Franky Wins in 2018 Reader’s Favorite Competition

Franky the Flamingo book cover surrounded by two pink neon flamingos on a background of fireworks
Available on Amazon

Hi everyone,

I told you I would be back after September 1st to let you know how Franky the Finicky Flamingo does in the 2018 Reader’s Favorite International Book Competition.

And he won Honorable Mention in the Animals Category!! You can see above that he is celebrating!! Doing the happy flamingo dance!

Thank you for all of your support!!!!!

I’m super excited about this win as there were hundreds of other worthy books that Franky was judged against!!!!

Here’s a wonderful write up by the incredibly talented illustrator of Franky the Finicky Flamingo, Mara Reitsma.

And you know there’s always a team in creating a book, there’s the behind-the-scenes magical guru, Claire Plaisted  of Plaisted Publishing House, who helped me every step of the way with decisions that had to be made and all the formatting stuff that I could never dream of understanding.

A great big hug and thank you and happy dances to my team members, Mara and Claire! I couldn’t do what I do without you!!

And there were other winners in the Reader’s Favorite Competition that I have either featured on my blog or have read and written a review…

There’s Alma Hammond with Super Rooster and Cat winning Silver in the Animals Category. Here’s my review re-posted from Amazon

“I love this sweet story about an unusual friendship between a cat and a rooster. They enjoy the beach together and meet sea creatures. The author does a great job explaining what may seem scary about these creatures is something that has a purpose. She explains in a fun way what each creature does that makes them special. Great messages for everyone and told in a fun way! Beautiful illustrations! 5 stars”

And there’s Diane Mae Robinson with the Sir Princess Petra series that I featured on my blog here and also reviewed on Amazon. 

Here’s the review re-posted from Amazon

“Such a fun story! I actually read book three first but that took nothing away from enjoying this first book in the series. Sir Princess Petra is a kind-hearted soul who has big dreams for herself to be a royal knight against her parents wishes. She goes on her quest and makes friend of everyone she meets. Such a great story with a good lesson and plenty of humor thrown in!”

Her The Dragon Grammar Book won GOLD in Children-Educational!! Oh yea!!

I also have read and reviewed it on Amazon, here’s the re-post

“I picked up this book thinking I would know most of it, although why I thought that I have no idea. It’s true I’m an author but there is much to know about grammar. And well, I wasn’t the best student of grammar. Don’t get me wrong, I was a great student, but grammar alluded me. Still does, apparently. And I have most probably used every comma wrong in my above sentences. LOL I think this is a great book for children and adults. I think it is best as a reference rather than a read-through because it is a lot of information to take in. I compliment the author for taking on such a difficult task and for making grammar more pleasant by using dragons and princesses as examples.”

Cindy Shirley who I met last year at the Reader’s Favorite Awards Ceremony in Miami had TWO books win–The Fabulous Life of Minnie the Sassy Chick won an Honorable Mention in Children’s Concept and Doodle and the Magic Christmas Float won a Bronze in Children Grade K-3rd.

And Lieve Snellings who writes children’s non-fiction books about groundhogs (aka woodchucks) won a Bronze in Groundhog Secrets

And let me tell you a secret, she takes her own photos of groundhogs and they are amazing!!

She recently featured me on her blog. Check it out here!

She has promised that I can feature her on my blog in October, so stay tuned!

I hope to connect with some of the other winners so I can bring them to you on this blog.

And we still have the Top Shelf Indie Book Awards to hear on, so stay posted. I’ll let you know when I know.

Thank you everyone out there in Blog Land for supporting me, leaving comments on my posts, sharing via Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn and Google+. You guys make blogging fun!

Happy Labor Day! Enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation!

Hugs!

 

 

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Girl in the Box No Bullies on my Block! (A book about bullying)

Danielle Lynn (author of children's book called Girl in the Box No Bullies on my Block) holding flowers and wearing her red graduation cap and gown

Hi, everyone,

I want to introduce you to a very special father, Lamont, that I met via a mutual friend who does a live show every Saturday at 9:30AM called Self Love Saturday and his daughter, Danielle Lynn (pictured above).

Lamont and Danielle Lynn wrote a book to entertain young readers and also to teach about the very serious topic of bullying although they do it in a great way!

Here’s Lamont…

I’m happy to introduce “The Girl in the Box-No Bullies on my Block”.

Girl in the Box No Bullies on my Block! book cover, background is green writing is in white and yellow and a box is pictured
Available on Amazon

The story is based on my oldest daughter Danielle and some of her pre-teen experiences.

Everyone has felt awkward at some time in their life. It is based on some real life challenges she experienced at school.

Each school day she would come home with a different dilemma.

I noticed a huge difference regarding how girls dealt with bullying.

It has been an exciting learning experience putting her story on paper. We feel privileged to share with you, how Danielle dealt with her bully.

Bullying is a serious problem. Often the person being bullied doesn’t know where to go for help. We don’t all have siblings or a best friend.

If you are being bullied, you should tell someone immediately. Talk to your parents, friend, or teacher. There are many groups and organizations to help against bullying. It is not something to keep as a secret.

This is our first writing adventure. Often, writers write to persuade, convey, or convince the reader. I don’t. I prefer to engage thought; why, how, and reason. Let your imagination take you there.

We should seek a positive outcome when dealing with life situations.

It may make you laugh or cry, hopefully you will be entertained. I enjoyed reading to my children when they were younger, and I find it to be a great one-on-one time with your child. I also like to turn the radio off in the car and have a conversation. Those times we ‘tune out, turn off the cell or radio’ can be special moments to share.

I’m happy to say, Danielle has graduated from UNLV and is pursuing a career in Theatrical Engineering.

We are originally from Michigan. My family and I moved to Las Vegas about 15 years ago.

Lamont Witcher, pictured with a short crew cut and wearing a red collared shirt

My wife and I have three children and two grandchildren. We spend most of our time running our medical business.

My priority has been my family, and I have a deep passion for developing our youth. I have been fortunate to reach many young men through coaching baseball and basketball.

I am now assisting in development of an anti-bullying program with the Clark County School District.

 

There is a great need for parents to not only tell their children about right and wrong, but to set a good example as role models.

You can find more information on Facebook at Anti-Bullying@nobulliesonmyblock

Our book is on AmazonAmazon

You can connect with Lamont here Lamont Witcher @LamontWitcher1

Thank you, Lamont, for writing such a wonderful book about a very serious topic.

I had the good fortune to win this book on the Self Love Saturday Show and I wrote a review of it…

“I won this book on a Facebook Live Show and found this book to tell a great story that is based on a child’s real life situation of being bullied. The girl that lives in the box is super cool and gives wonderful advice. Any child would love to have a friend like her! I know I would have. While the topic is serious, the book handles it in a way that is not heavy. I think everyone should read this book–whether you have been bullied or not because it shows how people feel when they are bullied as well as a great way to approach the situation.”

Children’s Books About the Lives of Military Children by Florenza Lee

Florenza Denise Lee, author and motivational speaker, wearing a white a blue top off her shoulders, large earrings, and smiling looking up at the camera

 

Hi, everyone!

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a special lady who writes children’s books that show what it’s like to be a child of a military parent.

Florenza Denise Lee, whose work has been compared to that of Wayne Dyer and Byron Katie, is a Radio Talk Show Host, Published Author, Transformation Speaker, Certified Life Coach, and Children’s Mindfulness Coach.

Florenza facilitates a purpose discovery workshop entitled, Material Matters which guides participants through a session that allows them to identify their purpose/passion and develop their own personal statement of affirmation. She also hosts a women’s weekly book club.

Although Florenza dabbled in poetry while in grade and middle school, she never considered herself a writer, until January 31, 2014, when she woke to write 12 books in just about an hour and a half.

Welcome Home Daddy Love Lexi part of the "Hi, I am..." Book Series written by Florenza Lee and illustrated by Maria Guevara and published by Words to Ponder Publishing Company, LLC

These twelve books are her “Hi, I Am…”

Series of books that highlight the joys,

pains, and pride of our

military families.

The first to be published is Welcome

Home Daddy Love, Lexi.

 

 

 

Words to Ponder Publishing Company, LLC logo with the words written around the edge of the circle and inside is a large spoon that looks like an infinity circle with books inside the spoon and the words "Feeding Your Mind, One Book At A Time," written on the handle of the spoon

 

It was on January 31, 2014, that she also started her

publishing company, Words to Ponder Publishing

Company, LLC and built her website: www.florenza.org.

 

 

Other books published by her are:

The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog, A Children’s Book on Mindfulness,

The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog book cover with a spotted dog that has a leaf on his nose and head and behind him is a fence, a large bush and some trees written by Florenza Lee and Illustrated by MIchelle Wynn

and

Barry Bear’s Very Best, Learning to Say No to Negative Influences 

Barry Bear's Very Best, Learning to Say No to Negative Influences by Florenza Denise Lee and Illustrated by MIchelle Wynn

(Spanish and English).

 

 

Currently being illustrated are: Two-Thirds is a Whole; Oh My, Goodness, Look at this Big Mess! A Book on Obedience Based on Matthew 21:28 – 32; Acornsville, Land of the Secret Seed Keepers, A Book Based on The Parable of the Talents – Matthew 25: 14 – 30; Micah and Malik’s Super, Awesome, Excellent, Adventure; When Life Gives Us Wind; and O’Kapi. Florenza plans to publish one book every six months. 

 

Florenza and her husband, US Army Command Sergent Major (Retired) Trefus have been married nearly 37 years and reside in Hampton Roads, Virginia; their two daughters reside in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a military family, they have moved nearly 25 times and now call Hampton, Virginia home.

 

To purchase her books visit her website:

 

https://www.florenza.org

 

eBooks are available on Amazon.com

 

Her Facebook pages are:

 

https://www.facebook.com/Florenza.Denise.Lee

 

https://www.facebook.com/Words.are.Ponderful/notifications/

 

https://www.facebook.com/Barry-Bears-Very-Best-1633892566850053/?ref=br_rs

 

https://www.facebook.com/My.Daddy.Came.Home/

 

https://www.facebook.com/The.Tail.of.Max.the.Mindless.Dog/

 

 

Franky the Finicky Flamingo is Sporting a New Emblem on his Jacket

Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Emblem with a swish that looks like a parent holding a baby in its' arms shaped like a heart on a blue background

 

Hi everyone,

I have some great news to share!

Remember when I posted that Franky the Finicky Flamingo had been nominated for a Mom’s Choice Award?

Well, I told you I would let you know once I heard back and guess what? He won!!

Franky the Finicky Flamingo is now

the proud recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award!!!

Franky the Finicky Flamingo picture book cover by Wanda Luthman and illustrated by Mara Reitsma showing Top Shelf Nomination Award and Mom's Choice Award emblems
Available on Amazon, only $2.99!

I’m so thrilled to have received this news!

You just never know when you give your precious baby (i.e.–book) to others who are going to pass judgement on it whether they are actually going to like it or not.

Here’s a link to the Press Release.

So, one down and two more to go.

You see the other emblem on the cover? That’s the Top Shelf Indie Book Award Nominee emblem. Franky has been nominated for that one too. I believe I’ll hear in September. And, of course, I’ll let you know once I know.

And Franky has also been nominated for the International Traditional and Independent Author Award (the same one that Little Birdie won a silver medal in). I believe I’ll hear the decision on Franky also in September. I’ll let you all know about this one too.

So, stay tuned!

Of course, if he places, I’ll be celebrating and if not, well, maybe you can help me drown my sorrows. I jest, it’s wonderful just to be nominated and hey, he’s already won one award!

Thank you for all your support on this author journey that I began just a mere 4 years ago. I have learned so much, met some awesome people in the industry, and have had more serendipitous moments than ever before in my life. I think that means I’m right where I’m supposed to be!

Oh, and let me just tease you here that the sequel to Franky the Finicky Flamingo is going to be coming out in late Sept/early Oct. It’s called Franky the Thirsty Flamingo. You’re going to love it!! It takes a little different twist than my usual books. I’m just going to leave it right there and tell you more about it later.

The Olivia Lauren Series of Children’s Books

Melissa Sue John, author of the Olivia books

 

Hi everyone,

Today, I’d like to introduce you to someone that I believe is making a difference in the world. Her name is Melissa-Sue John and I’m going to let her tell you about herself and her books…

My name is Melissa-Sue John. My primary motivation for writing books is to increase the diversity of characters in children’s books.  I want all children to be able to see characters that look like them. Representation matters! It is not just about skin color or race, but also culture, nationality, religion, weight, health, (dis)ability, and lived experiences. I have two daughters, Alyssa Simone and Olivia Lauren. Much of their childhood the characters they saw either in books or television did not look like them. This plagued me for over a decade. As a family, we decided to be part of the solution and we created a book series that had many diverse characters with my younger daughter, Olivia Lauren as the star!

Olivia Lauren John, a 10 year old that the Olivia books are written about

 

Olivia Lauren John is a ten-year old who loves to entertain and loved the spotlight since she could walk. When Olivia was 7 years old she started to model, act, and dance. During auditions, she met many people from different occupations such as casting directors, film directors, producers, sound engineers, hair and makeup artists, wardrobe artists, agents, and photographers. She went to school and told her friends about these different occupations and told me to write a book to teach kids about different careers. This is how Occupations A to Z was created.

 

 

Once Olivia started becoming noticeable on television and being featured in commercials, music videos and television shows, many people asked us how we got into the entertainment industry. Instead of saying it hundred times, we created a resource and told them about our simple ten step Guide to becoming an actor.

We visited London for a few months. Olivia told her classmates all about driving to the airport, taking the plane and riding in London cabs and double decker buses. This time she wanted to author a book about different types of transportation. So, Olivia Travels was born.

Most of Olivia’s acting and modeling gigs were in NY. In both industries clothing was important. However, NYC was rich in cultural diversity. Once we were walking from the park after a photo shoot and we passed Orthodox Jews and Muslim women. And we saw a little boy staring at the women in their hijabs. He asked his mother, “What is that woman wearing on her head?” The mother hushed him and told him not to stare. It gave us the idea that it was silly that we lived in a country filled with cultural and religious diversity, but things as simple as clothing weren’t taught in school. It gave us the idea to write a book called A Guide to the Things We Wear.

I am a psychology professor and a researcher by training. In my research, we teach the engineering design cycle to preschoolers using literature. Engineers are always looking to solve problems. One problem we have had prior to cellphones and emails was how long it took to get messages to one another.

Alyssa Simone, the older sister of Olivia John whose books Olivia are written about

 

My older daughter, Alyssa Simone and I wrote Olivia Connects to teach kids how communication devices have changed over time and the different ways people communicate if they cannot see, hear, or walk. Alyssa Simone is a brilliant 16 year old who enjoys art, playing instruments, running track, and learning languages. She is very instrumental to success, but prefers to work behind the scenes. She is helps in simplifying the language to be more age appropriate and gives ideas for how their illustrations should capture the text.

 

Overall, it is our personal experiences and our desire to increase diversity that have created these books. Our books are ideal for 6 to 12 year old children. 

Books

Olivia Lauren's series of children's books

 Title of book:  Olivia Lauren’s Occupations A to Z: A Guide to Jobs and Careers

Author: Melissa-Sue John

Illustrators: Simonne-Anais and Zachary-Michael Clarke

ISBN:     978-0997952025

Publication Date: February 2017

Summary: Occupations A to Z is a youth illustrated children’s reference book about jobs and careers. Olivia Lauren and her multicultural friends go through the alphabet to learn about traditional and nontraditional careers in the arts, business, science, technology, engineering, and math. This book should be used as a child friendly guide book for parents to discuss career choices with their children.

 

Title of book:  Olivia Lauren’s Olivia Travels: A Guide to Modes of Transportation

Authors: Melissa-Sue John and Olivia Lauren

Illustrator: Niquey

ISBN:  978-0997952001

Publication Date: March 2017

Summary: Olivia Travels is a fun story about Olivia and her family that teaches young children about different ways that people travel. Olivia takes her readers on a journey through her own experiences with transportation. Children will increase their vocabulary, be exposed to rhyme and rhythm, and learn about homonyms.

 

Title of book:  Olivia Lauren’s Olivia Connects: A Guide to Modes of Communication          ISBN: 9780997952056

Publication Date: August 2017

Authors: Melissa-Sue John and Alyssa Simone

Illustrator: Lionel Emabat

Summary:  Olivia Connects teaches children about different ways people communicate. Olivia Lauren and her friends discuss communication styles and explore ancient and contemporary modes of communication. Children will increase their vocabulary, grow in curiosity about communication devices, and enhance their understanding about communication abilities (blindness, speech impaired, hearing impaired, wheelchair bound, cerebral palsy).

 

 

Title of book:  Olivia Lauren’s A Guide to Things We Wear

Authors: Olivia Lauren & Melissa-Sue John

Illustrators: Simonne-Anais & Zachary-Michael Clarke

ISBN:                978-0-9979520-1-8

Publication Date: September 2017

Category: Books- Children Books- Growing Up & Facts of Life- Friends, social skills, & school life multiculturalism

Books- Children Books-Art, Music & Photography- Performing Arts

Books – Health, Fitness & Dieting – Beauty, Grooming, & Style – Style & Clothing

Summary: Things We Wear is an introduction to the different things we wear. Olivia Lauren and her friends explore when, where, and why we wear the things we do. Children will increase their vocabulary and curiosity about fashion, tradition, culture, safety, and the significance of clothing.

Recommended Age: 6 to 12

Connect with Melissa-Sue John

Website : www.laurensimonepubs.com

 

Social Media links: Instagram @laurensimonepubs

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/LaurenSimonePubs

Where to Purchase

Amazon

Occupations A to Z

Guide to becoming an actor

Olivia travels

Things We Wear

My review of Things We Wear that I gave 5 stars!! ‘Things We Wear’ is a well-written, well-illustrated book that will help children and adults learn about other cultures and their type of dress as well as every day clothes such as pajamas and athletic wear. I especially like how the author explains what each person is wearing from the different cultures. This is what the world needs now as we need to learn more about each other and love and embrace each other in our differences. Again, as in another Olivia Lauren’s book, Elijah and His Invisible Friend,Elijah and His invisible friend (Madison and Elijah Book 1) there is a helpful glossary of terms used in the book. I think this book could be used by teachers as well as parents to help children learn more about other people.

Olivia Connects

Lauren Simone Publishing House: www.Laurensimonepubs.com/store

and

several independent bookstores near you!

 

Little Pearl’s Reflection Mystery Adventure Series for Children

Little Pearl's Reflection: The Light in the Window by Sarah Ann Kinnear and illustrated by Bodil Sebrina Christensen
Available on Amazon

Hello, everyone!

Today, I want to introduce you to a wonderfully creative and gifted children’s author that I had the privilege to meet at a book event recently, Sarah Ann Kinnear.

I talked to her about her inspiration and book concept and was blown away by her multi-faceted books from being beautifully illustrated by a woman who lives in Denmark (and Sarah flies to Denmark for vacation and has actually met her illustrator in person) to the fun adventure mystery stories told in a series of books to the puzzle piece that is included in each book that will ultimately be something a child can put together!!

More than your money’s worth is included in these wonderful books, plus the positive messages inside.

Now, let’s get started…

Little Pearl’s Reflection

Little Pearl’s Reflection is a children’s mystery adventure series of 7 books. At
the conclusion of each book there are 3 questions for children and adults to
discuss together, plus a surprise puzzle piece. Enter the contest to have YOUR
name as the character who helps Little Pearl find her lost mother! 70% of all
profit from sales is designated for helping children via children’s hospitals,
charities, schools, and Ronald McDonald Houses. Best of all – it’s fun and exciting
for all ages to read together!

On the eve of her 7th birthday, Little Pearl and her mother travel to a nearby
meadow and lie down side by side to watch the stars. Little Pearl falls asleep.
Suddenly she is awakened by a loud CRACK! When she opens her eyes, she sees
blue skies and no storm clouds – but she realizes that her mother is GONE! Little
Pearl decides to search for her lost mother by following the Old Winding River
around the Big Purple Mountain. Help Little Pearl search for her lost mother, Anna!

Little Pearl's Reflection: The Light in the Window by Sarah Ann Kinnear and illustrated by Bodil Sebrina Christensen
Available on Amazon

Volume 1: Little Pearl’s Reflection: The Light in the Window

Come along on her birthday adventure! In “The Light in the Window” you will meet five of Little Pearl’s new friends: Miss Sophie, a blind old woman who
gives Little Pearl a surprise birthday gift; Rusty, an inquisitive, talking red bird; InOut,
a disappearing blue bunny; the Ponte V, a wise and beautiful ivy bridge; and
Olivia, a shy, kind, and understanding gold fish.

Read or listen as Little Pearl, now a teenager, relates the tale of her search for her lost mother and her amazing birthday adventure. Follow the Old Winding River, and travel across the beautiful, small Pacific island toward the Big Purple Mountain.

Little Pearl's Reflection: The Secret of the Smiling Rocks by Sarah Ann Kinnear and illustrated by Bodil Sebrina Christensen
Available on Amazon

 

Volume 2: Little Pearl’s Reflection: The Secret of the Smiling Rocks

Join Little Pearl as she continues her search for her lost mother, Anna!

Come along again on her birthday adventure in, “The Secret of the Smiling Rocks.”

 

 

 

 

 

You will meet three more of Little Pearl’s new friends: Henry, a small happy rock who explains part of ‘The Secret’ of the smiling rocks to Little Pearl; Rosie, a large pink elder crystal who tells the ancient tale of Little Pearl’s island home and the herd of Unicorns living in the caves of the Big Purple Mountain; and Syd, an adventurous turquoise snake who comes along to search with the friends by looking for Anna’s footprints. Little Pearl also learns about the majestic White Unicorn who flies and helps to heal all creatures on the island.

Little Pearl's Reflection: When the Plants Throw a Party by Sarah Ann Kinnear and illustrated by Bodil Sebrina Christensen

Volume 3: Little Pearl’s Reflection: When the Plants Throw a Party

Celebrate with Little Pearl and her friends on her next birthday
adventure, “When the Plants Throw a Party,” and travel into the deep, dark Evergreen Forest.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Little Pearl’s new friends: Abraham, an old ironwood tree
who is celebrating his 100th birthday with his brother trees, Gulmohar and Baobab;
beautiful Gracie, an Egyptian cat dressed in gold jewelry who joins the search for Little Pearl’s mother; and Grinnd, a wise old owl who had made his home in Abe’s knothole. Join Little Pearl and her friends as they magically dance in the forest,
and Little Pearl receives a birthday gift of a mysterious old map.

Books are available online at Amazon (https://amzn.to/2xfxnc2)
and Barnes and Noble (https://bit.ly/2GR5whU)

Author:

Sarah Kinnear, children's author, picture sitting outside on floor of porch by plant and petting her dog

Sarah Ann Kinnear, a teacher and principal for 35 years, has worked in the classroom and behind the scenes educating children and creating innovative curriculum that encourages independent thought and creative problem solving. She
has always appreciated imaginative stories and learning activities that inspire children and teenagers to ask questions, think for themselves and become life-long learners.

Inspired by her experiences as a mother and a teacher, Sarah wanted to write an interactive adventure series for young children who enjoy books, puzzles,
and mysteries. Little Pearl’s Reflection is filled with suspense and surprises,
including talking animals, plants – and even a talking river. Sarah lives with her
husband and dog Huey in Pensacola, Florida.

Visit the Sarah online:

https://www.littlepearlsreflection.org

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/littlepearlsreflection

Illustrator:

Illustrator Bodil Sebrina Christensen pictured in blue top wearing glasses and holding a pencil at her desk looking at a picture she is creating

Bodil Sebrina Christensen is a self-taught designer, illustrator and artist. She is a trained teacher, and has worked with children and young people for 40 years. In her work she always implements art and creativity. For several years she worked on art projects for children and teachers in children’s homes and schools. For 35 years Bodil also held freelance jobs with Søbogaard, where she designed a myriad of labels for organic products, produced by organic fruit and berries.

In 2011 she worked with Søbogaard in Nepal drawing and designing for organic products for the International Development Assistance (Danida) project. Bodil lives in a
beautiful area north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Connect with Bodil here..

artsebrina.wordpress.com
https://www.bodilsebrina.dk

Thank you for stopping in to read my blog today. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I believe your children will!

Doctor Mom, A Gregory Green Adventure Blog Hop

Book cover of Doctor Mom with a brown bear wearing a gree t-shirt and a tear in his leg on a blue background

Hello, everyone,

Thank you for popping in today for the Blog Hop that I’m a part of. I read this wonderful children’s book that I’m sharing with you and I just love it! The pictures are adorable and the story has a great message. Please take a moment and read more about the book and the author.

Title: Doctor Mom

Author: Elaine Kaye

Genre: Picture Story Book

Ages: 5-8 years

 

 

BLURB: It’s Saturday, and Gregory Green can’t wait to have fun with his dad on the riding lawnmower, but something is wrong. Sammy, his teddy bear and best friend, won’t get out of bed. Gregory is worried when he sees Sammy’s left leg is torn. This is a case for Doctor Mom! Can they fix Sammy? And just how did Sammy get hurt in the first place?

 

 

PRAISE FOR DOCTOR MOM:

 

“Doctor Mom is an adorable story that shows how Moms can fix anything—even a torn limb on a beloved teddy bear! Children will enjoy the lovable little bear who needs a stitch or two and his boy who plays dress-up as a doctor.” – Wanda Luthman, award-winning author of Little Birdie Grows Up

 

“A sweet and heartfelt tale kids can easily identify with, and all of that with a wonderful touch of magic.” – Tonja Drecker, reviewer at Bookworm for Kids

 

BUY LINK:

AMAZON

 

 

Picture of author of children's book, Doctor Mom (Elaine Kaye) holding a white rose

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

Elaine Kaye first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup Disaster. Doctor Mom is the second book in A Gregory Green Adventure series and highlights something all moms and children can relate to; a beloved stuffed animal in need of a repair.

 

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.

 

She is a grandmother of three boys.

 

Website / Etsy Shop / Goodreads / Amazon / Instagram / Facebook

Blog Hop Badge for children's book Doctor Mom

FREE Children’s Ebook to Gain Self-Acceptance

Book cover of A Turtle's Magical Adventure set against a green forest background with sunshining through the trees. FREE Book giveaway offer written at bottom.
Available NOW on Amazon

 

Do you have something you don’t like about yourself? Do your kids? Or your grandkids?

I bet we all do. I know I do. I have never really liked my thighs. They are rather large even back when I was an active competitive swimmer in high school.

In fact, other kids used to refer to me as ‘Wanda legs’ said in a deep tone like an elephant walking through the forest. Funny thing though, I didn’t realize they were making fun of my big legs. I thought they were paying me a compliment. I love denial. It’s my favorite coping mechanism. But, I know others aren’t that lucky. Words can really hurt us and stay with us forever.

Just like Tad in A Turtle’s Magical Adventure, he doesn’t like his shell because he blames it for making him too slow. He is also picked on at school for being so slow and coming to school late. He wants to be fast like Steve the snake who, unfortunately, gives him some bad advice to go see the wizard to have it removed.

If you or someone you know and love is struggling with something they don’t like about themselves, please share this book with them. It will entertain and encourage them to love everything about themselves.

Prelude to Summer Book Event

Blue background Wanda Luthman on left and invitation to a prelude to summer book event for Friday, May 11th from 6-10PM at The Shoppes on Strawbridge in Melbourne, FL

Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some fabulous books for your children to read this summer by local authors!!

If you haven’t discovered this gem of a shop called The Shoppes on Strawbridge, you are missing an awesome place to purchase unique handmade quality gifts.

Come to the Open House this Friday, May 11th from 6-10 PM and check it out!

Located at 815 E. Strawbridge Avenue in Downtown Melbourne.

You’ll find delightful food items, cold beverages, an asundry of handmade products from beautiful jewelry and delightfully scented bath products to pictures, plants, and even wooden furniture!

On hand this Friday, will be local authors (including me) who will read their books to the children present and happily personalize purchased copies!

What a great way to introduce a child to the love of reading by having them meet a real live author!

You will not leave disappointed!

And you may not know that this building was actually the home of the Grimaldi Candy Factory and now the daughter of Mr. Grimaldi owns this building. She is Caroline Grimaldi and you could not meet a nicer person. She’ll be there too!

Come enjoy a taste of Melbourne Florida history in this unique store and introduce your child to an author and discover the next best place to shop!