Book Review: The Little Green Jacket by Jodi Dee

Written by multi-award winning Author Jodi Dee and in partnership with Planet Aid. The Little Green jacket a story based on true events about a little green jacket that travels through the lives of different children, who live in very different places, and ends up on the other side of the world after a natural disaster. Find out how the little green jacket experiences being a donation and the importance, power, and magic of giving! A true all-American classic that showcases the culture of donations and how it can change lives, and how your simple acts of donation change the world.

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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.

The Little Green Jacket is a children’s story that shows how many lives can be touched by just one item through donations. The little green jacket starts out with a boy named Mike and warms several boys and girls until it is finally donated to Planet Aid and helps a girl on the other side of the world where a hurricane has devastated the area.

Through this story, children can learn about the importance of a simple donation. Whenever the jacket “talks” there’s a picture of the jacket next to the text which is green and italicized. The illustrations are black and white except for the bright green jacket which reminds the reader the importance of the donated jacket.

To add a little fun to the book, there are 20 recycling symbols for children to find. The Little Green Jacket is a book that children will enjoy, and anyone who likes to Seek & Find will have fun with that. Also, 10% of the profit is being donated to Planet Aid, so you not only get a great book, but you’re making a small donation to a good cause!

About the Author

Jodi Dee is a multi-award winning Author, regular columnist for Bay State Parent Magazine, and an avid blogger. She is a mother of three with more than 20 years’ experience in early childhood and education. Jodi has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology & History and a Master’s in Education from Clark University. She is a passionate advocate and teacher of emotional maturity, early childhood education, and empowering children to learn through creativity, autonomy, self-exploration, and discovery.
Jodi grew up in a rich learning environment with an Early Childhood Center/Preschool attached to her home, which her mother ran for over thirty years. Jodi spent her first eighteen years participating in, helping, facilitating, and supporting the Center.
Jodi’s immersion in this field sparked her passion for early childhood education, Emotional Intelligence, maturity, and self-awareness. After reading three children books for almost a decade, Jodi felt frustrated there were so few children’s books that dealt with real life experiences, especially navigating feelings and social development. This frustration let to Jodi writing children’s books.


For more information visit “Author Jodi Dee” or “Jodi Dee” on Amazon, all social media platforms, her blog at jodidee.com.

Book Review & Giveaway: My Hair Went on Vacation by Paula Quinn

Book Title:  My Hair Went on Vacation by Paula Quinn
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   August, 2020

Content Rating:  G. This children’s book is for everyone.

This story is about Rosie, who lives in Chicago. Within three weeks she lost all of her hair and asked, “Where did it go?” Rosie loved to rock the bald, without even skipping a beat. She happily wore sunscreen -not even a hat!- in the summer heat. At bedtime, Rosie would tell her own stories with a smile on her face. She’d imagine her hair going on magical adventures all over the place. From a young age, Rosie loved herself and was not phased by her look, So her mother decided to share her spirit to teach others through this book. Come on this adventure with a confident bald girl, Who tells us Bald is beautiful! as she smiles with a twirl. We hope this book can inspire you to love others as they are, And to love yourself every day, whether your hair is near or far.

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My Review

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

What an inspiring story for children as well as adults! Rosie is a real person and her mom is the author, Paula Quinn. When Rosie lost all of her hair, she wasn’t fazed. She was diagnosed with alopecia, but she would tell people that her hair went on vacation. She showed others how to love yourself even if you’re a little different…especially because you’re a little different.

It’s obvious that Rosie and her mother feel that helping those with low self-esteem is important. They’ve even started a mission to help others who are struggling to restore confidence, happiness, and pride.

My Hair Went on Vacation is adorable and has cute and colorful illustrations and rhyming text. It teaches children and adults to love yourself and others as they are. This is definitely a book I recommend!

About the Author

Paula and Rosie Quinn are the founders of Coming Up Rosies, a nonprofit dedicated to fulfilling Rosie’s dream to make bald kids like her smile confidently. At two years old, Rosie was diagnosed with alopecia universalis, an incurable autoimmune disease that results in baldness. From a young age, Rosie taught her parents how to embrace her difference by coming up with magical adventures of her hair each night before bed. Despite Rosie’s confidence, awkward questions and comments about her baldness started to bother Rosie. One day, her parents surprised her with a head scarf made from one of her paintings. Rosie immediately felt confident again, and wanted to share this feeling of pride with all bald children. Rosie lives in Chicago with her sister Caroline, her parents Paula and Larry, and their bernedoodle, Enzo. As a family, they love to go to Cubs games, have dance parties, and cook Italian dinners at home.

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Book Review: Aches and Epiphanies by Aries

A collection of poetry, prose and thoughts from poet and songwriter, Aries.
From love lost to happiness found; from pain to joy and vice versa. The words of the unspoken and raw human emotions come to the fore.
For those who have stood face to face with love and it has been terrifying or have hidden secrets behind closed doors. For those who find comfort in the hands of another, you will learn, page by page.
As the universe takes its last breath, it looks at you with glittering eyes and smiles. You were worth the destruction.

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.

I have come to appreciate poetry more and more over the years. This group of poems from Aries are separated in two sections: aches and epiphanies. I liked the poems, although the ones in the first section do fit the name. An example:

I have too much love inside me
to waste my time with someone
who won’t even look me in the eye
before he kisses me.
I am not just a body; I am a soul, too.

Even though this poem is short, it rouses a lot of emotion.

Then there are the epiphanies. Some of them are great and really hit home. An example:

Dear Body,
This has been a long time coming but I have begun to fall
in love with you at last.
I know God made you for me for a reason.
I think about the things I said before and it brings me to
tears.
You have loved me unconditionally and now; it is finally
time for me to do the same.
All my love


Aches and Epiphanies is definitely a book I recommend if you like poetry that makes you feel.

About the Author

Aries is a poet from Kuwait who currently lives in the UK. She is passionate about writing down feelings and turning the pain into something beautiful.

She has enjoyed writing from a young age, as well as composing songs, and is currently releasing music on several platforms.

Aries draws on personal experience as well as the experience of others for her work, and aims to express real feelings on paper to reach out to anyone who is willing to listen.

New Releases

The Divided

Cursed one hundred and fifty years apart, Amy and Eliza do not know they are linked but their souls have been at war for a long time.

After her attempt to escape from Westsalter Asylum fails, Eliza, a Victorian orphan must endure life amidst a terrifying existence of incarceration, while demon worshipers, Viola and Baxter, are intent on dragging her into their experiments.

Modern-day Amy needs to change her life. A reunion with her estranged sister, Rachel, at Green Haven Hotel does not go as planned. A malevolent force resides inside the building and has its sights on Amy. When Rachel’s husband’s arrival widens the divide between the sisters, they realise that if they want to survive the haunting; they need to help each other.

They have only one question.

Excerpt from the book:

“Amy rested her forehead on the door and rubbed her temples. No going back. Only forward. 

And what about Rachel? 

Her fingers tingled, and she wiggled them as if playing an invisible piano.

They’d fallen out long ago, and when Amy thought about her now, she pictured the teenager. Although being a mere ten months older, Rachel had always seemed more sophisticated. Tight clothes, high heels, curling-ironed locks and make-up. It was like she was always on the lookout for Prince Charming—until she found him. She was the party animal while Amy had been the bookworm. Funny how things changed.

She clenched a fist and held it over the door. Her eyes bored into the number above her hand. 401. She was overcome with the sense of familiar that had been missing from her life. When they were kids, she could almost feel Rachel’s breathing from another room before she realised she was even there. It was comforting.

Today it wasn’t.

She pulled her hand back to knock. What would she look like? Stupid. People always said they were so alike it was easy to mistake them for twins. Amy relaxed her fingers and placed her palm against the rough grain. It had been twelve years. A lot could happen. A bunch had transpired. What effect that may have, she couldn’t say.

The door opened.

I’m not ready. Don’t be her. Be someone else.”

“The Divided” by Suzanne Burrows is currently available in paperback from Amazon at:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Divided-Suzanne-Burrows-ebook/dp/B08FRM47VG

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How Can I Not Believe?

I would like to pass on my knowing that life continues without interruption once it is time to leave the Earth world. The word death is not a word I like to use when talking about the end of life. Persevere with your wonderings, your doubts as this is the right way forward to encourage your thinking of right and wrong, yes or no, is it or isn’t it. This is the only way forward to breach the doubts in your minds to let your thoughts through into the light. There is no need to be frightened, frightened of what, meeting your loved ones, our animal friends all those souls who know the truth about life beyond the stars, life all around us, a life of love and contentment after a well done, or not, after living a life here on this difficult planet of Earth.

I do hope these words bring you comfort as you travel through life towards your beautiful spiritual journey to the home of your dreams.

About the Author:

Carole’s first spiritual experience was a Being in a white suit surrounded by a glowing white light.  Her soul knew Him instantly.  She said, “Hello, how lovely to see you?  What are you doing here?”  No one can take away the knowing she has speaking and receiving answers from her Guardian Angel, Archangel Michael.  His words are shared in Carole’s first book which is entitled “Snatches of Brilliance” (published in 2012).

In this second book entitled “How Can I Not Believe?”, Carole makes further revelations from inspirational messages given to her by her Guardian Angel and others in the Spirit World.  The words inside this book are intended to enlighten those on Earth about the angelic realm and the relationship between that world and the Earthly world in which we live.  She conveys the words verbatim as revealed to her by various angels in the Spirit World. 

If the words in this book help just one person realise that there is a more wonderful life awaiting them, the aims of this book will be fulfilled.

Excerpt from this book:

“Carole, you are healing because of your request to us here in your world of spirit. It is by request that our healers, through me, visit the respected sick. We deliver the healing vibrations to those physically sick should they require our service.

With much prayer to our Father and Creator, who draws near to embellish your loving wishes so meant to help another human body on the vast earth plane. You are accompanied by several healers, each giving their dutiful services then affected in, and by, prayer means.

You are strong in your healing vibrations, but it is the love given in healing, love that determines where and when this healing occurs. Yes, the request you have asked for in healing another is a remarkable effort. With a belief in yourself and what you hope for is in all aspects of healing and love received by recipients wholly and complete.

Continue with your wishes in complete offerings of love. We are listening, offering our healing hands to you in love and growth from your home here in the World of spirit.

I am your loving Guardian Angel, Archangel Michael.”

“How Can I Not Believe?” by Carole M. Day is available in paperback at:

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Press/Media Contact Details:

Darin Jewell (Carole’s publicist)
Tel. UK +208 292 5163
E-mail: darin@theinspiragroup.com