Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China by Sherry Ellis!

It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Sherry Ellis’ BUBBA AND SQUIRT’S BIG DIG TO CHINA Blog Tour through MC Book Tours today. Welcome, Sherry!

I'm sharing an excerpt of the story, and Sherry is offering a tour-wide international giveaway featuring five autographed copies of her book. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

by Sherry Ellis
◊ Genre: Juvenile Fiction
◊ Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ Paperback: 94 pages
◊ Grades 3-5

Squirt doesn't believe Bubba can dig a hole to China. But when the hole swallows them, the kids find themselves in Xi'an, China, surrounded by Terracotta Warriors.
          It gets worse when the ghost of the first emperor of China appears. He tells them they can't go home until they find his missing pi. The kids don't know where to begin until they meet a girl and her grandmother who promise to help find the pendant.
          Soon they realize they are being followed. And they are no closer to finding the missing pi. Will Bubba and Squirt ever make it back home?



It’s me–Bubba. My turn! I was glad to get out of the hole, but what I saw did not look one bit like home. What I saw was an army of men. Thousands of them! They were all standing there, lined up, ready for battle. Armor covered their shoulders and chests. Their faces looked fierce and determined. And do you know what else? They were made of stone.
Squirt came out behind me. “Whoa!”
“What is this place?” I asked.
Squirt stared. “I have no idea. But what I do know is that you got us into a big mess!”
“Sorry.” I put my hands in my pockets and looked down. I knew this was bad. The hole and tunnel were scary. Scarier than the Banshee roller coaster at Kings Island. It reminded me of my accident at the pond, when my sled crashed through the ice. Memories of the day I died.
I didn’t want those scary thoughts in my head, so I took a deep breath and walked up to one of the soldiers. He was big. As big as Daddy! I stood on my tippy toes to get a closer look. Then I scratched my head, because that guy looked kind of familiar. I did a little thinking. That’s when I figured it out. He looked just like the guy who works at Kung Pau Dragon.
I walked over to the next soldier. He looked like the other guy who works there. But this place wasn’t Kung Pau Dragon. That could mean only one thing. We were in China! A big smile spread across my face. The shovel had worked. I was right where I’d wanted to go. 
“Hey,” I said. “They’re Chinese! We’re in China!”
Squirt scrunched her eyebrows. “Bubba, that’s impossible!”
“But look.” I grabbed her hand and dragged her over to the big statue and pointed at its face.
She studied it real hard. Then she shook her head. “It couldn’t be.”
“Yeah, it could,” I said.
Her green eyes flashed. “No! You don’t understand. These look like Terracotta Warriors.”
“Terra-what?” What was Miss Smarty Pants talking about?

Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano.

When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Sherry, her husband, and their two children live in Atlanta, Georgia. 

For more on Sherry and her writing, you can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, her blog, her website and her Amazon Author Page.

This tour-wide giveaway is for five (5) autographed copies of BUBBA AND SQUIRT’S BIG DIG TO CHINA. The giveaway is open internationally.

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Sherry on her month-long tour HERE. You never know what you might find out.

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  1. Julie, thanks for being a part of Sherry's tour and letting readers know about Bubba and Squirt's adventure.

  2. Thanks so much for being part of my tour and sharing the excerpt from my book. I really appreciate it!

  3. This is a great book and educational, too. Congratulations to Sherry for another wonderful book.

  4. Hi, Julie!

    Thanks for doing a piece on my friend Sherry Ellis and her new book Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China. The book excerpt stimulated my imagination. I can picture those fierce looking Terracotta Warriors, thousands of them, lined up in front of our little heroes. What an incredible adventure!

    Thanks again, Julie, and congratulations to friend Sherry!

    1. Thanks, Shady! Always appreciate your support in visiting my tour stops!

  5. This is such a terrific book for children. I hope this tour helps you sell a lot more copies of it. :) Good luck!

  6. Hi Julie - so good to see Sherry here ... I love Bubba and Squirt - they just seem to go together ... while Sherry imparts some precious knowledge about China to kids around the world ... lovely - cheers Hilary

    1. I hope kids enjoy Bubba and Squirt as much as I enjoyed writing about them!

  7. Huzzah! This sounds like a great book for my YA reader who devours books!

  8. Congratulations! Sherry, so cool Bubba and Squirt! Didn't we all think that when we were kids? Didn't we all try that once or twice. :)
    Best of luck on your new release!
    Hi, Julie, thanks for stopping by!

  9. Congrats to Sherry on her release! I love that it focuses on the Terracotta Warriors. I've always been fascinated by them.

    1. They are really cool. I've learned a lot about them from the research I did for this book.

  10. Congratulations to Sherry! Good luck!!

    And of course a big hello to you Julie :)


  11. Congrats Sherry! So proud of you! So happy for you! Big Hugs!

  12. Hi, Julie, Hi, Sherry,

    Congrats on you new book, Sherry! Looks like a very fun read. Enjoyed the excerpt and pages very much. All the best!

  13. I love Bubba's voice. Chapter 3 sure kept my interest. All the best with the continued book tour, Sherry. And Julia, thanks for featuring Sherry's book, and her talent.

  14. The title of this book alone is worth a purchase lol.

  15. Hurray for Sherry! Already own this book, and cannot wait for a chance to read it. Sounds like such a fun story!

  16. Hi Julie, I always appreciate your encouraging comments on my blog! Congratulations to Sherry and I love the catchy title!


  17. Congratulations to Sherry on the new book! I think that a lot of kids, including myself when I was younger, dream of being able to find a secret world or passageway to someplace different and interesting. I always wished that there was something like that in real life.


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