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Book Review: The Land of the Beasts by S.F. Claymore

17 Aug

“Psykoria is on the brink of civil war. King Breetor knows he must do something to appease the unrest. He decides that the only way he can win peace is by impressing the other lords with a feat so grand it will win their undying respect.

There is a legend of a land where the greatest beasts in the continent reside. In a war past, men bore witness as dragons appeared in their realm to help end the conflicts. Breetor has decided to follow their trail and find this land. If he can bring back proof of its existence, perhaps he can end the unrest in his realm once and for all…”

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

King Breetor decides that he is going to go to a faraway land to defeat a dragon and bring proof back to his people. There is growing unrest and he thinks that they will respect him if he shows them how brave he is.

What an adventure! Breetor and his men battle the sea and actually find the Land of the Beasts. Not only are there dragons but there are many dangerous beasts. The people who live in this land are welcoming, but when they find out that Breetor wants to kill a dragon, they’re not happy because they believe it will cause a war with the dragons.

Breetor’s adventure turns out to be very different from what he’d envisioned. He learns a lot about dragons as well as the Land of the Beasts. Will he be able to accomplish his goal of proving his bravery?

The Land of the Beasts is a fun adventure for readers around middle school age. For me it was a quick read that was good but it would have been better if I could have connected with the character.

About the Author

Born and raised in the UK, I have a technology-based education, but my passion has always been in creating stories, worlds, characters, and doing anything that allows me to use my imagination.

I’ve had the privilege of being able to travel many parts of the world in such a small number of years, learning of different cultures and histories. Everywhere I go, I’m always absorbing new knowledge, and when one has so many ideas bursting in their mind, there is no greater joy than allowing them to materialise.

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Book Review: The Lost Boy by Ian Campbell & Tim Constable

13 Aug

Title: The Adventures of Billy Bog Brush: The Lost Boy
Author: Ian Campbell & Tim Constable
Release Date: 15th August 2019
Genre: Picture Book
Page Count: 40
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
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Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Billy-Bog-Brush-Lost-ebook/dp/B07V3P74BB

While Billy is out for a walk, he comes across a lady who is looking rather worried. Offering to help, he discovers that her son hasn’t come home for his tea when he should have. Billy, who knows all the places where the local children go to play, suggests that he could look for him, which leads to an adventure involving various people and places in his home town, Flushington! In this intriguing story Billy once again demonstrates his willingness to help others and work out a way to do something which at first seems beyond him.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy.

Billy Bog Brush is always willing to help others. In The Lost Boy, a neighbor’s son is missing, so he offers to look for him. Billy Bog Brush finds the boy stuck in a treehouse and unable to get down. With the motto “I Can Do This!” Billy tackles the problem and comes up with a solution to help the boy get down. Talk about a hero!

The Lost Boy is not only a cute story, but it teaches children the willingness to help others as well as working out solutions. It also has some fun drawing activities at the end of the book.

Although Billy Bog Brush is kind of odd (he has a toothbrush head), I recommend his stories. They’re cute and educational.

About the Authors

Ian Campbell is a senior storeman for the MOD. Born into a military family, he has lived in Germany, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom. His first book, A Walk with God, was published in 2011.

Tim Constable works as a data analyst. He is also a musician, in the Coventry Cathedral choir as a boy, then later composing and playing in his own rock band. As a graphic artist, he has designed logos and flyers for various organizations.

Website www.billybogbrush.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BillyBogBrushICTC/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBBAdventures

Book Review: There’s a Giraffe in my Bath by Louise Andrews

12 Aug

Title: There’s a Giraffe in my Bath
Author: Louise Andrews
Release Date: 9th July 2019
Genre: Picture Book
Page Count: 20
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Summary

When four toy animals come to life, they become unlikely friends. The toys try to help each other out in a fun bath time adventure. But they might just need some extra help..! There’s A Giraffe In My Bath! is the first story for children between the ages of 3 and 6 by Louise Andrews. Illustrations are by Nick Roberts.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47315093-there-s-a-giraffe-in-my-bath

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Theres-Giraffe-Bath-Louise-Andrews-ebook/dp/B07RZ5B3BH/

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy.

There’s a Giraffe in my Bath is for young children. It has cute, colorful pictures that will keep the attention of youngsters. It also has rhyming verse about a child’s toys having difficulties at bath time. It’s a fun story to read!

I look forward to reading There’s a Giraffe in my Bath to my grandson as soon as he’s old enough. It says it’s recommended for ages 3 to 6 but I think children as young as 2 years old would like this because it’s short with good illustrations.

About the Author

Louise Andrews is a mum to two young boys, whose love for taking all manner of toys in to the bath inspired this story. This is the first book written by the author, who particularly enjoys creating rhyming stories for her children. What started as simple stories to entertain her children has become a passion for creating exciting stories for children everywhere.

The great news is that there’s more to come from Louise. There’s a Giraffe in my Bath has sparked the imagination and led to another children’s book which is currently being written, with more ideas for future books too.

Louise has always had a love of books and still finds time to read all types of fiction. Her favourite authors include; Jodi Taylor, JK Rowling, Maeve Binchy, Katherine Arden, Ben Arronovitch, Jill Mansell and Daphne Du Maurier. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier is Louise’s favourite book.

With two boys to look after (3 if you include the husband!), spare time is at a premium. But when she finds time, Louise enjoys exercise classes, discovering new box sets to binge on, music, cooking (and eating!) and, of course, reading and writing books.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/author_andrews

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louise.andrews.58152559

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