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A Groundhog Day Book Giveaway: Win a Copy of Pushball: A Game That’s Tasty to Eat!

Sponsored by Leavey-Buck Inc.
The Children’s Book Review | January 18, 2019

Celebrate Groundhog Day with this imaginary story that is both entertaining and fun to read!

The rhythmic verse in “Pushball” helps early readers remember word sounds and look for similar sounding words to complete the rhyme. This creates an enjoyable reading and learning experience. The book also teaches an important life lesson based on an ancient proverb … the way to success is achieved through persistence and determination.

Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of Pushball: A Game That’s Tasty to Eat!

Five (5) winners receive:

  • A paperback copy of Pushball: A Game That’s Tasty to Eat!, autographed by author Thomas Leavey and illustrator John Buck.

Giveaway begins January 18, 2019 at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends February 18, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Pushball- A Game That's Tasty to EatPushball: A Game That’s Tasty to Eat!

Written by Thomas W. Leavey

Illustrated by  John E. Buck

Publisher’s Synopsis: “Pushball” is the story of a “cute little duck who’s quick on his feet, and a fuzzy old groundhog that just likes to eat.” In an ironic twist, Groundhog attempts to eat the game ball! Pushball was written to entertain and create a laughable story in an enjoyable atmosphere for children. It also teaches that the secret to success in achieving goals is through persistence and determination.


Ages 3-8 | Publisher: leavey-buck Productions | 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0999798508

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About the Author

Thomas Leavey

Thomas Leavey

Thomas Leavey was born in the Bronx, but grew up in Rockland County, New York. He attended the same grammar and high school as his illustrator John Buck. After graduating from Mankato College in Minnesota, he returned to New York to a career in the film and television industries. He worked on many films and television shows such as Sesame Street; Annie; and Megan Leavey, to name a few. He also took time off from work to volunteer at the rescue operation at Ground Zero. Pushball is the first of several book projects that is in development.

For more information, visit: https://www.earlyreaderbooks.com/

About the Illustrator

John Buck

John Buck

John Buck was born in Brooklyn, but for most of his early years he lived in the small town of Blauvelt, NY, where he met Tom. After high school he went to the University of Detroit and graduated from Wayne State University in Michigan. His interest in art and architecture led to a lifelong professional career as an industrial designer, working on everything from aircraft interiors, to business machines, and power tools. He has designed for consulting firms and corporations in New York, Michigan, and Maryland, where he currently lives with his family. Pushball is his first illustrated children’s book.

For more information, visit: https://www.earlyreaderbooks.com/


Giveaway Rules

  • Pushball: A Game That’s Tasty to Eat! | Book Giveaway.  Sponsored by Leavey-Buck Inc.
  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mounatin Time on January 18, 2019 and 11:59 PM on February 18, 2019.
  • Go to https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2019/01/pushball-a-game-thats-tasty-to-eat-book-giveaway.html on a computer or wireless device and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions.
  • Five (5) winners receive: A copy of Pushball: A Game That’s Tasty to Eat!, autographed by author Thomas Leavey and illustrator John Buck.
  • Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about February 22, 2019.
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  • Open to the legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are thirteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
  • The Children’s Book Review is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Prizes Courtesy of Leavey-Buck Inc.

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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.

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