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I Believe: It Is Ok to Be Afraid and Talk About My Fears, Just Like Sparky, the Amazing Dog by Suzanne Mondoux

 

 

In this interactive children’s book Sparky the little dog learns to overcome his fears.

In this inspirational story two horses, Carlo and Teddy, are yet again on their adventures when they hear whimpering. Being inquisitive they decide to investigate, and discover a little black dog, hiding, head in paws.

The little dog is scared, and so being caring souls they suggest that he should come with them so he is not alone and afraid anymore. Eagerly he joins them on their journey and is happy when they suggest the name Sparky for him.

Teddy explains to Sparky that although he is scared, he has in fact already taken his first brave step by lifting his head from his paws and talking to them. Teddy believes that he knows just the place where Sparky will be at home, loved and encouraged to overcome his fears by the children and animals who live there.

After hearing about this amazing place Sparky is keen to go there, and when they arrive Sparky is immediately made to feel safe, at home and loved by everyone there.

In this ‘I Believe’ book, through interactive drawing and positive affirmations children discover that although facing their fears is scary at first, if they can take the step to bravely talk them over, they will be able to overcome them.

At the special place Sparky is invited to, and in the book, the author invites her readers to write for 30 days about the fears they have, and things which they can do to overcome them, and then also each day they are encouraged to think what they can do to help animals.

The author, Suzanne Mondoux is an explorer, environmental professional and author, and her love for animals and her dedication to being a voice for them shines through in this wonderful series of incredibly motivational children’s books.

About the Author:

Suzanne Mondoux: A Voice For Animals

Explorer, Environmental Professional, Author.

French Canadian-born author and environmentally-conscious mining manager Suzanne Mondoux is dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the environment. “I am passionate about the well-being of animals.” In the Republic of Congo she wrote about her work with elephants. “The title of my first book ‘How I Became a Dragon’ refers to the tusks of elephants killed for the ivory that arrives in China, where the dragon is synonymous with Chinese culture.”

Mondoux wrote her second novel while working the Rep of Guinea –

Her second novel ‘Tragedy of the Moth’. Since then she has published The Adventures of Anuk: the first leap, and Anuk: book of words, and children series colouring and activity books (10) – I Believe series. She continues to work in Africa doing Biodiversity work.

About the Book:

The series I Believe is a journey of discovery and gratitude with amazing animal beings. 1. I Believe: I Am Courageous and an Explorer, Just Like Carlo and Teddy, Two Amazing Horses. 2. I Believe: I Am a Great Reader and Writer, Just Like Jojo, the Talented Horse. 3. I Believe: I Can Learn to Draw and Paint, Just Like Sara, the Golden Mare. 4. I Believe: It Is Okay to Be Afraid and Talk about My Fears, Just Like Sparky, the Amazing Dog. 5. I Believe: I Can Learn Something New, Just Like Cody, The Best Dog Swimmer. 6. I Believe: It Is Easy to Be Kind and Good to One Another and to Animals, Just Like Baxter, the Magnificent Dog. 7. I Believe: I Have Confidence in Myself, Just Like Rocky, the Musical Dog. 8. I Believe: I Can Find Solutions to Any Challenge or Adversity, Just Like Max, the Cat. 9. I Believe: It Is Fun Discovering the World Around Me, Just Like Sara, Carlo, and Teddy, the Curious Horses. 10. I Believe: I Can Be Thankful and Grateful Every Day for One Thing in My Life, Just Like Carlo and Teddy and All Their Friends at the Ranch. Suzanne Mondoux—A Voice for Animals (http://suzannemondoux.com). Suzanne Mondoux is the author of the series The Adventures of Anuk: The First Leap, an ecological story of a young girl on a quest to save the world.

 

I Believe: It Is Ok to Be Afraid and Talk About My Fears, Just Like Sparky, the Amazing Dog is available from

Balbao Press https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/792847-i-believe

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Believe-Afraid-About-Sparky-Amazing/dp/1982222778/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1570097670&refinements=p_27%3ASuzanne+Mondoux&s=books&sr=1-2&text=Suzanne+Mondoux 

Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-believe-suzanne-mondoux/1131671343?ean=9781982222772

Halloween Howler (Super Speed Sam Book 10) by Monty J. McClaine

 

 

 

An exciting Halloween night for the McClaine family and their superhero basset hound Sam.

My little granddaughter and I just love the Super Speed Sam stories which feature Sam the superhero basset hound and his family, dad, Marty ( I mean Monty) McClaine, his wife, their young son Jack whose always getting into trouble, and little Molly, Jack’s younger sister.

This special Halloween Howler story brings all the excitement of Halloween, and the theatrical abilities of Super Speed Sam together in a story which will captivate every child who reads it, just like it captivated my granddaughter when she visited the other day.

The stage is set straight from the start for an exciting Halloween night in the McClaine household, all the family are cleverly dressed in suitably scary costumes, and their English neighbour, after telling them about the tradition of Guy Fawkes in the UK have promised some amazing fireworks.

Everyone is looking forward to a fun evening, however Sam is a little sad at being kept indoors. The family know that fireworks will scare him and it is for his own good, however he decides to watch the proceedings from Jack’s bedroom window, and it is a good job he does…

Times have been hard for the wolf pack which live in the local woodlands, and hunger has forced them into the outskirts of the town. Keeping to the shadows the wolf pack nervously creep about searching for something to eat. Of course, they don’t know its Halloween night, and they can’t know the difference between the sound of fireworks going off, and sound of the guns which cruelly hunt and kill them.

When they unwittingly arrive in the McClaine garden, scared and very defensive, Sam is instantly alerted to his family’s danger, but what can he do, and will his super powers be enough to overcome these wild animals and save his family?

Excitement and fun is the name of the game in this wonderful children’s book which celebrates this special ‘scary’ night of the year.

About the Author:

Proud winner of the 7th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards (2018) in the “Environment” category for The Rescue Elves – The Plastic Pollution Adventure.

Proud winner of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the “Holiday” category for Super Speed Sam – Santa’s Rescue Dog.

I feel that some of the natural interactions between family and friends are gradually eroding, if not already completely worn away for some. And I was reminded of a C.S.Lewis quotation –

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

It also feels like the simple joy of laughing or crying among family and friends is being replaced by beeps, bops and demands to ‘add new features’ or ‘why doesn’t this work?’ or ‘who’s hogging the Wi-Fi?’.

So I set out to create a fun and exciting series of children’s short stories, with lots of adventure and splashes of humor, all paced to hold children’s attention whether reading or listening… at least that’s my hope!

Stories that will delight both boys and girls, the young and old, and, of course, moms and dads! Tales that allow a return to simpler values, kid-like imagination for both children and adults and, I sincerely hope, bring families closer together.

Author’s website: http://superspeedsam.com/

About the Book:

Halloween is here again and the time for snarling wolves, wicked pranks, and scary stories has returned. Of course the McClaine family is ready for both tricks and treats this holiday season. With their wonderful costumes all ready to go, nothing can stop them from enjoying the spookiest time of the year! That is, of course, until some real-life monsters descend upon their happy home, and it’s up to their beloved basset hound to save them from the things that go GRR in the night!

Hilarity and horror go hand-in-hand in this frightful tale of real-life scares and super-speedy smarts. It’s time for action from Super Speed Sam and this time the danger is both scary and real! Can Sam outsmart an entire pack of wolves? Or is the super pup we all love not the alpha dog he thought he was? Find out what treats are in store for those who are brave enough to face a pack of wolves–and live to save the day!

Halloween Howler is available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HLPR8YG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2

BBQ Blunder (Super Speed Sam) (Book 8) by Monty J. McClaine

 

 

Super Speed Sam saves the day.

Everyone loves a barbecue, and what’s more fun than a barbecue party? This is what the McClaine family thought, although the barbecue they were arranging was for a sad reason, they were saying goodbye to their good neighbours Pete and Sally Johnstone, and their five year old son Matthew, who were moving away.

After all the busy preparations, the day arrived, the barbecue was set up, and mum had made her special burgers. Dad Monty was of course in charge of the barbecue, and the guests were arriving bringing their contributions to the event.

What a lovely atmosphere, the adults were laughing and talking, and the children playing at the bottom of the garden and drinking soda, everything was perfect! The only one who was a bit sad was Sam their basset hound, his young master was busy playing with the other children, not him. So, as dogs do, he settled down in a shaded area for a nap.

However, we all know that dogs have a sixth sense, and sure enough, when harmless playing led to a dangerous situation Sam was awake in a flash. Jack was in danger, what could he do?

Now we’re great fans of Super Speed Sam in our family, but new readers are about to discover that this is no ordinary basset hound (If there is such a thing.) Sam is a superhero, with powers given to him one Christmas Eve night when he helped Santa Claus, but that story is in book 5 and is called Santa’s Rescue Dog.  In a flash, the clever canine susses out the situation, acts, and saves the day!

However, as can often be the case, things happen so quickly that Sam’s actions are misread and instead of hero, he becomes a villain who injured his young master. Luckily though, their neighbour Pete had seen what really happened, and he puts the record straight, earning the canine hero a magnificent treat!

My granddaughter just loved this book, yet another wonderful story in the Super Sam Series which never fail to amuse her, and yet subtly impart important life lessons. Highly recommended.

About the Author:

Proud winner of the 7th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards (2018) in the “Environment” category for The Rescue Elves – The Plastic Pollution Adventure.

Proud winner of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the “Holiday” category for Super Speed Sam – Santa’s Rescue Dog.

I feel that some of the natural interactions between family and friends are gradually eroding, if not already completely worn away for some. And I was reminded of a C.S.Lewis quotation –

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

It also feels like the simple joy of laughing or crying among family and friends is being replaced by beeps, bops and demands to ‘add new features’ or ‘why doesn’t this work?’ or ‘who’s hogging the Wi-Fi?’.

So I set out to create a fun and exciting series of children’s short stories, with lots of adventure and splashes of humor, all paced to hold children’s attention whether reading or listening… at least that’s my hope!

Stories that will delight both boys and girls, the young and old, and, of course, moms and dads! Tales that allow a return to simpler values, kid-like imagination for both children and adults and, I sincerely hope, bring families closer together.

About the Book:

What should be a fun-filled day in the sun turns into a backyard nightmare for the McClaines and their trusty, canine superpal. After throwing a BBQ smash for their neighbors, fun in the sun turns into a dangerous game of whodunit? Throw a super powered dog in the mix and you’ve got an adventure filled summer extravaganza–but could this be the end for Super Speed Sam?Mysteries abound in the McClaine yard this summer when their BBQ turns into a sad, angry, dangerous disaster! Even with all of his superpowers, Sam may not be able to clear his name and return to the good graces of his beloved long-time family. Find out what happens when Sam must save his best friend Jack at the risk of losing everything he loves. A bittersweet tale of loyalty, faith, and the powerful bonds of a family, this touching tale proves that the most super power in the world is forgiveness.

Author’s website: http://superspeedsam.com/

BBQ Blunder is available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/BBQ-Blunder-Super-Speed-Sam/dp/1719251266/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kinda Friends II (Super Speed Sam Book 12) by Monty J. McClaine

 

 

Fun and games when Sam the superhero Basset Hound meets the diva cat Bella.

My family really enjoy the Super Speed Sam series of children’s book and its star the loveable Basset Hound Sam. His family (because all dog owners know that our dogs are sure they own us and not the other way around) are the McClaine family consisting of Jack, Sam’s mischievous human playmate and partner in crime, his little sister Molly, and their mum and dad.

This story opens with mum getting ready for a bargain hunting shopping trip with her new neighbour Patricia Goldman, and Jack and Sam looking forward to spending the afternoon paying with Jack’s friend Gary.

However, mum is soon surprised to discover that Sam will have to stay outside, you see her new neighbour has a very precious cat called Bella, but she’s not just an ordinary cat, she’s a real film star, and is on Molly’s favourite TV programme The Cat Walk Kittens’.

Consequently, having such a precious diva cat Patricia is not sure she wants her upset by Sam , so it is agreed Sam will stay outside whilst the boys play. However when Jack arrives in Gary’s bedroom he is stunned to discover that Gary doesn’t have a computer or games consoles. Gary has instead just put the finishing touches to a space game, played the old fashioned way. It’s not long before the two boys are deeply engrossed in their game, oblivious to the catastrophic events which are happening outside.

You see, it hasn’t taken Bella long to realise there is a dog outside and she decides to trick him, much to Sam’s dismay. However karma is a good thing and soon she finds herself making a chain of bad decisions which leaves the diva distraught.

The next part absolutely captivated my granddaughter as Sam’s inner voice brings back memories of times long ago and an event which happened to him then – or is he just imaging it did? Anyway, Sam decides he must go into superhero mode and after chanting his special chant he magically saves the diva, even if he does make a blunder on the way. He thinks he has got away with it, but then Bella says something to him which makes him wonder…

The Super Speed Sam books have become a firm favourite in our household, each one bringing a different special message subtly woven into their wonderful stories. Highly recommended for children who love superheros, especially the canine variety.

About the Author:

Proud winner of the 7th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards (2018) in the “Environment” category for The Rescue Elves – The Plastic Pollution Adventure.

Proud winner of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the “Holiday” category for Super Speed Sam – Santa’s Rescue Dog.

I feel that some of the natural interactions between family and friends are gradually eroding, if not already completely worn away for some. And I was reminded of a C.S.Lewis quotation –

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

It also feels like the simple joy of laughing or crying among family and friends is being replaced by beeps, bops and demands to ‘add new features’ or ‘why doesn’t this work?’ or ‘who’s hogging the Wi-Fi?’.

So I set out to create a fun and exciting series of children’s short stories, with lots of adventure and splashes of humor, all paced to hold children’s attention whether reading or listening… at least that’s my hope!

Stories that will delight both boys and girls, the young and old, and, of course, moms and dads! Tales that allow a return to simpler values, kid-like imagination for both children and adults and, I sincerely hope, bring families closer together.
Monty

Author’s Website: http://superspeedsam.com/ 

About the Book:

You can’t always judge a book by its cover or a cat by its color, and there are always new things we can learn about each other and ourselves–as our pal Sam learns one beautiful, sunny day. When Mom, Jack, and Sam visit their new neighbors the Goldman’s, Jack learns that there is more than just one way to have fun and Sam gets a dose of feline drama! For Bella, the Goldman’s cat is a big, huge, diva, and although Sam and her do not get along, there’s more in store for the pair than just a playdate gone wrong! While Sam and Bella struggle to find common ground, Jack learns new lessons about seeing the world differently and how to be a better friend. In this hilarious tale of unlikely friendships, explore and enjoy the wonders of meeting someone new and learning things too! Can Bella and Sam move past their differences? Or is Super Speed Sam and his superpowers no match for this crazy cat?

Kinda Friends II is available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Kinda-Friends-Super-Speed-Sam/dp/1718758723/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=kinda+friends+II+by+Monty+J.+McClaine&qid=1563956791&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

I BELIEVE: I Am Courageous and an Explorer, Just Like Carlo and Teddy, Two Amazing Horses. Book 1 by Suzanne Mondoux

 

 

 

In this interactive colouring and activity book Carlo and Teddy the courageous horses encourage children to follow their dreams.

 

Sometimes it’s hard to be brave, it is much easier to stay where you are and be a loner. However not all children want to be like this, inside they dream of meeting new friends, and going amazing places. However, a lack of self-confidence and belief in themselves stops them. This is where this cleverly written children’s’ book can help.

You see, Carlo the horse thinks he is the only horse in the world. He dreams of making friends but doesn’t know how, until the day he decides to venture over the hills and valley and discovers Teddy. Teddy is another lonely horse who also thought he was the only one.

This is a very important day for the two horses, they make friends, and share a delicious lunch. Then they discuss the differences between them, discover where each other live, and what they like to do. Empowered the two friends decide to explore together and find other horses like them.

Children are encouraged to embrace the bravery of the two horses, and remember the rewards which come from being so courageous. The author invites them to draw a map of where they live, and then another of the world. On the world map, their experiences, hopes and dreams, friends they have etc. are expanded as they are encouraged to interact and let their imaginations fly. They are also encouraged to draw a map of the places they would like to go and see animals which they would like to know about, and the places people are helping them.

This story is inspirational for children and encourages them to feel proud of their accomplishments so far, and follow their dreams to go other places and meet new friends.

Self-belief is an important thing to cultivate in children and helps them in so many different ways. This is what the I BELIEVE series is about, giving practical tasks for children to do, as in this book, where the children are invited to draw maps of all their dreams for 30 days.

The affirmation children are encouraged to do at the end of the book to believe in themselves, and the encouragement they are given to be kind to animals, and in doing so make the world a better for everyone, are lessons which are vitally important to every child.

Engaging, interactive, and beautifully presented, the author, with the help of Carlo and Teddy, offers children valuable lessons on how to become more courageous, use their imagination, and follow their dreams.

About the Author:

Suzanne Mondoux: A Voice For Animals
Explorer, Environmental Professional, Author.
French Canadian-born author and environmentally-conscious mining manager Suzanne Mondoux is dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the environment. “I am passionate about the well-being of animals.” In the Republic of Congo she wrote about her work with elephants. “The title of my first book ‘How I Became a Dragon’ refers to the tusks of elephants killed for the ivory that arrives in China, where the dragon is synonymous with Chinese culture.”
Mondoux wrote her second novel while working the Rep of Guinea –
Her second novel ‘Tragedy of the Moth’. Since then she has published The Adventures of Anuk: the first leap, and Anuk: book of words, and children series colouring and activity books (10) – I Believe series. She continues to work in Africa doing Biodiversity work.

This book is available in paperback and eBook format from:

Balbao Press https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/792844-i-believe

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Believe-Courageous-Explorer-Amazing-Horses-ebook/dp/B07RJCYBG9/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=suzanne+mondoux&qid=1563798917&s=gateway&sr=8-7 

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-believe-suzanne-mondoux/1131448236?ean=9781982222765

 

 

I Believe: I Am a Great Reader and Writer Just Like Jojo, the Talented Horse by Suzanne Mondoux

 

 

A wonderful story encouraging confident reading and writing.

The star of this children’s book is Jojo the talented horse. When she meets two other horses, Carlo and Teddy, she invites them to a reading and writing class which is being held at her ranch. Already waiting for the class to begin are four children, Julie, Sam, Paul and Suzie.

When Julie reveals that she has a stutter it prompts Carlo to confide in them that he had a difficulty too when he was younger, but he has overcome it. In doing this he gives Julie and the other children confidence that they can overcome obstacles too.

Jojo is very pleased to hear the story and decides to set the children and horses’ playtime stories to improve their writing and reading. In the first they are asked to explain why they believe they can be great readers and writers, and in the second they are asked to write about the person who has helped them learn something new.

However, this is an interactive book and so the playtimes continues for a further 30 days. The reader is encouraged to write their own short stories each day about any type of animal, and how people can help it. They are encouraged to use their imagination and see where it takes them.

My grandson is staying with us, and so we have decided that we are going to do a short story each day.  Kevin is loving the creativeness of this project, and as a parent and grandparent it is amazing to see how his writing and imagination is growing each day.

Having belief in yourself and your abilities doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. Each person is different, and sometimes there may be physical, or mental challenges to overcome. This wonderful book is excellent for children, but also a tool for parents and teachers showing them how to encourage their charges to be creative and express their dreams and imagination as stories.

I absolutely love this book and its concept. The message is clearly demonstrated to children, practice regularly, use your imagination, believe in yourself and anything is possible. It is also an important lesson to adults that sometimes spending time with your child, giving them the confidence that you believe they can do a task is all it takes to  sow the seeds of success, and these will eventually grow helping your child gain confidence and belief in themselves.

About the Author:

Suzanne Mondoux: A Voice For Animals
Explorer, Environmental Professional, Author.
French Canadian-born author and environmentally-conscious mining manager Suzanne Mondoux is dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the environment. “I am passionate about the well-being of animals.” In the Republic of Congo she wrote about her work with elephants. “The title of my first book ‘How I Became a Dragon’ refers to the tusks of elephants killed for the ivory that arrives in China, where the dragon is synonymous with Chinese culture.”
Mondoux wrote her second novel while working the Rep of Guinea –
Her second novel ‘Tragedy of the Moth’. Since then she has published The Adventures of Anuk: the first leap, and Anuk: book of words, and children series colouring and activity books (10) – I Believe series. She continues to work in Africa doing Biodiversity work.

About the I Believe series:

The series I Believe is a journey of discovery and gratitude with amazing animal beings.

1.I Believe: I Am Courageous and an Explorer, Just Like Carlo and Teddy, Two Amazing Horses.
2.I Believe: I Am a Great Reader and Writer, Just Like Jojo, the Talented Horse.
3.I Believe: I Can Learn to Draw and Paint, Just Like Sara, the Golden Mare.
4.I Believe: It Is Okay to Be Afraid and Talk about My Fears, Just Like Sparky, the Amazing Dog.
5.I Believe: I Can Learn Something New, Just Like Cody, The Best Dog Swimmer.
6.I Believe: It Is Easy to Be Kind and Good to One Another and to Animals, Just Like Baxter, the Magnificent Dog.
7.I Believe: I Have Confidence in Myself, Just Like Rocky, the Musical Dog.
8.I Believe: I Can Find Solutions to Any Challenge or Adversity, Just Like Max, the Cat.
9.I Believe: It Is Fun Discovering the World Around Me, Just Like Sara, Carlo, and Teddy, the Curious Horses.
10.I Believe: I Can Be Thankful and Grateful Every Day for One Thing in My Life, Just Like Carlo and Teddy and All Their Friends at the Ranch.

Suzanne Mondoux—A Voice for Animals http://suzannemondoux.com

Suzanne Mondoux is the author of the series The Adventures of Anuk: The First Leap, an ecological story of a young girl on a quest to save the world.

Available in Paperback and eBook format from:

Balbao Press https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/792845-i-believe

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Believe-Reader-Writer-Talented-Horse-ebook/dp/B07RG9HW4D/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=suzanne+mondoux&qid=1562921035&s=gateway&sr=8-15

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-believe-suzanne-mondoux/1131448289?ean=9781982222826

 

 

 

If I Were Human by Wes Tyler

 

 

An enchanting NEW RELEASE for animal loving children.

As soon as I saw this book it instantly appealed to me, not just because I am a dog lover, but because being a mum and nanny I just knew that it would appeal to our little grandchildren.

Sure enough, on the cover, the two extremely cute main characters; black (Brina) and white (Winnie) instantly caught my three year old granddaughter’s eye.

Anyone who spends time with dogs will instantly be able to relate to the way that Brina watches over her little mistress Genevieve as she is playing a game. You can practically see your dog’s brain computing everything which goes on around him or her, and sure enough it’s not long before Brina’s thoughts turn to what she would do if she were a human. This book is beautifully illustrated and captivated our little one, every page turn brought a different scenario, as we discovered what this little Scottie dog would do with her day.

Of course, it’s not long before Winnie is asked the same question, and being a boy dog his day is totally different. Add into the equation a squirrel with dreams of being a MasterChef, and the nosy dog next door’s visions of grandeur, and you have a story which will captivate every child who reads it, or has is it read to them.

This enchanting book will stand the test of time, and hold a very special place on our bookshelf for years to come. Highly Recommended!

About the Author:


About the Book:

Brina, a Scottish Terrier, has lots of fun thinking about what she would do if she were a person! But when she shares those ideas with her friends, she begins to realize just how special it is to be a dog.The simplicity of If I Were Human makes it ideal for early readers, but with its imaginative story and entertaining illustrations, adults and children alike will love it. And who knows―you just may discover that you’d rather be a dog!

If I Were Human is available from Amazon in Paperback  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1543972357/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

If I Were Human by Wes Tyler

 

 

Release Date: 1st July.

As soon as I saw this book it instantly appealed to me, not just because I am a dog lover, but because being a mum and nanny I just knew that it would appeal to our little grandchildren.

Sure enough, on the cover, the two extremely cute main characters; black (Brina) and white (Winnie) instantly caught my three year old granddaughter’s eye.

Anyone who spends time with dogs will instantly be able to relate to the way that Brina watches over her little mistress Genevieve as she is playing a game. You can practically see your dog’s brain computing everything which goes on around him or her, and sure enough it’s not long before Brina’s thoughts turn to what she would do if she were a human. This book is beautifully illustrated and captivated our little one, every page turn brought a different scenario, as we discovered what this little Scottie dog would do with her day.

Of course, it’s not long before Winnie is asked the same question, and being a boy dog his day is totally different. Add into the equation a squirrel with dreams of being a MasterChef, and the nosy dog next door’s visions of grandeur, and you have a story which will captivate every child who reads it, or has is it read to them.

This enchanting book will stand the test of time, and hold a very special place on our bookshelf for years to come. Highly Recommended!

About the Author:


Bubbles Galore (Super Speed Sam Book 11) by Monty J. McClaine

Bubbles Galore (Super Speed Sam Book 11) by Monty J. McClaine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bath time can be great fun, especially if there are toys, and plenty of bubbles!

Yet again six year old Jack is up to mischief. Its bath time in the McClaine household, Molly is watching her favourite programme, the Cat Walk Kittens, and mum has just run Jack his bath, bubble bath included. However, once mum has left him to see to Molly, Jack decides he wants more bubbles, he concludes that mum must have read the instructions wrong on the bottle, and so he adds more bubblybath, and for good measure turns the taps up too.

Now, anyone who has done this knows just how quickly the bubbles multiply. Very soon the room fills with bubbles. Quickly Jack realises that it’s a good idea to escape, but poor Sam is left inside.

If you, like our family are fans of this series, you will know that Sam is extremely smart and has been given special powers, and it’s a good thing he has!

Thinking fast, Sam springs into action. However he soon discovers that paws are not very good at turning taps, or taking plugs out, and so he uses his special chant to change into his superhero persona, Super Speed Sam. Chant finished, and magically sensibly dressed for scuba diving, he sets off into the murky depths of the bathtub, hoping, now he is better equipped, although looking rather like a frog, he can save the day. It is not long however before he discovers that he is not alone. Incredibly, his chanting has created a magical underwater world, where the children’ bath toys have come alive.

As this adventure unfolds Sam realises that he must use all his cleverness skills to save the day by stopping the bathroom from flooding. The question is, if he succeeds, what will happen to his new bath toy friends when the water they live in goes down the plug hole?

Yet again, Monty J McClaine, the author of this series has written a wonderful story. It was thoroughly enjoyed, and captured the imagination of my granddaughter today, and I am sure it will be loved by all children who read it.

 

About the Author:

Proud winner of the 7th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards (2018) in the “Environment” category for The Rescue Elves – The Plastic Pollution Adventure.

Proud winner of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the “Holiday” category for Super Speed Sam – Santa’s Rescue Dog.

I feel that some of the natural interactions between family and friends are gradually eroding, if not already completely worn away for some. And I was reminded of a C.S.Lewis quotation –

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

It also feels like the simple joy of laughing or crying among family and friends is being replaced by beeps, bops and demands to ‘add new features’ or ‘why doesn’t this work?’ or ‘who’s hogging the Wi-Fi?’.

So I set out to create a fun and exciting series of children’s short stories, with lots of adventure and splashes of humor, all paced to hold children’s attention whether reading or listening… at least that’s my hope!

Stories that will delight both boys and girls, the young and old, and, of course, moms and dads! Tales that allow a return to simpler values, kid-like imagination for both children and adults and, I sincerely hope, bring families closer together.

About the Book:

When bath time becomes go-time, this super-speeding, frog-like canine springs into action and discovers the adventure of a lifetime lives under the water! In a brand-new shrinking story of magical proportions, Super Speed Sam is going down–the drain that is!

When Jack’s bubble bath becomes an unsupervised disaster, it’s up to the McClaines beloved basset hound, Sam, to spring into action as a bouncing frog-like fiend and get to the bottom of the trouble–and the tub! What could possibly go wrong when a superhero dog dives under the waves? Well, as Sam soon learns, not all the bath toys are friendly and there is a bit more than just bubbles to beware as he surges into action! Will Sam pull the plug in time before the bathroom gets completely flooded? Or will he bite off more than he can chew when he goes paw-to-fin with Jack’s brand new shark toy? Dive into this all-new adventure and find out how bath time became adventure time!

Bubbles Galore is available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Bubbles-Galore-Super-Speed-Sam/dp/1719050775/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Dynomike: Proud To Be Me: (Children’s Book on Anti-Bullying, Self-Esteem, Self Confidence) by Frankie B. Rabbit

Dynomike: Proud To Be Me: (Children’s Book on Anti-Bullying, Self Esteem, Self Confidence) by Frankie B. Rabbit

My granddaughter and I are great fans of the Dynomike books, she because of the lovely stories and bright illustrations, and myself because of the skill Frankie B. Rabbit exhibits in managing to put important life lesson skills within pages of a book which easily captures the attention of young children.

In this Dynomike book, Dynomike is visiting summer camp, something looked forward to, or dreaded by children each year. He arrives confident that he is going to have a wonderful time, playing and making new friends.

However, this is before Mr. Pop Sour announces that it’s time for kickball. Eager to play Dynomike is excited until he strips in a puddle and emerges covered in mud.

Poor Dymnomike, and if that’s not bad enough a nasty bully called Freckly Frock picks on him and taunts him, which isn’t very nice at all!

What a nasty character Freckly Frog is! His actions make Dynomike slink away, ashamed, and feeling afraid and insecure. The horrible bully has really made him sad.

Then, sitting in the cabin Dynomike realises that this scared person isn’t who he is. He has come to camp to enjoy himself and make friends. Empowered by this realisation, he decides that he will not be defeated and confronts Freckly Frog. When he does his words make the bully realise how horrible he has been.

This little story holds an enormous message, one of believing in your strength and self-worth. Children reading this will gain courage and learn through Dynomike how to deal with nasty bullies, and importantly, how to show friendship to them afterwards and ‘be the bigger person.’

Not only is this story one which all children will enjoy and learn from in a gentle way, but also the author has also kindly given his readers a free Dynomike book at the end.

About the Author:
Frankie B. Rabbit is the creator of Dynomike. He was born and raised in New Jersey where he spent most of his time creating rap music. Frankie grew past rap music so he decided to write children’s books as a new hobby. He then started “DYNOMIKE” – a children’s book series with fun rhymes, vibrant illustrations, memorable characters, and stories to help kids learn life lessons while enjoying our fun stories.

We hope you enjoy the books as much as we did to create them!

About the Book:
From the Dynomike series: Dynomike is excited about his first day of summer camp, but he also worries that he won’t fit in. When his worst fears come to life and he is confronted by a bully, he thinks all is lost for the summer . . . until he realizes his greatest power: his words. Dynomike: Proud To Be Me, uses colorful illustrations and rhyme to show kids how to respect themselves, stand up for themselves, and come out on top when dealing with bullies, in a positive way.
Dynomike: Proud To Be Me is available from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1091804656/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0