Welcome to the first day of my Birthday Story Bash! To give you an idea of what the next few days will be like, each day will have its own theme based off of one (or more) of the Toy Story characters. Going along with the theme, there will be a guest interview; movie, book, and song-of-the-day selections; and a giveaway!
Today's characters are Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head! Thus, the theme will be . . . food! (No, we won't talk about eating potatoes; and yes, I do like having food themes on my blog, as some of my "long-time" followers know!)
Our guest today is author Cerella Sechrist! Please join me in giving her a warm welcome!
Amber: Who is your favorite Toy Story character (this can be from the first or second movie)?
Cerella: I adore Rex the dinosaur. Despite his insecurities and paranoia, he's always willing to help his friends. =)
Amber: What is one of your favorite stories (ie: book, movie, family history, etc.)? Anything goes!
Cerella: Growing up, I loved the Berenstain Bears as well as Dr. Seuss. In particular, I'd always ask my mom to read about Seuss's Yertle the Turtle, king of the pond. It helped that she always did a variety of character voices. Story time was so entertaining at my house.
Amber: If you were in one of the Toy Story movies, which toy would you want to be?
Cerella: I think I'm gonna go with Tour Guide Barbie. I like the idea of driving a car and showing the other toys around. And she's so perky/pleasant. Now, if they had featured Strawberry Shortcake in the movie, I might change my answer... =D
Amber: You and strawberries! ;) Can't say that I blame you, though!
Cerella: All this toy talk is making me nostalgic for my childhood! I might have to go dig out some old stuffed animals to console myself. ;) Happy Toy Story week!
Thanks so much for joining us today, Cerella! I am honored to be able to host you here once again!
Readers, you can find my previous interview with Cerella HERE. And you can find Cerella at her website or her blog. She's a very sweet and very fun person (as well as a great author!), so be sure to drop by her blog and say hi!
Now for the selections of the day:
- Movie of the day: No Reservations
- Book of the day: Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania by Cerella Sechrist
- Song of the day: Dental Care by Owl City (After watching and reading about food, you'll want to go out and eat some! But just be sure to take good care of your teeth!)
And now for the giveaway! Cerella has generously agreed to give away a copy of her book, Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania. But not just any copy--Cerella said I can tell you that this copy will be "autographed - personalized to the winner (I'll inscribe their name with a brief message)"! Isn't that great? =)
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post letting me know you want to be entered. You must have a U.S. mailing address and you must leave your e-mail address in your comment.
I highly recommend this book! (To read my review of Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania, click HERE.)
Note: I also recommend that you watch Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in preparation for the release of Toy Story 3 in theaters June 18!
(Toy Story picture is from the Pixar website.)