Blog Tour and Giveaway: Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? by Marilyn Singer

Welcome to the Book Tour stop for Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? at She Just Loves Books! A big thank you to Rockstar Book Tours for this book tour stop!

About the Book:

Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? by Marilyn Singer

Illustrated by Ryan McAmis

Published: October 1, 2019

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Available formats: Hardcover, eBook

Page Count: 48

A family of mice. A runaway goat.

A mischievous snake.

A shocking parrot.

A pardoned turkey.

A pampered raccoon.

A ghostbusting dog.

A celebrity cow.

The White House housed more than presidents and First Families–who could forget the furry, scaly, feathered friends who impressed the press, guarded their charges, and kept them company through all the ups and downs of their respective terms?

Marilyn Singer’s compelling poems will delight readers with stories of the creatures who sat beside our country’s leaders, as she draws intriguing connections between the animals and the administrations they accompanied. Mixed-media illustrations by Ryan McAmis lend humor and vivacity, and detailed back matter explores each president’s pet history in more depth.

A Peek Inside:

This fun artwork is taken directly from Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? with permission of the author and Rockstar Book Tours for this tour.

Where to Find This Book:

Find it at: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, Book Depository

About the Author:

Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx (New York City) on October 3, 1948 and lived most of her early life in N. Massapequa (Long Island), NY. She attended Queens College, City University of New York, and for her junior year, Reading University, England. She holds a B.A. in English from Queens and an M.A. in Communications from New York University.

In 1974, after teaching English in New York City high schools for several years, she began to write – initially film notes, catalogues, teacher’s guides and film strips. Then, one day, when she was sitting in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, she penned a story featuring talking insect characters she’d made up when she was eight. Encouraged by the

responses she got, she wrote more stories and in 1976 her first book, The Dog Who Insisted He Wasn’t, was published by E.P.Dutton & Co.

Since then, Marilyn has published over seventy books for children and young adults. Her genres are many and varied, including realistic novels, fantasies, non-fiction, fairy tales, picture books, mysteries and poetry. She likes writing many different kinds of books because it’s challenging and it keeps her from getting bored. She has won several Children’s Choice and Parents’ Choice Awards, as well as the following: the Creature Carnival, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book, 2005; I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion, New York Public Library’s “Best Books for the Teen Age,” 2001; Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2000 (YALSA); On the Same Day in March, Booklist’s Top Ten Science Books of 2000; NCSS-CBC Notable Book, 2000; Deal with a Ghost, finalist, YA category, Edgar Award, 1998; It Can’t Hurt Forever, Maud Hart Lovelace Award, 1983; The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 1983; Turtle in July, NCTE Notable, N.Y.Times Best Illustrated and Time Magazine Best Children’s Books of 1989; Turtle in July was also a Reading Rainbow review book.

Marilyn currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Steve; their standard poodle Oggi, a cousin of their beloved and recently departed poodle Easy, seen in the home page photo; a cat named August ; two collared doves named Jubilee and Holiday; and a starling named Darling. Her interests include dog training, reading, hiking, bird-watching, gardening, meditation, playing computer adventure games and going to the movies and the theatre. She’s also a major Star Trek fan.

Author’s Links: Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Facebook

It’s Time for a Giveaway!

3 winners will win a finished copy of WHO NAMED THEIR PONY MACARONI?, US Only.

Check out the Giveaway here!

Book Tour Schedule

See the full schedule here

Week One:

11/11/2019 BookHounds YA Excerpt

11/12/2019 She Just Loves Books Excerpt

11/13/2019 @fictitious.fox Review

11/14/2019 Southern Girl Bookaholic Review

11/15/2019 For the Love of KidLit Excerpt

Last Thoughts:

Thanks for joining me on this leg of the tour! Let me know your thoughts on this book!

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