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November 6, 2014

IT'S THIS MONKEY'S BUSINESS by Debra Mares

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you
Debra Mares, IT'S THIS MONKEY'S BUSINESS
Virtual Book Tour
Nov. 3 - 28

Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Debra Mares’ IT’S THIS MONKEY’S BUSINESS virtual book tour November 3 – 28! - See more at: http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2014/10/19/pump-up-your-book-presents-its-this-monkeys-business-virtual-book-publicity-tour/#sthash.1i4bYLMP.dpuf
PUYB Inside the Book
Debra Máres , Kate Buckley , Taylor Christensen , Olivia Garcia  
 It's This Monkey's Business 2
Title: It’s This Monkey’s Business
Author: Debra Postil
Publisher: Justicia House
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Books
Format: Hardback/Kindle
“Cabana,” a young spider monkey is brought to life to tell her story It’s This Monkey’s Business to help children who are affected by domestic violence and divorce. Cabana, who lives with her parents in a treehouse high up in a rainforest canopy, becomes startled one day from her Mama’s scream, when she is waiting atop a tree branch for her Papa to teach her how to swing. After falling to the forest floor, Cabana frustrated from her parents’ fighting, decides she will search for a new family to be part of. Her persistence is cut short when she braves the river to play with a pink dolphin, unaware she cannot swim. The tragedy brings her parents together to realize they can no longer live together. Cabana reconnects with her Papa, realizing he is the only one that can teach her how to swing.
It’s This Monkey’s Business is an approximately 756 word children’s book targeting ages 4-8, which is set in a rainforest and featuring “Cabana,” a young female Spider Monkey, her parents and rainforest animals. The book is approximately 30 pages long and features full spread color illustrations.
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 Cabana, a young spider monkey is brought to life to tell her story growing up with domestic violence and divorce. Cabana, who lives with her parents in a tree house high up in a rain forest canopy, becomes startled one day from her Mama's scream, when she is waiting atop a tree branch for her Papa to teach her how to swing. After falling to the forest floor, Cabana frustrated from her parents' fighting, decides she will search for a new family to be part of, but is faced with a dangerous world.

It's This Monkey's Business safely explores with children, issues surrounding domestic violence in the home. Targeting ages 4-8, this easy-to-understand story is intended for families who have been affected by domestic violence or wish to bring awareness to it. This book is intended where parents decide to separate or divorce as a result of a domestic dispute, but plan to stay active and involved in their child's life.

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For Independent Author Debra Mares, violence against women is not only a topic in today’s news, it’s a topic in her crime novels, cases she handled as a county prosecutor, and now it will be the topic in her first children’s book It’s This Monkey’s Business.  Debra is a veteran county prosecutor in Riverside currently specializing in community prosecution, juvenile delinquency and truancy.  Her office has one of the highest conviction rates in California and is the fifteenth largest in the country. You name it – she’s prosecuted it – homicides, gang murders, domestic violence, sex cases, political corruption, major fraud and parole hearings for convicted murderers. She is a two-time recipient of the County Prosecutor of the Year Award and 2012 recipient of the Community Hero Award.
Debra PostilDebra is the granddaughter of a Mexican migrant farm worker and factory seamstress, was born and raised in Los Angeles, was the first to graduate college in my family, and grew up dancing Ballet Folklorico and Salsa. Her own family story includes struggles with immigration, domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse and teen pregnancy, which she addresses in her novels. She followed a calling at 11 years old to be an attorney and voice for women, and appreciates international travel and culture. Her life’s mission is to break the cycle of victimization and domestic violence.
Debra is also the co-founding Executive Director of Women Wonder Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization implementing creative intervention and mentoring programs for at-risk youth.  In 2012, Debra self-published Volume 1 of her debut legal thriller series, The Mamacita Murders featuring Gaby Ruiz, a sex crimes prosecutor haunted by her mother’s death at the hands of an abusive boyfriend. In 2013, Debra released her second crime novel, The Suburban Seduccion, featuring “The White Picket Fence” killer Lloyd Gil, who unleashes his neonatal domestic violence-related trauma on young women around his neighborhood.

PUYB Tour Schedule A 
Monday, November 3, Book Featured at Examiner
Tuesday, November 4, Character Interview at The Literary Nook
Wednesday, November 5, Guest Blogging at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase
Thursday, November 6, Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.
Friday, November 7, Book Review at A Simple Life, Really?
Monday, November 10, Book Review at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Tuesday, November 11, Book Review at Our Families Adventure
Wednesday, November 12, Book Review at Bottles & Books Reviews
Thursday, November 13, Book Featured at Mom Loves to Read  and
Book Review at Fabulous and Fun
Monday, November 17, Interview at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, November 18, Guest Blogging at Mythical Books
Wednesday, November 19
Book Review & Character Guest Post at I’d Rather Be at the Beach
Thursday, November 20, Book Review at Maureen’s Musings  and
Interview at As the Page Turns
Friday, November 21, Book Review at Confessions of a Reader
Monday, November 24, Book Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks
Tuesday, November 25, Book Review at The Blended Blog
Wednesday, November 26, Book Review & Guest Blogging at Mina’s Bookshelf
Thursday, November 27, Book Review at Nay’s Pink Bookshelf
Friday, November 28, Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club


 REVIEW
To start with the book has a captivating cover.  The illustrations are bright and interesting along with being fun.  I also liked that the pages were a nice thickness for small hands.  The pages can also be wiped off from those sticky little fingers.  Little children have a short attention span and I believe this book isn't too long and is fun and full of adventure.  The bright colors help to keep their attention.  The book is about a little monkey who is trying to find a perfect place to live where she can have a place to learn how to swing. This poor little monkey doesn't like fighting so some of her choices may not be the best for her. I don't want to give any more about the book but it does teach a wonderful lesson for the little monkey. This will help to give the little one confidence. A good little book for little ones who parents are not together. 


I was given a compliment copy from the author, Debra Mares and Pump Up Your Book for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS. 

LINKS
www.debramaresnovels.com
www.pumpupyourbook.com 
www.shelfari.com/bemiown/shelf 
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2D78658L29SAN/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0985089385 
Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Debra Mares’ IT’S THIS MONKEY’S BUSINESS virtual book tour November 3 – 28! - See more at: http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2014/10/19/pump-up-your-book-presents-its-this-monkeys-business-virtual-book-publicity-tour/#sthash.1i4bYLMP.dpuf

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