Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sal Barbera's tour stops at Penny's Tales

About the book:
The story of "Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow" takes us on the journey she travels to figure out how to get the cows at a new farm to like and accept her.
While she hopes to find friendship at her new home, instead she learns what it means to be different from everyone else. (Spotless!) Mary Elizabeth uses clever ideas and a sense of humor to help her on her quest for friends at the new farm.
This inspiring tale shows how perseverance in spite of obstacles, using a sound thought process to arrive at solutions and the importance of having fun, using humor and enjoying playtime can build friendships.
When you buy this book, 50% of net proceeds go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program to make a difference in the lives of children with critical and life threatening illnesses.

Once upon a time........there was a farm in Ohio with lots of Cows. They all had many spots to be proud of. One day a truck pulled into the farm. The back door opened and out came a new Cow. The other Cows were so excited to have a new friend!
But as the new Cow came out of the truck the other Cows looked on in shock!!! "Oh My!’’ ’’What on Earth?!"
It seems the new Cow, whose name was Mary Elizabeth, had no spots!
’’Where are your spots??!!’’ Demanded the Cow called Anna Belle. ’’I don’t have any spots. I was born spotless, you see.’’
Well, Anna Belle and the other Cows were horrified.
(Not mad, you had to be very careful about mad)
Watch the trailer:
Purchasing information: From now through December 31, 2013, you can purchase Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow from the Sweetles website for only $12.00 (List price: $17.99).
When you buy this book, 50% of net proceeds go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Child Life Program. Visit for more information.

About the author:
Sal is the author and illustrator of “A Sweetles Dream”® book series. As the Creative Director for Hartman-Barbera llc, a family media & entertainment company, he is also an animator, sculptor, painter and all around fun guy. Sal lives the phrase: “A day without laughter is a wasted day”. To that end, he uses his writing, illustrating and animation skills to create endearing characters and comedic stories.
Sal's sense of humor and empathy for his characters explore personal and social situations in ways that makes it enjoyable for both adults and children to experience together. Born in New York City, Sal moved to North Bergen, NJ where he grew up on a steep hillside neighborhood with his four older sisters. He currently lives in sunny Arizona with his wife and artistic partner, Sheri, who he defines as his inspiration. On any given day Sal might be painting, sculpting, drawing, animating, writing or enjoying one of his favorite pastimes: cooking, television, movies and golf.
Visit Sal Barbera’s website at

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Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow Virtual Book Tour Schedule

October 1st
Interview at Blogcritics
October 2nd
Book spotlight at The Writer’s Life
October 3rd
Book spotlight at As the Pages Turn
October 4th
Book review at Alicia Finn Noack
October 7th
Book spotlight at Literarily Speaking
October 8th
Book spotlight at Between the Covers
October 9th
Book spotlight at The Book Rack
October 10th
October 11th
Guest post at Paperback Writer
Book spotlight at Review from Here
October 12th
Book spotlight at 4 the Love of Books
October 14th
October 15th
Book spotlight at Beyond the Books
October 16th
Book trailer reveal at If Books Could Talk
Book spotlight at Broken Teepee
October 17th
Book review at Lynn’s Corner
October 18th
October 21st
Book review at My Devotional Thoughts
Book review at Deco My Heart
Book spotlight at A Year of Jubilee Book Reviews
October 22nd
Book review at 4 the Love of Books
October 23rd
October 25th
Book review at Mary’s Cup of Tea
October 28th
Book review at Thoughts in Progress
October 30th
Book review at Maureen’s Musings
October 31st
Book review at Blooming with Books
Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner


November 4th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Katie’s Clean Book Collection

November 5th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Book Marketing Buzz

November 7th
Interview at Story of a Writer

November 8th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Plug Your Book

November 13th
Interview at Broowaha

November 18th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Literal Exposure

November 19th
Book spotlight and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily

November 20th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Janet Ann Collins’ On Words

November 22nd
Book spotlight and giveaway at Library of Clean Reads

November 27th
Book spotlight and giveaway at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection


December 4th
Book spotlight and giveaway at Ramblings of a SAHM

December 5th
Join the book discussion at PUYB Virtual Book Club
December 9th
Book review at Library of Clean Reads

December 10th
Interview at Examiner

December 12th
Book spotlight at Penny’s Tales

December 13th
Book review at This Little Book of Mine

December 17th
Book review at WV Stitcher

December 27th
Book tour highlights at The Book Rack

Book spotlight at Bluebell Books

Want to host this author? Email Cheryl at ccmal(at)charter(dot)net!


  1. Sal, so excited to have you on my blog today....You book looks great!

  2. Thanks for hosting Sal, Penny. This is a such a charming and funny book. I hope your readers will consider it this holiday season, especially with it being on sale through December and supporting a great cause like the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

    Wishing you and your readers a great holiday season.