I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the I WANT TO BE A VASE by Julio Torres & Julian Glander Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book

Author: Julio Torres & Julian Glander (Illustrations)
Pub. Date: June 7, 2022
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 48
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindleB&NiBooksKoboTBDBookshop.org

Former SNL writer and comedic rising star Julio Torres takes readers on a journey through the lives and intimate dramas of some of the unsung shapes of our time in this picture book inspired by his HBO special My Favorite Shapes.

Shapes. You’ve heard of them. You might have even interacted with a few. But do you really know them? From plucky Plunger, who wishes to defy his shape and become a beautiful vase, to other household objects with dreams of a life beyond their predestined roles, I Want to Be a Vase takes readers on an essential and visually stunning journey through the lives and intimate dramas of often-overlooked household appliances.


“I love this strange and brilliant book, which made me identify with a toilet plunger.”

Mindy Kaling, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“This book is such a delicious feast for the eyes. It makes me want to be a refrigerator so I can store the leftovers!”

Bowen Yang, actor, Saturday Night Live

“I’m deeply jealous of all the children who get to read this book. This is my villainous origin.”

Aidy Bryant, actor, Saturday Night Live and Shrill

About Julio Torres

Julio Torres is a comedian, the creator of the HBO special My Favorite Shapes, and has written for Saturday Night Live. He’s also one of the masterminds behind Los Espookys, HBO’s Spanish-language comedy about a group of horror enthusiasts. Visit him on Instagram @SpacePrinceJulio.

Website | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

About Julian Glander

Julian Glander is a 3D animator, designer, and illustrator. Mostly self-taught, he has created work for Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Adult Swim, and the New York Times. He is also the creator of the video game Art Sqool and the squishy comics collection 3D Sweeties. Visit him at Glander.co.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok |  Goodreads


1 winner will receive a finished copy of I WANT TO BE A VASE, US Only.

Tour Schedule

Week One:

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5/31/2022onemoreexclamationReview/IG Post
5/31/2022Little Red ReadsReview/IG Post
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6/1/2022Nonbinary Knight ReadsReview/IG Post
6/2/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post
6/2/2022Two Points of InterestReview/IG Post
6/3/2022onemusedIG Post
6/3/2022BookHounds YA Review/IG Post

Week Two:

6/6/2022@just_another_mother_with_booksIG Review
6/6/2022JenguerdyReview/IG Post
6/7/2022@coffeesipsandreadsReview/IG Post
6/7/2022NerdophilesReview/IG Post
6/8/2022Rajiv’s ReviewsReview/IG Post
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6/9/2022Lady Hawkeye Excerpt/IG Post
6/10/2022Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt
6/10/2022@jaimerockstarbooktoursIG Post
6/10/2022@froggyreadteachIG Review/FB Post

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