Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Name the Dog CONTEST! Yes, you can be a winner!

I know you are probably wondering why me, a dog, is on a moose blog, but moose have friends too!  I am Humphrey Dog and I have been with Chris Mas Moose and the family for almost 20 years. I am hear to announce a new contest for a new story!  We can't reveal much yet, BUT there is a dog in the story. Is there also a moose????  Why, of course, there is.  

But, for now we want to invite you to join the

(I will now turn things over to the person, not the moose, in charge.)

Together with Sandi Czyznikiewicz, I would like to invite you to take part in a new contest.  Entry is simple...put on your best creative hat and come up with a name for a big dog that likes to chew things up.  There is a new children's story in the works and we thought it would be fun to have you take an active part.  

There are two ways you can enter:

1)  Leave your best dog name in the comments section with your email address, OR
2)  If you do not want others to see your entry, you can email your response to lisatortsbook@ameritech.net.  In the subject line simply type "Dog Contest" and then email your entry.

The contest will run through November 2, 2012.  If your dog name is chosen, you will win an autographed coloring book of The Moose at the Manger (a great Christmas gift)!  

Thanks and have fun with this!
Lisa Tortorello

Friday, October 12, 2012

Proud to Support the Troops!

I love it when a plan comes together.  This summer I became involved with a group called Operation Paperback that has volunteers send paperback books to soldiers overseas.  I was thrilled to be able to send some of my favorite books on for someone else to enjoy and no one deserves it more than our military.  

Last month there was a special Operation Paperback request for children's books.  At first, I could not figure out why that would be so important, but when I learned that our military parents use Skype to read to their children at home from all points abroad, I must say I was touched.  I knew I was going to send my books but that just didn't seem like enough.  So, I gave a "shout-out" on Facebook to fellow children's authors to see if anyone wanted to take part.  The response was great, and I was able to send 40 autographed books from 10 different states and Canada to our military men and women. 

I want to thank each of the authors personally for being so generous with their talents by donating their books.  Let me introduce them to you and share their books with you.  If you have children or know someone who does, you might want to check out some of these books yourself. I attached the links for your convenience.


Author Rachel Edmiston from Texas who wrote 

Author Vanessa Canevaro from Canada who wrote

Author Sherry Rossman from Arizona who wrote 

Author Cindy Hanson from South Carolina who wrote

Author Virginia Finnie from Colorado who wrote

Author Brad Francis from Michigan who wrote

Author Vivian Higginbotham Nichols from Texas who wrote

Author Marla McKenna from Wisconsin who wrote

Author Ronald Destra from Florida who wrote

Author Mary Lee from South Carolina who wrote

Author Judy Perry Drewett from Texas who wrote

Author Tawnya Bulger from North Dakota who wrote
Author Jan Clifton-Watford from Georgia who wrote

I would also like to thank my sister-in-law Betty Rowe who, while not an author, was quite generous and sent books too! 

I am sure our military and their children will truly appreciate your generosity.  

Friday, October 5, 2012

Teacher's Guide...how great is this!

The moose and I are excited to share that The Moose at the Manger Teacher's Guide in now available (complete with Answer Key).  As a teacher, I know how we appreciate answers right at our fingertips.  This guide is great for Sunday School, Bible School, Homeschooling, and any Christian School!  

For more information contact me at lisatortsbook@ameritech.net