why… and you can’t say LeAnne
My seventeen-month-old grandson loves watching Baby Einstein on his mommy's phone while she practices with the church praise team. I'm excited to see where e-books will go as a new generation grows up, discovering creative ways to use digital information. If you have kids ages 8 and up, check out The Turkey Bowl. Amazon has a nifty button on the right that says "Give this as a gift", so even if you DON'T have children that age of your own, it's worth checking out.