Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Cassie Hoyt’s Hatch! Awareness Tour with Giveaway and Beyond the Book Craft



Written by Cassie Hoyt

Illustrated by Amanda Crawford Brown

Publisher’s Synopsis: Hatch! is a picture book exploring the animals that hatch from eggs. Colorful, captivating pictures paired with singsong rhyming text make this book a perfect fit for curious babies and toddlers.

Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Cassie Hoyt | ISBN-13: 978-1735401102


Cassie Hoyt is a children’s author and perfusionist. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Inspiration for her books typically comes from her silly boys or fond memories of her childhood. Learn more about Cassie’s upcoming works on


Amanda Crawford Brown is an artist in the greater Nashville, TN area. She has been creative her whole life but began working on her art career seriously in 2017. She specializes in watercolor and fluid art mediums but has recently been recreating those mediums in digital format. Creating children’s book art has been a dream of Amanda’s since she was very young! Amanda also makes digital artwork and is a marketing director for a Professional Twitch streamer, has shown her work in galleries and has had award-winning booths at art and craft shows all around Tennessee!





Enter for a chance to win the Hatch! prize pack.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A paperback copy of Hatch, autographed by author Cassie Hoyt

  • A canvas tote printed with artwork from Hatch

  • A $100 Amazon gift card for purchasing books to fill your new tote

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A paperback copy of Hatch, autographed by author Cassie Hoyt

Giveaway begins October 5, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends November 5, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.


You need markers( any kind but must be a marker), coffee filters, scissors to cut filters into egg shape, and your kithen sink. Of course with the messy mess it can create cover your work station and have something set up beside the sink to lay your wet filters on to dry before the final step. Of course some tape to place on the window or whole punch a hole and tie with string to hang from the curtain rod.

Let them use their imagination and colour their filter. If you need inspiration you can take their favorite animal from the book and use those colours to match their egg before they draw said favorite animal on the dried filter.
Transfer the finished egg to the sink and sprinkle some water on it. You can watch as the colours swirl together. Let your little do this part the water play and watching the colours mesh together to form a new pattern is a great sensory play tool. Of course fingers will get messy but that is the fun of it.
Lift up and transfer to the dry station beside your sink. Depending on how crazy your little went with the water , you may need to be careful when lifting to the dry station as the more waterlogged the filter it could tear. You need to leave the newly coloured filters on the drying spot for about an hour or hour and a half. I flip them over once or twice, so that they dry completely both sides. Once dry get your little to draw animals from the book on their newly crafted egg. Next hang up for the sun to catch.


Per FTC guidelines, I disclose partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Cassie Hoyt.

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