Friday, January 1, 2021

Dream It & Do It by Holly A. Sharp
[Blog Tour: Revew/Spotlight + Giveaway]

 

Halito! Welcome to the next stop on the Dream It & Do It blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. This book has a really unique concept, so I cannot wait to finish reading it with my monsters! We've really enjoyed what we've read so far. Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom! For the full tour schedule, please visit the Rockstar Book Tours website.

About The Book:
Title: DREAM IT & DO IT
Author: Holly A. Sharp
Pub. Date: November 12, 2020
Publisher: Holly A. Sharp
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 216
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Holly's Store
Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Welcome to the world of real possibility! Our best-selling children’s book is packed with adventure, inspiration, and interests that will get your 4th and 5th grade child ready to take on the world. Written for both boys and girls, our bedtime stories style role-model book will introduce your kids to the gamechangers in the world that they want to emulate as they get older.

This must-have real-life adventure book will introduce your child to over 100 different career possibilities and interests through 100 real-life role-models. Each story will showcase different careers, professions, struggles, and challenges, covering business, art, math, science, and technology. These real stories about real people and the adversity they faced (racism, sexism, homophobia) will show your child that they can persevere no matter what they believe.

As a hands-on and immersive kind of bedtime book that will motivate your child to be a trailblazer, we’ve included an activity with each story that will help spark your child’s innate interests. All you need to do is sit back, read the stories out loud with your kids, and watch their eyes light up in wonder and awe.

Hardcover available on author's website.

Also available in smaller volumes.


I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

Starting the book with Dr. Seuss was a great way to grab my children's attention! They love The Cat and the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street (just to name a few favorites), and really enjoyed learning more about the author. There were a lot of interesting facts - most of them new to me - and even the simple illustrations were wonderful. They were cartoonish yet realistic depictions of people, which helped keep the children's interest, while also conveying what someone really looked like.

My favorite entry (so far) was the one on Judy Burke and Christine French Cully. I loved, loved, loved getting the Highlights magazine as a child, so it was fun for me to learn about how the two of them were involved and what that entailed. "It takes nearly a year to plan out what will go in each issue, which is delivered every month." That's amazing! It means they have to plan and prepare multiple issues simultaneously, which seems like it would be a very hectic endeavor. 

We haven't gotten very far into the book, but we've enjoyed what we've read so far and cannot wait to see what other interesting people have been included. (★★★★☆)


About Holly:
Sharp spent the bulk of her career in new product development—dreaming up intuitive ideas from how to kill bugs to new ice cream forms to hit grocery shelves. A self-proclaimed problem-solver, she loves to think about the things that the world needs and figuring out how to make those things come to life. “Knowing in high school what I wanted to do with my life set me up for the right path. I wanted the same for my child and searched for books to guide her, but came up short,” Sharp said. “That’s when I thought, ‘why not write the book for my child that she needs and that will also help others?”Giveaway Details: 1 winner will win a signed copy of the DREAM IT & DO IT, US Only.Giveaway Details: 1 winner will win a signed copy of the DREAM IT & DO IT, US Only.


Giveaway Details: 
1 winner will win a signed copy of the DREAM IT & DO IT, US Only.



WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING 

“Dream It & Do It by Holly Sharp is a perfect book for young kids who want to find their place in this world and what they would like to be when they are older”- Readers Favorite 5 Star Review 

"I am thrilled to share my story about the power of science. The journey to discovery itself is so interesting, but then to witness how it can improve people's lives is a thrill beyond description. “Holly Sharp has done such a beautiful service to society in inspiring children to work hard and follow their passions.”- Jean Bennett (geneticist helping reverse blindness) 

“Your work is very very important for kids. There is no wonder that you received a pre-launch 5 star review from "Readers’ Favorite"– Majd Mashharawi (Founder of Materials Engineering Startup) 

“This helps children to create their own serendipity”–Gianna Gaudinin (Google event planner) 

“Reading is for everyone and can help you achieve your own dream it and do it dreams--whatever they might be!”- Dawn Wacek librarian featured on Ted Talk® 

"I believe that young girls need to see role models in all professions, and young boys need to see women in these roles as well. While growing up, I wish I had the advice and vision this book offers to young people"- Rochelle Jones (one of FDNY’s first female firefighters)

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun read for kids. And who doesn't like to read with their kids. I read to my daughter atleast every night.. and she loves it almost as much as I do. LOL!
    Happy New Year!

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  2. I bet my grandson would like that.

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    1. An interesting book for sure! Bonus: It's educational. πŸ˜‰

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  3. This sounds like a fun book for kids. And it sounds like you've enjoyed it as well!

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    1. I've enjoyed what I've read so far! It's definitely one I want to pick up again in the future.

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