Thursday, March 26, 2020

Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque

Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages

Genre:  Children's Picture Book

Publisher:  Mascot Books

Release date:   March 17, 2020

Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

A “Mom’s Choice Award Winner”! Alycat’s brother, Bugsy, is playing in a
golf tournament with some of his friends, and wants to use his lucky
ball to win the game. But when Alycat forgets his lucky ball at home,
Bugsy learns what luck is really all about. Can Bugsy win the tournament
without his lucky ball? Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday is part of
the Alycat Series:

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My review:
Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday  Is the 4th book in the Alycat series by Alysson Foti Bourque. I have read a couple other books in this series also. Each book is amazingly illustrated with bright colors and cute animal characters. Chiara Civati does an amazing job with the illustrations. The illustrations draw the kids attention and for the most part tells the story right along with the words.

Each book in the series not only tells a cute story but it teaches a lesson. At the back of the book there is also a list of definitions to the golf terms from the book. I personally do not know much about golf other then you hit the ball into the hole basically. I did not know what Mulligan meant but now I do.

In the story It is Tournament Tuesday. Alycat's brother Bugsy plays golf. He feels he has to have his "Lucky Ball" in order to win. When he forgets his ball at home and Alycat by mistake grabs the wrong ball, she tries to fix it by coloring a star on the ball with a marker. All is well and good and Bugsy is having the game of his life, until the ball lands in water and the star washes off. Bugsy is positive he will never win. But his family remind him he has worked hard and practiced hard, and so far has played the whole tournament extremely well with out the ball. SPOILER: He wins!!

Meet the Author:

Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the award-winning Alycat series.
Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from
the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from
the Southern University Law Center.

After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs
for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys public speaking
opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She
hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe
in themselves wholeheartedly.


The Alycat Series has won several prestigious awards including:

Three Mom’s Choice Awards®

Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Best Book Award Finalist

NY Big Book Award

Reviewed by Midwest Book Review

Southern Festival of Books Panelist

Louisiana Book Festival Featured Author

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter   Facebook  ~  Instagram ~ Pinterest

Interview with Alysson Foti Bourque

  • In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper? Yes! The first book of the Alycat series, Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day, was written one night on loose leaf paper after tucking my kids into bed. I have kept those papers to remind me of the excitement that I had as my imagination spilled over onto the paper. 

  • If you’re a mom writer, how do you balance your time?
    I write when my kids are at school and once they go to bed. I always bring a notebook to their activities so that I can write down ideas or thoughts that cross my mind. 

  • How were you as a kid? I was a “march to the beat of my own drum” type of kid. If I found something that excited me, I gave that certain something 100% of my time. When I was about six years old, I was a flower girl in my aunt and uncle’s wedding and wore the most beautiful taffeta and lace dress! I was so smitten with that dress that I wore it for every single picture day at school until it no longer fit me. So, my grade school pictures are basically all the same—except that year that I added a crown and wand to the ensemble. I’m not sure how I kept friends. 
  • What do you want children to learn/take from your books? I want young children to use each book as a tool to help them creatively solve their own problems and learn how to cope with tough situations. By incorporating imagination, kindness, and creativity into their daily lives, they will have the skills to conquer the world!
  • What advice would you give budding writers? Research as much as you can online. There are many forums out there that provide guidance for new writers. Also, read as much as you can! You can learn a lot from other author’s writing styles.  Work hard and keep at it. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this exciting and fun children's book.