Some BIG book-updates (Kirkus Review & book-lauch)….

Cock-A-Doodle-YEE-HAW!! My 1st-ever book review & my very 1st book appearances are underway …. I’m giddy with (gulp) excitement!!

KIRKUS reviewed Cock-A-Doodle-DANCE! Although it’s not public for a few more days, here’s an excerpt:

Life on the farm is positively “Cock-a-Doodle DULL” until Rooster catches a jitterbug that starts the whole barn a shakin’ and a rollin’.

“The chickens do / the cha-cha, / as the dogs begin / ballet, / and shimmy sheep / don’t stop their / swing until / the light of day.” Barnyard beats and dancing livestock tales are a dime a dozen, but this snappy rhythm is enough to carry readers, regardless of originality. (It’s super fun to read aloud.)

YIPPEE!!! & KUDOS to my  uber-awesome illustrator, Rich Deas, as well … he really made this book FAB & FUN-tastic!!

Also, I’ve solidified my VERY 1st author appearances for Cock-A-Doodle-Dance’s book launch … double-GULP!!

I will be having a “Welcome to the World, Cock-A-Doodle-Dance!” book-launch-party on June 10th @ The Cutting Board in Warren, Mi complete with Cock-A-Doodle Dancing-lessons (given by the author…ME)! Gift & goodies, cake, punch & appetizers & a visit by the “Rooster” himself!!!

And of course the author (ME… feels amazing to be able to write that) will be there to sign copies of MY BOOK!!!

AND on June 26th @ 2:30 I will be @ the St Clair Shores Library to read Cock-A-Doodle Dance to the children & give a quick demo of the dance! I will have a book signing/sale session afterwards, as well.

May 22 is fast-approaching …. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cock-A-Doodle DANCE! And welcome into the wonderful world of words & READING!!!

Literary Love to all,

Christine Tricarico


About christinetricarico

Christine Tricarico lives in Michigan, in an itty-bitty love-filled home with her daughter Fallon, their puppy, kitty & pet bunny. Even though Christine has never lived on a farm her home is like a petit petting-zoo & thus inspires her many animated animal stories! Christine's debut picture book (a rootin' tootin' rooster-tale)!: Cock-A-Doodle DANCE! Published by:Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan Publishing (illustrations by Richard Deas) will hit shelves in May 2012 & is on presale @ & barnes& NOW! She is also the author of more than 80 poems & articles in magazines such as, Highlights for Children, Babybug, Ladybug, Hopscotch,GP4K, Fun For Kidz, Our Little Friend, Wee Ones, Boys Quest & SCBWI Bulletin. Her Children’s poetry anthology, Itty-Bits of Bliss was published in 2/06 (Tangerine Sky Press) and helped raised money for a children’s charity through book events and self-promotion. She is represented by Adriann Ranta @ Wolf Literary Services. She is also building her website @: When Christine is not busy creating quirky children's stories or reading to children @ their schools, she can be found helping the elderly community at her 'day job' as a gerontology assistant. For fun she likes to shoot hoops with her daughter, dance with her dog, bunny-hop through her gardens & kick up a swinging salsa in the kitchen! BUy the book: Check out the author:
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One Response to Some BIG book-updates (Kirkus Review & book-lauch)….

  1. Christie Wright Wild says:

    Hi! Just read about your book in the Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club. Thought I’d Google you, and low and behold you have a BLOG! Congratulations on your debut book!!! Hope you’ll visit me on my blog too at WRITE WILD. Hope to see you ’round. (P.S. Have you heard of Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 in 2012?)

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