Doodles 'n' Drawings, Everybody's Favorite Book, Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist

Let’s Send Out Freebies!

In my last post, I pesteringly plugged a super special giveaway.

Anyone who purchased and/or reviewed my picture books Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist and/or Everybody’s Favorite Book would receive:

An Official Yer Awesome Promo Par-T Pak!

Each Par-T Pak includes:

  1. An Official Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist Bookmark (while supplies last)
  2. An Official Everybody’s Favorite Book Bookmark (while supplies last)
  3. And An Official Mike Allegra Three-Minute Doodle (That is to say, I take three minutes to draw a doodle—and then I send that doodle to YOU!

A few of you were kind enough to buy and/or review, so I started doodling.

Here is the doodle I’m sending off to a lovely blogger named Boo. I’m told she likes giraffes, so…

I took an extra couple of minutes to add some color highlights because Boo has purchased and reviewed pretty much everything I’ve ever written. You earned it, Boo!

Wanna piece of this action? It’s easy! All ya gotta do is buy my book and/or leave a review on Amazon. (You could also promote the books in different ways if you’re so inclined—so feel free to be creative!)

Once you do that, let me know in the comments and I’ll send a Par-T Pak to YOU!

Thanks! And YAY!

 

Book News

Today is…

Thursday, February 28 is National Science Day!

And Friday, March 1 is the book birthday for Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist!

Wooooo!

Did Kirkus Reviews like Scampers? Why, yes, it did.

Did Foreward Reviews like Scampers? Five stars says yes!

Is Mike Allegra shamelessly promoting Scampers? No. I am filled with shame. But the shame is worth it! I think Scampers is the best picture book I’ve ever written. And it’s got cute widdle mice in it!

Seriously, just look at this adorable face:

Awww! (Illustrator Elizabeth Zechel is a genius.)

Wanna buy a copy?

Because you really should!

And thanks!

On Writing

In Case You’re Wondering…

A couple of people have asked me why I changed my blog avatar to an illustration of a cute, widdle mouse peeking through the grass.

Oh, I have my reasons.

This illustration (by the incomparable artist Elizabeth Zechel) is a detail from a larger illustration.

Click to enlarge. Cuz you should! It’s purty!

And that illustration appears in the soon-to-be-released picture book, Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist!

It’s educational AND funny!

And, yes! You can preorder it here in either hardcover or paperback.