Blog Tour Recap: The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie

Children's Book Blog Tour

Blog Tour

As the blog tour for The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie wraps up, I want to say a huge thank you to the ladies who participated, lending their beautiful book blogs to showcase my new interactive children’s book!

Interactive children’s books are a great way to draw children into books and make reading fun. I hope children will enjoy illustrating the pages of The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie.

If you have purchased a copy of The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie, I would greatly appreciate a quick review on Amazon


If you’re not familiar with the book, it is an illustrate-it-yourself adventure for young artists. They get to write their name on the title page as the illustrator of the book, and then they can set out on the adventure with Calvin and Ollie, drawing out the characters along the way.


Here’s a recap of the Blog Tour:

First stop was Starting Small Reads:

Children's Book Review

“This is a brilliant interactive story book which will help children dig into their imaginations and show us their version of Calvin and Ollie.”



Next, we headed over to Book Time for a Q&A with Lisa Day:

Book Blog Tour

“The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie by Krista Brock is an illustrate-it-yourself picture book for kids. Brock, who is originally from Georgia, but now calls Barcelona, Spain, home, has created the story where kids are encouraged to draw the characters and the action.”


Then Raising Readers posted a beautifully written review:

Children's Book Blog Tour

“OMG–do you know kids who would love to draw their own illustrations in their favorite book? Or kids who you have to make sure they’re not using their crayons to write in their books? AKA, unbeknownst to you, the Very Hungry Caterpillar has now been colored black? If you have kids that fit into either scenario, then this may be the perfect book for them.”


Can you imagine how much joy they will get out of rereading this book in 10 years, maybe even in 5? I can just imagine the future giggles at their juvenile illustrations.


Then we stopped over at Thumbnail That, where the book received 4 stars from April Heard:

Children's Book Review

It allows for a truly immersive experience for the reader.


The illustrations are open to the interpretation of the reader. They get to make the book their own–literally. Imagine the possibilities.


And the tour wrapped up Friday on the popular book blog, Bound 4 Escape:Interactive Children's Book Review

The unique thing about The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie is that each page has an illustrated background, and the reader can add any illustrations from more background to Calvin and Ollie. What a fun way to encourage creativity in children!



Thank you for joining me on the blog tour! I’d love to hear your feedback on the book and your child’s experience illustrating it. Feel free to share here, on Instagram, or contact me directly. Amazon reviews are also greatly appreciated!

The Nighttime Adventures of Calvin and Ollie is currently available on Amazon.

Published by Krista Brock

As a magazine editor turned freelance writer, mom, and children's book author, I enjoy creating children's books and activities that invite creativity and encourage a love of reading.

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