Tour & Giveaway Popper and Friends: Popper Finds a New Home by IL Ritchie

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Popper and Friends: Popper Finds a New Home by IL Ritchie 
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Release date:  December 2021
Format available for review:  Print- hardback, ebook (pdf)
Will send print books out:  USA
Tour dates: November 26 to December 17, 2021
Content Rating:  Rated G. Suitable for everyone


  Book Description:

Popper is a sweet little woodpecker who is trying to find a new home. Now that he is grown, it’s time for him to leave the nest and find a home of his own. The first book in the Popper and Friends series, follow along as Popper explores different options and gets helpful advice from his friends.

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I love, love, love this sweet little book! Popper woodpecker realizes he is all grown up and it time he ventures out and finds a new home. After his parents wish him well, Popper takes off on his journey to find just the right home. His journey takes him to a chicken house, a pond, to a farmers house, and on to more places. Then with the help from a friend, Popper realize he already has a perfect place to make his new home. 

IL Ritchie does an amazing job writing this children’s book. I love the story, introducing children to several wild and tame animals alike. I love the sweet story of Popper the owl, as he tries to find a place for his home, and your child will love Popper too. Yulia Potts brings the story to life with fabulous illustrations on each page the fit so well with the story. This book is beautiful inside and out with vivid colors and adorable animals. The background scenes are adorable. This entire book is adorable and would make a good addition to your child’s library. As well as any daycare or elementary school library. And can I say Christmas gift? Poppy Finds a New Home will make the perfect gift for the child in your family. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Hi folks, I encourage you to read this interesting Guest Post from author IL Ritchie. I always enjoy learning more about authors and this is a great way to do so.


One thing I learned from studying abroad:

I had always planned to go back to school, after getting a couple years of work experience under my belt.  When I was applying for schools, I decided to submit an application for a school in Australia.  My dad was raised in New Zealand, so growing up we had done a couple family trips to New Zealand and Australia.  My intention was to stay in Australia for a few years after my grad school program, in order to get some international work experience.  

Not long after arriving in Australia, I began to feel very homesick.  I felt very disconnected from my family and friends.  After a few weeks, I made some great friends with fellow classmates.  I am still very close with some of my former classmates.

However, I decided to return to California once my program was completed.  That experience made me realize how important our social networks are to our well-being.  Being close to our family and friends can help us get through almost anything.  I hope children can understand the importance of maintaining a strong social network, as they see Popper get helpful advice from his friends as he looks for his new home!!



Meet the Author:

 A California native, IL Ritchie lives in San Francisco, where he is creating new adventures for Popper and his friends.


connect with the author: goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Nov 26 –
Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 26 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / author interview / giveaway
Nov 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 – Rockin’ Book Tours – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book spotlight
Nov 30 – Westveil Publishing – book review / giveaway
Dec 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 2 – icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
Dec 2 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 3 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Dec 6 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 7 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Dec 7 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 8 – Sandra’s Book Club – book review
Dec 8 – @twilight_reader – book review
Dec 9 – Captive Dreams Window – book review / giveaway
Dec 10 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / giveaway
Dec 13 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Dec 14 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Dec 14 – Kam’s Place – book review
Dec 15 – The Page Ladies – book review
Dec 15 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review
Dec 16 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway
Dec 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway


  Enter the Giveaway:


Popper and Friends: Popper Finds a New Home Book Tour Giveaway

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debra Guyette
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 06:37:45

    This looks delightful, perfect for my grandchildren



  2. Julie Waldron
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 16:19:49

    This looks like an adorable book!



  3. IL Ritchie
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 21:46:30

    Thank you for the positive review!! It was really fun to write this book, and Yulia did an amazing job with the illustrations!!!!



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