Friday, July 8, 2022

"Oddball Ornaments" by Terry Overton Book Tour and GiveAway


About the Book

Book: Oddball Ornaments

Author: Terry Overton

Genre: Middle Grade Christmas Story

Release date: November 16, 2021

The ornaments in the attic are excited. It’s almost Turkey Day, and they know when they start smelling turkey, they’re going to be pulled down out of the attic and hung on a tree for the humans to enjoy. After all, Box Day is all about admiring the ornaments, isn’t it? But when Grandma joins them for Turkey Day instead of Box Day and brings a bunch of new ornaments with her, the Oddball Ornaments know something isn’t right. Determined to find out the source of Grandma’s sadness and what Box Day is really about, Nutcracker sets out on a quest to climb to the top of the tree to ask Angel about the true meaning of Christmas and discovers the truth is much more wonderful than they could ever have imagined.


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I just finished a kid’s book. It is a Christmas book.  I want to say that this book is a great reminder of why we celebrate Christmas. It talks about prayer, why we give gifts and loving everyone and reading the Bible. It is also a great book if your children are just learning Scriptural truths.

It also talks about a grandpa who is missing this year because he went to Heaven. And the characters want to know where Heaven is and if grandpa is coming back. I thought the book was going to be sad at this point but it wasn’t as it talks about how grandpa is happy and not sick anymore. So not only is this book about Christmas but could be used to talk to children about what happens when someone dies and maybe it might help children who have lost love ones open up and talk about the people they have lost.
I will be definitely be reading this book to my grandsons when they come next week.
I really appreciate that Santa isn’t mention in this book. The characters are ornaments with the parents and little Tommy and grandma being the extras. Such a great book and I truly recommend it.
Oh I forgot to tell you the name of the book “Oddball Ornaments” by Terry Overton.
I received  a complimentary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit and these opinions are my own.

About the Author

Terry Overton is a retired university professor of educational and school psychology. She has an Ed.D. in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Psychology. Her professional experience includes teaching public school, teaching at the university level, and being a college dean. She has two children and six grandchildren. Her writing and publication experiences include textbook and journal articles in the fields of special education and school psychology. She seeks to answer God’s call to share the good news and grow the church by writing Christian books and devotionals. Her book Both Sides of the Border is a Firebird Book Award winner in the categories of Cross-Genre, Socio-Political Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. Both Sides of the Border also won the American Writing Awards in the Multicultural Fiction category, Social Change category, and a finalist for the Women’s Fiction category. Her book, America of We the People was awarded the Firebird Book Award for Socio-Political and Political categories. She and her husband live in the southern tip of Texas where they enjoy semi-tropical weather and spending time with their friends and family.


More from Terry

Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Christmas was written one late fall while I looked at my own Christmas tree. I wondered, “If the ornaments could talk, what would they say? Would they even know why they were hung on the tree?” And that was how the book began. I played Christmas music and imagined a cast of characters like toys in Toy Story but ornaments and humans. It was such fun to write. I ran a few things by my regional experts (grand Angels) and they approved. It always means so much more when family are involved in my writing projects.

Not long after the book was out, the sequel was completed, and it will be released late summer 2022. “Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Forgiveness.”

I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it!

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, July 2

Inklings and notions, July 3

Lights in the Dark World, July 4

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, July 5

Girls in White Dresses, July 6

Older & Smarter?, July 7

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 8

For Him and My Family, July 9

deb’s Book Review, July 10

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 11

Mary Hake, July 11

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, July 12

For the Love of Literature, July 12

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, July 12

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 13

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 14

Blogging With Carol, July 15


To celebrate her tour, Terry is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Stormy Vixen said...

Terry, Oddball Ornaments sounds like a wonderful book to read to my grandkids, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Debbie, for sharing your review! Have a marvelous TGIF!

Cindi Knowles said...

What a cute Christmas book!

slehan said...

Looks like a fun book.
Thanks for the contest.

megana said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm adding this to my tbr

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Oddball Ornaments, this sounds like a wonderful story to share with my grandchildren and I am looking forward to it

Roxanne C. said...

“Oddball Ornaments” sounds like a wonderful book in so many aspects, definitely a keeper for a home library.

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a terrific and really wonderful book. and would be perfect for my nephew and nieces. And I'm looking forward to reading it myself.

DreaDrake1 said...

This sounds like a fantastic book!! Thanks for sharing!