Monday, August 15, 2016

New Issue of Guardian Angel Kids eZine



August 2016 Edition
Guardian Angel Kids free monthly eZine
(An online magazine for Kids!)
Inspiring Stories About Animals with Disabilities
SPECIAL FEATURE: A Friend for Freckles by Erin Liles, Illustrations by Alexander Morris
POEM: Whiskers by Pamela Love
FICTION SHORT STORIES:
Bosco, the Deaf Dog by Shari L. Klase
The Crow with a Broken Wing by Natisha Parsons
Yes! for Eddie by Catherine May Webb-
NONFICTION:
Blind Faith, the Story of Stormy the Horse by Carol J. Douglas
Help! My Doggy Has Arthritis by Irene Roth
Brought to you by Guardian Angel Publishing

http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Heart-Warming Holiday Story

THE BEST KIND OF STRING is a charming picture book dedicated to the idea that giving is better than receiving.  Children and parents alike will enjoy and appreciate the lovely idea of tying gifts “with love, the best kind of string.”

Realizing that while getting is nice, giving is too, children ponder the best gifts to give.  Ms. Dubbeld aptly explores the lovely idea of giving “heart gifts” instead of just “things” which is a wonderful concept to foster in children and one to which all can relate.

KC Snider’s illustrations are beautifully colorful and vivid and bring the author’s story and characters to life.  Children will see a variety of ethnicities in the illustrations which encourages acceptance across cultures.

This heart-warming picture book celebrates the joy of giving with love and promotes thinking of others. It is perfect for children ages 1-10.

Author information can be found at www.MJDubbeld.com.


Illustrator information is available at www.kcsniderart.com.




** Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.  This review consists of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher.

Monday, August 1, 2016

New Review to Share



I am excited to share a new review for Little Bug...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Clever Example of Healthy Living



Title: SLOTH THE LAZY DRAGON
Author: Regan W.H. Macaulay
Illustrator: Alex Zgud
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Published: May 2016
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616337612
Paperback ISBN: 9781616337629
eBook ISBN: 9781616337636

In SLOTH THE LAZY DRAGON, Regan W. H. Macaulay addresses the importance of diet, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle in a very clever way.    Children will gain a wonderful example of the universal importance of kindness and helping others as well as dedication as Sloth’s transformation takes three years of hard teamwork.

This story shows the evolution of Sloth, an apt name for a fat and weak dragon living in the bowels of a mountain on a mound of gold and jewels, as he transforms into a fit and strong dragon able to have the energy needed to live an active and healthy lifestyle, compliments of the help of a brave dwarf named Radish, also a clever name for one offering lifestyle advice.

Radish offers to help Sloth and does so by presenting him with many new food and exercise options in his quest to aid the dragon in lightening his “girth” in order to fly and live a healthy lifestyle.  Children will enjoy developing an awareness of new healthy food choices as Radish brings Sloth items like nuts, fruits, vegetables, pumpkin, legumes, fish and lean meat.

Ms. Zgud’s beautiful illustrations have a whimsical feel that children will love and really bring to life Sloth’s transformation from a fat and weak (Sloth) dragon into a fit and strong dragon ready to fly and see the world beyond the confines of the mountain.

SLOTH THE LAZY DRAGON is highly recommended for children ages 4-7 and offers a clever way for parents to address the importance of diet, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle and will foster excitement in children to try new and different food items as Sloth did.

Author information can be found at http://reganwhmacaulay.weebly.com

Illustrator information can be found at http://www.tripletake.net/?team=alex-zgud




** Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.  This review consists of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Read All About It...

Calling all picture book writers!

October 1, 2016 is the date of Picture Book Summit 2016.  Jane Yolen, Matt de la Pena and Paul O. Zelinsky headline...need I say more???

I participated in the 2015 PB Summit and can't wait for 2016.  It is a one day event with interviews, workshops and agent & editor panels.  Replays are available if unable to attend live.

Learn more and/or register at http://picturebooksummit.com.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! Thank you to all who have served and those who continue to do so to ensure our safety and freedom in this great land.  You are so very appreciated!

Enjoy your 4th of July festivities and be safe whether traveling or on the home front.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Launch Day



Title: BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM IN A DISH
Author: Tracey M. Cox
Illustrator: Tracey M. Cox
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Published: June 2016
Print ISBN: 9781616337711
eBook ISBN: 9781616337728



Bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish. How many pieces do you wish? So begins a delightful children’s picture book for young ones written and illustrated by Tracey M. Cox. Ms. Cox draws on the nostalgia of childhood with her catchy title and often used phrasing of kids everywhere.

Children will enjoy and learn from Ms. Cox’s use of repetition, alliteration and rhyming and will also be encouraged to be open and accepting of cultural diversity through her beautifully illustrated characters. 

BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM IN A DISH teaches about color and counting concepts as the story builds from one piece of bubble gum to ten pieces exploding in a final pink “pop!”  Ms. Cox’s colorful and bright illustrations are a perfect complement to her text.

This verbally and visually pleasing and fun story brings back memories of childhood, and kids and parents will enjoy reading it time and again while learning how to count to 10 and identify basic colors.  A must read!

For more information, visit Tracey's website at http://www.traceymcox.com  



** Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author/illustrator in exchange for an honest review.  This review consists of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher.