Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Guest post by Klutzy Kantor

My dear internet buddy Jessica Kennedy, author of Klutzy Kantor, is busy touring the blogosphere to promote the release of this her first children's picture book (major congrats, Jessica!), so I suggested she take a break and have the cute protagonist of her book, Klutzy Kantor, write a guest post instead. I asked him what makes his book special and what kids will love about it the most. This is what he had to say....

"Well, I hate to brag. Actually it’s hard not to. My book is special, because J. Aday Kennedy made me very smart and gave me a great personality. I’m a bit of a klutz, but that makes the book funny and kids that aren’t very coordinated will relate to it. Jack Foster drew me and made me purple. He makes my personality and klutziness shine.

Aday did some other neat stuff for me. If you visit her website you can get quite a few goodies. A teacher’s guide, coloring pages, information about two more books about me and my elf friends, and pdf’s of my favorite apple recipes. She co wrote my theme song, “Go Me!” with LeFerna Walch of The Character Studio DOT com. LeFerna choreographed a dance that the song teaches. If that wasn’t enough, I have my very own blog at

I’m in Michigan with LeFerna working on a surprise that Aday and my fans will love. This book has a lot of extras that kids and grown ups will love and with each new book in the series more has been planned. Temporary tattoos, stickers, book marks and contests are just three of them."

Sounds good to me, Kantor!

For teaching resources and coloring pages, visit Klutzy Kantor's BLOG.

Don't miss the author's other virtual tour stops! For the full schedule, visit the author's website.

About the book:

Everyday Kantor Pegasus practices solving riddles. A tricky leprechaun attempts to outsmart him by giving him a next to impossible riddle to solve. To end his clumsy ways he must solve it. Children learn the benefit of practice and to focus on their strengths.

Written by J. Aday Kennedy
Illustrated by Jack Foster
Reading level: Ages 4-10
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (April 14, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1616330514
For Purchase: Amazon

About the author:

J. Aday Kennedy, the differently-abled writer, is an award winning multi
published author of inspirational/Christian pieces and of children’s literature.
Eight picture books are under contract eagerly awaiting publication. She is a
ventilator dependent quadriplegic making her dreams come true a story at a
time. As a speaker, Aday entertains, instructs, motivates and inspires
audiences of all ages. To learn more about her and her writing, visit her blog
to read one of the interviews, witness the book promotion brainstorms for
authors, marketing and writing tips.


madcapmaggie said...

I read this book and it really is charming. I highly recommend it.

Lea said...

Congrats, J, and here's wishing you tons of success. Love the title and klutz reminds me of 'me'. GRIN

Kristi Bernard said...

Congratulations on your new book.

Vivian Zabel said...

Klutzy sounds like someone I'd like to know. I certainly understand being klutzy.

terri.forehand said...

Can't wait to read it, sounds so cute. Congratulations on getting it published. Good work and best wishes.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

How could anyone not want to meet Klutzy up close and personnal. He must be in all of us!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the release of your book!

Kari Wolfe said...

Congrats on your book's release! :) Very, very cool! I also like the extras you've added at your website. That's an awesome idea for a kid's book. I'm now wondering how I can do that with my own books :)

Evelyn said...

Sounds like a delightful book and an inspiring author! Congratulations to both Klutzy and Aday!

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Irene Sonia Switankowsky-Roth said...

This books sounds so cute. I will read it soon.

Congratulations on getting the book published and best wishes for the future.


Mayra Calvani said...

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving comments!

Donna M. McDine said...

Terrific! Love the book trailer and the write up by Klutzy himself. Sounds like exciting times abound!

NancyCL said...

Great little book, great author! Lots of success, Jess!

Nancy said...

Congratulations!!! I think a lot of kids will identify with feeling klutzy and it's such a fresh new topic for a book. What a winner!

Margot Finke said...

Congrats to Jessica. What a cool story. Kids will love the illos too.
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Jack Foster said...

Congrats Jess my friend. It was such a pleasure working with you. Klutzy , you have a special place in my heart.

Anonymous said...

Two more drawing winners will be selected.
We're up to 29 entries. No one is taking advantage of social network posting.

J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer
Children's picture Book Klutzy Kantor
Coming Soon Marta Gargantuan Wings

Suzanne Lieurance said...


What a nice interview - and the book trailer is really cute!

Best of luck with this book!

Mari said...

Congrats and what a great idea for a guest post! Love, love, love the trailer. Bravo!

Virginia S Grenier said...

Man, Jessica is a marketing pro. I don't think I've visited one blog I'm a fan of yet who isn't talking about her and her new book. This sounds like one book everyone should be buying for their children or grandchildren.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Virginia. I agree, but am biased. lol
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer
Children's picture Book Klutzy Kantor
Coming Soon Marta Gargantuan Wings

Anonymous said...

KLUTZY KANTOR Drawing winners
And the Winners Are.....................

1. Cheryl C. Malandrinos
2. Margot Finke
3. Kathy Stemke
4. Suzanne Drazic
Drop me an email at with your top 4 choices of prizes.