Dream It & Do It – Blog Tour

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DREAM IT & DO IT by Holly A. Sharp Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: DREAM IT & DO IT

Author: Holly A. Sharp

Pub. Date: November 12, 2020

Publisher: Holly A. Sharp

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 216

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazonKindle, Holly’s Store

Read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Welcome to the world of real possibility! Our best-selling children’s book is packed with adventure, inspiration, and interests that will get your 4th and 5th grade child ready to take on the world. Written for both boys and girls, our bedtime stories style role-model book will introduce your kids to the gamechangers in the world that they want to emulate as they get older.

This must-have real-life adventure book will introduce your child to over 100 different career possibilities and interests through 100 real-life role-models. Each story will showcase different careers, professions, struggles, and challenges, covering business, art, math, science, and technology. These real stories about real people and the adversity they faced (racism, sexism, homophobia) will show your child that they can persevere no matter what they believe.

As a hands-on and immersive kind of bedtime book that will motivate your child to be a trailblazer, we’ve included an activity with each story that will help spark your child’s innate interests. All you need to do is sit back, read the stories out loud with your kids, and watch their eyes light up in wonder and awe.

Hardcover available on author’s website.

Also available in smaller volumes

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Dream It & Do It by Holly Sharp is a perfect book for young kids who want to find their place in this world and what they would like to be when they are older”- Readers Favorite 5 Star Review

“I am thrilled to share my story about the power of science. The journey to discovery itself is so interesting, but then to witness how it can improve people’s lives is a thrill beyond description. Holly Sharp has done such a beautiful service to society in inspiring children to work hard and follow their passions.”- Jean Bennett (geneticist helping reverse blindness)

“Your work is very very important for kids. There is no wonder that you received a pre-launch 5 star review from “Readers’ Favorite”– Majd Mashharawi (Founder of Materials Engineering Startup)

“This helps children to create their own serendipity”–Gianna Gaudinin (Google event planner)

“Reading is for everyone and can help you achieve your own dream it and do it dreams–whatever they might be!”- Dawn Wacek librarian featured on Ted Talk®

“I believe that young girls need to see role models in all professions, and young boys need to see women in these roles as well. While growing up, I wish I had the advice and vision this book offers to young people”- Rochelle Jones (one of FDNY’s first female firefighters)

 

 

MY REVIEW This is such a fantastic idea for a book, I knew this was one that I wanted to read the moment I read about it. There is such a great culmination of jobs, ideas, and chalk full of inspiration for kids of every interest. A favorite part for me was the fact that a few kids were in the book themselves, and many of the adults had stories from when they were children where they made astounding accomplishments. There was a great pool of diversity not just in the jobs and the ideas behind them but the people who thought htem and I was super pleased with this fact. The best part about this book is that a kid can take as much time as they like going through it, they can look by sections or try to find a person they’ve been interested or if they want they can also read it straight from the start to the end, thre is no wrong way to read this. At the end of each job/person there’s a little help on how the kids can get started themselves if they’re interested in pursuing that path and again I was really impressed by that and this book overall. 3.5/5 cups from me, and thanks so much to Rock Star Book Tours and the Publisher for a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.

 

About the Holly: 

Sharp spent the bulk of her career in new product development—dreaming up intuitive ideas from how to kill bugs to new ice cream forms to hit grocery shelves. A self-proclaimed problem-solver, she loves to think about the things that the world needs and figuring out how to make those things come to life. “Knowing in high school what I wanted to do with my life set me up for the right path. I wanted the same for my child and searched for books to guide her, but came up short,” Sharp said. “That’s when I thought, ‘why not write the book for my child that she needs and that will also help others?”

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a signed copy of the DREAM IT & DO IT, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

12/7/2020

She Just Loves Books

Review

12/7/2020

She Just Loves Books

Instagram Stop

12/8/2020

thecaffeinated.reader

Review

12/8/2020

@thecaffeinated.reader

Instagram Stop

12/9/2020

The Momma Spot

Review

12/9/2020

The Momma Spot

Instagram Post

12/9/2020

Future Bookworms

Instagram Post

12/10/2020

BookHounds YA

Review

12/10/2020

BookHounds YA

Instagram Post

12/11/2020

YA Books Central

Excerpt

12/11/2020

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt


Week Two:

12/14/2020

Little Red Reads

Review

12/14/2020

Nerdophiles

Review

12/15/2020

@minnesota_mailer

Review/Instagram Post

12/15/2020

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review

12/16/2020

100 Pages A Day

Review

12/16/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Post

12/17/2020

Hurn Publications

Excerpt

12/17/2020

Hurn Publications

Instagram Stop

12/18/2020

TravelersWife4Life

Review

12/18/2020

TravelersWife4Life

Instagram Stop


Excerpt:

Dream of Performing

on YouTube

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Robby Novak (Kid President)

You probably know someone in your life that always seems to be posing for the camera. They won’t put their phone down until they get just the right picture. They want to give off the impression that their life is perfect so that they seem cool online. YouTube might give the impression that the stars have perfect lives or that it’s easy. Neither is true. Robby Novak became a massive YouTube star by doing what this book encourages you to do—playing and exploring different choices. He did it without being fake and just being himself.

It all started when Robby made one video at the request of his brother-in-law (Brad) and found something that that people enjoyed viewing. In the summer of 2012, the country was in the middle of a presidential election, causing a lot of heated debate between people. The idea for a “Kid President” came from a playful idea that putting something online would help lessen political debate. It’d be funny and uplifting, or at least something to do on a boring afternoon.

Robby said, “I didn’t think that the world needed a kid as president of the United States. I just thought that world needed grown-ups to pause and see things through the eyes of a kid.”

Robby’s first video was just for fun. The studio consisted of a presidential seal drawn on a large piece of cardboard, a record player as a desk, two American flags held up with duct tape, and a nameplate that said “President.”

Without really writing anything down or practicing, Robby was told, “You’re the president, this is your chance to tell all the grown-ups of the world what you want them to hear.” So he did. He made his first video with Brad, who loved it so much he wondered, “What if a kid told everybody what he or she thought? What if that kid was Robby? Would anyone hear a happy, small voice over the louder, older, angry ones?”

What makes Robby special and such a beloved YouTube star (his most viewed video has over 45 million views!) was that his goal was never about becoming famous. His message is about what can we accomplish. He wanted to spread joy and help other kids be awesome. In fact, the reason that a group called “Soul Pancake” stepped in to make him more famous was they felt the Internet needed more joy. Most of his videos AND his book The Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome are almost exclusively focused on the 100 ideas he has for people to spread joy.

Titles of his most popular videos are A pep talk from kid president to you, 20 things we should say more often, 25 reasons to be thankful, and An open letter to Moms. Robby also created the idea of “day making”—changing the world through making someone’s day. For example, he created Socktober, in October, to donate socks to homeless shelters. He also had a parade for his town’s mailwoman. As a result of these videos, kids from around the world have engaged with Kid President to do awesome things of their own. For example, one of his viewers threw a “be awesome” birthday party where his guests brought him supplies for school that they donated to kids in need. Acts like these from kids all over the country make each neighborhood a better place to live. Both Kid President and his followers are proof that you don’t have to be a grown-up to make a difference.

As a result of his YouTube fame, Robby has been on talk shows, met President Obama, kissed Beyoncé, and interviewed countless celebrities. However, he has only used his access to fame to spread the word about making the world more awesome.

If you have dreams of being a YouTube star, think less about what you can do to be famous and more about what you can do to make a difference where you live. Is there someone you can celebrate, someone you can help, questions you can ask, or something that would cause people to laugh, dance, or smile? Make a video about that and worry later about if people would like it. Remember to always get your parents’ permission before ever posting something online! Take Robby’s advice: “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”

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