About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

In the Nick of Time by Deedee Cummings: Review & Giveaway with iRead Book Tours


Welcome to the blog tour for In the Nick of Time, hosted by iRead Book Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Book Details:

Book Title: In the Nick of Time by Deedee Cummings/illustrated by Charlene Mosley
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 28 pages
Genre:  Children/ Holiday
Publisher:  Make A Way Media
Release date:  November 2019
Content Rating: G. Children's Holiday Book.


A Timely Tale about a Little Brown Boy who Saves Christmas. Nick Saint never really put a lot of thought into his name until one snowy day in December when he accidentally receives a letter meant for Saint Nick. Realizing there is not much time left until Christmas, Nick opens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on a journey of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others while discovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit.
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MY THOUGHTS.....

Nick Saint is a very selfish boy until a letter addressed to Saint Nick is mistakenly left at his house and he is shown a world that he never knew existed. Someone named Cooper E. asks Santa to help his mom find a job so that they can have a place to live and his little brother can have a truck for Christmas. Suddenly, Nick gets a glimpse of the real world where people are homeless, children are hungry, and luxuries are non-existent. He is also reminded what Christmas should truly be: a time for giving and for sharing.

"Some people seem to thing that Christmas is all about what you can get. But you and I know that this season means to give, to hope, and to love without regret."

In the Nick of Time is a book that children will enjoy and parents will love. The colorful illustrations make it fun and appealing for young people and the strong focus on helping and serving others is especially relevant during the holiday season. In the Nick of Time is perfect for reading as a family and I am anxious to share it with my young granddaughter.

I received a complimentary copy of this book via IRead Book Tours but there was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Meet the Author:
Deirdre “Deedee” Cummings believes literacy is a fundamental human right. She is the founder of Make A Way Media, It Pays to Read & the Louisville Book Festival, as well as, an attorney, therapist, and CEO of Abi Behavioral Health in Louisville, Kentucky. Abi is an intensive therapy agency that works to prevent the placement of children in out of home care, such as foster care, hospitalization, and incarceration. Deedee attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, one of only two all-female Historically Black Colleges in the country. After graduating from Bennett, she earned a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Louisville. All of her writing focuses on sharing inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Deedee encourages the children she works with to write as a way to process emotions, document their journey, and express themselves more clearly. In addition to presenting on multiple topics around the country, Deedee donates hundreds of books and volunteer hours every year to families, children, churches and the local school system. She is excited to announce the launch of her tenth children’s book, This is the Earth. The inspiration for this book came from overwhelming negative media coverage about race relations in our country and across the world. This is the Earth is a book about peace, respect, and diversity inclusion: a message that must be heard and repeated often. She and her husband Anthony live in Louisville with their three children Kayla (an actress in New York), Anthony (a college student and athlete), and Nick (in elementary school).

connect with the author:  website  ~ make a way media  ~ twitter  ~ twitter  ~  facebook  ~  facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram ~ instagram ~ goodreads
Tour Schedule:
Oct 12 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 13 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 13 - Working Mommy Journal – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 14 -Leels Loves Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Oct 15 - Splashes of Joy – book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post / giveaway
Oct 15 -The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  - book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 16 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Oct 18 - Amy's Booket List – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 19 - The Pen and Muse Book Reviews  - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 20 – Pick A Good Book – book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 21 – Splashes of Joy – book review of This is the Earth / author interview / giveaway
Oct 22 – Leels Loves Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Oct 26 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Oct 27 –Rajiv's Reviews – book review of This is the Earth
Oct 27 –Rajiv's Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time
Oct 28 –My Journey Back – book review of In the Nick of Time / author interview / giveaway
Oct 30 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 3 –Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 5 –She Just Loves Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 9 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 11 –Priya's Lit Blog – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 11 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 11 - Older & Smarter? – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 12 –She Just Loves Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 13 –Nighttime Reading Center – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 16 – Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 18 – Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 18 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 20 - Bound 4 Escape – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 20 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 21 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23  Amy's Booket List – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - Nighttime Reading Center – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 23 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 23 - Gina Rae Mitchell  - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 24 - Gina Rae Mitchell  - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 25 – Older & Smarter? – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 27 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Nov 27 - Reading is My Passion – book review of In the Nick of Time
Nov 30 - Cuzinlogic - book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 30 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Nov 30 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review of In the Nick of Time / guest post /giveaway
Dec 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 1 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Dec 1 - Lisa's Reading - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
Dec 2 –  Jazzy Book Reviews – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 3 – Bigreadersite – book review of In the Nick of Time
Dec 3 - Reading is My Passion – book review of This is the Earth
Dec 3 - Lisa's Reading - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
Dec 4 - Bigreadersite – book review of This is the Earth
Dec 4 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
TBA – meandmybooks – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
TBD – Priya's Lit Blog – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
TBD - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review of In the Nick of Time / giveaway
TBD - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
TBD – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review of This is the Earth / giveaway
 
Giveaway:

Enter for a chance to win signed copies of IN THE NICK OF TIME & THIS IS THE EARTH & a $25 Amazon Gift Card (1 winner) (USA only)
 

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