In May we will bring you the second book in actress, Julianne Moore's, Freckleface Strawberry series. This is Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully. We all knew that bully is school - he was big and mean and made most of the other kids miserable. In this book, Freckleface Strawberry is face to face with the school bully, Windy Pants Patrick, on a rainy morning. What will she do? How can her story help your children face bullies?
THE FOUR-TIME ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE AND HER SPUNKY, PICTURE BOOK STAR DODGE A BULLY
Acclaimed actress, and now beloved picture book author JULIANNE MOORE and bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join talents again for FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY AND THE DODGEBALL BULLY. This time, their perky, loveable seven-year-old encounters a bully on the playground—Windy Pants Patrick—during a game of dodgeball. As the brute prepares to hurl his might at Freckleface and her friends, she must figure out how to summon the courage to stand up to him. Ms. Moore tackles this all-to- prevalent problem with both humor and grace.
It is Ms. Moore’s infusion of hilarity and heart that has won her praise from booksellers, educators, reviewers—and most importantly young readers!—for her debut picture book Freckleface Strawberry, a charming tale inspired by a childhood experience.
Nicknamed Freckleface Strawberry when she a young girl, Ms. Moore disliked the title as much as she disliked her red hair and freckles. “As a child, my hatred of my freckles was only matched by my love of reading,” said the author, who eventually grew to tolerate her red hair and freckles and find amusement in telling her own kids about her childhood nickname. Dodgeball isn’t based on personal experience, but creating a feisty character who makes the best of a bad situation—and does so with style and wit—is essential to Ms. Moore.
To Order Your Copy Today - http://www.amazon.com/Freckleface-Strawberry-Dodgeball-Bully-Story/dp/1599903164
Download Your Own Freckleface Strawberry Activity Kit - http://www.walkeryoungreaders.com/downloads/FrecklefaceDodgeballActivity.pdf
Julianne Moore is U. S. Ambassador for Save the Children working with children and families in rural areas, focusing on literacy and early childhood education. She successfully launched the Save the Children Valentine program in 2008 whereby children’s book illustrators donated art work for cards, with the proceeds benefiting poverty in the United States. She is also a member of Reach Out and Read, a children’s literacy organization dedicated to educating parents on the importance of reading to their children, as well as an acclaimed actress who has appeared in such movies as
The Hours, Far from Heaven, The End of the Affair, and Boogie Nights. Ms Moore was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from Boston University’s School of the Performing Arts. She now lives with her husband and children in New York City.
Links to Video with Julianne Moore about the Book
The Virtual Blog Tour Schedule for Julianne Moore and Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully
Tuesday May 26 – Margay Leah Justice shares her Freckleface Strawberry review http://margayleahjustice.com/?p=263 . Its been interesting to see how this story is “transporting” the adults back to the tough times we all had in school. It is interesting how a story about a spunky little red headed girl and a bully. Stick with us during the tour and you will have plenty of chances to share your stories and to hear stories from other people who had a bully in their life.
Wednesday May 27 – Margay Leah Justice shares information about Freckleface Strawberry and Julianne Moore on her blog - http://moonlightlacemayhem.blogspot.com/2009/05/moonlight-shines-on-julianne-moore.html . Did you miss her review? It is posted on her other blog - http://margayleahjustice.com/?p=263
Thursday May 28 – Shelly Burns is a teacher and she shares her review and comments about Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully. From the outside this looks like its “just a picture book for kids”. But as an adult turns the pages and reads to the special child or children in their life – it turns into a great tool to help children understand some ways to deal with bullies and to accept people who are different. Take a look - http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-tour-review-freckleface-strawberry.html
Friday May 29 – Julie Peterson shares her review (and her young son’s thoughts) about Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully - http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2009/05/review-freckleface-strawberry-and.html
Monday June 1 – Susan Wingate hosts Julianne Moore and Freckleface Strawberry - http://susanwingate.blogspot.com/2009/05/review-of-childrens-book-freckleface.html
Tuesday June 2 – Cheryl C. Malandrinos hosts Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully on her Book Connection blog today - http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2009/06/freckleface-strawberry-and-dodgeball.html
Wednesday June 3 – Share Nikki Leigh’s review for Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully by Julianne Moore - http://nikkisreviews.blogspot.com/2009/05/freckleface-strawberry-by-julianne.html
Friday June 5 – Paige Visintin shares her comments about Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully by Julianne Moore - http://www.thenursemommy.com/2009/06/freckleface-strawberry-and-dodgeball.html
Monday June 8 – Lesa Holstine shares her review of Freckleface Strawberry - http://lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/06/freckleface-strawberry-and-dodgeball.html
Tuesday June 9 – Natasha Maw shares information about Freckleface Strawberry on her blog http://blog.mawbooks.com/2009/06/09/freckleface-strawberry-and-the-dodgeball-bully-by-julianne-moore/
Wednesday June 10 – Debra Gaynor and her two grandchildren share their review of Freckleface Strawberry - http://www.reviewyourbook.com/component/simple_review/?review=1780-Freckleface-Strawberry-and-the-Dodgeball-Bully
Thursday June 11 – Dyan Garris shares her thoughts on bullying and taking your power back. She also shares her review for Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore - http://blog.voiceoftheangels.com/2009/06/10/julianne-moore--freckleface-strawberry.aspx
Friday June 12 – Linda Merlino shares her review and comments about Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgball Bully - http://gooddaysnodays.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-julianne-moores-new-book.html
Monday June 15 - Stephanie shares her thoughts about Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully on her blog - http://thewrittenword.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/freckleface-strawberry-and-the-dodgeball-bully/. As an added bonus, she was able to meet Julianne Moore at BEA (Book Expo America) a couple of weeks ago and she shares the pictures she got of Julianne Moore.
Tuesday June 16 – Karen Syed, an author, publisher and former pre-school teacher, shares her review and thoughts about Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully - http://www.klsyed.com/2009/06/award-winning-actress-julianne-moore.html
Wednesday June 17 – Karen Syed asks “Who Does Windy Pants Patrick Think He Is” on her Teen Seen blog this morning as she shares thoughts and a review for Freckleface Strawberry by julianne Moore - http://teen-seen.blogspot.com/2009/06/who-does-windy-pants-patrick-think-he.html
Thursday June 18 – Carolyn Howard Johnson shares her review for Freckleface Strawberry today on her blog - http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2009/06/julianne-moore-pens-perfect-book.html
Friday June 19 – Mary Cunningham shares her thoughts about Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully - http://cynthiasattic.blogspot.com/2009/06/freckleface-strawberry-and-dodgeball.html
Christine Verstraete shares her comments about Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully - http://candidcanine.blogspot.com/2009/06/freckleface-strawberry-and-dodgeball.html
Chelle Cordero hosts Julianne Moore on her Women in Charge blog and she will share information about Freckleface Strawberry - http://cce613.xanga.com/705473846/woman-in-charge-julianne-moore/