Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Dad Wears Orange Polka Dot Socks

Bright colored sheets just inside the tough book cover for certain set the climate for this superior book geared for children between the ages of 4 and 8. The primary character is a young boy who is urgently fretting over the class response to his peculiar family. He fears the day the children in his schoolroom are due to introduce their characterizations of their families. Much to his pleasure, he sees his family is not so odd after all. Parents and teachers will for certain find the yoga-loving dad with orange polka-dotted socks is surely to get the giggles rolling. The astonishing illustrations hold attention to the page. As youth, we are frequently captivated by other family’s doors and what lays on the far side of them. When we find that all the oddities and deviations live in everyone’s family, it makes it easier to accept our families and our place in them. This is an important life skill that would for certain help to ground little people at this age. Educators and caretakers may find this book valuable in social and family studies. Children are encouraged to individualize the book on the first page and create a list of their family and their personality traits on the last page – thus making this book more interactive." ISBN#: 0974430722 Author: Kristin Joy Humes Illustrations: Loel Barr Publisher: Merry Lane Press

Monday, August 12, 2013

Crest of Eagles

Jocelyn has an superior knowledge and understanding of the writing craft. The author weaves multiple, potent, leading personas and two entirely different time frames masterfully. Crest of Eagles reminds me of a few of the distinguished works of Wilbur Smith. This book for certain rates with a few of the best that I have critiqued up to now and I would not hesitate to give Crest of Eagles the greatest ranking available. Mandhla is taken prisoner by terrorists during an assault of a mission run by Caucasian race with benevolent hearts for children who had no one to turn to. Everyone was unmercifully killed except those who could not be converted into soldiers or harlots. Peter Kennedy, leader of the top armed forces team, set out to save the children, but in fouling the job, Peter gained the retaliation of one very confused boy. Kuru joins Peter in the war against the terrorists with the desire of saving his brother – never dreaming that when he did meet Mandhla again, it would be as foes. Ancient tribal religion works its way into present day. The lives of Tcana, a high priestess, and Rebecca, a bombshell journalist, are connected in some rather cosmic mode - though they live centuries apart. Romance, adventure, suspense, ancient tribal history and contemporary action – this book has it all! Crest of Eagles is destined to be among the most dog-eared fiction books in my collection. ISBN#: 0976773252 Author: Jocelyn Howe Publisher: A Better Be Write Publisher