Book Review + Giveaway: The Red Fence

Title: The Red Fence | Author: Ed Damiano | Illustrator: Jen Polk | Genre: Picture Book | Publisher: Mascot | Publication Date: July 2021

Book Description:

In the uniform town of Vanderloo,
Everyone, everywhere has the same view.
What happens when Astred, tiny Todd, and Ned
Decide to paint their white fence red?

Children’s author and Mom’s Choice Award winner Ed Damiano delivers a poignant message about community and creativity in The Red Fence.

My Thoughts: In a town where being the same is the name of the game, a new family challenges the norm by daring to bring some color to their yard. While others start to question the value of sticking to the norm, the newcomers stick to their resolve and show kindness to their neighbors in the midst of rising tensions. Can the citizens of Vanderloo learn to accept differences?

In a rhyming, Suess-esque style, Ed Damiano cleverly weaves together messages of acceptance and community within a lyrical, entertaining story. The colorful cast of characters and fantastical city set the stage for this creative story that touches upon many modern day issues. With fun wordplay and consistent rhyme, The Red Fence is a joy to read aloud and the vibrant illustrations include loads of interesting details to keep little readers engaged. 

Buy the Book:
Mascot Books
Amazon ~ B&N

Meet the Author: Born in Newark, New Jersey, Damiano has a passion for creativity, and his stories always contain a positive message. He also wrote The Christmas Blanket, which earned him a Mom’s Choice Award. In The Christmas Blanket, his character EJ realizes the true meaning of Christmas, which is not about getting presents, but about giving back to others.

Connect with the Author: Goodreads

Tour Schedule:

July 26 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
July 27 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 27 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review /guest post / giveaway
July 28 –  Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
July 29 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review
July 29 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
July 30 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 30 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review
Aug 2 – Books for Books – book review
Aug 3 – Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 3 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Aug 4 – I Read What You Write – book review / guest post  giveaway
Aug 4 – Carpinello’s Writing Pages – book spotlight / author interview
Aug 5 –Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 6 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 9 – @twilight_reader – book review
Aug 10 – Kam’s Place – book review
Aug 11 – The Avid Reader – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 12 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Aug 13 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Aug 16 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 16 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 18 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 18 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Aug 19 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 20 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review

Enter the Giveaway: Click below to enter the giveaway for a chance to WIN a signed copy of The Red Fence. Good luck!

 THE RED FENCE by Ed Damiano Book Tour Giveaway

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