Blog Tour: Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon, Ben by Genna Rowbotham

Please join me on the next stop of Genna Rowbotham’s blog tour for the release of her latest picture book, Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon, Ben.

Genna Rowbotham wrote her first children’s story in 2017, fitting it in around caring for her young family, and is now an author of nine children’s books as well as a short story in a magazine. Rowbotham has a passion to write stories that help entertain, educate and inspire young-ones as the reader can escape the seriousness of life and enter a world of magic.

Her other interests include reading, writing, travelling, astrology, spending time with her family and exploring the great outdoors.

She lives with her lively, imaginative family in Derbyshire in a house full of books, magazines as well as colourful drawings and all sorts of artwork from her children (empty cereal boxes are often taken from the recycle bin to reinvent something wonderful like a spy camera or telescope).

My stop of the tour consists of a book review and prize giveaway.


Title: Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon, Ben

Written by: Genna Rowbotham

 Illustrated by: Shamima Afroz Alis

Published by: Adventure Scape Press

Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon, Ben is a quaint longer length picture book consisting of eighteen spreads and written in rhyming couplets. The spreads are formatted with the picture on one side and the text on the other. The text is in a large bold font and easy to read.

The story reminded me of the timeless classic The Boy Who Wouldn’t Go To Bed by Helen Cooper in that the main protagonist, Ellie-May, is excited about the next day so refuses to sleep. When her toy dragon, Ben becomes real, they take to the starry skies and embark on a night-time adventure, where they visit Ben’s castle and enjoy a dragon party. But Ellie-May struggles to keep her eyes open and eventually realises the importance of sleep.

This delightful, lyrical story is ideal for readers aged three upwards. The bold colourful illustrations compliment the text perfectly.

Giveaway to Win a bundle of  3 Children’s books by Genna Rowbotham (Open Int)

Prize includes Where is Lamby? (rhyming picture book), Lottie the Ladybird’s Adventure (for ages 7-9) and  Ellie-May & her Toy Dragon, Ben (rhyming picture book)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box link.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


You can purchase a copy of

Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon, Ben by Genna Rowbotham and Shamima Afroz Alis at the following links:

Genna’s website:   

Amazon (Paperback):

Amazon (eBook):  

Google Play: (eBook):

To find out more about Gemma Rowbotham and her books you can check out her social media links.




You Tube:  


Book Bub: 

To join the other stops on the blog tour take a look at the schedule below: 

I would like to thank Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in this tour. Thank you Rachel.

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