Blog Tour + Giveaway: Animals at the Office

Book Title:  Animals at the Office | Author: Sarah Sommer | Illustrator: Devan | Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7) | Publisher: Sarah Sommer Release date:  October 2020

Book Description: It’s Gator’s first day at his new office job, and he is surrounded by quirky personalities like the slow slug, the obedient dog, the aggressive hawk, and the chatty chicken. He is eager to fit in with his new co-workers, so he tries to be like them. But acting like everyone else doesn’t work out for him, and he learns a valuable lesson about himself instead. Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, vibrant colors, and rhymes, Animals at the Office sparks dialogue regarding first-day jitters, fitting in with new crowds, and embracing one’s own special traits despite being surrounded by others who are different. Adults may relate to the featured characters based on their own experiences at an office and can use the book to talk more with children about their own job and what going to work means for them.

My Thoughts: If you loved the TV sitcom The Office, you’ll chuckle all the way through Animals at the Office. In this clever story tackling first day of school jitters or new to daycare concerns, young readers follow the story of an alligator finding his place among the animals.

When Gator, the alligator, arrives for his first day at work, he meets a wonderfully diverse cast of office workers (that anyone who has spent time in a typical workplace will recognize). But Gator feels that he doesn’t fit in with the others. How can Gator stand out if he’s only trying to fit in?

So many sweet messages are seamlessly weaved throughout this book with a huge dose of humor. From self-acceptance to appreciating differences, children get a glimpse of an array of personalities and a hint about the broad “work” world around them. While new situations may not feel familiar, Animals at the Office shows young readers that being yourself and being part of a larger group can create something wonderful.

The illustrations are colorful and fun with wonderfully quirky details. This is a humorous, relatable picture book that works on many levels and will bring a smile to both children and the adults reading to them.

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Book Title:  The Goose on the Roof | Author: Sarah Sommer | Illustrator: Martina Terzi | Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7) | Publisher: Sarah Sommer | Release date:  October 2020

Book Description: When one little girl tries to solve a big problem involving a goose on her roof, she enlists the help of her animal friends. Despite her best efforts, things don’t go as planned, and she ends up with additional challenges to navigate as well. The Goose on the Roof features rhymes, animal characters, and a theme of problem-solving. The order of the characters can serve as a memory game as the story builds up and unwinds. Children may also be encouraged to come up with their own ideas for how to solve the issue of the honking goose on the roof and the predicaments created by the other animals. Winner (1st place) of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in the animals/pets category (ebook), this children’s story highlights animals in a wholesome and engaging way.

**Stay tuned for next week’s review of The Goose on the Roof!**

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Meet the Author: Sarah Sommer enjoys working with words in a way that makes the story feel musical and rhythmical, which is a reflection of her first career in music as a professional clarinetist. She is passionate about animals and enjoys nature, the arts, and dark chocolate.

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Enter the Giveaway: Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to WIN signed copies of ANIMALS AT THE OFFICE & THE GOOSE ON THE ROOF plus a $50 Amazon Gift Card! (1 winner, USA only)

Tour Dates:
Oct 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 19 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Oct 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 21 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office
Oct 21 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 21 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 21 – Amy’s Booket List – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 22 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 22 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 23 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 23 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 26 – She Just Loves Books – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 27 – Splashes of Joy – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 27- Amy’s Booket List – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 28 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 28 – Cuzinlogic – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 29 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Oct 29 – My Journey Back – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Oct 30 – Reading is My Passion – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 2 – Welcome To MLM Opinion’s Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 3 – She Just Loves Books – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 3 – My Journey Back – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 4 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 4 – Splashes of Joy – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Nov 5 –Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 5 – Pick a Good Book – book review of Animals at the Office / author interview / giveaway
Nov 6 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of Animals at the Office / guest post / giveaway
Nov 6 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 9 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 9 – One Frugal Girl – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 10 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review of Animals at the Office / giveaway
Nov 10 – Pick a Good Book – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 11 – Bigreadersite – book review of Animals at the Office
Nov 12 – Bigreadersite – book review of The Goose on the Roof
Nov 12 – Reading is My Passion – book review of Animals at the Office
Nov 13 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review of The Goose on the Roof / giveaway
Nov 13 – One Frugal Girl – book review of Animals at the Office / author interview / giveaway

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5 thoughts on “Blog Tour + Giveaway: Animals at the Office

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    1. Hi Sarah. Thanks so much for stopping by. I really enjoyed Animals at the Office and giggled the whole way through. You have an amazing talent of combining important messages with a fun story. Looking forward to reading more of your books!

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