Tour and Giveaway for The Adventures of Molly and Ollie: Moving day

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Book Title:  The Adventures of Mollie & Ollie: Moving Day by Sally Beale
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   March, 2021
Book available in hardback
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

Every child experiences change in their life. Moving can be difficult, but in

this Mom’s Choice award-winning book, when eight-year-old Molly Day meets a new friend, a magical owl named Oliver Winston Howell III, her move to a new house in a new town becomes easier than she expected. Be on the lookout for Molly and Ollie’s next adventure!

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I encourage you to read this interview with Sally Beale

  • Do you find it more challenging to write the first book in a series or to write the subsequent novels?

I think it is more challenging to write the first book in a series because a lot of time is spent on character development, not just for the first book, but thinking ahead to other books. I really got to know Molly and Ollie myself in the first book, and I was excited to introduce them to my readers. I see inspiration for stories all around me, so writing new books comes fairly easily. I have 4 more in various stages of completion now.

  • When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I first considered myself a writer when Moving Day was released, and I was standing in my dining room holding a copy in my hands. I couldn’t get over the fact that I had created something that now others could enjoy. However, now that I’ve had time to think about it, I realize I became a writer as soon as I first started writing The Adventures of Molly & Ollie. 

  • What does success mean to you? 

Success for me was hearing for the first time that a child loved the book. Obviously, I want the book to be successful in the traditional sense of selling well, but my motivation was always to tell my stories and share the things I’ve learned over my long, adventurous life in a way that could encourage children and help them grow. As the first few reviews started coming in, while I was happy to be getting positive reviews, I was most excited by the ones that specifically mentioned the parts the children enjoyed. My absolute favorites are those with pictures of children with their eyes lit up. Seeing those smiles is what makes me feel successful.

  • What advice would you give to those who are interested in writing but have not yet taken the plunge.

Just start writing your stories! Everyone has something to share, but sometimes we try to wait until we think we’ve got it all figured out before we start. Well, I’m a gray-haired grandma, and I can tell you that we never get it all figured out, so just start anyway. Even when you’ve not sure where it will end, that’s fine, just start with the beginning. And once you start writing, that will fuel your confidence to write more.

  • Have you ever been on any sports teams? If so, what sport?

I was more of a band kid in high school, but later, as an adult, I was on a church soft ball team. They needed one more person to make up their team, so they talked me into playing. I did not actually play much…I was afraid of the ball! I mostly just stood out in the field and got out of the way when someone came running over. Needless to say, it was a very short-lived career. I did enjoy cheering the team on from the stands!


Molly was sad because today was moving day. She didn’t want to leave her home, their backyard, her friends, but she had no choice. She watches as the movers come and take all of their boxes, and soon it was time to leave. Arriving at her house, she meets Ollie the Owl who helps her understand and feel better about her move.
The Adventures of Molly and Ollie: Moving Day is a cute story for children who have to leave their friends and home and move to a different place. Kids will learn to love and get use to their new home and find friends. Cheryl Crouthamel does a fabulous job creating the illustrations for this book. All of the cute little animals and the characters are just adorable. Each page matches what is written there, and the beautiful pictures and colors make the story come to life. This is one you sure want to get for your child. It would be perfect for any school room or library. My rating for The Adventures of Mollie & Ollie: Moving Day by Sally Beale, is Five Stars! Love this sweet book.
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.

Photo by Adrienne Reich Photography

Meet the Author:

The Adventures of Molly & Ollie: Moving Day was inspired by Beale’s own experiences as a young child. Her father’s occupation required that her family move across the country every two years. Beale’s childhood was filled with adventures that captured her imagination in each new home. She continued her passion for adventure while raising her two daughters and working as a costume designer for local theaters. Now she is channeling her sense of fun and her youthful spirit into her children’s stories. Beale is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The Adventures of Molly & Ollie: Moving Day, a Mom’s Choice Award winner, is the first book in the Molly & Ollie


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Tour Schedule:

May 10 – Reading is My Passion – book review / author interview
May 10 – Pick a good book – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 10 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
May 11 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
May 11 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 12 – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 12 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 13 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
May 13 – Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
May 14 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 14 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 17 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – book review / giveaway
May 17 – My Journey Back – book review / giveaway
May 18 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
May 18 – Laura’s Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 18 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
May 19 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 19 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review / author interview
May 19 – Booking With Janelle – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 20 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
May 20 – Lisa’s Reading – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 21 – The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / guest post / giveaway
May 21 – I’m Into Books – book review / giveaway

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