Jenny’s Most Horribly Wonderful Birthday Adventure!

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Jenny’s Most Horribly Wonderful Birthday adventure by Crystal Clifton illustrated by Jodi Stone.
4 stars
This story is truly a birthday adventure. The book will make you smile, laugh, sad and happy. Jenny is all excited about her birthday. She runs with party favors to get things ready for her party and trips and falls and breaks her arm. Her mother takes her the hospital and she needs surgery to correct it. Jenny is upset no birthday party with her four best friends. The rest of her family comes to the hospital and try to cheer her up. Her mother leaves and brings in balloons, cake and her friends to celebrate her birthday in her hospital room. It is a fun, sad happy story. The story goes through the process of being in the hospital and how family comes together to make the best out of a situation. The illustrations by Jodi Stone are fantastic. They are bright, colorful and fun. I think children will enjoy the book. Please check out Crystal Clifton’s and Jodi Stone’s other books.

Crystal Clifton’s Links

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Jodi Stone Links

http://www.amazon.com/Jodi-Stone/e/B004A8QHNM, https://www.facebook.com/JodiStone.ChildrensBookAuthor, https://twitter.com/jodi_stone
Hope you enjoyed Jenny’s Most Horribly Wonderful Birthday Adventure. Enjoy the adventure every day brings you, WB

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Have You Ever Seen a Firefly Adventure

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Have You Ever Seen a Firefly? By Debbie Estrem
Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle  Adventure!
4 stars
Have You Ever Seen a Firefly is a fun read for preschool to early reader. Is a sweet book that asks if you have seen or done things? It explores the adventures and questions that kids have. I like the ending. “Have you counted the stars at night” It encourages dreaming, adventure and exploring and could lead to learning and discussions of the little exciting things young ones experience. The illustrations by Kim Sonaugle are beautiful and full of the little adventures we all have ,even enjoying chocolate pudding. They really enhance the book.

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Something Scary in Frogville Adventure!

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Something Scary in Frogville by Perry Perkins 5 stars

Now I know what a frog town is like.  Sure enjoyed my adventure at Frogville

The story is filled with descriptive fun characters.  I enjoyed the story. The illustrations enhance the story. Your reader will enjoy the story, and learn that things are not what they appear to be.  Being nice to someone who may stutter, or is clumsy does not mean they are scrary or cannot help.  The lesson is woven nicely into the exciting story.

Children ages 7 to 9 and adults will enjoy this story.

Frogville is having a rough year. It is and the fish have moved to the center of the nearby lake so the frogs fishing poles do not reach where the fish are.  So they must eat greens and cabbage mostly. Then to top it all off there is something  big in the woods at the edge of frogville, which is close to the Bugaboo’s home.  The Mayor decides that Bumblefoot Bugaboo will investigate and slay the stranger. Bumblefoots real name is Bartholomew but everyone called him Bumblefoot because he had large feet and tripped often. The Mayor gave him the great spear  as he reminds Bartholomew the battle to claim their town. That evening when Bartholomew and his younger sister Emma hears the sounds he sets out to find the stranger. As Bartholomew is thinking of how to confront the huge beast his sister  appearsand starts asking questions. They find out what he is and why he is there.  They discover  Neville a Nutinia and he left his home because he was picked on by the way he spoke. He stuttered. Then he lost his glasses in the lake and can’t  see very well. They become friends and they take him to see the Mayor.Frogville folks get their fishing poles out and Emma finds his glasses. Then Nelville puts them on and swims out with his fishing net and brings back a net full of fish. The Mayor decides,they must have a community meal and invites Nelville to join. Keep up with Perry Perkins adventures  and book links: http://hautemealz.com/ , https://www.facebook.com/PickleTalk

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Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying by Cindy Sprinsteen Adventure!

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Cindy Springsteen is Kidtales’s featured author this week.  https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales 

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 Waffles and Pancakes, along with Danny and Griffin, their owners, as they come face to face with a couple of bullies; Tom and his guinea pig, Oscar. Will Waffles, Pancakes, and their owners be able to become friends with Tom and Oscar? Find out when you read Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson In Bullying.

This sweet story has Two hamsters Waffles and Pancakes who are friends. They encounter a Guinea Pig Named Oscar who is not very nice and appears to be a bully. The story also involves the rude behavior of the owner of Oscar towards Waffles and Pancakes owners.  Poor Waffles and Pancakes are so upset that they make themselves ill. Just like many kids do when they encounter bullying. What I like about this book is they work to resolve the bullying by asking questions without bullying back. They discover their was a reason Oscar was unkind to them as do the owners of the pets with parent helping the boys become friends. I recommend this story for early readers.  It is presented well for ages 4  to 7. This book  is a good story and a good way to bring up the topic of bullying with young children.

Waffles and Pancakes:A Lesson in Bullying Amazon Link   Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying Barnes and Noble Link

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Waffles and Pancakes are two hamsters, from the same pet store, that went to their new homes on the same day. They also happen to be the best of friends. In their first adventure, their owners became best friends, too. Together the four learned the lesson of true friendship. Now Waffles and Pancakes, along with their owners, are about to learn another lesson, A Lesson in Bullying

Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Friendship Amazon Link  Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Friendship Barnes and Noble Link

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Dragon Wars by Emily Fogle Adventure!

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This book is a winner.  Danny recently moved to a new town and school after losing his father in a traffic accident. He faces bullying at his new middle school and makes one friend at school Milly.  He begins to place his precious items in a bench window seat and discovers a secret chamber at the bottom. In the chamber is a book and a box. He begins to read the book that seems to come alive pictures dancing before his eyes and reads the surprising text that is written in normal handwriting. The book is about a girl before him who traveled to the land of Dorcian. It is filled with incredible plants and creatures. The best part, incredible dragons. He is interrupted with reading but wants to go to Dorcian.  You have to believe to be transported to this wondrous land. He does believe and is transported there only to discover it has changed and his help is needed after becoming friends with a Dragon. He goes back to his world and school. After hiding from a bully in a custodian closet he transports Millie and himself to the Dorcian.  Milly is captured and held captive in the dungeon at the dark fortress. They discover another child who wrote part of the book has been held captive for years and was missing from the new town Danny moved too. They must save them all and conquer the evil one who wants to make Dorcian all dark. This book if full of adventure, magic, real issues, friendships, foes, fear and finding ones strength to conquer all even when it seems hopeless. I think children would love this book of all ages. Great book for ages 9 to 13.

Dragon Wars Amazon Link  Dragon Wars Nook or Barnes and Noble Link

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Hope you enjoyed this adventure, I did. Enjoy the adventure , WB

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Fox and Rabbit Garden by Laurel Heger Adventure!

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Today I am reviewing two books written by Laurel Heger. Hope you enjoy the adventure!

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One of each of her ebooks will be given away on Thursday January 23rd on Kidtales FB page, check out how you get into the drawing.

 Fox and Rabbits Garden (A Tale of the Rabbit-less Stew) By Laurel Heger , Illustrated by Monette Pangan

 cover(1)I like clever writing.  Kids like clever at least mine do. This book is suitable for age’s pre-k to 7. I do think adults and older children would enjoy reading Ms. Heger’s books to younger ones. The book is about a rabbit working in its garden and making a stew. Along comes a fox thinking this stew in progress would make a good meal for him, when he can add the rabbit to the pot. The rabbit out smarts the fox, he encourages the fox to assist preparing the pot of stew, with kindness and friendship.  While you are reading the exchange of the rabbit and fox you are also getting a recipe to make a stew or soup.  One spoonful of the stew the fox is surprised the rabbit-less stew is good. The book ends with tips for growing vegetables that can be added to a stew.  The illustrations are bright and delightful by Monette Pangan  This book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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This is book two in this series of Rabbit and Fox.  The book starts out with Rabbit and Fox tending their garden and picking fresh beautiful cranberries to add to the pantry supply.  As they are relaxing after a day of work they hear a noise in the pantry. They find a curious hedgehog looking for an easy meal. He has fallen in a basket of eggs and then slips into the new supply of cranberries. Rabbit is upset that much of the supplies have been depleted and the mess they have to clean up in the pantry.  He does not remove or yell at the hedgehog, but instead decides to assist and clean the fellow from all the goo on his body. Hedge Hog, I am sure will become a new character in future stories.  These stories are like fables they give you a hidden message. Even though a mistake is made, kindness not anger is the best response. At the end is a recipe for cranberry sauce. I can see why Fox and Rabbit has been selected as, Goodwill Ambassadors for Seattle Farmers Market Alliance, The farmers market in Shelton, Washington.

I look forward to more of Fox and Rabbits adventures with their garden. Book is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

http://www.amazon.com/Rabbits-Cranberry-Surprise-Laurel-Heger-ebook/dp/B00FZV45WI

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End of the Year and New Year Adventures

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Well, it has been an up an down year for me. Looking forward to 2014. I ended the year with a wonderful surprise. My second book Helga Returns was awarded best children books 9-12 age group from Turning Pages https://www.facebook.com/TurningThePageBookNews and in their recent January addition of ISSUU http://issuu.com/turning_the_pages_book/docs/january_edition_053642fce0cc36

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Pretty excited. The best news is I will be able to attend the Book Signing and Award Ceremony Event in Orlando, FL April 26th. I can’t wait.  Come see me if you are in Orlando. 

The Book Signing and Awards Ceremony will be held at:  http://turningthepagesbooks.blogspot.com/p/book-signing-and-awards-ceremony.html

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809 

 

My other news is I am being featured this week on Kidtales on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Kidtales  Very nice adventure going on. Every week they will be featuring a new children author.

I am working on a new blog with my friend Candice it is all about kids books. http://kidtalesadventuresinreading.blogspot.com
Writing has been going well. My 4th James and Syvok adventure is with the editor at Anchor Group Publishing and my illustrator told me she loved the story and is working on the illustrations.  I finally hit the 20,000 mark on my WIP. My imaginary friend Blaze who is a main character in my Urban Fantasy I am writing has been visiting me most evenings, we keep busy at the New Moon Brethren.  Hope 2014 is going well for all of you. Enjoy the Adventure, WB