Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Buckaroo Buckeye" by Kristin Anderson Cetone

Buckaroo Buckeye
by Kristin Anderson Cetone

Buckaroo Buckeye by Kristin Anderson Cetone

Buckaroo Buckeye by Kristin Anderson Cetone is currently on tour with iRead Book Tours. The tour stops here today for a guest post by the author, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Winner of the Mom's Choice Silver and OneBookAZ Awards!
There's a new cowboy in town! Hit the trail with Buckaroo Buckeye, a lovable little nut who falls from his tree in Ohio, as he dodges the bumps and bullies along the way in a magical journey to find his true place in the world.
Created by Reading Specialist Kristin Cetone, Buckaroo Buckeye teaches children 4-8 to:
• Learn to ignore bullies
• Improve their self-esteem
• Connect with reading
• "Dream, Believe and Achieve" no matter their size!
Your child will be inspired by Buckaroo's determination in this touching story with unforgettable characters illustrated by Nadia Komorova. Get yours today!

Book Video


“Who is talking?” the little nut asked.
Again the voice bellowed. “Why, you are a buckeye! You are a WORTHLESS NUT just like the rest of us!”
“I am NOT worthless,” cried the little nut.
But the other nuts only laughed and mocked him.

Praise for the Book
“Kristin Anderson Cetone has told a very appealing story of a little Buckeye who was trying to find his purpose in life. He knew he had something important to do. A wonderful encouraging book for children of all ages. Bought it for my grandchildren and kept one for myself.” ~ Jessica Jankowski
“It's hard to find books that have real meaning for young children and my granddaughter especially enjoys the parts about not listening to people who tease or bully others. It's a lovely little book with a great message about believing in yourself no matter your size. I look forward to seeing other books by this author.” ~ Amazon Customer
“Delightful story that kids will love! This is a book the kids will ask to read over and over. The adorable character takes us on an adventure that is fun and educational. I am looking forward to the next book in this series!” ~ michelle eastman
“Perfect story for any child! I also suggest a paperback copy to keep in house and share with school!” ~ amberjoe02

Guest Post by the Author
The focus of my book came from my father. He would ask many times, “Do you know what a buckeye nut is?” To be respectful, we would say, “No, Dad, what is a buckeye nut?” He would always respond, “It’s a worthless nut!” This is the starting point for Buckaroo. He starts his life journey of self-discovery to find his purpose and worth and place in the world despite discouraging words and self-doubts on the long journey when, in the end, this tiny seed finds his true place in the world and discovers it was within him from the very beginning. He always believed in himself and his dreams. We are all born with the potential for greatness! So as Buckaroo will tell you, “Dream, Believe, Achieve.”
Besides Writing, I am a Reading Specialist and taught for many years in the public schools. As an author and entrepreneur, I now offer reading assessment and reading tutoring through Nuts About Reading™ my online, supplemental reading screen and tutoring for grades 1-3 and their parents. I use a video-conferencing format for children from their own home computers. Parents can observe but can not coach the child. SAFE-CONVENIENT-AFFORDABLE.
Buckaroo Buckeye™-A Little Nut with Big Dreams
Buckaroo Buckeye is the story of a tiny little buckeye nut seed who falls from his tree in Ohio. The other buckeye nuts bully him and call him worthless. He is determined to prove the other nuts wrong and find his special place in the world! He is picked up by a young girl walking near the tree and she carried this little nut home. The little girl knows the legend surrounding a buckeye nut. She knows they are carried for good luck. The little girl also loves the stories of the old wild west, so she transforms her buckeye nut into a cowboy and names him Buckaroo. The little girl’s life journey goes many miles and all along this journey, she carries Buckaroo with her, a friend for good luck. They get separated along the way and Buckaroo continues his journey of self-discovery alone. He must rise above bumps and bullies along the way. Will he give in to his self-doubts? Will he find his special place of worth and prove the other nuts wrong?
“Success comes from a tiny ‘seed’ within each of us. This tiny seed contains our hopes and dreams and passions in life. When we receive encouragement and nourishment from family, culture, education, and life experiences, the seed will sprout and grow mighty, and rise above the bumps and bullies and setbacks along the way.
Discouraging words…discourage dreams,
Encouraging words…sprout dreams,
Parents plant the seeds.”
~ Kristin Anderson Cetone

About the Author
Kristin Anderson Cetone
Buckaroo Buckeye grew out of author Kristin Anderson Cetone's imagination and joy of reading.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, she traveled many miles before putting down roots in the Arizona desert. Influenced by family, education, life experiences, and a desire to teach others, Mrs. Cetone discovered her purpose - just like Buckaroo Buckeye did.
Her true calling and passion is writing and helping others become successful readers. She created Buckaroo to encourage children to believe in themselves and follow their dreams while dodging the bumps and bullies along the way. Reading will help guide the way. Being a Reading Specialist, she has also created Nuts About Reading™ an informal, supplemental, online reading service. She shares her insights and suggestions to help parents strengthen their children's reading process and become successful readers.
Her joy now is to inspire and help kids to find the Buckaroo Buckeye in themselves.

Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of Buckaroo Buckeye plus a $5 Amazon gift card (US/Canada only).