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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Interview with Phyllis Griggs & review of Bob Beetle Book Bug: The Magical World of Books

Phyllis Griggs is the founder of Bob Beetle Book Bug, Inc. A non-profit children's
literacy program located in Decatur,IL. Her book, Bob Beetle Book Bug: The Magical
World of Books was written to encourage children to explore the wonderful world of
reading and to partake in the vast wealth of knowledge available to each one of us
inside of books. The book will be given to Children FREE through her literacy program.
ALL proceeds from the sales go to Bob Beetle Book Bug literacy program and helps to
put books into the hands of under-served children and schools. Originally from
Chicago, IL. Phyllis currently resides in Decatur IL with her husband, three children
and her cat named Mystie.

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?

What lead you to write your book? My book, Bob Beetle Book Bug: The Magical World of Books, was written out of my love of reading and my desire to want to help instill that love in children.

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not writing?
Read as a volunteer to children and senior citizens,  yoga , dancing.

Do you have any other books you are working on? If so give us a sneak peek.  

Yes, Bob Beetle Book Bug: Underneath A Tree will be the second in the Bob Beetle Book Bug series of books that inspire children to spend time reading or reading to others.

What are your plans for the future?  

To continue to grow and expand my not for profit children's literacy program to other cities and states.

What do you hope children learn from your book? 
That reading is fun and gives you access to a magical world (books) where  you can do and be anything you want to be ( imagination)

Tell us about the Bob Beetle Book Bug organization.  
It's a not for profit children's literacy program located in Decatur ,IL  that employs a fictional character (Bob Beetle Book Bug) to help inspire children through books and other items to develop a life-long love of reading and to spend time reading with their families.
How can we be involved? 
There are several ways for individuals to become involved ( 1) fellow children book authors can donate autographed copy/copies of their books for Bob Beetle Book Bug to use as - giveaways to the schools and or libraries he visits, which gives the author valuable exposure while helping to get books into the hands of children and schools.  (2)  by purchasing a copy or copies of my book  where all of the proceeds from the sales go to help support and fund our program.

What advice would you give other aspiring writers? 

Believe/trust in yourself and know that everyone has a story somewhere inside of them that needs to be shared with others. Make it a priority, your number one goal to spend time reading everyday reading to and/or letting your child read to you - "Today's readers become tomorrow's Leaders"

My Review of Bob Beetle Book Bug: The Magical World of Books


What a wonderful book! Bob Beetle Book Bug: The Magical World of Books is sure to inspire an appetite for reading in young readers. Bob Beetle is a cute, passionate "book" bug. CUTE? Did I just call a bug cute?! I usually don't like bugs but this one is all right with me. Bob talks directly to the readers and takes them on a journey through the magical world of books. The book is colorful and written in a way all children can understand. Bob's passion for books is depicted on every page. It is humorous and sure to make children giggle. As a voracious reader Bob is my new best friend, although I cannot join him in snacking on book pages! :)

All proceeds from the book go to Bob Beetle Book Bug non-profit organization to help the organization reach out to children everywhere and encourage them to explore the magic of reading.

*A free copy of this book was given to me for a honest review. No other compensation was provided for this review
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