January 4, 2022

GIVEAWAY & Review: The Lizard Who Loves A Blizzard


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The day was hot, as hot as can be.

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Book Details:

Book Title:  The Lizard Who Loves A Blizzard by Shelley Larkin and Michael John Sullivan
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
PublisherMagic Everywhere Inc. 
Release date:  September 2021
Content Rating:  Rated G. Suitable for everyone

Book Description:

Larry the Lizard has always dreamed of snow. The only problem is, he lives in Australia. Find out what happens when a lizard gets a very silly idea... and it finally comes true. Join Larry and his friends as they skid, skate, slide and have an adventure in this wonderful ride. 

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In The Lizard Who Loves a Blizzard, Larry is an adorable little lizard who wants nothing more than a snowy Christmas in Australia. His faith runs strong that he’ll enjoy snow one day, even though his friends think he’s a bit crazy. 


I love how Larry is positive and doesn’t let other people’s doubts get him down. He’s upbeat and fun, and it’s easy to root for him. The illustrations are colorful and charming, and the Australian setting is fun.


The story is told in rhyme, which is where I struggle a bit. The rhyming lines seem to be the driving force of this story, resulting in some of them feeling forced and stretched. Even so, the story is entertaining, showcasing the importance of staying true to yourself, your hopes, and dreams.



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Disclosure: #CoverLoverBookReview received a complimentary copy of this book.

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  1. How did you do research for your book? Using Google, the internet, YouTube.   
  2. Where do you write? I can write anywhere. Even while watching a movie. I’ll text myself ideas and thoughts during a movie.  
  3. Do you write every day? I do write something every day. I often dig deep into my emotions to write a scene for my novels. 
  4. Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time? In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. I always write in a notebook first.
  5. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper? I always write in a notebook.  
  6. What advice would you give budding writers? Be patient with yourself. Just write. Write. Write. Write. Like Dory!

Meet the Authors:
Michael John Sullivan is the co-creator of The Lizard Who Loves a Blizzard, Nick Knitley and The SockKids. He is also co-developing three other animation series, including the Dr. Neverme and Dinomike projects. Sullivan has written several children’s books, including a Digimon series book with HarperCollins Publishing. In addition, Michael has written five novels, receiving awards and best-selling status.His first book, Necessary Heartbreak, was published by Simon & Schuster and was named by the prestigious Library Journal as one of the best books in 2010. Sullivan previously advocated for the homeless, drawing off of his own experience of riding the New York City trains at night for one winter. He has written articles about the plight for CNN.com, The Washington Post website, The Huffington Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Patch.com. Before he took up living among his animated characters, Michael worked for ESPN, Rival.com, Scout.com, and the Sporting News, covering high school and college basketball. He is a former board member of the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.

Shelley Larkin is the co-creator of The Lizard Who Loves a Blizzard, Nick Knitley and The SockKids, and is co-developing other animation series with Michael, including the Dr. Neverme and Dinomike projects. Shelley is involved in all aspects of the animation ventures, including marketing and promotions, and merchandising of books, videos and other products.One of Shelley’s passions is the Destination Imagination (DI) worldwide learning program for kids K-12, where she served as Director in the greater Sacramento area. Focused on creative problem-solving techniques, hundreds of thousands of children are served by the program each year, supported by thousands of volunteers. Shelley was presented with the DI Spirit of Discovery Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment and devotion to the global program. Michael and Shelley’s initial collaboration was co-authoring a children’s short story, “The Sock Kids Stand Up Against Bullying”, a nationally distributed book developed in concert with Destination Imagination. This story creates awareness of an important life lesson for children, and shows how The SockKids can deliver these messages through animation and books. 

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Enter the Giveaway:

 The Lizard Who Loves A Blizzard Book Tour Giveaway



  1. The title is intriguing because lizards are usuallly found in more tropical and desert conditions. This looks like a fun read and it's the season for sledding.


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