Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kidtales Adventures in Reading: Tristan Wolf Review by Wendy

This is a new review for my first book, Tristan Wolf. If you have read Tristan's story, I would love to hear from you too!

Kidtales Adventures in Reading: Tristan Wolf Review by Wendy: Tristan Wolf by Mariana Llanos This book is  an   exciting imaginary and at times scary adventure.  It reminded me of my son’s tales in the ...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Review: Captain Chemo by Renee Robinson

Captain Chemo is a cheerful poem to bring hope to kids who are battling cancer. With a simple chant "Out, cancer, out!" the author gives kids a tool to build up their confidence and strength. She encourages children to fight and to keep a positive attitude when going through chemotherapy. The coloring pages at the end of the book, with some cute and funny characters, are a great bonus.

Author Renee Robinson is a cancer warrior herself. The "Make a Wish Foundation" is granting her a wish and will make this book available for children at hospitals. What I find remarkable is that even though Ms. Robinson herself--and her family-- are going through a tough time, she still has such a drive and passion for creating and helping others.

Let's hope that this book gets to the hands of many young children who need a smile and who need someone to tell them, I understand you, keep fighting, you are going to be okay. That is the message and importance of this children's book.



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Review: Never Say BOO to a Frilly by Margot Finke

Margot Finke has crafted some clever and fun books to help kids (and grownups) learn about the amazingly diverse fauna of Australia. Native to Australia, Ms. Finke's tales are full of facts, rhyme and new words to learn. So, children not only will learn about these animals in an entertaining way, but also they will build up their literacy and vocabulary skills. That is a win-win!
The illustrations are colorful, detailed, yet artistic and will aid in keeping the young ones focused. I really enjoyed the landscape paintings and especially the ones with the birds.
Never Say BOO to a Frilly is a fantastic book, to keep the ones in the house busy reading and learning. I might self learned a few facts about these fascinating creatures. I give it five stars!

The Author:
Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant who now lives in the US. She writes rhyming
picture books and young teen adventure chapbooks. Her latest are a PB, Kangaroo Clues, plus a young teen adventure, Trial by Walkabout—a follow up to Taconi and Claude: Double Trouble. Many of her books have an Aussie theme. Margot
aims to “HOOK Kids on Reading” by writing books with a WOW factor. She loves doing FREE Skype Author Visits to US schools, and her Manuscript Critique Service helps budding authors tighten and polish their writing.