Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: How Old Is Grandma? by Antoinette Simmonds

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for How Old Is Grandma? by Antoinette Simmonds. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have the book trailer as well as the tour wide giveaway for a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
Title: How Old Is Grandma?
Author: Antoinette Simmonds
Publisher: Inot Productions
Publication Date: August 4th 2020
Print Length: 34 pages
Genre: Children's Fiction Picture Book
A humorous family mystery about a Grandma's big secret! Kendall and Kayson love going to visit their grandparents and their Grandma's birthday means CAKE, but how many candles to put on it? As the story unfolds, and misunderstandings abound, inquisitive Kendall is surprised to find out more than he bargained for.

How Old is Grandma?” joyfully illustrates the interactions amongst a loving African American family; children, parents, and grandparents and the learning experiences they share. Warm story-telling with a humor and charm that illustrates an understanding of the funniness and peace of mind that is so commonly found in children. The first in a series of books written for children ages 4 and up.

Antoinette Simmonds has more than 25 years’ experience as a teacher. She is an Adjunct Professor at two community colleges and has worked in the past as a teacher of software and a high school business teacher. She holds a BA in Business Education and a master’s degree in Instructional Technology.

As an African American woman, mother of 3, and grandmother of 3, over the years she has found fun, joy and shared experiences sharing books with children.

Now as a grandmother and an emerging voice in writing, her goal is to produce a memorable series of humorous family-oriented stories featuring people of color to share, “Teaching is my passion and I am thankful that I am sharing my joy and passing it forward.”

Antoinette Simmonds will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the book blast. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for inviting us

      Are you ready for grandparent's day? As grandparent's day is quickly approaching, I remember my grandmother's spaghetti dinners. Everyone would gather at the house to relax and have fun. Let's treasure these memories.

      We hope you enjoy the book and thank you for sharing.

      Antoinette Simmonds
      Author, "How Old Is Grandma?"

  2. This sounds like such a cute and humorous book.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting us, All the Ups and Downs!

    We'd love to hear if any of you have a fun memory with your grandparents that you'd like to share. Any funny misunderstandings?

    My mom used to tell me of a story that as a little kid, grandma was coming to visit at Christmas time, and I needed to keep a secret about what her gift was. Of course, the very moment she arrived at our door, I ran right up to her and said "Grandma! We got you bedroom shoes!!" Everyone laughed... all good!

    We hope you enjoy reading the book and learning about some of Antoinette's family experiences as well!

    Ian Dale (@iandaleart)
    Illustrator of "How Old is Grandma?"

  4. I like the cover. It has very cute artwork.

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  5. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  6. Sounds like a cute book my niece would enjoy.

  7. Antoinette, I don't know if that's a scarf you're wearing but it's beautiful.

  8. I Love this!! My daughter would love this book!

  9. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  10. I liked the trailer. The illustrations are adorable.

  11. What I like best is the book itself.. I am always looking for great books for my grandchildren for the holidays and birthdays.. This book is on my list!

  12. it looks like a great topic for kids

  13. My maternal grandfather had only one arm but never used the wooden prothesis. He kept it at the back of his wardrobe & when we were little we used to see how long we could stay shut in with it! Not long - can still remember it vividly!

  14. I like the book and plan to get it for my great grands.

  15. Everytime I see this bok cover, I just smile. I love the title also. I look forward to reading this.

  16. I enjoyed watching the book trailer.