Alycat and the Monday Blues

Alycat and the Monday Blues

by Alysson Foti. Bourque


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Alycat and the Monday Blues by Alysson Foti. Bourque

A Mom's Choice Award Winner! Alycat wakes up on Monday with the dreaded Monday Blues—certain that nothing will go right. But when a mishap sends her astray, she discovers that helping a friend will help her discover her own hidden talent and cure her Monday Blues!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684012459
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 1,206,313
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the Rhyme or Reason Travel series, and the multi-award winning Alycat series. Alysson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a law degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge. After practicing law for six years, Alysson traded in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books.
She believes that there is an Alycat in all of us, encouraging our imaginations to guide us through new opportunities and adventures. Look for Alycat and the Friendship Friday coming soon!

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Alycat and the Monday Blues 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom’s Choice Award! The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friend media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
Alycat is such an inspiration My mom let me read the book first to see what I think of the book. She read the book after me. We both enjoyed reading this book. Alycat is my favorite character. My mom says it reminded her of my big brother the most who always has the Monday Blues. He still goes to school though. The setting is perfect from home to school. The plot is very easy to follow and understand. I loved how vibrant and beautiful the illustrations of the book. It shows details. The kids like me definitely will enjoy reading this book and Alycat will give them inspiration. My mom said that Alycat exactly like my big brother. Sometimes he is discouraged to go to school. Recently, he enjoyed going to school especially when he plays golf after school. My Dad never gives up on him as he enjoyed playing the golf. My Dad took him to golf course for practices. Alycat and my big brother is the same as they never stop to find ways to enjoy the day. My big brother is part of the high schools golf team now because just like Alycat he find ways that he enjoys. Alycat has a kind of heart just like my big brother who never doubt to help a stranger in need. Alycat will make you smile and teaches you to enjoy life.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
School blues are whisked away into a cute, little adventure, which not only offers inspiration but guarantees more than a smile or two. It's Monday and Alycat does not want to go to school. The talent show is right around the corner, and she has no idea what she'll do. Her mother tries to encourage her and claims a solution will surely come, but Alycat is certain that she doesn't possess a single talent and will only make a fool out of herself. Alycat is a sweet kitten with tons of heart. She might be in a bad mood, but her problem is easy to understand. Even though she's feeling down, Alycat thinks of others and radiates warmth and fun. It's this attitude which makes her easy to love and will have young readers cheering her on. The illustrations are bright and draw into the story. Even when someone isn't around to read this book aloud, kids can flip through the pictures again and again, letting the story to come to life on their own. The text is fitting for ages 3 and up, and flows nicely. Alycat's excitement radiates through the words, especially when it hits the song she wrote. It's lively, fun and sure to make young readers sing along. To top off all the sweetness, there's also a wonderful message woven in. Alycat realizes that she does have a talent, but sometimes, it takes just the right moment to discover what it is. Everyone has something special about them, even if they haven't discovered it yet. And this is a message young listeners/readers can never hear often enough. Summed up, this is a cute picture book with a main character to snuggle and love. The singing adds a fun twist, which is sure to make kids smile even more. I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Alycat is suffering from the Monday Blues. She can’t find her shoes, she doesn’t feel good, and she doesn’t want to go to school. Tomorrow is the talent show and she doesn’t have a talent. When she gets to school things keep taking a turn for the worst. But then she hears Spotty playing his saxophone and things quickly turn around. This is a wonderful story. Although Alycat was having a bad day, a little music helped to make it better. I loved the illustrations to go with it. Chiara Civati did an amazing job to bring this story to life. I think anyone from any age will enjoy this book, especially children having a bad day or needing to discover a secret talent. This is a great story and should be one added to anyone’s collection. I received Alycat and the Monday Blues from iRead Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
Alycat wakes up on Monday morning and doesn't want to go to school. She's got the Monday Blues because she doesn't have any talent to present at Tuesday's talent show. Luckily, Aly discovers her hidden talent with the help of her best friend Spotty and a bit of encouragement from her family. This book is suitable for children ages 3 to 8. The cute illustrations by Chiara Civati bring the characters to life. This story can be used as a tool to help children problem-solve and come up with solutions. They'll find that, with the support of family and friends, and a belief in their abilities, they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (4 October):
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
What an adorable book! Immediately, the Foreword the author wrote grabbed my attention – and my heart. The words were incredibly touching. The book follows Alycat who wakes up with the ‘Monday morning blues’ but by the end of the book, has discovered a new talent. The illustrations are super cute – the cats are totally relateable. The story is cute, fun, and short – perfect for the little one’s attention span! Addy (age 4) is completely enthralled by the book! Definitely a cute story for every little!
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
What a cute book!! We, my daughter and I, loved it! We have actually read it several times. This is such a great incentive for kids who maybe struggle a little with the Monday morning blues. Getting up for school can be tough, as can be deciding on a talent for the talent show. But Alycat makes it look easy after her day takes a turn for the better. It starts off a bit gloomy, but soon Alycat finds her talent by helping another student perfect his. I would recommend this book for any young child who enjoys a good story and singing! There are several lines of a blues song they made up, the kids can kind of sing along. I was blessed with a copy of this book courtesy of ireadbooktours. I was not asked to review positively, and all opinions are my own.