Cover Reveal: Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday

Jan. 2, 2020

We are pleased to present a cover reveal today: Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday by Alysson Foti Bourque illustrated by Chiara Civati (Mascot Books) coming out March 17, 2020! 


Alycat’s brother, Bugsy, is playing in a golf tournament with some of his friends, and wants to use his lucky ball to win the game. But when Alycat forgets his lucky ball at home, Bugsy learns what luck is really all about. Can Bugsy win the tournament without his lucky ball? Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday is part of the Alycat Series: 


Alysson Foti Bourque is the author of the Rhyme or Reason Travels series and the multiple-award-winning Alycat series. Alysson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center.

After practicing law for six years, she traded in writing trial briefs for writing children's books. Alysson enjoys public speaking opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide with her sidekick, Alycat the Mascot. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe in themselves wholeheartedly.

LEARN MORE HERE: The Alycat Series


Chiara lives near Como, Italy and works full-time as an illustrator. She has been working with Mascot Books for over four years. In addition to the titles above, Chiara has illustrated Baby Squashy Face, Millie’s Song of Courage, and Meet Me On the Moon.  Learn more about her and her work on

A Bonus One-Question Interview for Alysson: How does writing a series differ from writing a standalone picture book?

Writing a series is different from writing a standalone book in that you are able to help readers connect with characters on a deeper level like they have known them for years. A reader who connects with Alycat and friends in one book will feel like they are hanging out with old friends in subsequent books. They feel comfortable relying on the character’s past traits to get them through new adventures. 

As an author, writing a series of books allows the author to express their creativity and ideas in multiple books versus just one. Sky’s the limit!

Pre-order your copy now!
Pre-order Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday today!