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#The Leaf and the Tree -virtual book tour and giveaway

In partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Bruce Nemovitz.


The Leaf & The Tree

Written by Bruce Nemovitz

Illustrated by Ani Ghosh

Ages 4-8 | 22 Pages

Publisher: Book House Publishing | ISBN-13: 9781952483257

Publisher’s Synopsis: Follow the wondrous and challenging life of our friend, the leaf, living alone and happy and confident that only he controls his surroundings and his good fortune. Then one day, Mother Nature teaches a lesson we all can learn from.

Through the journey in this heartfelt book, you will gain a new appreciation when taking a walk past your favorite tree. Our friend, the leaf, is given a gift of knowledge and understanding about the beauty and wonder of the world around us.




Author Bruce Nemovitz has written two other books. He has been a full-time Realtor for over 43 years in the Great Milwaukee area. The first book is called “Moving in the Right Direction”, A Senior’s Guide to Moving and Downsizing. His second book, also related to the senior real estate market is called “Guiding Our Parents in the Right Direction”, A Children’s Guide to Helping Mom and Dad Move From Their Long-Time Home.

Bruce’s passion has always been with children. He has two daughters, Dara and Karra, who blessed him with seven grandchildren! Bruce wanted to leave a message for the next generation who are living in a world divided. This book offers a message of hope and togetherness, that we are all connected to one another and to nature.

Bruce has won several awards in his field of real estate. Bruce has been a monthly contributor for over 12 years with 50plus Magazine in the Milwaukee area. He has written several articles related to the challenge of seniors moving from their long-time homes. He works with his wife of 48 years, Jeanne.

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The Leaf and the Tree

Written by Bruce Nemowitz

Illustrated by Ani Ghosh

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This is a delightful picture book for young children.

All the animals of the forest respect the tree. Readers learn about the tree through the eyes of a leaf. The leaf reflects on the cycle of life but sees itself independent of the tree. When the seasons pass and the leaf falls to the ground, it realizes that the roots, trunk, and branches all played a part in its journey. The book teaches children that all parts of nature need to work as a team that benefits the individual members.

The digital illustrations of personified nature appeal to the senses and reinforce the story line. Rhyming text makes the book an excellent choice for a read-aloud. Recommended for children ages three through eight.


Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Leaf & The Tree, autographed by Bruce Nemovitz!

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Monday, February 7, 2022The Children’s Book ReviewTour Kick-Off
Tuesday, February 8, 2022The Fairview ReviewA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Wednesday, February 9, 2022Life Is What It’s CalledAn interview with Bruce Nemovitz
Thursday, February 10, 2022Crafty Moms ShareA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Friday, February 11, 2022Lisa’s ReadingA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Monday, February 14, 2022The Momma SpotA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Tuesday, February 15, 2022Book Bug CAA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Wednesday, February 16, 2022Barbara Ann Mojica’s BlogA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Thursday, February 17, 2022J.R.s Book ReviewsA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Friday, February 18, 2022Because I Said SoA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Monday, February 21, 2022Satisfaction for Insatiable ReadersA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Tuesday, February 22, 2022icefairy’s Treasure ChestA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree
Wednesday, February 23, 2022Me Two BooksA book activity to pair withThe Leaf and the Tree
Thursday, February 24, 2022A Dream Within a DreamA book review ofThe Leaf and the Tree

Selfies In the Wild Blog Tour

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About the Book

Title: The Adventures of Lovable Lobo – Selfies in the Wild

Written and illustrated by C.L. Murphy

Published by Peanut Butter Prose

Date published: August 1, 2016

Recommended ages: 3 to 7

Number of pages: 28

Summary: Lobo and his sidekick raven find a trail camera in their neck of the woods, and it attracts the attention of forest friends. Images captured have never been sillier or more candid. Just as their wild dispositions are exposed, the photo shoot comes to an unexpected end and they’re all left wondering why. The reason may be obvious.

My Review:

Lovable Lobo is one of my favorite animal critters. Having read his previous adventures, I eagerly grasped the opportunity to read an advanced review copy of his newest tale for this blog tour. Lobo and his forest friends find a trail camera in the woods and puzzle about how to operate it. The animal friends don’t know their colors or directions. They freak out when they see the word capture displayed. Young readers will laugh at the wild animals’ decision to “act naturally.” They have an important lesson for readers at the end of the story when they fear the camera is broken.

Targeted for readers in the three to seven year age bracket, this hilarious tale will have children and adults alike laughing over and over. Murphy provides a short glossary for the more difficult vocabulary words, a bonus of real life photographs of animals and an activity kit that can be downloaded to keep the fun going once the book is finished. Don’t miss this one and check out the other adventures of Lovable Lobo.

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About C.L. Murphy


Cathy (C.L.) has been creating with and for kids for many years, and because of it she’s ever armed with crayons and not afraid to use or share them. She’s faster than a speeding turtle, more powerful than a newborn bunny, and nearly able to leap tall tales in a single bound. She’s in a position to use her unassuming powers in a never-ending battle for good and silliness while traveling to the deepest (sometimes dark) part of her imagination. She’s been a member of SCBWI since 2012. She lives in a wonder-filled forest, amongst the wildlife with her husband and other untamed animals. They have two wildly perfect sons and a scrumptious new granddaughter.

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The Boy Who Became Father Christmas: The Story of Santa Claus

Written by James Wilmot


The Prologue gives a hint as to how the story line will evolve. In this short story, the reader learns that Niklas was born at the foot of a mountain range. He lived in town with the wealthy and prosperous settlers. Once a year the mountain folk came down to trade with them Their meat, cheese, animal skins and wool were exchanged for the coal, wax, grain and oil the mountain people needed to survive.

Shortly after Niklas turned twelve, tragedy struck. Both his parents were killed in a house fire. Niklas discovers a grandfather he never knew existed; now Niklas’ life would be turned upside down. He must leave town and go live up in the mountain with his grandfather. After a rough period of adjustment, Niklas becomes skilled in woodworking and learns the ways of the mountain people. He becomes acquainted with the “wee folk” legends and the animals of the forest. The teen develops a strong friendship with a girl named Rose. Niklas discovers the joys of the Christmas season and ventures forth to embrace it. As the boy grows, he experiences love and loss while meeting the challenges of mountain living and surviving a test with the King of the Mountain.

Wilmot selects many of the Christmas legends and weaves them into a novella featuring characters that embody familiar traditions. A heartwarming and uplifting short story that can be enjoyed by middle grade, young adult and adult readers. Perfect read for sitting in front of the fire for a couple of hours.

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