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March 17, 2020

We’re proud to present the advance review copy of Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School.

A heartwarming story about a bashful bunny who is able to turn her first day of school into a great experience by spreading kindness.

Illustrated by Lily Uivel. Cover design by Janet McDonald.

An irresistible picture book with great read-out-loud potential, Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School will charm children in preschool through third grade and their parents alike!

Lola Hopscotch is a bashful bunny who is confronted by mean-spirited children at school. Lola stands up for herself and overcomes her sadness, transforming her first day of school into a wondrous day of new friendship and adventure. This story deals with the issue of childhood bullying and rounds out with a wonderful communication hook, picturesque prose, and artistic illustrations by Lily Uivel. Lily captures Lola’s personality and surroundings perfectly as the little bunny triumphs past bashfulness and spreads kindness.

Feeling bashful about the first day of school, Lola Hopscotch is off to the playground. This timid bunny’s world is shaken when other children make fun of her long ears and big feet.

But Lola has much to say and it’s time to play! She meets new friends and stands up for herself, even teaching the children how to play her favorite game. Can you guess which game is Lola’s favorite?

About the author:
Marie Whittaker is an award-winning essayist and cross-genre author of fantasy, thrillers, and children’s books. She is the creator of The Adventures of Lola Hopscotch, which is a children’s book series concentrating on getting sensitive childhood issues out in the open between children and adults. Many of her award-winning short stories appear in numerous anthologies and publications. A Colorado native, Marie resides in Manitou Springs with her two dogs, two cats, and two bunnies, where she writes and enjoys renovating her historic Victorian home. She spends time hiking, gardening, and indulging in her guilty pleasure of shopping for handbags. A lover of animals, Marie is an advocate against animal abuse and assists with lost pets in her community.

Lola Hopscotch and the First Day of School:
Hardcover: $24.99. ISBN 978-1-949906-04-2
Ebook $6.99. ISBN 978-1-949906-03-5

The Adventures of Lola Hopscotch is set to release in hardcover and ebook formats on September 17, 2020. There will be no indexes or bibliography in the book. It is meant for children ages 3 –10.

Thank you so much for considering our book for review.

Team Lola Hopscotch

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