Monday, May 6, 2019

Let's Go On Safari! by Kate Williams and Michelle Campbell

This is a precious book.  It's written by an 8-year-old who's gone on a safari and met many animals.  The sad part is that almost all of them are endangered.  This book shows you why they need our help.

P R by the Book sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published now so you can grab a copy now.

The photographs are outstanding.  You can tell that by looking at the front cover.  You can feel how much Kate cares just by reading her words.  This is a spectacular look at what animals remain.  You see their beauty and their power.  Let's not lose our big magnificent animals to poachers or big game hunters.  If possible, donate to the wildlife foundations mentioned in the book. You can even foster an elephant if you want.  Doesn't that sound like fun?

I'd prefer to foster a cheetah myself.  I'm a cat lady.

Let's save these animals before more become extinct. 

Here are some questions and answers from Kate:

1.Where did you grow up /live now?  Austin, Texas.

2.What do you want to be when you grow up?  A Broadway actor.

3.What is your education/career background?  I am in third grade at Trinity Episcopal School.

4.Do you have any pets?  I have three dogs and one bunny. 

5.Where/When do you best like to write?  I like writing on my couch in the evening.

6.When you are struggling to write/have writer’s block, what are some ways that help you find your creative muse again?  Reading back over my writing.

7.What do you think makes a good story?  Interesting characters and lots of dialogue.

8.Is there a message/theme in your book that you want readers to grasp?  That saving African animals and not poaching is important -and I want to tell kids they can make a difference, too.

 9.What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?  How long it took to find a publisher.

10.What was your greatest challenge in writing this book?  Figuring out how to start it -and how to end it!

11.On the weekend, what are you most likely to be doing?  At the gym playing volleyball, reading, and having a playdate.

12.Who are some of your favorite authors?  J.K Rowling and Stuart Gibbs

13.Do you have a bucket list? What are some of the things on it?  Traveling to Paris, and publishing some of the other stories I’ve written.

14.What person(s) has/have helped you the most in your career?  Michelle, who I wrote this book with, and my mom.

15.What’s the best writing advice you have ever received?  Don’t give up!

16.What was your favorite book as a child? The Harry Potter books.

17.What is the one book no writer should be without? Let’s Go On Safari!

          18. How does your family feel about your writing career?  They are VERY
          proud of me. 
          19.If your book was turned into a movie, who would you like to play you? 
           Emma Watson – she played Hermione in the Harry Potter movies.

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