Billy Balloon Blog Tour And Review

Discover a story of adventure, fun, and friendship with Billy Balloon, the first in an exciting new children’s book series. Kids will love following Billy’s pen pal adventures in this children’s book for emerging readers (Age 3-5).

Billy Balloon was born in a little balloon factory on a little hill, with hundreds of his brothers and sisters and friends. His adventure begins with the start of the Big Balloon Race. The winner of the race is determined by how far each balloon carries its pen pal note. Follow along as Billy overcomes challenges and meets new friends!
Your whole family will enjoy this endearing and cheerful story. Come find out what happens.

Be Adoshable!

Adoshable: Adventuring with joy and intent.

About the Author

Jack Payton wrote Billy Balloon during a writing exercise in fourth grade.
This incredible story of adventure stayed with him throughout his life.
Now, after many years, an amazing marriage, and two wonderful kids, he
wanted to share the adventure with others. He isn’t done with just this one
book. There are more adventures to go on together. Jack became Adoshable and invites readers to be the same. Learn more at and follow his adventures (@billyballoonadventures) on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

About Pacific & Court

Pacific & Court is a Brooklyn-based boutique publicity and digital marketing company specializing in promoting
independent authors and book publishers. Together, the P&C team has over 30 years of experience publishing,
promoting, and marketing bestselling books. Focusing on heavily tested and proven PR and marketing methods, P&C will reach the exact audience that will be receptive to your unique book. Follow P&C on social media

Review copies of Billy Balloon are available upon request. For excerpts and/or interview queries, please contact Kourtney Jason at

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book very much! It was so cute. The artwork was beautiful. The writing was so sweet. I totally wish I could have seen the letter sent! I’d definitely read other books by this author!

The Grumpy Goat Blog Tour And Review

The Grumpy Goat

by Once Upon a Dance

January 13-16

Chapter book, 39 pages.

Link for the book

Once Upon a Dance donates all proceeds to charity.

Aspen & Sycamore Saps live on Maple Street with Mama and Mee. The family enjoys the blackberry bushes growing in the yard until the plants spread out of control. The kids want to get some animals to help, but first they’ll need to convince Mama and Mee. Will their new animal friends help? Or will things get a little crazy?

Move along with the quirky collection of animals, firefighters, and more, joined by a professional ballerina. This interactive story will get kids off the couch, exploring movement and dance fundamentals.

The Grumpy Goat is ideal for children 4-7. It features Aspen (no pronouns), Sycamore (she), Mama (she), Mee (she), firefighters, a goat, a pig, and a llama. Major themes include problem-solving, the value of family, and kindness to animals. Dance-It-Out!s are above level (language-wise) as they’re intended to be initially enjoyed with a caregiver or teacher. (~700+Lexile)

Ballerina Konora joins the pages with photos and suggestions for movement exploration. Three books in one: readers can enjoy the story, act out the tale in their own way, or try Konora’s suggested activities, designed by an award-winning ballet teacher to develop body awareness and movement knowledge.

Concepts and Movement in this Story:
• Core Strength
• Arabesque (from knees)
• Hands and Feet Locomotion
• Balance
• Weight Shift
• Climbing
• Quality of Movement (Slow/Fast etc.)
• Pliés and Jumps
• Body Part Isolation (Fingers, Thumb, Elbows, Feet, Shoulders, Chin, Tongue, etc.)
• Levels
• Fine Motor Skills
• Coordinated Movement with Voice
• Spinning
• March (Skip)
• Breath In/Out
• Falling
• Shapes
• Counted Movements
• Focus
• Spinning Jump
• Donkey Kick

This movement journey is ideal for dance, creative movement, physical education, homeschool, kindergarten, first-grade, or second-grade activities. The Dance-It-Out! series features diverse characters. Books make a great gift for boys or girls interested in dance, ballet, gymnastics, or yoga, or reluctant readers who enjoy getting up and moving.

About the authors

Once Upon a Dance is an award-winning mother-daughter collaboration.

Ballerina Konora climbed the ballet ladder to pro, and she’s thrilled to be living her dreams dancing with Ballet Idaho. Along the way, she danced iconic roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy and Cinderella.

Teacher Terrel taught dance for decades and was honored by her City Council for “embodying the spirit of partnership and commitment to children in our community” for her work with young dancers. She’s breathed ballet from every angle and worked in early childhood education, for non-profits supporting kids, and as a university English teacher as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Once Upon a Dance 2021/2022 Awards: Mom’s Choice Gold Award, Family Choice Award, Royal Dragonfly First Place, PenCraft Award First Place, Firebird First Place, Pinnacle: Best Book Juvenile Fiction, Independent Press Award Winner, International Impact Book Award Winner, Outstanding Creator Awards Winner, Readers Favorite Certified Great Read, Indie’s Today 5-Star Recommended, The Wishing Shelf 5-Star, Literary Titan 5-Star Award.

My Review:

This is the cutest book! I really enjoyed it. I also really enjoy that it’s so interactive. Each page has wonderful dance moves that can be performed to go with the story! How amazing is that? I fully recommend this. I think it would be beneficial of all ages.

Book Review: The Lucky Diamond by Valinora Troy

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: The Lucky Diamond

Author: Valinora Troy

Release Date: November 3rd, 2021

Page Count: 309

Start Date: November 6th, 2022

Finish Date: November 20th, 2022


Story: Totally thought this was a Peter Pan retelling when I first got it. The cover is gorgeous. I was enamored with it. I don’t exactly know why it reminded me of Peter Pan. It just did. I really did enjoy the story though. It was a very imaginative tale. I also loved the little graphics in the book here and there. I’m not sure if this is going to be a series, but there’s a second book at least. I’m really looking forward to reading it.

Characters: I can’t remember the character names right now. It was a group of four siblings. There were also some mystical characters as well. Some were sassy. Some were serious. All were dedicated to getting their quest done. It was hard not to feel a connection to all of them in some way. I wanted to root for the kiddos every step of the way!

Critiques: None

Final Thoughts: I may have been wrong about the book. That happens pretty often. I’m okay with it though. I really enjoyed where the story went. I passed this book along to somebody else I knew would enjoy it as much as I did. I also bought an ebook copy of it and will buy the ebook copy of the sequel as well. I really look forward to seeing where it goes from here.