Discovering Why Kindness Counts!

Respect, Empathy, Responsibility, Integrity, and Forgiveness are themes covered in The Potato Chip Champ.




This past year, I've worked with nationally recognized author Maria Dismondy on her previously blog tour and created several mini units to align with her cute books: Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun and Pink Tiara Cookies for Three.  I'm honored to work with her again this year!



So, who is Maria?
 

Maria Dismondy is born and raised in Michigan.  A graduate from Michigan State, she holds a M.A in education, curriculum, and research with 10 years as an elementary teacher and reading interventionist before becoming an author.  She has authored four books: The Juice Box Bully {empowering kids to stand up for others), Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun {having courage to be who you are),  Pink Tiara Cookies for Three (having empathy for others), and most recently The Potato Chip Champ (discovering why kindness counts).  

This cah-ute book takes you on a journey between two boys from different backgrounds with very similar desires!  

Champ and Walter Norbert Whipplemoore are about as different as two kids can be…well, except for their love of baseball and potato chips. Champ had everything, but always wanted more. Walter had very little, but was never seen without a smile on his face. In the end, it is Walter and some crunchy potato chips that teach Champ a lesson about character that can't be taught in school 

Preview the book here...


If this stop wasn't exciting enough, you now have a chance to win a signed copy of The Potato Chip Champ.  Required for entry: follow Maria on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog.  Please limit your response to one comment with an email!  A randomly selected winner will be updated on this post Tuesday January 22nd.

If you are interested in purchasing her book, you can find The Potato Chip Champ at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

AND the winner is...


Dragonflies in First

25 comments:

Cecilia said...

I follow Maria on Facebook, Twitter and on her blog.
cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

susan said...

I follow on Twitter. Thanks for a chance.
susaaan@gmail.com

Traci - Dragonflies in First said...

Maria's books are simply wonderful! Following on FB :D
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Maria said...

Thanks so much Cheryl! Awesome post!!!

Shannon Kirby said...

I love books like this. Thanks!! I follow on FB and blog.

kirbyshannon@sbcglobal.net
Sweet n Sassy in 2nd

Liz said...

This book looks awesome! I also really want Spaghetti in a Hotdog Bun! I follow on FB and her blog!
Liz
Teaching in the Valley
teachinginthevalley@gmail.com

The Science Penguin said...

This looks awesome!

thesciencepenguin@yahoo.com
The Science Penguin

Holly said...

I love her books! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I follow Maria on Facebook and her blog!

Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

D. Keller said...

I would love to add this story to my character ed library - you can never have enough stories for character ed! Thank you. I follow on FB and blog.

Jana said...

I follow Maria on her blog, Facebook, and Twitter. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jana
cimeronejana@gmail.com
Thinking Out Loud

Stephanie said...

I was recently introduced to Maria and love adding an awesome new author in the mix! Thanks for the chance to win!!

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

Erin Franklin said...

I follow Maria. I would love to win!
emfranklin82@gmail.com

First with Franklin

Ashley Hughes said...

I follow her on FB and would LOVE to win, but she already sent me a copy for making graphics for the resource pack! :) Love her stories. I'll be sure to share this.

Amber said...

I follow Maria on Facebook.

Amber
ambs98@nc.rr.com

Ashley Kiebler said...

I follow on facebook! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Ashley
Kieblercookie@hotmail.com

susanlulu said...

I follow Maria on her blog and facebook.
susanlulu@yahoo.com

Beki Moore said...

I follow Maria on fb and her blog. beki_moore@earthlink.net

Doodle Bugs said...

I follow her on facebook :o)

Cheryl Ener said...

I follow Maria on Facebook and Twitter! :)
Cheryl
crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
Crayons and Curls

Michelle said...

I follow you, and I LOVE your books!! =-)

Michellewigginsk@gmail.com

Karen said...

I am a new follower of Maria, and an MSU fan!

Karyn said...

I follow Maria's blog and like her on FB. :o)

œKaryn
A is for Apple B is for Blog
Kideducator@comcast.net

Jennifer Vetter said...

I follow Maria on Twitter!
jennifervetter@yahoo.com

Leann said...

Just starting following and cannot wait to read more about her books! They look wonderful!

Leann @ teachingcaribbeanstyle.blogspot.com

meesemay@gmail.com

Traci - Dragonflies in First said...

YAY!!!
Thanks :D
❤Dragonflies in First ❤