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Wishapick Book Birthday Tour: Win a Book, CD, and Fitbit Prize Pack

Sponsored by M. M. Allen and Deborah Wynne
The Children’s Book Review | September 23, 2016

Run, Don’t Walk, to the Wishapick Book Birthday Celebration!

“We’ll All Run!” Get some exercise with Wishapick’s character Dr. Tumalum—he loves to run—as we go on the Wishapick book birthday tour with acclaimed children’s book author M. M. Allen and composer Deborah Wynne.

Enter to win a Fit Bit, along with a book and CD of the acclaimed middle grade book for all ages Wishapick Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk. Help celebrate the one year birthday of this enchanting, enriching, timeless story and fantastical musical CD. The characters are waiting to celebrate with you – get out and run!

Excerpt from Chapter 13

We’re off to Green Cottage,” he said. Dr. Tumalum made such a racket that the possum children

woke up from their kip.

Mrs. Tumalum struggled out of the blanket and pointed to her running shoes, which were sitting by the fire. Lilly grabbed the shoes and handed them to her. She watched as Mrs. Tumalum astonishingly, and quite quickly, pulled her shoes onto her feet and at the same time asked her husband, “Shall we run the whole way, or do you think it best that I walk with the children and you run ahead?”

“We’ll all run!” shouted Dr. Tumalum.

Mrs. Tumalum sighed. “I was afraid of that.”

The Possum Family Song

One (1) winner receives the grand prize:

  • An autographed copy of Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk
  • A CD of the Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk soundtrack
  • A Fitbit Alta

Value: $153.77

Four (4) winners receive:

  • An autographed copy of Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk
  • A CD of the Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk soundtrack

Value: $23.82

Giveaway begins September 23, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 23, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Wishapick Tickety Boo and the Black TrunkWishapick: Tickety Boo And The Black Trunk

Written by M. M. Allen

Highly praised classic fairy tale, Wishapick Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk, a children’s book for all ages, written by acclaimed author MM Allen; and a CD of Wishapick Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk soundtrack composed by the talented Deborah Wynne.

Darkness-utter blackness. Was this why his mother had refused to let Jack unlock his father’s old trunk? It had been two years since his dad had died, and all Jack could think about was examining whatever treasures were stored inside the beloved trunk. But when he finally lifted the lid, he didn’t just fall in –he fell through it into a pit of rattlesnakes. Trying to recall his mother’s stories about the Breathe of All Good Things –anything to help him out of his dangerous predicament-Jack wished he had paid attention rather than mock the tales as childish myths… and that he’d waited to enter the trunk with his sister, Lilly. They could have at least faced this together. Jack quickly learns two things; the villagers in Wishapick think Jack is the only one who can bring light back to Wishapick –and accomplishing this feat is the only way he can return home.

“… a breathy and fantastical storytelling style, imaginations will flourish and the tale will be enjoyed by kids ages 8-12 who enjoy the genre of fantasy.”—The Children’s Book Review

Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk is available on Amazon.

Ages 8-12 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2015 | 978-1508437178

Available Here: 

About M. M. Allen

M. M. Allen, author of the acclaimed children’s picture book Let’s Play Ball, is the mother of two adult children and aunt to twenty-three nieces and nephews, including ten great-nieces and great-nephews. MM is a former teacher and university lecturer. She has also worked extensively in marketing and communications with varied businesses and non-profits. MM lives in a picturesque northern California town where she enjoys writing, tending to her rose garden, and caring for her West Highland terrier, Pip.

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About Deborah Wynne

Composer and lyricist Deborah Wynne created a companion CD of songs to accompany Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk. Wynne’s primary talents lie in choral singing, stage musicals, and composing. Her musical projects include the 2013 album Strands of Gold and 2007 musical Moment of Truth. She is an active singer and composer in Santa Barbara, California, where she lives with her husband and their two shelties, Sparkle and Gracie. DeborahWynne.com

Learn More About Wishapick

wishapick_albumart_deborahwynne2_200x200Wishapick Soundtrack Be sure to check out the companion music CD, Wishapick, for purchase or download from DeborahWynne.com

Book Club Questions Get to the heart of Wishapick by downloading this set of book club questions: Wishapick by M. M. Allen: Book Club Questions

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Wishapick Book Birthday Giveaway Tour Hosts

Friday September 23 2016

The Children’s Book Review


Finding Magic

Nonperfect Parenting

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom

Word Spelunking

Saturday September 24 2016

The Fairview Review

Monday September 26 2016

My Momma’s Heart

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Friday September 30 2016


Tuesday October 4 2016

icefairy’s Treasure Chest

Monday October 10 2016

To Read, or Not To Read

Monday October 19 2016

A Dream Within A Dream

Thanks for following along with us on the Wishapick book birthday blog tour, sponsored by acclaimed author M. M. Allen and composer Deborah Wynne. You can discover more about Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk by checking out the 2015 Wishapick blog tour.

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  • My girls love to read they enjoy stories like this

    October 22, 2016
  • My girls would enjoy this. I like that exercise is encouraged with the character! RUN!

    October 23, 2016
  • This book looks fabulous. My kids would love it.

    October 23, 2016
  • Looks like a great read. Excited about the birthday celebration. Thanks for introducing me to the book

    October 23, 2016
  • Awesome! Thank you 🙂

    October 23, 2016
  • This book sounds SO good & what a delightful bonus to also win the soundtrack. I’m crossing my fingers & toes. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize pack. Happy Birthday, Wishapick: Tickety Boo and the Black Trunk !

    October 23, 2016
  • Fantasy fairytales allow children to escape life and to live in an adventure! It fuels their love of reading. And this sounds like an incredible read that will grab their attention and will never let go!

    October 23, 2016
  • I know that my niece would love this book!

    October 23, 2016
  • It sounds interesting and fun. Something I can enjoy with my grandchildren.

    October 23, 2016
  • My granddaughter would love this

    October 23, 2016
  • Very excited about this whole book.. Thanks

    October 23, 2016
  • Kids books love reading and sharing with them and they give a “hoot”! All animals always welcome

    October 23, 2016
  • My niece loves to read. I think she would love this. I hope to win this for her. She will turn 9 on Nov.13.

    October 23, 2016
  • I think this age-range of reading is the most exciting. I fell in love with reading around 10 and this book seems awesome for my Godson and nephew. I also love the prize for this blog contest/birthday celebration!

    October 23, 2016
  • I think my grand kids would so enjoy this book. They love to run and explore!

    October 23, 2016
  • Thank you Bianca and everyone that entered. We had a lovely birthday celebration! Good luck to everyone. I wish each of you the Spell of Goodwill. Tickety Boo – MM Allen

    October 24, 2016

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