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WIN SCAMPERS!

It’s time to win a signed, hardcover copy my new picture book: Scampers Thinks Like A Scientist!

Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist is the book that received a five-star review from Foreward Reviews. It’s the book that nabbed a glowing notice from the difficult-to-please Kirkus. And it’s the book that stars the cutest mouse in the history of ever.

Oh. My. God. Just look at that widdle face!

So let’s get started!

How To Enter

To enter the Scampers drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment below that answers this question:

Which fictional character would you most want to have as a next-door neighbor?

That’s it! Leave a comment and you’ll be entered in the random drawing for Scampers!

But Wait!

Do you already have a copy of Scampers? That’s great! Thank you!

Enter the contest anyway.

After all, if you win, you can donate your prize to a local school or library. You’d be a hero!

How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning

Want me to stuff the ballot box in your favor? No problem!

If you promote this contest on your blog, I’ll give you two extra ballots!

Don’t have a blog? No problem!

If you promote this contest on Facebook and/or Twitter, I’ll give you another extra ballot!

Want to stuff the ballot box some more? You’re getting a wee bit greedy, but no problem!

If you have read any of my other books—Everybody’s Favorite Book, or any volume in the Prince Not-So Charming series—leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads, and I’ll give you yet another ballot!

And, hey, if you want to come up with another way to promote Scampers, let me know, and I’ll almost certainly give you an extra ballot for that, too!

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The drawing will be one week from today:

Tuesday, March 26.

 

So what are you waiting for?

Leave a comment! Get extra ballots! And WIN!

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.