Book Title: Alycat and the Friendship Friday by Alysson Foti Bourque
Illustrated by: Chiara Civati
Category: Children’s Fiction, 32 pages
Genre: Picture Book, Friendship
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Oct 23, 2018
Tour dates: Oct 1 to 27, 2018
Content Rating: G
It’s finally Friday, and Alycat is excited to go on a field trip with her friends. But when she doesn’t have anyone to sit with on the bus, Alycat feels left out. Can she use her creativity and imagination to help everyone feel included?
Alycat and the Friendship Friday will teach readers that making new friends isn’t as scary as you might think.
Interview with Alysson Foti Bourque
Where do you get inspiration for your stories? I have two young children who inspire me with their daily stories and situations. My writing is a collective reflection of their experiences and my childhood memories with an imaginary twist.
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 is your favorite genre to read? Right now, Children’s Fiction and YA.
Why a week-based series? I taught school one year before I headed off to law school and I searched for a series that was based on the days of the week. There wasn’t any out there! So when the Alycat series began, I remembered what I wanted as a teacher and applied that to my series.
One of your books are on Novel Effect. What is that? Novel Effect is an app that adds theme music and sound effects as you read a kids book aloud using real time voice recognition. Alycat and the Monday Blues was accepted as a book on the app and features the original song from the book. I hope to have Alycat and the Friendship Friday on the app soon.
Alysson Foti Bourque 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. She 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. Currently, she resides in Sunset, Louisiana with her husband and two children.
- You can see my Giveaways HERE.
- You can see my Reviews HERE.
- If you like what you see, why don’t you follow me?
- Look on the right sidebar and let’ talk.
- Leave your link in the comments and I will drop by to see what’s shakin’.
- I am an Amazon affiliate/product images are linked.
- Thanks for visiting fundinmental!