Book Review & Giveaway: Zippy’s Special Gift by Therese Van Ryne

Book Title:  Zippy’s Special Gift by Therese Van Ryne
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  38 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Mascot Books
Release date:   Mar, 2021
Format available for review:  print (USA), pdf
Tour dates: Mar 15 to Apr 9, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.


Book Description:

Zippy the Zebra doesn’t like her stripes. She doesn’t want to stand out! Follow Zippy as she embarks upon a thrilling adventure with her animal friends that helps her realize everyone is perfect just the way they are. Profits from the sales of Zippy’s Special Gift will be donated to one of Zebra Technologies strategic charitable partners, Bernies Book Bank, a non-profit organization that changes the story for under-served children and helps them read their way to a better life! Learn more at www.berniesbookbank.org.


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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.

Zippy doesn’t like her stripes but learns to accept herself as she is. By talking to her friends, she realizes that everyone is unique and that we should accept, even celebrate, our differences. What a fun way to teach acceptance to children.

Zippy’s Special Gift is a fun book to read! The text rhymes and the pictures are vibrant. The illustrations of the animals are adorable. I can’t wait to read this book to my grandson on Easter!

I like that the profits from the sales of this book will be donated to a charity that seeks to increase book ownership to under-served children throughout the Chicago area.

About the Author

Zippy’s Special Gift is Van Ryne’s debut children’s book. She currently serves as the Global Director of PR, Thought Leadership and Advocacy for Zebra Technologies. One of PR News’ 2019 Top Women in PR, Van Ryne also has experience as a journalist, editor and producer, reporting nightly from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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Book Review & Giveaway: War at the Ice Cream Store by Dave Gibson & Cheryl DaVeiga

Book Title:  WAR AT THE ICE CREAM STORE by Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  32 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Cheryl DaVeiga and Dave Gibson
Release date:   January, 2021
Content Rating:  G. This children’s book is for everyone.


Book Description:

The first of the Frank TL Frogg and Friends series, War at the Ice Cream Store tells the story of one night at the Frozen Frogg, when Mustachio Pistachio and his “flavorite” flavor friends teach Bulli Vanilli a lesson in kindness and acceptance.


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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 awesome book! War at the Ice Cream Store uses ice cream personified to teach about bullying. Bully Vanilli is the best selling ice cream, and he is always bullying Mustachio Pistachio who is the slowest seller. All of the other ice creams and toppings get behind Mustachio Pistachio, and they teach Bully Vanilli that they are all needed, or he is just plain old vanilla. He even learns to be nice to Mustachio Pistachio.

The illustrations are adorable and have vibrant colors. The text is fun to read, especially during the war. My two favorite lines: “The Reeses loaded their pieces,” and “The M&Ms started rapping.” Reading the book is just the beginning of the fun. The website FrankTLFroggandfriends.com has a lot more, even a narrated multimedia version!

I definitely recommend War at the Ice Cream Store, and I can’t wait to read with to my grandchildren.

About the Authors

Cheryl is an award-winning songwriter, children’s song recording artist (as the cartoon character CADi Grace), and the co-creator of the puppet musical and comedy show, The Waterhole Bunch. After the success of The Waterhole Bunch, Cheryl along with co-creator Dave Gibson, spun off the main character, Frank TL (The Lucky) Frogg, into a children’s entertainment concept, Frank TL Frogg and Friends, featuring the puppets in a magical town called Lucky Fork, Tennessee. Frank TL Frogg and Friends includes books, songs, videos, games, and more for younger audiences. War at the Ice Cream Store is the first of the Frank TL Frogg and Friends children’s book series.

Dave is an award-winning Nashville-based songwriter, having written hundreds of hit songs for artists including Alabama, Montgomery Gentry and Marie Osmond. Dave’s own group, The Gibson/Miller Band, won the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for best new group in the early nineties. He is the co-creator of the puppet musical and comedy show, The Waterhole Bunch. After the success of The Waterhole Bunch, Dave, along with co-creator Cheryl DaVeiga, spun off the main character, Frank TL (The Lucky) Frogg, into a children’s entertainment concept, Frank TL Frogg and Friends, featuring the puppets in a magical town called Lucky Fork, Tennessee. Frank TL Frogg and Friends includes books, songs, videos, games, and more for younger audiences. War at the Ice Cream Store is the first of the Frank TL Frogg and Friends children’s book series.


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Book Review & Giveaway: Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson

Book Title:  Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet by Jennifer Carson
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
Genre:  Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  Vinal Publishing
Release date:   December 8, 2020
Content Rating:  G for everyone.


Book Description:

Esmeralda Dragon works the spotlight at the Metropolitan Ballet, but what she really wants to do is dance. Encouraged by her friend Harold to audition, Esmeralda takes a leap of faith only to discover that she doesn’t quite fit in with the other ballerinas. But Esmerelda isn’t ready to give up–and neither is Harold! Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet is a whimsical picture book that challenges body image expectations and encourages little ones to go for their dreams.


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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.

Esmerelda Dragon isn’t your typical ballerina but when Harold encourages her to try out, he gives her the encouragement she needs. Even when the other ballerinas think that she’s failed, she learns that Harold was right.

What a fun book to read! The illustrations are vibrant and children will enjoy watching Esmerelda as she seems to dance off the pages. The story is sweet as well and teaches children that they should go for their dreams and that being different isn’t just okay, it can be great!

I definitely recommend Dragons Don’t Dance Ballet, and I can’t wait to read this to my grandson!

About the Author

Jennifer Carson lives in Michigan with her husband, four sons and many furry friends. She grew up on a steady diet of Muppet movies and Renaissance faires and would occasionally be caught reading under the blankets with a flashlight. Besides telling tales, Jennifer likes to create fantasy creatures and characters and publishes her own sewing patterns. Her artwork and patterns can be seen online at thedragoncharmer.com.

Jennifer’s work has been featured in national magazines including: Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Faerie Magazine, Soft Dolls and Animals, Teddy Bear and Friends, and Dolls United.Jennifer’s work has been featured in national magazines including: Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Faerie Magazine, Soft Dolls and Animals, Teddy Bear and Friends, and Dolls United.

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Book Review: The Day Teo Put His Toys Away by Laura Lane

Full of color with wonderful illustrations this book draw you into the story about cute small bear.
The main lessons of the story to teach children to help parents, to tidy up their toys and to keep their rooms clean.

Every page of this book provides parents with advice how to teach their children to be responsible and organized.

This cute story is intended to be read aloud to kids 3-5 years old.

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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.

Teo is a little bear who loves to play with his many toys, but when it comes time to put them away, he procrastinates. His parents come up with a great way to not only get him to clean up his toys, but they teach him that there are consequences to his actions (or non-action).

I love children’s books that teach a lesson and have a good story. I can see parents going a stop further and saying, “You don’t want to lose your toys like Teo almost did, do you?” What a great tool!

The Day Teo Put His Toys Away teaches a great lesson in a creative way, it has a cute story, and the illustrations on every page are vibrant and colorful.

About the Author

Laura Lane is writer and creator of children’s books. She is a wife, PhD and mother of two energetic boys who love books. She has been writing since she was in University. Firstly she writes scientific literature but then she became inspired to start writing and illustrating children books. She saw a need for a book that can help nurture the key traits in children: trust, patience, responsibility, empathy, self-reliance.
She loves kids and tries to spread messages of love, faith, hope, health, and happiness. She hopes that her stories help children to become the best that they can be.
When she isn’t writing she is baking amazing pies or traveling to new places together with husband and kids!

Book Review: Hello Dark by John Coxhead

Title: Hello Dark
Author: John Coxhead
Release Date: 26th May 2020
Genre: Picture Book
Page Count: 104
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Welcoming and becoming comfortable with the dark is such an important thing for children to learn. Simply by saying ‘Hello Dark’ has proven – in the author’s experience – to be a fun, engaging way of overcoming the worries and fears of the dark. This delightful story for children aged 5 to 8 can help support them at bedtime and during the day.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53550570-hello-dark

Amazon Link:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hello-Dark-John-Coxhead-ebook/dp/B088WL38DC

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.

Hello Dark is a cute children’s book about a young boy who is afraid of the dark. When his dad realizes this, he teaches him to say, “Hello Dark,” whenever he has to go into a dark room. It works so well, that he teaches his little sister to do it, too.

This is a cute story that’s helpful, too (my favorite kind of book for young children). It gives a fun way to help children deal with fear of the dark. It has illustrations that will keep the attention of youngsters as well.

About the Author

John Coxhead’s first entrance into the world of Children’s writing is the heart-warming book Hello Dark.

This self-help tactic created by John Coxhead has been widely successful, a tactic using repetition, subliminal messaging and most importantly humour. Welcoming and becoming comfortable with the dark is such an important tactic, Hello Dark has proven to be a fun, engaging method that overcomes worries and fears of the Dark. Eradicating these issues, via repetition in different scenarios is key to this method. Please remember to repeat Hello Dark in normal day-to-day life allowing this to be subconsciously embedded.

As we get older and see so many things, our mind records images, along with emotion, matching feelings with moments in time, smells, feelings, fears, and sounds. When the mind captures a moment as an image or remembers a sound that it has seen or heard before, the feeling can repeat, as human our fight or flight mechanism is there for a reason, however we can overthink these feelings. Fundamentally changing the emotion that we related to different situations is key in changing the way you feel about a certain matter. Simply saying ‘Hello Dark’ will evoke happy, warm, family feelings of comfort and humour, allowing the mind to feel safe and changes your child’s mind in relation to the Dark with these warm feelings, replacing feelings of panic, fears and anxiety.

What has been a wonderful feeling is seeing so many children enjoying reading Hello Dark, but also the comments from Parents, Grandparent, Auntie ‘s and Uncles, Brothers and Sisters who have shared their experiences with John. Lastly, the highlight of this book is John’s Children, who firstly benefited from the technique created, but now want to tell others about Hello Dark. John will never forget the moment he and his partner overheard Freddie saying to his little sister Harper, ‘don’t worry Harper I know a trick, just say Hello Dark and everything will be fine’, followed by both of them saying Hello Dark, a moment filed with joyous emotion, they both smiled and that’s when he knew he had to write this book.

Website: www.hellodark.co.uk

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Book Review: ‘Twas the Night by Marin

Title: ‘TWAS THE NIGHT
Author: Marin
Publisher: Fontreal
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Book Blurb

‘TWAS THE NIGHT is a wordless book that “tells” a heartwarming and inspirational Christmas story. The illustrations gift each reader, young and young at heart, the opportunity to reimagine the Season’s wonder, and the freedom “to script” (if they choose to) their own lines to go with the images. Keep dreaming big!

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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 a beautiful book! ‘Twas the Night is full of illustrations that will touch your heart. It tells a sweet Christmas story with no words. It would be a great gift for anyone of any age that can be enjoyed over and over.

I definitely recommend ‘Twas the Night. I also found the information about the author quite interesting.

About the Author

My name is Marin and I was a child a very long time ago. My father passed away when I was one year old. My mother remarried and I was raised by my loving (but strict!) grandparents. After losing their son, they were terrified by the thought of losing their grandson. For this reason, they didn’t let me play on the street, swim in the nearby pond or explore the forest with the rest of the kids. This was also the reason I learned to read and write long before I went to school. My grandparents surrounded me with books. Books became my imaginary parents and my fictional friends. Apart from my genetic building blocks, books also came to be the main component in my development as a creative, compassionate and competitive individual.

I studied nuclear physics, art, and literature, but I enjoyed art the most. As a young artist, I was eager to succeed, winning prizes from various countries. I later became a partner in an advertising agency and switched my attention to serving clients. My last award was somewhere in the early nineties – The Best in the West by Corel Draw Corporation.

Oh, a few more boring things about me: I do not drive, I do not drink carbonated beverages, I have never consumed food from McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC or any other fast food restaurant, I do not have a mobile phone, I have never used legal or illegal drugs (except Gravol when I fly), and I have never visited my GP (much to the disapproval of my wife).

I read. I read every day. I am what I am today because of books. This publishing house is my little “thank you” to all of them.

Website & Social Links

Website  → http://www.fontreal.com

Twitter  → http://www.twitter.com/fontralbooks

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Book Review: Wonder Walk by Ilham Alam

Get out there with the curious Johnny and his patient Mommy, in this colourful, rhyming book, celebrating all the wonders of the everyday world. What do they see? What do they hear? What do they talk about?

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My Review

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

Johnny and his mommy go on a walk and see many things that we see every day. He’s wide-eyed with excitement and full of questions that Mommy is happy to answer.

Young children will enjoy the rhyming verse and the vibrant colors of Wonder Walk. It’s a short, cute, and colorful book to read to youngsters.

This example is one of my favorite pages:

About the Author

ILHAM ALAM was born in Kuwait City, Kuwait, in 1986 to expatriate parents. She lived there until 1997 when she alongside her family emigrated to Toronto, Canada. It was in Canada, while attending elementary school, that she was recognized for crafting simple themes and weaving words into engaging stories, which she has continued to do ever since.

At the University of Toronto, Ilham followed her love of stories by pursuing a degree in English Literature. She also wrote for Canada’s largest student newspaper, The Varsity, at this time.

Wonder Walk is Ilham’s first published book. Her short story also appears in Just Words Volume II and the Canadian Literary Arts Magazine, Blank Spaces. She lives in Toronto with her family, which includes a 20lb cat named Beauty.

Ilham believes that in order to be a writer, one needs to be a voracious reader and experience diverse genres and styles of writing, as well.

You can follow Ilham on the following platforms:

INSTAGRAM: @storymummy86
TWITTER: @IlhamAl50397575

Book Review: Lonely Crocodile by Alex May

Have you ever seen such a cute crocodile as on the cover of this book? This story happened to one crocodile named Croco. He was different from his brothers and sisters. Croco loved fruits and wanted to find a friend more than anything else.Rhyming touching story will not leave you and your child indifferent. This book is about friendship and kindness.To create this story an author was inspired by the drawing of her 4 year old daughter.  

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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 Lonely Crocodile is Croco, and he wants to have a friend to play with, but everyone is afraid of crocodiles. His brother explains that crocodiles are mean and meant to be alone, so Croco will never have any friends. Instead of giving up, Croco decides to pretend he’s not a crocodile. What will happen when his new friend finds out he’s really a crocodile?

This is a cute rhyming story with vibrant color illustrations by Nina Gvozdeva. It also contains an important lesson for children to look at what is on the inside of a person, not the outside. It would keep the interest of any 3-7 year old, and I plan on saving it to read to my grandson when he’s a little older.

The picture that inspired Alex May’s story (drawn by her daughter when she was 4 years old).

About the Author

Alex May is a mother of a nice 6 year old girl. All the stories she creates are inspired by events from the life of her child. Her books for children are full of meaning and humor. Her beautiful illustrations and magical stories not only stimulate the imaginations of young children but also inspire and educate them.

Alex May is dedicated to helping parents teach their children great values and life lessons in an easy to understand manner.

Book Review: Lily Doesn’t Want to Sleep by Alex May

This is a story about a little girl called Lily. One night, last summer, she had just gone to bed, but she could not sleep. Well, the truth is, she did not want to sleep and that was it!
Will little Lily finally fall asleep? 

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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.

Lily doesn’t want to go sleep and decides that her bed is uncomfortable. She tries out other places that the animals around her home sleep and realizes that her maybe her bed isn’t so uncomfortable after all.

This is a cute bedtime story with colorful illustrations by Nina Gvozdeva. It also teaches the different ways some animals sleep. I’m sure it would keep the interest of any 3-7 year old, and I plan on saving it for my grandson who’s not quite old enough yet.

About the Author

Alex May is a mother of a nice 6 year old girl. All the stories she creates are inspired by events from the life of her child. Her books for children are full of meaning and humor. Her beautiful illustrations and magical stories not only stimulate the imaginations of young children but also inspire and educate them.

Alex May is dedicated to helping parents teach their children great values and life lessons in an easy to understand manner.

Book Review: The Dream of the Tortoise by Nyako Nakar

Title: The Dream of the Tortoise

Author: Nyako Nakar

Release Date: 30th April 2019

Genre: Picture Book

Page Count: 36

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45360211-the-dream-of-the-tortoise

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Tortoise-Nyako-Nakar-ebook/dp/B07QP2GB4C

 

Summary:

This is the story of a tortoise with very big dreams.

 

 

My Review

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

The Dream of the Tortoise is about a tortoise who has always dreamed of swimming in the ocean. With the help of a glow-worm, she makes it to the ocean but when she tries to swim, she sinks to the bottom and almost dies. Fortunately, there are a couple of turtles who save her. 

She talks to a wise old tortoise who tells her what she needs to do, but no matter how much she tries, she fails and almost dies. Finally, she figures out how to swim and spends the rest of her night living her dream.

The Dream of the Tortoise is a cute story with nice illustrations. Not only is it cute but it teaches children to reach for their dreams.

 

 

 

About the Author

When I was a child, I had many problems in school. I had a hard time concentrating and committing things to memory and was hyperactive – characteristics that would be recognised today as typical of someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

I sat as far back as possible in the class and while the teacher talked and talked about things that I didn’t understand, I drew – though from a distance the teacher may have thought I was making notes on what he was saying. Quite often the teacher noticed and punished me or expelled me from class.

I had a lot of imagination and that helped me to create many different stories.

Later, after studying graphic design and working in advertising, I changed course and decided to dedicate myself to theatre and dance. I studied at the Theatre Institute of Barcelona and soon after I joined The Lindsay Kemp Company, where I worked for many years and in parallel created my own theatre company.

In the 1990’s I left the theatre and immersed myself once again in graphic design, starting to work on 3D computer design programmes.

I am also very interested in the world of meditation and healing and I travelled all over the world, getting to know other cultures and investigating Shamanism, especially in India and Mexico. I conducted many workshops in Spain on how to use silence to encourage creativity.

Today I continue to love the world of drawing and children’s stories and I have many drawings and writings to edit in the future.

Since 2017 I have lived in London and found the peace and tranquillity to work and to make my dreams come true.

 

Website: http://www.nyakonakar.com/start.html