Animals at the Office by Sarah Sommer
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre: Picture Book | Publisher: Sarah Sommer
Release date: October 2020
Tour dates: Oct 19 to Nov 13, 2020
Content Rating: G. Children's picture book with no adult topics or language
It's Gator's first day at his new office job, and he is surrounded by quirky personalities like the slow slug, the obedient dog, the aggressive hawk, and the chatty chicken. He is eager to fit in with his new co-workers, so he tries to be like them. But acting like everyone else doesn't work out for him, and he learns a valuable lesson about himself instead. Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, vibrant colors, and rhymes, Animals at the Office sparks dialogue regarding first-day jitters, fitting in with new crowds, and embracing one's own special traits despite being surrounded by others who are different. Adults may relate to the featured characters based on their own experiences at an office and can use the book to talk more with children about their own job and what going to work means for them.
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
This is a cute story of work in an office setting, which will show small children the confusion parents often have at work, yet offers a message on how being an unique individual brings success.
The rhyming is done quite well and is an entertaining tale. However, a few sentences didn't rhyme very well and a few places, the rhythm was slightly off and didn't flow smoothly.
The illustrations by Devan, were done simple but very well. The images were colorful and the facial expressions were clear.
The Title was chosen well. The cover is eye-catching but slightly confusing as t why the animals are upside down.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
This book was gifted me with out pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.
The Goose on the Roof by Sarah Sommer
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages | Genre: Picture Book
Publisher: Sarah Sommer | Release date: January 2020
Format available for review: print (USA), gifted Kindle
Tour dates: Oct 19 to Nov 13, 2020
Content Rating: G. Children's picture book with no adult topics or language
When one little girl tries to solve a big problem involving a goose on her roof, she enlists the help of her animal friends. Despite her best efforts, things don't go as planned, and she ends up with additional challenges to navigate as well. The Goose on the Roof features rhymes, animal characters, and a theme of problem-solving. The order of the characters can serve as a memory game as the story builds up and unwinds. Children may also be encouraged to come up with their own ideas for how to solve the issue of the honking goose on the roof and the predicaments created by the other animals. Winner (1st place) of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in the animals/pets category (ebook), this children's story highlights animals in a wholesome and engaging way.
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My English Teacher Would Hate My Books By Sarah Sommer
I learned a mouthful of a word in high school English class that has always stuck with me: anthropomorphism. It refers to a writing style where humanlike characteristics are applied to animals or objects. My English teacher taught me to never do this. Ever.
Flash forward to today and all three of my picture books use this technique. I love writing about animals as if they had human characteristics and personalities, and it has effectively become my special writing style. If my English teacher were to see the books, she would likely get her red pen out and tell me to start over.
I feel empathetic toward animals because they can’t speak for themselves. The wild ones live a difficult life just trying to stay alive, and the domesticated ones are fully dependent on humans to survive. My books are a chance to tell their stories using human scenarios and stories.
Throughout my life, I have been exposed to a number of rescue-type situations. When I was a small child, my father stopped a scenic tour on a vacation in order to save a wild bird trapped in a wire fence. My family pets were all rescue dogs that my mother had brought home from abandonment situations. And at thirteen, I learned about factory farms and the vegetarian diet while away at a music camp and haven’t wavered from that diet since. As an adult, I started fostering dogs, which only increased my sense of compassion for animals. All of my foster dogs had been neglected and were in need of medical attention.
These experiences led me to want to incorporate animals into my picture book stories, and as primary characters as well. My first book, The Goose on the Roof, is loosely inspired by that moment on vacation where my dad rescued the bird, and my third book, My Cat is Blue (currently in illustrations), discusses the theme of losing a pet and gives a nod to the efforts of the rescue community, which is a reflection of my fostering experiences. I always try to maintain the natural characteristics of the animal characters I’ve chosen and then blend those traits into a humanlike personality that would make sense. For example, the dog character in Animals at the Office is obedient, loves structure, is always happy to do her job, and never takes a sick day. I chose the dog very carefully for this personality because I wanted to make sure it was believable as both an animal and a human. I even have little bits of “dog” in my own work personality.
While I sometimes envision my high school English teacher cringing at my books, I’ve chosen to continue to use anthropomorphism because it reflects my background, my interests, and my writing style. After all, the animals deserve a voice too.
Meet the Author:
Sarah Sommer enjoys working with words in a way that makes the story feel musical and rhythmical, which is a reflection of her first career in music as a professional clarinetist. She is passionate about animals and enjoys nature, the arts, and dark chocolate.
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Orange Snow By Dale S. Rogers
Illustrated by Valentina Esposito
Children's Picture Book ~ Hardcover, 32 Pages
October 1, 2020 by Summers Island Press
Lucy likes to imagine things.
That's what she was doing, one windy autumn day, waiting for Mom to pick her up from school. She was thinking how wonderful it would be if snow was... orange! And how fun it would be to play in. Just for pretend.
But do you ever wish pretend could be real?
ABOUT The AUTHOR:
A South Carolina native, Dale currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and three cats. With several family members involved in writing, Dale soon found herself drifting in that direction, eventually joining her high school newspaper staff. Continuing her interest in writing after graduating from Anderson College and the University of South Carolina, she penned articles and stories, as well as poetry, eventually starting a novel. Since then, she has written several novels, both for teens and adults. She also loves music and dance, and has participated in several musicals and even one movie.
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Yummy Me Feels So Good by Lion Iam
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre: children's feelings. baby animals, children's social situations, self esteem, mindfulness, parenting
Publisher: Funny Bird Production | Release date: January, 2020
Tour dates: June 15 to June 26, 2020
Content Rating: G. This is a children's book.
Yummy Me Feels So Good isn't just another story book. It is something you can use with your kids and grandkids for many years. Simple and childlike, kids identify with the gentle creatures within. Absolutely beautiful, Yummy Me is a genius way of helping children immediately connect with the world of emotions through enchanting animal friends. The images and words are so simple and therefore can be grasped by children and adults of all ages. The book can easily open up space for a dialogue about emotions between an adult and a child, all the whie being playfully disguised as animal talk. Children laugh and grimace as they flip through the pages, mirroring the emotions they feel on the pages. Yummy Me is a great doorway to explore the sometimes difficult arena of emotions, both for children, teachers and parents.
Rather than labeling certain emotions as "good" or "bad", these emotions simply get space to be as they are, and encourage the reader to remember that they too will pass. The final message of the book that we are in fact "none of these" me's is a loving reminder that at any moment we can start our day again from joy. "I have seen firsthand how taking out this book can transform a child's tantrum into a smile and eventually bursts of laughter.
Lion Has a Word for the Big People
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"Lion I AM validates and assists children to experience emotions in a conscious manner -- essential to learning and gaining self-knowledge. Scientific research has demonstrated that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships. Yummy Me Feels So Good will help you and your child learn to be “Lions of Love,” to consciously choose and express effectively what you are feeling. Being watchful and strong like the Lion brings acceptance and maturity in the ever changing world of feelings. Then everyone can share this "feeling of magic” and joy with others.” - Harold H Bloomfield MD, N.Y. Times bestselling author
Meet the Author:
The author Lion I Am lives on a beautiful island with lots of trees and animals. He likes quiet spaces in nature just like his animal friends. He enjoys talking to the turtles, dolphins and whales when they're around. Like the Lion he enjoys relaxing in nature and listening to the sounds of the birds and animals and that of the wind in the trees and bamboos. He especially loves the beach and the ocean surf. One of his favorite things is swimming in the strong waves in the ocean. He loves playing with children and animals. They help him laugh at all his passing Me’s and his funny moods. The children and animals remind him to be grateful for life here on this beautiful Earth. Lion I Am loves to visit with teachers and children who read the Lion I Am books together and share their feelings and playfulness together. The Funny Bird Productions mop top birds sing "All there is is Love, Love is all there is. Love is all there is, All you need is Love" They know the important things in life.
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Happy Holidays, Pirates: Lift-the-flap Book (Clever Flaps) by Clever Publishing (Author), Tatiana Koval (Author), Inna Chernyak (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 15 pages – November 27, 2018
Does Santa deliver presents to pirates? When a dastardly-looking pirate crew discovers that there's a kindly old man who delivers presents to all people who behave themselves, the pirates decide to clean up their act! This joyous, rhyming story along with the irresistible lift-the-flap elements on each page make this the perfect holiday read you can revisit any time of the year. The large size, delightfully detailed illustrations, and witty story make this book an ideal holiday gift. Sturdy thick board pages with rounded corners will make this treasure last forever.
Review by LAWonder10:
Comical and colorful pictures by talented illustrator, Inna Chernyak, are very large, yet detailed which "little ones" are sure to be captivated by. The lift up flaps are a little hard to discover when using it for the first time. Be sure to look for the little semi-circle indentation on each page to gain an additional image on each page of verse.
This is a very cute, rhyming story, making a point to relate the thought hat Santa does'nt forget those who are unique ito society.
This is a quality board book.
I offer a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me by the publisher with no request for a possitive review.
In Case you missed the Happy Halloween Pirates Book, Read about it below!
Happy Halloween, Pirates!: Lift-the-Flap Book (Clever Flaps) by W. Harry Kirn (Author), Clever Publishing (Author)
This is an absolute stunner of a book featuring a crew of unexpectedly endearing pirate characters sure to entertain children and parents alike! Bountiful surprises, a rollicking and joyous story, and a pirate's trove of hidden treasures under each flap make for a truly memorable Halloween experience. A popular pirate theme coupled with the interactive lift-the-flap format makes the book a special treasure for young readers who love to play as they read. The entertaining format helps children develop hand-eye coordination, curiosity and emotional intellect. The large size, padded cover, delightfully detailed illustrations and witty poems make this book an ideal gift. Sturdy thick board pages with rounded corners will make this treasure last forever.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This is a fun, Halloween book for pre-school and early elementary school-age children. I found the flaps slightly difficult to find, but each page had one, and there are very small semi-circle indentations to lift each one. After the first time opening them, they are easily discovered. The clever Illustrations by Clever Publishing staff, are colorful, comical, and the flaps blend into the picture very well. Each page has a fun image under the flap to enhance the enjoyment of each rhyming verse.
The book is a high quality board book and would be a grat gift, a wonderful additions to any library!
This earns a Five Stars rating.
*I was gifted this book by the publisher with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
About the Author: Clever Publishing was founded in 2010 with the purpose of changing children's lives for the better. We create a world full of fascinating experiences for families through our books, games, sets, and series. Focusing on Pre-school and Edutainment, we've developed a wide range of innovative formats with modern teaching techniques. Kids love to read, touch, and play while learning, so our program includes products for all ages including box sets; board books; puzzle books; learning flash cards; interactive coloring, activity, and word play formats; and boards games for the entire family. Our dream team - more than 100 employees worldwide - have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of children's books. With this expertise, we present products that are fun, entertaining, and vibrant. We are modern and educational and strive to always emphasize the importance of first experiences. We connect to the needs of busy parents and aim to enrich the time spent with their children. Our goal is to make children - as well as their parents – happy!
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This is an educationally interesting book any child, who loves animals, would find entertaining.
There are a variety of creatures and their sleeping habits to keep a child's interest. The wording is simple and not excessive.
Illustrator, Rachael McLean, has done an excellent job in portraying cute, colorful scenes on each page.
This is not only a great bedtime book, but also great for Summer Reading Programs and for Educators "story time:"
I offer a Five Stars rating for this book.
*This book was sent to me with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
About the Author
Clever Publishing was founded in 2010 with the purpose of changing children's lives for the better. We create a world full of fascinating experiences for families through our books, games, sets, and series. Focusing on Pre-school and Edutainment, we've developed a wide range of innovative formats with modern teaching techniques. Kids love to read, touch, and play while learning, so our program includes products for all age,s including box sets; board books; puzzle books; learning flash cards; interactive coloring, activity, and word play formats; and boards games for the entire family. Our dream team - more than 100 employees worldwide - have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of children's books. With this expertise, we present products that are fun, entertaining, and vibrant. We are modern and educational and strive to always emphasize the importance of first experiences. We connect to the needs of busy parents and aim to enrich the time spent with their children. Our goal is to make children - as well as their parents happy!
First Words: Over 500 words to learn! (Clever Encyclopedia) by Cécile Jugla (Author), Clever Publishing (Author), Marion Piffaretti (Illustrator)
Packed with games and learning opportunities on every page, First Words is more than just a picture book! This unique format offers photos and illustrations, setting it aside from ordinary encyclopedias. Specially designed for enriching experiences for toddlers, Clever Encyclopedias encourage development of language, pronunciation, and speech. The pages feature varied page layouts and different activities that encourage observation and learning early topics like shapes, colors, numbers, and time and space.
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This is a wonderful book to entertain children while, at the same time, aids in their education. The illustrations, created by Marion Piffaretti, are bright, colorful, and very well done. They are sure to catch and keep children's attention.
The activities inside these pages, addresses opposites, colors numbers, life and still objects, matching riddles, road trips, shapes and sizes, what doesn't belong or is missing, signs, days of the week, months and seasons, plus, much more!
I highly recommend this fun, well made, learning book for toddlers and early elementary.
I offer a Five Stats rating for this book.
* Although I was sent this book by the publisher, there was no prompting for a positive review. This is my honest review.
About the Author:
Cécile Jugla specialises in children’s non-fiction books, and has published around fifty titles.
Clever Publishing was founded in 2010 with the purpose of changing children's lives for the better. We create a world full of fascinating experiences for families through our books, games, sets, and series. Focusing on Pre-school and Edutainment, we've developed a wide range of innovative formats with modern teaching techniques. Kids love to read, touch, and play while learning, so our program includes products for all ages including box sets; board books; puzzle books; learning flash cards; interactive coloring, activity, and word play formats; and boards games for the entire family. Our dream team - more than 100 employees worldwide - have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of children's books. With this expertise, we present products that are fun, entertaining, and vibrant. We are modern and educational and strive to always emphasize the importance of first experiences. We connect to the needs of busy parents and aim to enrich the time spent with their children. Our goal is to make children - as well as their parents – happy!
Clean-up Time (Animal Families) Board book
by W. Harry Kirn (Author), Rachael McLean (Illustrator)
Clever Publishing | Release date: August 13, 2019 |
Age Range: 2 - 5 years | 20 pages
Review by LAWonder10:
I love W. Harry Kirn's books! They are simply written, to the point and illustrator, Rachael McClean does a dynamite job in creating, beautifully colored, cute illustrations depicting each animal family description of the task.
This is sure to encourage toddlers enjoyment with their own bath times
Clever Publishing has a variety of superb books for children. These are great quality books for any personal or public library. They are very sturdy.
I offer a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no suggestin of a positive review. This is my honest review.
Animal Families encourage developmental learning through adorable, hilarious, interesting, and wonderful creatures! Little learners will understand basic skills through recognizable routines like bedtime, clean-up time, and learning. And they will delight in understanding lessons and daily concerns they experience with their own families are shared by animal families! Children are invited to make contrasts and comparisons between their own lives and the lives of these animals. As they do, they will be enriched by a respect and a sense of belonging to the natural world.
REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This is a very simple yet interesting board book for toddlers, that many adults will find enlightening!
The illustrations doe by Rachael McLean are simple, cute and colorful. They add much interest to the delightful information about things learned early in different animal families. The words are simple, sentences brief, and information interesting. This is also a great book for "early readers".
I offer a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no assurance of a positive review. This is my honest review.
HERE IS A FUN HALLOWEEN BOOK FOR TODDLERS BY THE SAME AUTHOR!!
Happy Halloween Pirates!
A popular pirate theme coupled with the interactive lift-the-flap format makes the book a special treasure for young readers who love to play as they read. The entertaining format helps children develop hand-eye coordination, curiosity and emotional intellect.
Book Title: Matt's Swirly World - Helping Parents Raise Mindful Kids,
Understand Tantrums and Relief Stress& Anxiety (Growing Up & Facts of Life Emotions Feelings) by Madeleine Matthews/Illustrated by Cristina Diana Enache
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7)
Genre: Children's book - emotions and feelings
Publisher: Independently Published | Release date: August 30, 2019
Tour dates: July 29 to Aug 16, 2019 | Content Rating: G
When children are young their emotions come in peaks and valleys. Sometimes they’re super excited, sometimes they’re sad, and sometimes they lose control and express themselves by throwing a temper tantrum.
These outbursts of emotions are common for parents and kids of all walks of life and can be leveraged by parents who want to teach impulse control, improved behavior, and better mindfulness.
That’s why Matt’s Swirly World was written to help parents understand the “why” behind a tantrum as well as what’s going on inside their child’s brain when they’re acting out, feeling scared, or reacting to stressful situations.
An adorable journey featuring a mother and her young son, this book is a great reminder about how all emotions are accepted and that proper behaviors can be learned by kids and taught by moms and dads. In fact, your love is the perfect space where emotions can be processed, expressed, and shared together.
In this book, parents will learn how mindfulness helps kids create better coping skills, and also a variety of other useful tools, including:
When you need help better understanding why your child feels or acts they way they do in times of crisis, or you just want to connect with them on a deeper level, learn more about temper tantrums and emotional control with Matt’s swirly world – Helping Parents Raise Mindful Kids, Understand Tantrums and Relief Stress, Anxiety (Growing Up & Facts of Life Emotions Feelings).
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Meet the author:
Aspiring contemporary ballerina, commercial poet, grateful wife and mother. Certified Life Coach, BA Finance, MA Statistics ( don't judge, I was young ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ), now IT Product Manager. When I was pregnant with my now 3 y/o boy, I was worried of how I can raise my child to cope in a world of bullying, peer pressure, substance abuse, screen time etc. My husband told me that if we want our son to thrive in this world, all we need to do is build his self confidence & firm limits. So that's how I started reading parenting books, and read a lot. I read tons of books on the latest research discoveries in interpersonal biology and brain development. I love anything that Daniel J Siegel ever wrote. I am also a fan of "How to talk so kids would listen" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
For "Matt's swirly world," I worked with a psychologist who specialized in child development and attachment parenting. That's because, I am above all, convinced of the immense potential every child has and their absolute innocence. I know from experience that raising kids can often feel quite differently, and challenging. I am convinced that the way to turn that potential into peaceful family lives and well balanced kids - is both intuition and science (and patience). Being emotionally available as a parent, being present for them and for yourself, to keep your own emotional highs & lows in check. Because they are good at triggering us, aren't they? When I was 8, I had no money to buy my mother gifts; I really wanted to create joy in her heart, so I started dedicating poems to her. That's what got me started writing.
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Just Imagine & Play! On the SiteSticker & press-out activity book by Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team -Review by LAWonder10!
Just Imagine & Play! On the SiteSticker & press-out activity book by Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team, Illustrated by: Mattia Cerato
Format: Paperback / softback, 48 Pages | ISBN: 9781633222458
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr. | Series: Just Imagine & Play!
Just Imagine & Play! On the Site is an activity book set on a bustling construction site! Kids will love the facts, games and fold-out construction site scene.
Rev the engine on your Earth movers and bulldozers, because it's construction season! Just Imagine & Play! On the Site is your chance to be in charge of your own construction site. With this awesome activity book, you'll get to be the foreman running the show. Unfold the book to reveal your very own stand-up play scene.
You'll get to customize your construction site with reusable stickers and punch-out, stand-up characters. From there, what you build on your construction site is up to you! Use dump trucks, excavators and bulldozers to move dirt and build houses and skyscrapers.
This kit comes with a 48-page activity book with cool facts about construction tools and vehicles, puzzles, and games, not to mention the awesome punch-out characters, reusable stickers, and a fold-out construction site scene.
The authorThe Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team develops fun and imaginative books and kits for children of all ages. Encouraging learning and exploring, Walter Foster Jr. titles cover a wide range of subjects, including art, transportation, history, craft, gardening, and more.
Mattia Cerato has illustrated many books, including Sticker, Punch-out & Play!: Construction;Sticker, Punch-out & Play!: Dinosaurs;and Just Imagine & Play: On the Site. He resides in Turin, Italy.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
My family and I LOVE Walter Foster, Kr. Team books! They are well-made, attractively illustrated, clever books!
On the Site Activity Sticker book is just another example of the simple, clever creation of this group.
the book is oversized and the images are large so small hands can easily follow the directions and remove and replace the stickers as instructed.
The child will learn the various construction tools and machines used "On the Site", along with a fold-out site map.
Along with stickers, there a various games and activities the child can participate in.
I offer a Five Stars rating.
*This was gifted with no suggestion whatsoever for offering a positive review. This is my honest review.
My Review: (LAWonder10)
This is a very colorful and well illustrated book for pre-school to Kindergarten age.
It has simply stated messages, identifying various Latter-Day Saint prophets from the Book of Mormon.
This is a wonderful book for quiet time and will assist in keeping one's toddlers occupied without taking away from the Sabbath on Sundays.
The only real problem I had with it is the title. It centers on prophets beginning with Lehi but has little to do with him and what he sees..
I offer a Four Stars rating.
*This was gifted me with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review
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University and earned her master's degree in literature from the University of Akron. Currently,
she is raising two children, managing a blog, and editing on the side. Lehi, Lehi,
What Do You See? is her debut children's book.
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A Rainbow in her Pocket by Amanda Jayne Hardcover, First, 32 pages
Published October 15th 2018 by Waldorf Publishing
ISBN: 1642048305 (ISBN13: 9781642048308)
Have you ever seen a sheep standing tiptoe on the ears of a very tall giraffe while a crowd looks on and cheers?
And have you seen an owl helping them to tug
a rainbow from the sky, like a multi-colored rug?
This is the story of Mala the rhino who cant help feeling blue after her friend moves away. Her friends, an owl, a sheep and a not-so-humble giraffe get together with sun and create a crazumptious plan to show Mala that blue is as beautiful as all the other colors. This colorful story of friendship and love will delight children while encouraging them to embrace their emotions in a healthy way.
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This is a creative book for "little ones" to enjoy. It is colorful, simple and a has a good message.
The author's illustrations are done very well and are eye-catching..
The story rhymes part of the time. The ,message is good except the "flow " of the tale is "choppy". It lacks rhythm.
Still, I feel it will keep the child's interest and can be used in teaching a few topics.
I offer a Three and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted to me with no requirement of a positive review. This is my honest review.
Praise Rainbow In Her Pocket by Amanda Jayne
“A delightful story with so much heart. A gorgeous book for all ages!” – Tej Steiner, author of ‘Waking Up With Everyone Around us’. USA”
“Truly glorious! This book shares the wisdom that all feelings are not only of value, but make us who we are, in all our splendor – if we are only able to see. Amanda Jayne, in her tale, beseeches us to see.” – Natalie Prior, Child and Adolescent Therapist, UK.
“I would love to share this wonderful story with my kindergarten students and can use it to teach across our curriculum.” – Caprice Allen, Kindergarten Teacher, USA
“At last, a beautiful children’s story with depth. Amanda Jayne has cleverly managed to weave the importance of friendship, understanding and acceptance of the self and each other in a heartwarming rhyme. We loved it!” – Diane Bundy, Businesswoman and Mum, UK
About Amanda JayneAmanda Jayne is a teacher, heart circle coach and a holistic health practitioner who is finally getting around to writing those books she has always wanted to write. As a child, Amanda found safety, comfort and a gateway to imagination in the books she read, and the desire to create this for others is what led her to begin writing books for children.
In an effort to help young readers see the magical pictures and colors she imagines, she decided to have a go at illustrating them herself.
In the past, Amanda Jayne worked in the mental health field and in 2009, after gaining her masters in Spiritual Psychology, she became passionate about the importance of emotional and self-cultivation in the midst of a world filled with overwhelming mental stimulation. Amanda has a love of travel, exploring other cultures, trees, art and eating dark chocolate.
‘A Rainbow In Her Pocket’ is Amanda Jayne’s first children’s book. She is also the author of a travel adventure book, ‘Close Encounters Of the Traveling Kind’. .After living in Bolivia, Japan and the USA, she now lives in a quiet corner of Kent in the UK.
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Book Title: Alycat and the Friendship Friday by Alysson Foti Bourque, Illustrated by: Chiara Civati
Category: Children's Fiction, 32 pages |Genre: Picture Book, Friendship
Publisher: Mascot Books | Release date: Oct 23, 2018
Tour dates: Oct 1 to 27, 2018 | Content Rating: G
It’s finally Friday, and Alycat is excited to go on a field trip with her friends. But when she doesn’t have anyone to sit with on the bus, Alycat feels left out. Can she use her creativity and imagination to help everyone feel included?
Alycat and the Friendship Friday will teach readers that making new friends isn’t as scary as you might think.
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Alycat and the Friendship Friday, is all about friendship and acceptance. What are your tips on being a good friend?
Comments by Alysson Foti Bourque
It’s important to be a good friend and to teach our youth the same. It is a conscious effort that takes two. To be a good friend you must:
Meet the Author:
Alysson Foti Bourque 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. She enjoys public speaking opportunities at schools, conferences, and festivals nationwide. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to follow their dreams and believe in themselves. Currently, she resides in Sunset, Louisiana with her husband and two children.
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The Adventures of Rosy Posy Papillon: Friendship (Part of the Value Series Book 1)by Diana Rangaves,Tatiana Minina (Illustrator)
Rosy Posy, an adorable Papillon, learns how to makes friends, share, and ask for help. Rosy Posy demonstrates what friendship is and how important it is to be a friend. Join Rosy Posy on a great friend adventure.
NOTE: 100% of author’s royalties benefit Papillon Haven Rescue who are individuals living across the United States who have been drawn together as volunteers for the sole purpose of preserving and protecting pure breed and non-pure breed Papillons in need.
This is a fun new Children's book series on instilling correct values in children at an early age. The adorably portrayed Rosy Posy is certain to "wiggle" it's way into the hearts of children. Rosy Posy invites all animals she encounters to be her friend, regardless of size or environment.
The illustration of the animals are cute, done in water color style by illustrator Tatiana Minina. The animals faces portray many emotions. The on "tail" scene is dimmed out until it is hard to visualize what the scene is about. The animals and colors should still keep the children's attention.
Each new encounter is accompanied by the same rhyming song. The story would be more effective if a playlist or composition of the tune was actually implemented along with this tale. The frequent repetition instill the lyrics in a child's mind.
This could be the beginning of a popular, new trend. If one visits the website, there is even a Fan Club little ones can join.
I offer a Four Stars rating for this book.
This was gifted with the understanding it will not affect this review. This is my honest review.
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Book Title: We Meet with Manners by Cheryl Esposito
Category: Children's Fiction, 24 pages Genre: Friendship, Social Skills, Manners, Growing Up & Facts of Life
Publisher: Mindstir Media | Release date: May 31, 2018
Tour dates: Sept 3 to 28, 2018
We Meet with Manners is all about being polite and respectful to people throughout the day. From people you know to strangers passing by, simple kind gestures not only lift the spirits of others but for ourselves too. The pictures demonstrate sign language to assist with the early communication and development.
About the Author:
Cheryl Esposito has come from a corporate background and has since become a full time Mom with three children under 4 and an amazing husband. I have always enjoyed writing but my children are the one’s who inspired me to write about our everyday routines and family fundamentals. My husband provides me the support to believe in myself and never lose faith in who I am. I believe, if there is something you have always thought about doing, you should always follow through. Having children has given me one more reason to follow through. Sharing everything that is good in life is a reward by itself. I am blessed to be able to do just that. So please enjoy these books and I hope it can help your life with children be just a little bit easier.
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