Book Review: Jana’s Brightly Colored Socks by Sall Fetouh

Cheerful text and whimsical illustrations bring alive this heart-warming story of kindness and inclusion featuring a character with Down syndrome.

When young Jana receives heaps of beautiful socks from her parents after learning how to put on socks all by herself, she can’t wait to show her friends at school. They are always kind and patient with Jana when they play together. Jana decides to share a pair of her new socks with each and every friend. This calls for a school sock parade! All of the children had so much fun showing off their colourful socks together that they gave a very special and huge gift for their kind and generous friend, Jana, a box of more socks!

Author Sally Fetouh was inspired to write this touching story by her own daughter who has Down syndrome, feeling it was important for her and other children like her to be able to see themselves in literature. Two years ago, after reading a different story about a girl with Down syndrome to her daughter’s preschool class, Sally says, “The children were so engaged in the story and asked questions. They were very accepting and loving of their friend—my daughter. I left with a heart overflowing with emotion and that inspired me to write my story.”

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My Review

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

Jana loves brightly colored socks so when she learns to put them on herself, her parents buy her a whole drawer full! All of her friends love her socks, so she shares them with her friends. Then, her friends repay her with a surprise!

I love that the author has shared this story starring her daughter, Jana, who has Down syndrome. Her friends accept her even though she’s a little different. We could all learn from those children. This is a great story that I’m looking forward to sharing with my grandchildren.

About the Author

Writing is very much a part of who author Sally Fetouh is as a human being. As a child, writing was a way for her to express herself and all of the stories and ideas she had in her head. Now, as an adult, she has been inspired to write a beautiful story of kindness and friendship, Jana’s Brightly Coloured Socks, a heart-warming picture book loosely based on her daughter who has Down syndrome.

It was important to Sally that her daughter and other children like her were able to see themselves represented in literature. The idea came to Sally when she visited her daughter’s preschool to read a story about a girl with Down syndrome. The loving, accepting, and inquisitive responses from her daughter’s classmates inspired her to write a story reflecting these caring friendships.

Sally believes a great book is one that has impactful characters and a story that provides a new experience or perspective to the reader that stays with them long after the book is closed. She hopes that her young readers with disabilities or those who are different in some way will be able to relate to the main character and see a little bit of themselves, while also aiming for other readers to gain insight into the world of Down syndrome and the importance and impact of kindness and friendship.

When she isn’t writing thought-provoking children’s books, Sally works as a lawyer and a photographer. She enjoys being in nature, hiking, and horse riding. She lives with her family in Sydney, Australia. Jana’s Brightly Coloured Socks is her debut picture book.

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Alexis Schnitger is an artist and mum of three who lives in Brisbane. Her eldest son Jordan introduced her to the DS world, and she has become a fierce advocate, designing the T21 arrow which has been embraced around the globe. Alexis enjoys reading and is passionate about creating delicious food for family and friends. Her love of art is shared by her three budding artists. They couldn’t be happier than when painting with their mum.

Book Review & Giveaway: Children Who Dance in the Rain by Susan Justice

Book Title:  Children Who Dance in the Rain by Susan Justice
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-8),  32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Compassion Project Press
Release date:   May 2023
Content Rating:  G for all kids.

Sophie gets bored quickly and won’t even eat her food without looking at her tablet. She’s thrilled to hear of her family’s upcoming trip to a magical place called India, a land she’s only heard of in stories. Once there, she quickly realizes that the underprivileged children living in the mud colony possess a joy and contentment she can’t explain. Sophie sets out on a journey of discovery, but what she finds may change her world forever. This tale about the true meaning of happiness and the power of gratitude is based on true events. ​

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Sophie doesn’t appreciate how easy her life is. When she goes to India to visit her grandmother, however, she meets children who live in squalor. One girl works hard just to feed her brother. But these children have a strong faith, and they know how to celebrate life. When Sophie goes home, she’s a changed girl. She realizes how lucky she is and eventually becomes a doctor and goes back to India to help underprivileged children.

This is a sweet story with colorful illustrations by Lena Bardy. It teaches children about another part of the world where children aren’t as privileged as the children here, but they still do their best to get by. I thought the ending was especially compelling. Maybe a child will read this and be inspired!

About the Author

Susan, a legal advocate for children’s rights, has long harbored a dream of crafting a tale that would empower young readers to understand and champion the rights of their peers. Drawing upon her own experiences as a young person comprehending privilege, she was inspired to write a book that would not only entertain but also inspire her readers to consider pressing social issues and to actively strive to make the world a better place for all children.

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Book Review: Colton the Corgi by Erin Stucker

Colton is a cute little corgi, just enjoying his day when he hits some trouble on his way home. He was only trying to squeeze through the fence, but his big corgi butt is now stuck! His friends all show up, from the peacock to the poodle, to help get Colton and his booty un-stuck. Follow along this fun tale to see how everybody works together to save the day, or at least to save Colton.

Colton the Corgi is a fun and enjoyable read for toddlers and young children. The alliteration, easy rhyming pattern, and strong vocabulary words are perfect for early readers to learn and grow all while laughing at Colton and his friends! Whether at home, or in the classroom, Colton and his fluffy and furry crew are sure to be a new favorite with your kids!


My Review

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

What an adorable book! It has rhyming text and cute illustrations with colorful characters. Colton gets stuck in a fence, and all of his friends show up to help him. Not only is it a fun book to read, but it teaches about working together.

My grandson loves this book! He laughs so hard when it gets to the page when Colton’s butt is stuck.

I definitely recommend this book. It’s fun, short, cute book that your child will want you to read over and over. I know it by heart already.

About the Author

Erin Stucker is a Florida native who spends most of her days chasing after her two young boys, which is where most of her stories are started. She writes and illustrates for a young audience with the hopes of making them laugh, be inspired, and develop a love for reading.

Book Review & Giveaway: Aqua Paws by Patricia Allieri



Book Title:  Aqua Paws by Patricia Allieri
Category:  Children’s Fiction (ages 3 to 7), 39 pages
Genre:  Children’s Book
Publisher:  Aqua Kids Books
Release date:  Apr 4, 2023
Content Rating:  G.  Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

Splish! Splash! MEOW! Most cats hate water, but not Aqua Paws. He loves it! There’s just one problem: he’s terrified of crabs!

​Then Aqua Paws finds himself in a sticky situation, and the only one around to help is a crab. Can Aqua Paws push his feelings aside before it’s too late? Full of whimsical sea creatures beautifully illustrated by Stella Maris, Aqua Paws also warns of the dangers of ocean pollution. A story that your child will fall in love with, that helps teach a valuable lesson at the same time.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Aqua Paws is a cat who loves the water. That makes him unique from the start since most cats hate water. He’s not unique when it comes to being afraid of crabs, though. They can pinch! He and his friend, Purple Beak, go searching for treasure which they find, but they also find trash! In fact, Aqua Paws gets stuck in some plastic and guess who saves him?

This is a wonderful book to read to children. It has an interesting story that teaches about not judging those different from you, and also teaching the dangers of ocean pollution. It’s heartbreaking knowing how much of our trash ends up killing ocean life.

The illustrations are amazing! They’re detailed with vibrant colors.

At the end, there are ways to help Aqua Paws preserve the ocean and how to make your own crab using a toilet paper roll. This is definitely a book that belongs in a child’s library. I’ve already read it to my grandson a couple of times.

Patricia writes stories about the ocean, cats, and friendship. With beautiful illustrations and heartfelt characters, she aims to entertain and inspire readers to feel brave, adventurous, and appreciate the environment. Patricia’s memorable characters include Aqua Paws and Purple Beak with many more on the horizon. Her fiction picture book, AQUA PAWS, has subtle hints of pollution in our oceans and children can help by collecting the harmful trash. Patricia lives in Texas with her husband. She treasures time with her two grown daughters and her grand babies Tate (Tater-Tot) and Pierce. Her love of animals, the beach and the environment is undeniable.

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Book Review: Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze by Sheryl Bass

When a young dragon accidentally burns down a village with a fiery sneeze, the townspeople are angry. The dragon fears for his safety—until a brave little girl enters his cave and learns that the poor dragon is sick.

Will the townspeople understand and accept that the dragon did not burn their village on purpose? Will they trust this giant beast to get close enough to treat his cold?

With brilliant, eye-catching illustrations, Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze teaches children aged 3-7 pro-social values such as sharing, compassion and helping those in need.

(Be-Kind Publishing; October 19, 2022; ISBN Hardcover:979-8-9870406-1-4; ISBN Paperback: 979-8-9870406-0-7)


My Review

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

Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze is a wonderful picture book for children. It has rhyming text and beautifully detailed illustrations. I read it to my 4-year-old grandson, and he really enjoyed it.

This amazing fairytale-like story is about friendship and teamwork. When the town’s people find out that the baby dragon accidentally burned down their town because of a cold, they get to work helping him to get better. In turn, the baby dragon helps them rebuild and promises to stay with them forever. So cute!

This is definitely a book for a child’s library, and I can’t wait to read it to my other grandson!

About the Author

Sheryl Bass holds a master’s degree in Social Work and has studied child development. She uses these insights to inform her picture book writing. Bass is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Children’s Book Insider (CBI). She has had personal essays published in two books, Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Chihuahuas (Kyla Duffy and Lowrey Mumford) and Second-Chance Dogs: True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us (ed. Callie Smith Grant). Bass also holds a master’s degree in Journalism and is currently working in public relationsHer goal in creating Be-Kind Publishing is to produce lighthearted rhyming stories with gentle themes of teamwork and friendship. Bass resides just outside of Chicago, IL with her husband and two terriers.

About the Illustrator

Remesh Ram has been working in the Animation industry for the past 16 years. He is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Prayan Animation, which launched in 2012.  Not just an Animator, Ram is a full Pre-Production to Post-Production professional, with an extensive knowledge base in all areas of the industry, particularly in new technology and advancements.

About the Publisher

The name Be-Kind Publishing was inspired by the saying, “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.” As we grow up, a societal emphasis is sometimes placed on wealth and power, but kindness truly can make the world a better place.

Be-Kind Publishing is an independent micro-publisher of children’s books. Founded in 2022, our goal is to produce colorful, thought-provoking stories for children and their families to read and discuss. 

At Be-Kind Publishing, we strive to develop products that offer social emotional learning (SEL) or pro-social, aspirational messages. We offer our books in multiple formats: digital e-books, paperbacks, and hardcover. Our goal is to create stories that parents and teachers will be proud to include on a child’s bookshelf, a bookstore and in a school or public library.

Book Review & Giveaway: Ellie-May & her Toy Dragon, Ben by Genna Rowbotham

Feeling so excited for a new day ahead, Ellie-May struggles to sleep. So when her toy dragon, Ben grows into a real-life dragon, they take to the starry skies and embark on a night-time adventure together, where they visit Ben’s castle and enjoy a dragon party.

But as the sun begins to rise and the stars fade, will Ellie-May be able to stay awake?

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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.

Ellie May finds out that her toy dragon, Ben, can turn full-size! The first night he does this, he takes her to a party at his castle! When the sun comes up, Ben asks her if she wants to stay and play. As much as she wants to, she realizes how tired she is and that sleep is important:

“But first, I need some sleep:
it’s important you know.
It helps me stay healthy,
and it helps me to grow!”

So, they go home and go to bed so that they can be ready for the day ahead.

Ellie May & Her Toy Dragon, Ben is a picture book with amazing illustrations that are bright and colorful that children will enjoy. It is a fun fantasy told in verse. Children will like this story. It will spark their imagination and help teach them the importance of sleep.

About the Author

Genna Rowbotham wrote her first children’s story in 2017, fitting it in around caring for her young family, and is now an author of nine children’s books as well as a short story in a magazine. Rowbotham has a passion to write stories that help entertain, educate and inspire young-ones as the reader can escape the seriousness of life and enter a world of magic.

Her other interests include reading, writing, travelling, astrology, spending time with her family and exploring the great outdoors.

She lives with her lively, imaginative family in Derbyshire in a house full of books, magazines as well as colourful drawings and all sorts of artwork from her children (empty cereal boxes are often taken from the recycle bin to reinvent something wonderful like a spy camera or telescope).

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Book Review & Giveaway: Traveling Tootsie by Karen and Kathy Honaker

Book Title:  Traveling Tootsie by Karen and Kathy Honaker
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   Nov 2022
Content Rating:  G. Suitable for everyone.

**** 2023 Family Choice Award ****

Book Description:

Have you ever wished you could go away on your parent’s business trip or hide in their suitcase to explore a new city all on your own? Well, Katie and Steven sure have! They wonder why they always have to stay home when Mommy or Daddy travel for work. Once their favorite yellow teddy, Tootsie, comes up with the idea to stow himself away for Daddy’s trip to Washington, DC, Katie and Steven realize that they’ll be able to travel along, too—but just not in the way they first imagine!

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Katie and Steven aren’t able to go on trips with their parents, but their magical teddy bear tells them to send him on their trips, and he can tell them all about it. Their teddy’s first trip is to Washington D.C., and he tours the entire city before going back home and sharing everything with Katie and Steven. They’re not sad anymore when their parents go somewhere because the teddy will tell them all about it.

What a fun travel book! Children will enjoy the bright, colorful illustrations as well as the story about Traveling Tootsie, their teddy bear. Even better, they will learn about Washington D.C. and some of the important places there such as the White House and the U.S. Capitol.

This is definitely a good book for a child’s library.

About the Authors

Kathy and Karen grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Virginia as teenagers. They enjoyed many family vacations, which began their love of travel. They both reside in Virginia with their families and continue to instill a love of travel with their own children. This is their first children’s book written together, about a favorite childhood memory that they always wanted to share with others to enjoy. They hope to inspire a sense of adventure in you!

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Book Review & Giveaway: The Adventures of Lefty and Righty: The Windy City by Lori Orlinsky

Book Title:  The Adventures of Lefty & Righty: The Windy City by Lori Orlinsky
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   Mar 7, 2023
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

Do you ever wonder what happens to socks that get lost in the dryer? Join Lefty and Righty for the adventure of a lifetime as they sneak out of the laundry room with a destination in mind: a White Sox game! But with so much to do in The Windy City, will they make it to the game in time? Through their fun-filled day, they’ll discover the sights, sounds—and even the tastes—of Chicago, all while encountering a few surprises along the way!

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What a great book! My grandson enjoyed the story about Left and Righty in Chicago, but I liked it at least as much as he did. It brought back a lot of memories from when I was a kid. We just lived there until I was 11 years old, but I remember going to several of the places Lefty and Righty went to, especially the Field Museum. It was amazing back then, so I can imagine what it’s like now. I’m going to have to take my grandkids to see Sue one of these days!

Lefty and Righty have a great adventure in Chicago and end up at a White Sox/Cubs game before rushing back home to jump in with the laundry.

We can all relate to matching socks, and kids will love the brightly colored illustrations while learning about the great Windy City. This is a story children will want to read over and over.

About the Author

Award-winning children’s book author Lori Orlinsky lives in. . . you guessed it . . . Chicago! Lori is the mother of three little ladies, who are small but mighty. At 5’1”, she wishes her children’s picture book, Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All), was around when she was growing up. Lori also wrote The Tooth Fairy’s Tummy Ache and Balloons for Tiger. Her latest book, The Adventures of Lefty and Righty: The Windy City, was inspired by her daily struggle to find matching socks when they come out of the dryer.

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Book Review: Love is my Superpower by Alicia Ortego

Have you heard the question, “Mummy, do you love me?” or “Who do you love the most?”

It’s never easy to answer, especially to a little one who thinks your heart belongs only to them.

Bowen is the centre of his parents’ world. But what will happen when baby Bella comes into that world? Will his parents still love him, or will their hearts belong to someone else? Through fun interactions with his mum, Bowen will realise that his heart is big enough to love more than one person at a time.

‘Love Is My Superpower’ will help your children understand how powerful love is.

This book will help your kids in many ways. They will learn:

  • that there are many different loves,
  • that their heart can love more people at the same time,
  • that love means also loving all animals, plants, and everything else that makes up our wonderful world,
  • that love is healing and kind,
  • that love can be spread and shared,
  • that the most important thing is to love yourself.


My Review

I’ve read several of Alicia Ortego’s superpower books and they’re all not only cute, but they teach a lesson. 

Bowen has a baby sister and worries that his parents won’t be able to love both of them, but his mom says that isn’t going to be a problem. She explains that we can love many people at the same time. He learns we all have a love light that we share with others, such as him making friends with his grumpy neighbor, kissing his baby sister goodnight, and many other things that continue to spread his love light to friends and family. He realizes that sharing love and making others feel better makes us feel good.

Love is my Superpower has a good story, it has great illustrations, and it’s told in rhymes. It explains how we can love more than one person and that our hearts are big enough to love many people. It also teaches about sharing our love and making others feel better. There is even a heart at the end of the book for children to list who and what they love.

About the Author

A school teacher and an avid children’s book author, Alicia Ortego, has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years working with children. Since she was young, Alicia had nurtured a passion for telling stories, which inspired her to start writing stories for children. She writes in a simple, easily understandable language, and an entertaining style that keeps children hooked to her books while learning vital lessons about virtues.

Alicia lives in New York and in her free time, enjoys spending quality time with her family and drawing.

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Book Review: My Way to Good Manners by Elizabeth Cole

Finding relatable kids’ books on manners can present a challenge, but this lovely story presents parents with a good choice for preschool-age children as well as elder ones. Learn more about how Melissa’s story could help any child.
This children’s book about manners follow the story of Melissa, a charming young girl. Her manners are lacking at the story’s beginning, and no one wants to play with her on the playground. Over the course of the manners book for kids, she learns about being polite.
This book teaches:

  • Social skills for kids
  • Social norms
  • Kindness
  • Empathy

The children’s book about respect uses a social story that boys and girls can both appreciate. Etiquette book for kids contains a straightforward problem and solution storyline that small children enjoy.
This kids’ book about manners is also suitable for learning to read. Kids’ behavior book features a paired rhyming scheme to encourage kids to read along with their parents. This detail makes the book on behavior for kids a great addition to an early reader’s library.
The manner book for preschoolers also includes lovely illustrations while teaching etiquette for kids.
This kid’s book about respect makes learning etiquette for children more accessible with a relatable story. Book of kid manners teaches everything from table manners to polite phrases and emphasizes the importance of manners to being kind.


My Review

I have read a few of Elizabeth Cole’s books in the My way: Social Emotional Books for Kids series, so I was pretty sure that this would be another great children’s book. I wasn’t disappointed.

Melissa has bad manners. In fact, they’re so bad that her classmates won’t play with her. When Melissa comes home upset, her mom suggests she works on having good manners, but she isn’t sure how to change. Her mom makes her a list which she uses all the time to find out the right thing to say or do. She realizes that having good manners isn’t difficult and that if she is nice to others, they will be nice to her. Eventually, the good manners become habit, and she doesn’t need the list anymore.

The story is told in rhymes and the illustrations are cute and colorful. It helps children to learn about good manners and ways to be nice rather than rude or obnoxious.

About the Author

Being a mother of two kids Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books.

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