Tuesday 23 June 2015


The Book

Axel & Theo: My Dog Is The Emperor Of A Faraway Galaxy by Amberly Kristen Clowe
Illustrated by Katy Huggins
Genre: middle grade

About Axel & Theo: My Dog Is The Emperor Of A Faraway Galaxy:
Theodore Howard wants a white flag. The kind of white flag that will show Riverwood Elementary’s biggest bully, Theo’s given up on ever surviving the fourth grade, and achieving his dream of becoming a real-life astronaut. But, Theo’s seemingly pathetic future gets a glimmer of hope in the form of a very talkative weenie dog named Axel. Theo learns that his best friend on four legs, is actually an alien from the planet Doglin, and just when he begins warming up to the idea of having an alien for a best friend, Axel is kidnapped by two cats from the planet Catlat. Theo chases after Axel and his kidnappers, embarking on an adventure he could have never imagined.
Source: Info in the About Axel & Theo: My Dog Is The Emperor Of A Faraway Galaxy was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Excerpt of Axel & Theo: My Dog Is The Emperor Of A Faraway Galaxy

My body jumped into hero autopilot and I quickly discovered that if I swam, I could actually travel faster through the goop. I began to swim like an Olympic swimmer. I was ready to take down the cats with a nickel in one pocket and a piece of candy in the other.

-Hey, you do what you have to do, to save your best friend, right?

I had gained three racecars when the little cat with the big attitude noticed me. The two cats made my Olympic swimming look like toddler swimming in the kiddy pool. They left a trail of goopy bubbles as they dragged Axel farther through the beam.


The Buzz
“When I saw the subheading of this book — My dog is the Emperor of a faraway galaxy, I knew I had to read it. After all, how often do you see a sci-fi kid’s book? Being the sci-fi nut that I am, I couldn’t pass this one up. I was not disappointed.”~ Shari T., Amazon

“Fun book!! The story is imaginative but told with enough familiar themes to make young ones think, “I can see how this could happen!!” And in a world jam-packed with princesses and girl power, it’s nice to see fun stuff for boys, too.” ~ Valerie S., Amazon

“What a nice story! Got this for my son and he chuckled through it all. He loved the characters and their adventure. He is looking forward to the next one.” ~ Nathalia G., Amazon

“It is a great book! My kids loved it (as did I).
I can’t wait for the second adventure!” ~ John, Amazon

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Meet The Author

About Amberly Kristen Clowe:
An avid story writer since elementary school, Amberly Kristen (Krissy) Clowe truly discovered her passion for writing after enrolling in a college, children’s literature class, where they read and analyzed children’s books. After completing her BA in early childhood education she began her teaching career.

“After my first year of teaching second grade, I had so many ideas swirling around in my head, I had to write. I might have gone crazy if I didn’t!” Clowe tells.

Axel & Theo is the first chapter book series written by Clowe, though she already has two other children’s picture books in print, and another due for publication in 2015. Today, her children provide the inspiration to her many stories, along with everything else she loves in life.

Meet The Illustrator

About Katy Huggins:
Raised in Lafayette, Louisiana Katy Huggins moved to Texas to attend the Art Institute of Houston, where she obtained her Associates degree in Visual Communications. Huggins has worked for creative departments from small design firms to corporate in-house Marketing and Advertising. Illustration has always been her forte but not always a part of her daily creative routine or “day job.” Illustrating for Children’s Books has been a lifelong dream of hers, ever since she first started drawing as a child every Sunday morning before church, alongside her father at the breakfast table.

Axel & Theo is Huggins' first published illustration work, and is excited for the additional upcoming releases lined up for publication. Huggins lives in Pearland, TX with her husband and black Labrador, Roxy.

Axel & Theo Blog Tour Schedule

June 22

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Author Interview)

Lian's Summer of Fun Blog (Review)

Enter Here Canada (Excerpt)

June 23

Hide-n-(Sensory)-Seeking (Review)

Cherry Mischievous (Excerpt)

June 24

Rockin' Book Reviews (Review)

The Blended Blog (Review)

June 25

View From the Birdhouse (Review)

Tots & Tales Reviews (Review)

June 26

2ReadBook (Review)

Where Connor and JT Go (Review)

June 27

Eloquent Articulation (Review)

We Are The DinoFamily (Review)

Lisa's Research and Reviews (Excerpt)

June 28

Stitch Says (Review & Author Interview)

Heart of a Philanthropist (Review)


* Blog Tour Giveaway *

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice

Giveaway ends: July 5, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

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  1. Thanks for putting together such a beautiful post, Cherry! :-) And, thanks for hosting a stop in the "Axel & Theo" Blog Tour. That excerpt had me laughing out loud!

    1. Renee C. - And thank you for having me on board this fab tour! :)


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