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Dinosaurs romp through the ABCs. Just in time for Christmas

It’s not Christmas “crunch time.” But, given your procrastination track record, MAYBE IT IS TIME to make some holiday decisions.

No, we’re not talking about picking the ugly sweater for your company’s “Zoom” holiday party.

But, if preschoolers are on your gift list, you can skip the Black Friday and six-foot distance lines with two fun-filled ABCs books that:

  • Fall into the category of “Aww, that’s adorable”

  • Qualify as a great “Stocking stuffer” and

  • Check the box for “Helping little Johnny pass preschool!”

If a preschooler is in your home, family, or circle of friends, ABCs and 123s for Boys is a great storytime book addition. Kids will laugh and learn with this romp through the alphabet.

ABCs and 123s for Boys brings the alphabet to life with dozens of lovable characters. From ALEX the Alligator (an astronaut) to ZACK the Zebra (ziplining over the zoo), each letter features different boy’s name, fun rhyme, and clever illustration.

“Picture Dr. Seuss meets Sesame Street,” says author Tom McLaughlin. “ABCs and 123s for Boys is wonderfully entertaining – featuring pirates and ninjas to sharks and dinosaurs.”

This interactive book makes learning the ABCs and numbers fun. There are hidden surprises on pages – look for ants sneaking away with food. Kids will find and count all sorts of animals. Plus, they will love the surprise ending. You can personalize the story with your child’s name on the last page!

ABCs and 123s for Boys gives kids an extra serving of storytime fun. “Kids will love HANK the Hippo and dozens of adorable characters,” adds McLaughlin. “It’s far more engaging than an ‘A is for Apple’ book. When kids are engaged, they’re learning.”

And ... if your child likes to color, break out the crayons! The ABCs and 123s for Boys Coloring Book features big, easy-to-draw letters and fun characters from the ABC book. Add a box of crayons with the books and you have a great Christmas gift.

ABCs and 123s for Boys and the ABCs and 123s for Boys Coloring Book can be found at Amazon and bookstores. They’re ideal for toddler, preschool, homeschool, daycare, baby boy shower, birthday, Christmas stocking stuffer, and grandson gifts.

Kenosha News | Author Tom McLaughlin has a new book out called “ABCs and 123s for Boys,” designed to help preschoolers learn the alphabet. Part of the book launch includes free Kindle copies, available through today. “My goal is to give away 1,000 copies to Kenosha, Racine and Walworth County residents,” said the author.

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Each page of his book “features fun rhymes and scenes with Alex the Alligator (an amazing astronaut) to Zack the Zebra (ziplining over the zoo),” he said. Each letter in the alphabet is brought to life with a different boy’s name and character...

July 29, 2020 | Racine Journal Times | Tom McLaughlin is celebrating the launch of his new book, “ABCs and 123s for Boys,” by giving away free Kindle copies July 30 and 31 to Racine, Kenosha and Walworth county residents. In this book for toddlers and preschoolers, each letter of the alphabet is brought to life with a different boy’s name and character. To receive a free copy, go to

August 16, 2020 | "Book for boys teaches alphabet, numbers" click:

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Aug. 20, 2020 | Burlington Standard Press | "Tom McLaughlin's favorite thing as a kid was story time. Now he's living out a dream that makes him feel like a little boy again -- all while helping little boys read...."

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