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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

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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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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • My greatgrandkids would love this!

    September 23, 2016
  • The soundtrack excites me the most about this birthday celebration. I cannot wait to hear it!

    September 23, 2016
  • I’ve never heard of this tale so it will be an interesting read.

    September 23, 2016
  • This is the first tie I’ve heard of this story. I think my grandson & granddaughter would both enjoy this. Thank you for the chance.
    Carol L

    September 24, 2016
  • Reading this book will take you on an exciting adventure

    September 24, 2016
  • Can’t wait to see the book

    September 25, 2016
  • I like the book. It looks like a great adventure for the reader.

    September 25, 2016
  • The book sounds so exciting and kids will really enjoy the celebration

    September 25, 2016
  • My granddaughter Kimberly would love this fantasy book.

    September 25, 2016
  • I have never heard of it so I think it would be just an interesting read.

    September 25, 2016
  • Looks like a great read!!

    September 25, 2016
  • My future grandbabies will love this and I will love reading them

    September 25, 2016
  • This is exciting as my daughter would love this so much. I get happy when she is excited.

    September 25, 2016
  • Would love to get this. My youngest daughter’s birthday is coming up and she loves to read.

    September 25, 2016
  • I’m excited about reading this fairytale!

    September 25, 2016
  • My niece and I love fairy tales! I am excited to read this to her.

    September 25, 2016
  • What excites me the most is learning about new authors (new to me).

    September 25, 2016
  • i like hearing about new authors

    September 25, 2016
  • I’m excited about the fantasy aspect of the book! Can’t wait to read it.

    September 25, 2016
  • The soundtrack sounds exciting to me.

    September 25, 2016
  • id love to read it !

    September 25, 2016
  • This book looks really good. I would love to read it. Thank you so much for the chance.

    September 26, 2016
  • This book looks very interesting, and love the artwork

    September 26, 2016
  • Sounds like. Something good to read and share

    September 27, 2016
  • Sounds like a fun book for the classroom

    September 27, 2016
  • Zoey would love this, I think she might share with her class room , thank you for a wonderful gift

    September 27, 2016
  • I’m excited about this book birthday because this seems like a book my fourth-graders would love. They like reading books about adventures.

    September 27, 2016
  • The book sounds fun and I just love the idea of a book soundtrack!

    September 27, 2016
  • My daughter’s nickname is Lilly. This sounds like a book we would love reading together! Thanks!!

    September 27, 2016
  • cool giveaway. My niece’s cousin is a Lily.

    September 27, 2016
  • I love reading and I believe anybody who doesn’t read is missing out!!
    The earlier you introduce kids to books the better!

    September 28, 2016
  • The FitBit!!

    September 28, 2016
  • The Autographed book! I read this with my son for his summer homework this year and he loved it. Great Christmas gift for him. The FitBit is a fantastic bonus! I’ve had tachycardia since I was 10 years old and it would be wonderful to not have to check my pulse the old way.

    September 28, 2016
  • I LOVE BOOKS…have loved books since my mom gave me them when I was sick in bed for a week. Everyone in my family read and I kept it up. I loved the scholastic flyers in school and made sure when my kids went, that they were able to buy at least one book every time. Both my kids enjoy reading, although my daughter does read a whole lot more then my son does.

    September 28, 2016
  • My daughter and I love to read fun books like this one which are filled with fascinating stories!

    September 28, 2016
  • I never heard of this book. It does look exciting.

    September 28, 2016
  • I’m really excited to read the story Wishapick: Tickety Boo And The Black Trunk!

    September 28, 2016
  • What a great giveaway! Can’t wait to read it!

    September 28, 2016
  • Love that this comes with a CD and Fitbit!

    September 28, 2016
  • The autographed book and story excite me the most. The story sounds so interesting. What a great book for the whole family to read.

    September 29, 2016
  • I’ve wanted a Fitbit for a long time and books are my favorite 🙂

    September 30, 2016
  • I enjoy reading your blog. It helps me make good decisions when buying books for my Granddaughter. Thanks!

    September 30, 2016
  • I like the book for my kids and the fitbit for me.

    September 30, 2016
  • I am excited about the fitbit alta in the giveaway.

    October 3, 2016
  • Looks like an exciting adventure book and gift package!

    October 3, 2016
  • my grandchildren are at the right age for this books, I would be the best grandma there is if I won these for them

    October 4, 2016
  • Besides the opportunity to own a signed edition, the Fitbit Alta is an awesome prize!!!!

    October 4, 2016
  • the fitbit and the soundtrack

    October 6, 2016
  • My grand kids Think the soundtrack is great and listen to it over and over. Thank You!!!

    October 7, 2016
  • I am super excited to read this book with my daughter – and the fitbit would be fabulous too!

    October 10, 2016
  • We love fairy tales and fantasy, and we’re always on the lookout for new ones to read.

    October 11, 2016
  • The Soundtrack to go with the book is awesome!

    October 12, 2016
  • My granddaughter would love it, and she is very overweight and walking every day now, so the fitbit would be very helpful. Thanks for the chance.

    October 13, 2016
  • What excites me most about this book birthday celebration is the chance to win the book, CD and Fitbit.

    October 13, 2016
  • I love both the book and the CD! The book is an exciting page-turner, with a great plot, endearing characters, and fun twists and turns! And the CD is not only a fantastic companion to the book, it’s an outstanding album in its own right, full of catchy tunes and great voices!

    October 14, 2016
  • It’s exciting that there’s a Fitbit Alta in this prize pack along with a book that sounds enchanting for my daughter to read! We love books like this!

    October 16, 2016
  • My boy’s would love this☺

    October 17, 2016
  • I would be excited to win this contest!

    October 18, 2016
  • I love fairy tales and the soundtrack sounds like a fun addition

    October 19, 2016

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