Adalinc to Life is pleased to introduce the new release YUMI’S EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION from author Elsa Takaoka and illustrator Catherine Toennisson and the kindle book giveaway she is sponsoring to celebrate!  Come check out the sneak peek at Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection Kindle Book Giveaway.

About the Book:

Title: Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection / Author: Elsa Takaoka / Illustrator: Catherine Toennisson / Publication Date: January 2017 / Publisher: Elsa Takaoka / Pages: 33 / Recommended Ages: 4-9

Book Description

Amazon product description – Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection is the story of Yumi who was born into a long line of collectors who pride themselves with their eccentric and wacky collections. The bond between one generation of collectors and the next take an unexpected twist with the birth of Yumi. She is determined to find not just any collection but a truly extraordinary collection and with the help of her grandmother, Yumi learns that the greatest collections of things… are not things at all!



About the Author:

Elsa Takaoka – Elsa has authored many other children’s picture books.  3 in the Goo and Spot series and a collection of poems for girls called A Moat is Not a Goat.  Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection was inspired by the real life connection between her daughters and their grandmother Sayuri.  Elsa currently lives in Fukuoka, Japan with her husband and her daughters.

About the Illustrator:

Catherine has illustrated all of Elsa Takaoka’s books. She has a bachelor’s degree in Animation from the Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville. She is currently working on illustrating her own children’s book.  You can discover more about her at PaintedDeer where she also teaches.

Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection Kindle Book Giveaway

To help celebrate the release of her new book Elsa Takaoka has graciously offered one of my readers to win a Kindle Book Copy of her new book.  Thank you so much Elsa for sponsoring this giveaway.

PRIZE: 1 Winner of a Kindle Book Copy of Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection

CONTEST CLOSES: March 4, 2017.

OPEN TO: Internationally 18+(must have a valid email)

HOW TO ENTER: Enter by entering the Rafflecopter Giveaway Below – please read the terms and conditions carefully. Must have a valid email address in order to receive the prize as author will be providing the prize.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: **NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.** A winner will be randomly drawn using the Rafflecopter widget below and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the contest ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond in 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered, or associated with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.  The prize is sponsored by author Elsa Takaoka. Author will be providing the Kindle copy of the book. This giveaway is hosted and managed by Bonnie Dani from Adalinc to Life. If you have any additional questions – please send an email to bonniedani(at)adalinc(dot)org.

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Interested in more from Elsa and Catherine, you can check out my other reviews of their books.

Goo and Spot in the Do Not Wiggle Riddle 

Goo and Spot Under the Orange Tree

A Moat is Not a Goat & Author Interview 

 Good Luck and Cheers,


Bonnie Dani

Educator, Writer, Blogger, Mom

Contact Me: bonniedani@adalinc.org