Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday: #RWYK Certified Great Read

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#RWYk Great Read #Review – Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque 


Happy Monday Readers!!

At Reading with Your Kids, we’re all about encouraging kids to love and accept themselves for who they are and work hard to achieve their goals. Children’s picture books can be a powerful tool to share this message without preaching. In today’s blog, we’re delighted to introduce you to our brand NEW Reading with your kids’ Certified Great Read titled Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday

So if you’re looking for a fun book about the game of golf that also addresses self-reliance, pick this book up!



Can Alycat’s brother, Bugsy, win his golf tournament without his lucky ball?

Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday

“A charming retro feel…well-intentioned.” -Kirkus Reviews
“This sweet and beautifully illustrated story will capture young cat fanciers and parents who want to teach their children about self-reliance. Great for fans of Stan and Jan Berenstain, Janette Sebring Lowrey.” – BookLife Reviews
“A thoroughly charming and entertaining read for children that also holds an important social lesson about inclusion, Alycat and the Friendship Friday is very highly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.” -Midwest Book Review




Award-winning author, Alysson Foti Bourque, began her career as a teacher after graduating from University of Louisiana Lafayette with a degree in Elementary Education. She earned a  law degree from the Southern University Law Center in 2007. After practicing law for six years, it was time to trade in writing trial briefs for writing children’s books. Alysson enjoys speaking with children and teachers at school and library visits with the life-size Alycat mascot and hopes to inspire people to believe in themselves, their work, and to keep writing stories.

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Our Review


It’s a Tournament Tuesday for Alycat and her little brother Bugsy.

And Bugsy is so-o-o excited to play with his lucky golf ball. He thinks his ball helped him win the race against his sister and that it helps him with his golf game. He won’t leave for the golf course without his lucky golf ball.  His mother tries to explain to Bugsy that it is not luck that will help him with the game but it is his hard work and practice which will make him a better player. When Bugsy enters a golf course, he is counting on his good luck to help him win the game. But is luck the only thing that matters?  It is only when Alycat forgets to bring his lucky ball, Bugsy learns that success comes from his own smarts, practice, and hard work–not lucky charms and chance.

Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday is perfect for kids who are working hard with issues such as shyness, self-acceptance, courage, and discovering their talents, skills, or hard work. On the last page of the book, the author has included the ABC’s of golf which will help the beginners to understand the terminologies used in the game of golf. There is simplicity in the text which makes it easier for little ones to follow the story. The illustrations are happy and bright and very well compliment the emotions and theme of the book. The book is guaranteed to boost the self-confidence of your child.



A fun little book to introduce kids to the game of golf and to teach them valuable lessons about believing in themselves and working hard to achieve their goals.


CONGRATULATIONS TO  Alysson FOR WINNING THE RWYK CERTIFIED GREAT READ STATUSClapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2Clapping Hands on Apple iOS 11.2




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