Christeen Bauer is a 29 year award winning veteran of radio broadcasting. After years of writing and producing thousands of radio commercials her daughter requested help in teaching her 3 year son the difference between truth and made up stories. So Christeen directed her creative imagination toward writing her first children book and the character Tommy came to life. Three books are now available in the Tommy series: Out of Sight Makes It Right? (a lesson in right and wrong and hurting the feelings of someone you love), Tommy Loves Pancakes (choosing to be open to exciting new experiences) and A Hero in Every Box (a lesson in public behavior and excepting the unexpected).
In this Chodi Kid Book, Tommy loves pancakes so much he can eat them every meal however Mommy has other plans and serves a pork chop and potato for supper. Tommy can't believe his eyes. Will he be open to tasting something new? Will he like it? Will he want more? Or is Tommy stuck on pancakes forever? Follow along on another exciting adventure as Tommy grows & learns to make his own decisions.
Have you ever seen a Blue Bunny?
on Aug. 14, 2014
Very clean and easy to read. Illustrations kept the reader wondering what is next. A great way to teach colors to young readers and have parent or teacher read along and inner-act with color questions. I can see 'Have you ever seen a Blue Bunny?' working well in the classroom or around a family dinning table. Great job by author.
Will You Call My Name
on Aug. 17, 2014
As a children author I mainly focus on preschool to grade 2 and occasionally up to grade 4...however this book intrigued me as it targeted grade 6th to 9th
which of late I have been curious as to what our youth are reading. In this book you will find 33 chapters of pre-teen Estevan's 2 week adventure from his rural mountain home where he lives a life of hard work and few frills with his father and grandmother to the harsh inner city where each day is a test of of survival. He is taken in by other children down on their luck and together they face the daily challenges of finding food, water, shelter and safety. There is a happy ending to the very cruel world he is thrown into however I did find the story at times repeated details unnecessary, such as his search to find his friend Theo. And yet on certain occasions in the story such as when Cesar is shot, more details could have been included. Over all the story was very well told, very descriptive and I learned much from the characters.
The Light Man
on Sep. 16, 2014
What a lovely story to share this Christmas. As families gather for holiday cheer and fellowship, make sure this little book is added to your traditional bedtime stories. Centering on the neighborhood couple decorating their home to the nines with fanciful festive lights, Russell paints a colorful holiday picture with words and illustrations that puts joy in the heart of the reader. A feel good book with a simple lesson of giving is always better than receiving. Spot on Russell, you have a holiday winner here.
Pirate Perdita and the Time Travelling Zombie Dinosaurs...from Space!
on Oct. 22, 2014
Pirate Perdita and the Time Traveling Zombie Dinosaurs.....by Mir Foote. This is a book aimed at Young Adult readers but I have to say I found the book remarkably well written. For all the jumping back and forth in time and space I kept pace rather easily. I found myself visioning the descriptive scenes, the action sequences were nicely written and I absolutely love the authors writing technique. She is brilliant. You'll delight in the unique character roles, learn new words, get a lesson in zombie dinosaur behavior and a touch of evil verses good. However I wonder if the length and over powering details might be a turn off for some young readers. I found myself speed reading through several heavily worded areas. Now that may be because I am not a huge fan of fantasy but I am also not a fan of drawn-out descriptive writing. If you are looking for a detailed, action packed, fantasy adventure laden with twists and turns this could be the book for you.
Frizzy Tizzy Goes to the Park
on Jan. 04, 2015
Tizzy Frizzy Goes to the Park is simply a day in the life of a little girl exploring her world and all of it's wonderful discoveries. It took me back to my first visit to a park with challenging attractions such as the merry-go-round, monkey bars and a very intimidating slide in which Tizzy also faces with wonder and concern. With the help of a new made friend Tizzy Frizzy confronts her fear and learns a life lesson. With someone at your side to help guide you through doubtful times, one can over come great obstacles no matter age or size. I can see many future adventures in which Tizzy Frizzy overcomes life challenges. Young readers will love the simple message and lessons while reading this author's stories. I for one love Tizzy's hair and the confidence in which she shows it off. Great job by the illustrator. (I read this book as a request for an honest review which I have given.)