Friday, February 24, 2012

Wooffer Book Series

Wooffer is an assembling of thirty-three small animal-adventure children tales originally composed by Betty Fasig for her family. The center character is Wooffer, a furry dachshund puppy that “mom”, the writer, gets as a surprise Christmas present from her fun-loving family.

A legion of animals adorn the pages of Wooffer, including Old Agnes the mouse, kind and protective Margaret the hen, Marygrey the expectant hare, a gallant and adorable peacock called Cho Lee who loves to sashay his stuff and falls in love with a quail, and best friends Ibie the Ibis and Maudie the horse.

The tales are thoughtfully placed in chronological order, right down to the season. It even includes a Xmas tale! This is a book about a puppy that converts the feelings of those around him, wins hearts and becomes a dependable, heroic friend. Wooffer gains esteem from all the animals for miles around and becomes a bit of a legend by the time he grows up.

Broadly affectionate, amusing and blithesome, Wooffer also tackles real world events from moving, solitude, acquiring esteem, recognizing fact from what one is told, getting lost, defeating bullies and more. The epilogue furnishes a decent closing by disclosing how all the animals still come back to the same area each year and spend time with Wooffer and his friends talking about the the good old days and having new escapades.

Enclosed at times are several adorable nonprofessional drawings of life and adventures on the farm that are sure to entertain children. The binding is a photograph of the brainchild for the chief character – the writers dog – which gives a more naturalistic feel to the book than a characterization or drawing could have arranged.

The book’s fundamental base is that irrespective how little a human may believe they are, or how small of a thing they may do – they can make a difference to the lives of those around them. And this is an supportive idea.

Wooffer is an excellent book for bedtime stories, but will be best loved when reading to groups of children. Written in such a manner that the reader can easily characterize the animals and situations with their voice, the book is sure to bring giggles of delight to groups of kids. As such, I believe Wooffer would be a superior addition to the bookshelves of libraries, schools, daycare centers and the like.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

" I kIssed a Frog and My Prince Forgave Me"

Naomi Jo Rush new book of poetry, I Kissed a Frog and My Prince Forgave Me, is a well-crafted poetic journey by unfaithfulness.

Naomi discloses the most compromising time in her wedded life. Her verse teaches us that married couples tend to forget about each other’s needs and become absorbed in accustomed daily conduct. While she strained for the attention that her husband would not or could not furnish Naomi put on a public presentation of a merrily content wife, when she was actually hollering with frustration inside.

Her disarray matures with the prospect of enticement. The thrill of spontaneity joined with feeling of being desired draws Naomi to her lover like a drowning individual would urgently clasp at a lifeline.

Craving for her husband to acknowledge the change and discovering she never wanted the marriage to terminate prompts Naomi to confess her wrong doings. When it is all disclosed, Naomi endures the agonizing guilt while watching her husband wrestle in the anguish she brought down upon him.

At long last, I believe Naomi furnishes hope for us all in depicting us the reasons and effects of unfaithfulness by walking us through the steps of recuperating a marriage. Some may feel encouraged that marriages have a chance of crossing this basic error if we show each other love and open the channels of communication .We can thrive in a world of strife and enticement but others never recover.

ISBN#: 1424100275
Author: Naomi Jo Rush
Publisher: Publish America

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Life's a Witch"

"Life's a Witch" is written by Brittany Geragotelis who is a magazine editor. It tells the story of 17 year old Hadley, a seemingly normal high school girl with lots of friends except she is a witch.. She descended from Bridget Bishop,a victim of the Salem Witch Trials and the most powerful of witches at the time. Bridget was betrayed by Samuel Parris's coven. Hadley has recurring dreams about Bridget and soon learns the reason behind them. She belongs to a coven called the Cleri. Samuel's coven is still after the Cleri an after they kill Hadley's mother and parents of her friends, she vows to finish them. I find this a very interesting book that has you hooked from the beginning. It is nice blend of fact and fantasy. Making Bridget Bishop and Samuel Parris witches was clever. The characters are believable as well.