“Road To Reviews,” Iggy Loo, Day 11

p20Where here in Montana where my morning started out at 39 degrees. Brr…just like I like it. With such a brisk morning I thought I’d explore Glacier National Park where there is over 1500 square feet of wilderness. A ranger took me to native American Speaks even though they’re closed. He felt bad I came all this way. There the tribes shared their knowledge of the history and culture of Native America. Quite interesting. I think I might come back this winter for their Ranger-led Snowshoe Walk.

I made one pit stop to The Big Dipper. Not the star but for ice cream!  I tried the Mango Habanero Sorbet. Spicy!

My last stop was to visit my friend Lara. She wanted to tell you about my new holiday book Iggy Loo but she’s not answering her door. Maybe I’ll try again later.

So I’ll tell you a bit about my book. I had spent a lifetime in my snow globe being admired by the little redhead. But more than anything, I envied the world that surrounds me and craved to experience life outside my globe. Through one shattering event I got my wish. See what happened next in my holiday picture book.

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“Road To Reviews,” Iggy Loo, Day 10

iggy-3Who would of thought you could spend an entire day at a shopping mall? Well you can if it has a theme park! Yes! It’s one of the largest malls in the United States. Roller coasters inside the mall! It’s the largest Nickelodeon Theme Park with 28 rides including a Ferris wheel. I explored SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium Moose and Mountain Adventure Golf. So much to do in one spot.

Then I visited with my friend Meredith to share her review on my book Iggy Loo. Stop here to read, http://www.mommyinleggings.com.

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“Road To Reviews,” Iggy Loo, Day 9

iggy-1Yee-haw! I can say that now that I’m in Texas. Here the humidity is high and the people are extra warm. I’m here in the hub of Houston. I spent the morning at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. They Cockrell Butterfly exhibit where they have hundreds of species flying around. Next, I played at the Children’s Museum of Houston. They have a lot of cool hands on exhibits from water play, science and eco-stations. Of course I couldn’t leave without getting some good ol’ Texas BBQ. Boy, I’m stuffed. It’s true, everything’s bigger in Texas!

Finally I stopped in to see my friend William for his review of my holiday book titled Iggy Loo.

William writes: Let me say right off that I really enjoyed the book, as did my boys, Liam (2) and Lucas (4).

The story was entertaining, engaging, and heartfelt. As I read, my children immediately picked up on the enchanting name of the eponymous main character and repeated it to me every time I said it. Lucas even mentioned him after the fact several times.

The illustrations were wonderful. As a designer myself, I enjoyed the consistency of the art and overall page layout. Choi has a nice, delicate design sense and a consistent presentation of vision. Her images matched the story well.

The only issue I had was the font size and weight. It could have been larger and heavier without disrupting the overall design sensibility. Even so, it was not terribly problematic.

The instructions at the end were an inspired idea, by the way!

I’d give Iggy Loo an enthusiastic two thumbs up!
@WHSizemore1

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“Road To Reviews,” Iggy Loo, Day 8

redheadHit the road today and ended up in NOLA. That’s Louisiana. My first stop, The French Quarter where I’m going to dive in for some Cajun and creole food. Then finishing off a plate of Beignets. Then I head to the famous Jackson street where it has the best people watching anywhere. The street performers like human statues to musicians entertain the visitors.  I visited the Old U.S. mint where it is the only building in America that has acted with the United States and Confederate Mint.

One of the biggest holidays in New Orleans is Mardi Gras. First held in 1857. Purple, green and gold were chosen as the colors of Mardi Gras was chosen when a Russian Granmaskstored Duke visited. Purple represents justice. Green represents faith. Gold represents power. Since there are 120 days left until Mardi Gras I should come back and relish in the festivities.

But for now I’m going to enjoy my review with my new friend Lesley, @reviewin_Life, www.thecajunhippiemomma.com on my holiday book, Iggy Loo. 

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“Road To Reviews,” Iggy Loo, Day 7

p15Florida is know for being the home of Walt Disney World, the National Naval Aviation Museum and The Kennedy Space Center. So I thought I’d take you  Gatorland. It opened in 1949 and is considered one of Orlando’s best half-day attraction. When you arrive you enter through the mouth of a gator. Not a real one of course. You can wrestle and alligator, or be a trainer-for-a-day. I preferred to be part of the audience. Here they house the extremely rare”white” alligators.

I had to visit and tour the house of Ernest Hemingway’s. His house is furnished withhemingway_realax_198_325_s_cy_c_c_0_0_100_bor1_c3b8a5 European antiques. There are six-toed cats still lurking about Hemingway’s home. They are to be the decedents of the cat that
was given to him by a merchant sea captain.gatorland-mouth

Finally, I got to sit down with my new friend Amber from www.theovereducatedmother.com,  @overeducatedmom. I can’t wait to hear her review of my new holiday book, Iggy Loo.

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“Road To Review,” Iggy Loo, Day 6

Next I traveled to Macon, Georgia, 85 miles south of Atlanta. p8moss. Did you know Macon hosts a International Cherry Blossom Festival in March where there is a 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees in bloom? That’s why it’s known as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the world.

Ocmulgee is their number one tourist destination. There I walked across Civil War battlefields and explored a North America’s only reconstructed earth lodge.

I’d end full day with a stop to hear a review from my friend Chris, www.middlegeorgiakids.com@HowDadDoesLife on my new book Iggy Loo. Next stop home of Mickey Mouse!

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Iggy Loo Debuts Today!!

pg-34That’s right. Just in time for Christmas!

Iggy loves love being admired by the little redhead but wishes more than anything to experience life outside his snow globe. Through one shattering event his wish is granted. Iggy realizes life’s simple pleasure is what makes living in a snow globe so extraordinary.

Iggy Loo will become a treasured holiday classic.

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Soft Cover $10.99  ISBN 978-1-946101-99-0
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