Delighted to be asked by Sam Devotta at Tundra Books in Canada to help run a book giveaway of this lovely tale by Zoey Abbott called “I Do Not Like Yolanda”. For anyone who likes to write letters, young or old, you will love this book all about Bianca’s passion for writing letters and the dilemma she has when down at the Post Office waiting in the queue for stamps. We’ve all been there I’m sure, but sometimes people aren’t always as they seem…
“Bianca loves writing letters but she does not like Yolanda who works in the post office. Yolanda is scary and Bianca always tries to avoid getting in her line. But one day – a day when Bianca has five letters to send – the only person free to help her is Yolanda and Bianca has to make a choice. Soon she learns that there’s nothing to be afraid of and her attempts to be kind to Yolanda surprise them both.
In a world where most of us are separated from our loved ones, the idea of writing letters and spreading kindness is more important than ever. Bianca shows us that natural empathy can take us far and it’s a gentle look at how small fears and anxieties can be handled in a normal way.”
To be in with a chance of winning this sweet and beautifully illustrated book all you need to do is share a photo of a letter you are going to post (just the corner with the stamp on – not anyone’s address), or a photo of you posting a letter in a postbox, either on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tagging us in @letterappsoc, @TundraBooks, and @ZoeyAbbott, also using the hashtag #IDoNotLikeYolanda.
We’ll pick one of the photos at random on 1st August 2021 and send the book from Canada to anywhere in the world! And even if you don’t win the book someone somewhere will win a letter from you! That’s win-win in my books.