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A vibrant story to teach responsibility to children
Review by elfthereadingaddict Mar 31, 2016
4.5 stars “Parents for Sale” by Dr. Nicole Audet, with illustrations by Sonny Heston, is a children’s book that covers responsibility, as twins Luke and Lucy, deal with the repercussions of not taking proper care of their dog, Pistachio. Faced with their parents’ decision to sell Pistachio, the twins decide to turn the tables and sell their parents instead. The children who show up represent a spectrum of solutions, but nobody is prepared to meet the twins’ price until the last unexpected … Read More
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A squirrel-ly adventure......
Review by AananditaM Apr 14, 2016
A.T. Baron's A Tale Of Two Squirrels, is a tale of sweet adventure, childhood crushes and a fascination of animals. Though it is a children's book, but the standard of the text sets an advent of a young adult theme. It is more of a crossing bridge between the innocence of childhood and the gradual touches of a maturing mind. The tale evolves around Effie, a squirrel, also the main character of the story and her quest against time to secure against an incoming storm. During this journey the … Read More
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A Lonely Female Squirrel A Handsome Unusally Black Squirrel A Huge Storm
Review by verasbookreviewsandstuff Apr 7, 2016
This is a lovely tale of Effie, the squirrel, and her life in the forest. Effie has been lonely since her mother's disappearance. The forest is full of all kinds of animals, crows, birds, other squirrels, Major owl, Mr. Nibbler the porcupine, Buteo the dangerous hawk, Mr. and Mrs. Otter, blue jays and many more. Effie lives alone and she is lonely. One day, she meets a beautiful black squirrel, Simon, and they become friends. After bonding with Simon during a huge storm, Effie finds a partner … Read More
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Cute!!
Review by DaNi Mar 31, 2016
This book is great for children and young adults. The story is well thought out and written perfectly. I read this book to my son and he loved it too. We had lots of fun with this story. The book is not only cute but it's educational. Worth the read.
Comment from the Author
Thanks for the review. I am glad your son and you enjoyed the book. Mrs. Otter writes updates about The Big Wood on my website, if you're interested in continuing the story with your son.
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charming
Review by farmgirl Mar 30, 2016
What a charming book. This was an intersting way to get children to see that others can see things differently then you. The neighbor kids each saw different possibilities in the same situation. To top it off the illustrations in this book were nicely done. Charming I read this book for Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.
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A celebration of the joys of using the potty
Review by elfthereadingaddict Mar 31, 2016
“Potty Party” has music and lyrics by Allison McCready and Cary Beare, with illustrations by Anne Baird and is a bright and whimsical celebration to train a child to use the toilet. The lyrics are designed to encourage and positively reinforce graduating from diapers to using the facilities. There are fun illustrations (although I am not sure the doggie pooping on the floor is giving the right message, lol) and the vivid colors and fun animals will undoubtedly attract the attention of young … Read More
Comment from the Author
Thank you so much, elfthereadingaddict! This is a marvelous review, and I am very thankful to you for it. In my self defense, the little dog poops on the floor, but our potty trainee puts it into the toilet and flushes it away in a very responsible manner! I wish you could review ALL FIVE of my ebooks for toddlers! You have a good eye, and a catchy way of writing!
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great book for kids
Review by farmgirl Mar 29, 2016
I loved this book. Bery colorful. Very entertaining. I wish I had a book like this when each of my children were young. What a great way to introduce children to the bathroom while making sure they are fear free. I read this book for Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.
Comment from the Author
Thank you, Farmgirl, for this lovely review. I don't know whether you were able to see the whole package, with the embedded musical video or not. If not, I would be pleased to try to send you a copy of the iBooks version. I was unable to upload the entire package. Still, I thank you for this generous review. Anne Baird
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charming book
Review by farmgirl Mar 20, 2016
This was a lovely take on twins coming into this world. This would be a great book for twins asking where they came from, a sibling of twins, or any child. The plot very simple told was a perfect story for me tonshare with my children. This was an easy to read charming childrens book that I am sure will be enjoyed by many. This is a book that I will definately recommend to other mothers. I recieved this book in exchange for a review.
Comment from the Author
Thank you kindly for your review of, Babies of Two. I so appreciate you taking the time to read my book, and am pleased that your children enjoyed it, most of all! Again, I appreciate your review as well as your recommendation to friends, family and other moms too! Thank you so very much!
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A beautiful introduction to the twin bond
Review by elfthereadingaddict Mar 27, 2016
“Babies of Two”, written by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Alisa Belzil, is a delightful peek into the wonders of life as seen by a set of girl twins, Molly and Maddie, just as they are about to make the transition from their mom’s womb to the outside world. I love that the wondrous bond they share is celebrated and presented in a fashion that would help a young child understand what is going on. The beautiful illustrations and poetic license that glosses over the challenges of sharing such … Read More
Comment from the Author
My appreciation for reading and reviewing, Babies of Two. I love how you celebrate the bond of the unborn, and the fact that all children may benefit from learning about such a normally 'taboo' topic. Alisa Belzil does such a fabulous job with her illustrations here, thank you for mentioning her beautiful artwork as well. Blessings to you.
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Very cute story about birth
Review by cogarae Mar 26, 2016
I could not help but smile while reading this book. The pictures were cute and I could almost hear the voices of children saying the words. As a mother, I know what the experience of pregnancy and childbirth is like. However, I do not know what it's like to have twins, or what goes on with twins in the belly. This story would be great to help teach young children about the birth of babies and even better for twins!
Comment from the Author
A note to thank you for reviewing my book, Babies of Two. I believe you are spot on in imagining what it's like to have these little ones inside your belly. Perhaps, all babies have some form of communication, if not with a twin, then with their own mother....The miracle of life. :)