We set up a book tour for children’s book “Grandpa Bernie’s Bedtime Stories”. The tour runs from April 3 to May 3.
April 3rd: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
April 5th: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog
April 7th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian
April 9th: Book Review @ Laura’s Interests
April 11th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog
April 13th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ 411 on Books, Authors and Publishing
April 15th: Book Review and Giveaway @ Bookworm for Kids
April 15th: Book Excerpt and Book Review @ T’s Stuff
April 17th: Book Review @ The Resistance
April 19th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy
April 20th: Book Review @ Pop’s Blog
April 20th: Book Review @ As Told by Tina
April 21st: Book Excerpt @ Just Books
April 23rd: Book Review @ Two Heartbeats
April 25th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness
April 28th: Book Review @ Solafide Publishing
April 30th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life
May 1st: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading
May 3rd: Book Review @ Read Day and Night
About the Book
Title: Grandpa Bernie’s Bedtime Stories
Author: Bernard Ditchik
Genre: Children’s Books
These delightful tales are sure to help your little ones settle down and drift contentedly off to sleep. Written by a grandfather for his own kids and grandchildren, these twenty entertaining stories feature lots of talking animals, including a kangaroo who teaches a pony how to jump, a little bear who wants to play baseball, a coyote who learns to fly, a magic balloon that takes a little girl all the way to Japan and back, and some resourceful ants who build a swimming pool so they can play as well as work. It’s full of positive images and plots that inspire creative solutions to various challenges. A lovely read-aloud adventure the whole family will enjoy!
I didn’t begin my career as an author by writing stories. First, I was a storyteller. Let me explain. Many years ago, when our children were very young, I would sit on their beds at bedtime and tell them a story. Instead of reading a story written by someone else, I preferred to make up my own story right on the spot. They were stories about animals who learned to fly, children who talked to birds, alligators who were friends with elephants, and even one about a horse that learned to jump like a kangaroo. Our children loved them. So I made up lot of stories. Then there was a long period of time when there was no one who wanted to listen to my stories because they had all grown up!
But then, something wonderful happened. We had our first grandchild—and I became Grandpa Bernie. One day, one of my daughters said, “Dad, you have so many stories. I think other children would like to hear them.” That’s when I became an author.
At the age of 93, I am still playing tennis (doubles only) five times a week in a 60+ league. I have been married 64 years to my wonderful wife, Faigie, had three children, and five grandchildren. I continue to sit in my favorite chair, with a large pad on my lap, and a pen in my hand, lean back, and let my imagination soar.