Monday, November 23, 2020

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: It Came From the Science Lab!!! by T. Melissa Madian

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for It Came From the Science Lab!!! by T. Melissa Madian. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: It Came From the Science Lab!!!
Author: T. Melissa Madian
Illustrator: Lan Nguyen
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication Date: July 22nd 2020
Print Length: 37 pages
Genre: Children's Science Fiction Picture Book
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It was business as usual at the Acme Science Lab, until one day a massive explosion sent the scientists fleeing for safety.

But out of the smoke and chemicals emerged an amazing new creature... Bartholomew Blob!

With the lab destroyed, Bartholomew leaves the comforts of the only home he has ever known in search of new friends and a place to live.

As he travels through golden fields his body changes color with every emotion he feels.

Life can be lonely for a blob, but Bartholomew discovers there's kindness and love to be found in every adventure.

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EXCERPT:
Bartholomew peeled himself off the horse and looked up. His skin turned pink with embarrassment. “I’m sorry,” said Bartholomew, “I just wanted to know what you were, and touch is my favorite way to understand things.” 

“I’m Horse,” the horse said. “I belong to the farmer that lives here and owns these fields. And what exactly are you?” 

“My name is Bartholomew!” said Bartholomew. “I was looking for a home and some friends. Can you help me?”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
T. Melissa Madian is the Chief Fabulous Officer at TMM Enablement Services Inc. As a mechanical engineer, she loves taking the science of what is possible and imagining stories around the impossible. She is a storyteller, mom to a precocious cat, and auntie to her human nephew. She hopes that this book serves as a reminder to people – adults and children – that even the weirdest and most unusual creature just wants and deserves to be loved.

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GUEST POST:
- Did you like science as a kid? Why or why not?

I loved Science and Math as a kid – and I still do! While other kids were playing with dolls and out doing sports, I enjoyed building Legos, playing with Transformers and messing around with chemistry and MECCANO sets. I was always curious about how things worked – I was the kid that took things apart just to see if and how I could put them back together again. I love solving problems, and math, physics and engineering are all about solving the problem in front of you. You know the scene from Apollo 13 when the NASA engineers are instructed to “fit a square peg into a round hole”? They gather in a meeting room, then one engineer dumps a bunch of items on the table and says, “We need to figure out how to get this, to fit into the hole for this, using nothing but that.” That scene essentially summarizes why I went into Mechanical Engineering. Using only your brain and your surroundings to creatively solve a problem is an awesome accomplishment!

There is a perception that the Sciences are too technical, or too boring, or you need to be a total nerd to like science. That is not true at all! There is a tremendous amount of creativity that can be unlocked by learning the Sciences. Science is the foundation of everything around us. You can explore so many things using science: how things are made, how the human body works, how we can reach space. An interest in science can lead to something wonderous and imaginative. My hope is that more children – especially young girls – see science as a way to explore their creativity!
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GIVEAWAY:
T. Melissa Madian will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

62 comments:

  1. Great hearing about your book. Thanks for sharing and for this giveaway also.

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  2. This sounds like a book my Grandchildren would love.

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  3. I like the cover. It is very cute!

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

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  5. This sounds like a cute book my niece would enjoy.

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  6. This sounds like a very good book.

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  7. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

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  8. It's nice to learn about your book.

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  9. I have grand kids who would eat up this book!
    And such an interesting cover.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  10. Sounds like a fun informational book that kids can enjoy! Thanks for sharing with me! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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  11. Sounds like a really intriguing book!

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  12. The cover is so cool.I love the colors.

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  13. This looks like a really fun picture book

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  14. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  15. My nieces would enjoy this book. Sounds interesting.

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  16. Sounds like a great book for kids. My daughter would love it. 😀 thank you so much for the chance.

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  17. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Thank you for sharing! Sounds great!

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  19. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  20. The artwork is really cute. Kids will love it.

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  21. My son would love to read it with me sounds fun to read.

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  22. What was your best success as a writer?

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  23. What was your best Christmas memory?

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  24. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  25. Do you have a specific writing spot?

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  26. What are some tips for writer's block?

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  27. What are your writing resolutions?

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  28. What will you be doing to help your writing career in the new year?

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  29. T. Melissa Madian is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.

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  30. What's your tips for dealing with road blocks?

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  31. sounds like a fun one

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  32. Happy New Year! I like seeing children take an interest in Science!!

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  33. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  34. I love the art work on the cover its so cute . I know my kids would love reading it too.

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  35. What do you do when you're feeling sad?

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