A Call for Blog Tour Participants: Hey Canada!

What is a blog tour?

Similar to an author tour where the author travels from store to store across the country, a blog tour is when a series of blogs post about the book during a consecutive number of days.

What do I need to participate?
First of all, you will need a blog. Second, a love for reading children’s books! Third, a commitment to post on your scheduled blog tour date.

What is the book about?
Hey Canada!
Written by Vivien Bowers
Illustrated by Milan Pavolvic
Hardcover | 72 pages | Ages 7-10
ISBN: 978-1-77049-255-4
Gran has decided that she is taking nine-year-old Alice and eight-year-old Cal on a road trip across Canada “before she’s old and creaky.” With a sparkling combination of poems, silly songs, tweets and blogs, the trio records the trip for readers everywhere to share. Starting in St. John’s Newfoundland, where they have a “find-it” list that includes a moose and an iceberg and going all the way to the Pacific Ocean, the gang in Hey Canada! offers a delightful way to learn about vast, varied, and surprising Canada.

The book combines narrative, poems, photos, comics about historical events such as the battle at Fortress Louisburg, maps (including provincial flags, birds, and flowers), in a lively, easily accessible format. Not only great fun to read, this is a valuable resource for young Canadians and for visitors across the country.

How can I help during the blog tour?
As a participating blogger, you will be given a copy of Hey Canada! to read. On your scheduled posting date, you should post your review of the Hey Canada! for tour followers to see. If you don’t want to do a review, you can also post an author interview, a home-made book trailer, share fun-facts, or something unique! Anything you like, as long as it relates back to the book. We encourage creativity here!

We will be promoting the blog tour, so your blog will see an increase in traffic. Tundra will be sharing your link on our own blog here, our facebook page, and twitter. We would greatly appreciate it if you could help spread the word too. Feel free to post your reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, or online retailers.

Where do I sign up?
I thought you would never ask! If you are getting this as an e-mail subscriber, please fill out the form on our blog:
The application form is closed. Thank you to all of those who applied!

We will be sending you a copy of the finished book to read as soon as possible. The blog tour will be starting on Monday, June 25, 2012 and ending on Friday, June 29, 2012. The week before Canada Day! You can also e-mail us (tundra@mcclelland.com) or leave a comment below if you have any questions about the blog tour.