Mom’s Choice Award GOLD for Athens, Greece

It’s official…KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece received Gold from Mom’s Choice Awards, naming us among the best in family-friendly media, products and services!

Gold for Greece

“Our aim is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

Mom_s Choice Award Gold

This is our 3rd Gold for KeeKee’s Big Adventures!

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece Blog Tour!

Our official blog tour for KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece is underway!

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Join us on the tour. Here’s a list of where you can find us…

Tuesday, December 2

Melissa_s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows_ Truffles Interviews...KeeKee the Calico from the KeeKee_s Big Adventures Series (w_Giveaway)

Truffles has an interview with KeeKee! Check it out and the giveaway runs through Monday, December 8th at Noon ET.

Wednesday, December 3

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece Tour and Giveaway! | The Bohemian Housewife

Ally’s son loved the book! She’s doing a giveaway too. See both on her website and Facebook page.

Saturday, December 6

Rhonda’s reviews is up on Readalot and she’s doing a giveaway through Dec 10!

Tuesday, December 9

Math, Science, Social Studies......Oh, my!_ KeeKee_s Big Adventures Giveaway!

We’re on Math, Science, Social Studies…Oh my! with Amy. As a 5th and 6th grade teacher, she plans to use our Athens, Greece book to introduce her Greece unit next year! Amy’s also having a giveaway through Dec 14.

Friday, December 12

Nayu_s Reading Corner_ Blog tour_ KeeKee_s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece by Shannon Jones & Casey Uhelski, Children_s, Picture book, 10E_10E, short _n_ sweet review, Competion USA only)

Nayu’s Reading Corner has a great review of Athens and a giveaway. Here’s a little of what she says…

“Awwww! is pretty much my thoughts as I read this book. Isn’t KeeKee adorable? The story is clever, taking the reader through typically Greek places, food and activities, including learning about the rich history of Greece. I can’t stress enough how much fun this book is – I’ll definitely be recommending it to all my friends!”

Tues, Dec 16

Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures With Cats_ Cats from Athens {Greece}

Love this website…it’s all about traveling cats! Purrfect for us! >^..^<

You must check out the beautiful pictures of kitties in Greece accompanying their review.

“Equally adorable and informative, KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece is a children’s book about a world traveling cat. It’s the perfect book to teach your kid (or yourself) about Greek culture, gods, food, and places of interest in Athens. They’ll even learn how to say thank you, goodbye, enjoy your meal, and meow in Greek.”

They also have more details here on entering to win their giveaway, through Tues, Dec 23.

Wed, Dec 17

Thank you hugsandbooks for the review!

“Shannon Jones offers a treasure trove of information and history to young readers with interesting details and fun facts. Casey Uhelski’s colorful illustrations of KeeKee and several animal friends appeals to the kids and makes it easier for them to remember everything they learn. At the back of the book is a pronunciation guide and glossary with greek words and phrases and their meaning and a description of all the places KeeKee visits in Greece. This book is a wonderful armchair travel resource and the perfect means to introduce the adventure and fun of travel and learning to young kids.

My 11 year old son is a huge fan of the Percy Jackson books, and is deeply interested in Greek mythology. Thanks to KeeKee, my 5 year old daughter has started showing a budding enthusiasm for the Greek Gods and Goddesses, her favorite she claims is Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty! Efcharisto KeeKee….we’ll be looking forward to your next travel adventure.”

They’re also doing an Athens book and KeeKee Kit giveaway through Sat, Dec 20 on their Facebook page.

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Still to come…Hook of a Book and Ms. Bibliophile.

Thank you to all the bloggers & reviewers for having us! >^..^<

Athens, Greece Review in Foreword Reviews

We’re super excited to share the KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece official review in Foreword Reviews Winter Issue.

“Adorable cartoon calico KeeKee approaches Athens, Greece, with a researcher’s fervor and a child’s innocent curiosity in this latest installment in Shannon Jones’s series of informative picture books. Exploring the Parthenon, the Olympic Stadium, Santorini, and Greek cuisine with other animal guides, this clever kitty introduces icons of the country to eager readers with funny dialogue, approachable factoids, and images that will amuse and delight.”

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The issue is on newsstands now!!

It’s a KeeKee Birthday Party!

We were so excited to be part of our first KeeKee’s Big Adventures themed birthday party!

This little cutie’s favorite books are KeeKee’s Big Adventures so Mom Cheryl thought it would be the perfect theme for Erin’s 3rd Birthday Party!

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Here are some pictures of all the great things Cheryl put together for the party. We’ll be turning this into “How to Host a KeeKee Party” Guidelines and Tools for you host your own!

KeeKee Party Welcome

KeeKee Balloon Decor

KeeKee Party Food

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Hot Air Balloon Pinata

Grazie, Efcharistó, Grazie to Erin & Cheryl!! >^..^<

 

We’re Coming to the Airwaves!

This week, Author Shannon will be on two radio talk shows to talk about KeeKee and our new book, KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece and you can listen in!

Tugg Talk Radio on Friday, November 14 at Noon

Tugg Talk is on every Friday 9am to Noon (Central Time) on WDNG in Anniston, Alabama. It’s full of fun and informative, lively discussions about all things rescue, nutrition, care, grooming and any other pet related topics.

Tugg Talk radio - Tugg the Bull Terrier

You can listen on the radio live, if you are in that area on 1450 AM! Or you can listen to the station live, over the internet, by clicking here (click on Listen > Live Radio > WDNG).

Rudy Maxa’s World on Saturday, November 15 at 10:52am

Radio | Rudy Maxa

“Rudy Maxa’s World” is America’s #1 travel radio show, with a weekly audience reach of approximately 1.4 million upscale leisure & business travelers via 230+ radio stations, TuneIn.com, active social media platforms, online streaming, and more.

The two-hour show ‘streams’ live Saturdays, click here, beginning at 10:06 am EASTERN TIME US, with six minute of travel tips from Rudy at the top of each hour.

Hope you can listen in! >^..^<

Goodreads Greece Giveaway!

For all of our friends on Goodreads, we wanted to make sure you know about our KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece Launch Giveaway!

Just click below to Enter for a chance to win.

You can also rate and review any of our 3 books while you’re there. We’d appreciate it! >^..^<

Goodreads Book Giveaway

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece by Shannon  Jones

KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece

by Shannon Jones

Giveaway ends November 16, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Embassy of Greece Hosts KeeKee’s Athens Book Launch!

For the launch of KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece, we literally took a trip to Greece…at The Embassy of Greece in Washington, DC!

KeeKee at The Embassy of Greece

The Embassy hosted a fabulous event as part of Kids Euro Festival and everyone was invited.

A trip to Greece in DC

It was a sunny afternoon full of fun and activities for everyone…

Official Passports for Entry,

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Face painting,

Face Painting

KeeKee Coloring Pages,

Keekee Coloring Pages

Coloring Pages

Storytime with the Author,

Storytime with the Author

Storytime

KeeKee Tattoos,

KeeKee Tattoos

Delicious Greek food from Katerina Stai,

Delicous food fr Katerina

Book Signings,

Shannon & Casey signing books

Book Signings

Write Your Name in Greek,

Write Your Name in Greek

Going behind-the-scenes with the Illustrator and her sketch book,

Behind the Scenes with the Illustrator

and the simple pleasure of enjoying KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece!

Getting down to it...reading the new book!

A good time was had by all!

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Efcharistó, Thank you to everyone who joined us, and to the Embassy of Greece for having us!

We’re so excited to share with the world what a wonderful country Greece is to visit! >^..^<

KeeKee_s Launch Adventures at the Embassy of Greece

* Thank you to Joy & Asico Photography for the awesome photos!