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I Believe: It Is Easy to Be Kind and Good to One Another and to Animals, Just Like Baxter, the Magnificent Dog by Suzanne Mondoux

Understanding the importance of taking responsibility for actions.

Baxter is a beautiful black and white Pointer mix who loves to play, however he is nervous of smaller dogs, and he doesn’t know why.

This day it’s snowing and Baxter and his friends are having fun chasing around in the snow, when Carlo and Teddy the horses arrive in the field.

Baxter goes over to say hello, but then he discovers that they have with them a little Pug. She’s called Lulu, and wants to be friendly, but Baxter just ignores her. Carlo and Teddy explain that they have brought Lulu with them and that in their pouches are two of her puppies, Bessie and Tulip.

When they get the puppies out, to everyone’s surprise they are so small! So small in fact that when danger strikes it takes a big dog like Baxter to save them, which he does without thinking. Their mum is so grateful that she gives him a big hugs of thanks.

Suddenly, the incident reminds Baxter of a terrible event which happed in the past and is the reason why he is nervous of smaller dogs. He relays the tale, and the other animals listen on. At the end Lulu comforts him by saying that he is a big and happy dog and that what happened was an accident. However, she then explains that accident or not, he is still responsible for his actions, and that it’s important to say sorry, and so Baxter does…

There are some lovely pictures to colour in in this story, but also it is interactive as for the next thirty days, Baxter invites you to write one thing you have said or done which you know has caused hurt, or made a person, or an animal cry. It can be something you did not mean to do, just like Baxter’s accident. However the important thing is to take responsibility, and like Baxter, right the wrong doing. In writing these down, you will understand the mistakes you have made, learn from them, and become a better person.

Taking responsibility for your mistakes is something which is very hard to do sometimes, and in this sensitive children’s book the author explains gently that whatever we do in life, if we do it, it is our responsibility and we must own up to it. Highly recommended as a wonderful life lesson story.

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.

Available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Believe-Another-Animals-Baxter-Magnificent/dp/1982222689/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=suzanne+mondoux&qid=1575975715&sr=8-8

I Believe: I Can Learn Something New, Just Like Cody, the Best Dog Swimmer by Suzanne Mondoux

A wonderfully interactive children’s book inspiring self-confidence.

In this wonderful interactive children’s book, the two horses Carlo and Teddy are yet again on their adventures, this time they arrive at the sea. There they meet a very friendly tiny grey dog called Cody, he just loves to play in the waves and swim.

He asks Carlo and Teddy to swim with him, but the horses have to admit that they don’t know how. Undaunted, Cody offers to teach them, and he also explains the 6 very important rules of safety when swimming.

Under Cody’s tuition the horses are soon having a wonderful time, and swimming confidently. Afterwards they are happy to be invited to Cody’s home for dinner. Whilst they are there the new friends discuss all the wonderful things they would like to learn to do, and decide to make lists of what they are, and what they will have to do to achieve them.

Throughout the preceding pages there are lots of pictures to colour in, and now the book becomes even more interactive when the author encourages her reader to write down for 30 days the things which interest them, and also the steps they need to take to make the learning possible. Being an animal lover and advocate Suzanne Mondoux then goes on to invite her readers to also find the name of an animal who lives in the sea, find out about it, and then draw a picture of it too.

My granddaughter and I are really enjoying this ‘I Believe’ series. Natalie loves colouring the books in and the excitement of dreaming of things she would like to do, and I love the messages they convey, and their ability to encourage self-confidence.

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.

). 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 from:

Balboa Press https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/792848-i-believe

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Believe-Learn-Something-Just-Swimmer/dp/1982222662/ref=sr_1_6?qid=1574937024&refinements=p_27%3ASuzanne+Mondoux&s=books&sr=1-6&text=Suzanne+Mondoux

Dynomike: Pay It Forward: (Children’s Book on Being Kind) by Frankie B. Rabbit

Dynomike shows children why paying it forward is a good thing to do!

The message Dynomike is spreading in this bright and engaging children’s book is that it’s good to help others, not for reward, just to be a friend to someone in need.

When Dynomike goes to get some of his favourite strawberry pickles he is disappointed that the shop keeper Robyn has run out. However, being nice, Dynomike doesn’t let this setback ruin his day, instead, when he spies his friend Spunky having trouble, quick as a flash he’s to his aid. What does he want in return? Nothing! “Just pay it forward. Help someone today,” is his reply.

Well Spunky follows Dynomike’s advice and throughout the day the help is paid forward. All the small gestures mean a lot to the recipients, and just take a little time and consideration. What’s more, at the end of the book the young reader discovers that sometimes, small random acts of kindness can reap wonderful rewards!

My granddaughter loved me reading this colourful book to her, she adores Dynomike and all his friends, so of course, we download each book as soon as it is released.

As a mother and grandmother it is nice to have found a series of children’s books which are suitable for young children, and are also colourful and engaging for them. Most importantly, I can always be assured that each one will cleverly lead her train of thought towards being a nicer person as she grows up, and that it will encourage her to have compassion, and understanding, to others.

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:

Dynomike wants some strawberry pickles, but the store is fresh out! Luckily, his trip is not a total waste. He is in just the right place to help his friend Spunky catch his runaway banana cart. Expecting nothing in return, this kind gesture starts a chain reaction of good deeds.

In Dynomike: Pay It Forward, follow Dynomike and his friends through their neighborhood as they use their hands, head, and heart in simple ways to pay it forward and brighten other’s lives.

Available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081273XDJ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

I BELIEVE: I Can Learn to Draw and Paint, Just Like Sara, the Golden Mare by Suzanne Mondoux

 

 

A wonderful interactive colouring and activity book for children.

 

I think we should always encourage creativity, and build self-esteem in our children and grandchildren, and this is why I love the ‘I Believe’ series of children’s books.

In this the third book in the series, two brave horses, Teddy and Carlo, decide to go on an adventure and visit the desert. When they arrive they are amazed at its size and beauty. However, they are even more surprised when the most beautiful horse which has golden hair and a silver mane comes over to say hello, with her friends the Mustangs.

The horse is called Sara and she’s very friendly. As they talk together Sara tells them about her life when she ran wild, before she met the Mustangs. She explains that now they all look after the desert, and the rich diversity of wildlife which live in it.

When she discovers that Teddy and Carlo don’t know how to draw or paint she offers to teach them, explaining that when she arrived she didn’t know either, but that with encouragement and practice it is easy to get better, and have great fun doing so.

At this stage the wonderful interactive part of this book really comes to life. It starts with a follow the numbers dot to dot to complete of a desert bird, which can then be coloured in, and then the author encourages children experiment with mixing colours and doing finger painting. This really appealed to my granddaughter, we had great fun discovering what colours different combinations made, and inventing a few of our own.

Then children are encouraged to first draw a Mountain Lion, colour it in, and then use their imagination to draw an animal a day for 30 days, and create scenes with people helping them. This is a lovely way for children to learn about animals, be creative, but also to think about animals, their needs, and how we can help them.

The author, in this interactive book has, by showing children simple skills, and inspiring, them through a lovely story, used positive reinforcement to empower them to have confidence in their own ability to draw and paint.

 

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.

Available in Paperback and eBook format from Balboa Press https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/792846-i-believe

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Believe-Learn-Draw-Paint-Golden/dp/1982222530/ref=sr_1_4?qid=1566486516&refinements=p_27%3ASuzanne+Mondoux&s=books&sr=1-4&text=Suzanne+Mondoux

and Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-believe-suzanne-mondoux/1131445645?ean=9781982222536

The Treebobs and Air Rena! by Declan Harney – MP3

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A lovely magical story for children.

 In this wonderfully magical story, the wicked witch Rotten Rena is up to her evil ways again as she embarks on a new venture. This time, she has decided that she is going to run a passenger airship over the Enchanted Forest, home of the Treebobs’ and fairies to the Dark Woods.

Of course, being her usual nasty self she doesn’t care about other people, and so she disturbs the fairies and Treebobs’ peace and quiet as she flies low over the forest in her noisy machine, making loud announcements. The poor Treebobs’ and fairies are so upset that Bindweed Belle and Treebob Brenda’s decide to visit Brenda’s uncle Mr McCloud, in Sky High Tower, which is actually a huge cloud, to see if he can help them.

You see, Mr McCloud has a very important job, he is a cloud maker. Clouds are very important, they contain water which can fall in many different ways, and Mr McCloud is very aware that his work can help or hinder many thing. He listens to them, and can understands their problem, but will he be able to help them?

Well, he is a kind and helpful man, and the good thing about helping others, is that when you are in trouble, they will help you. After listening to a wonderful idea from kind fairy Bindweed Belle, he calls in assistance from an unusual source!

The next day as the airship begins its maiden voyage, full of noisy cackling witches who are throwing food and rubbish over the side, their plan swings into action, but will it work?

To find out the answer you will have to listen to this enchanting story. Not only is it read beautifully by the very talented narrator Lindsay Abbott who brings all the characters wonderfully to life, but it also contains very important messages for children.

 

 

About the Author: Declan Harney started writing in 2010 and his stories of the Treebobs who are magical elves who live on a magical sycamore tree in an Enchanted Forest continue to grow in popularity. Declan lives in Lancashire by the Sea with his pet cat Mildred.

 

About the MP3 and Book: “Rotten Rena, the wicked witch of the Enchanted Forest, is back and this time she is flying high in her very own airship and causing mayhem. Things go from bad to worse when Rena’s troll workforce, the Neerdowells, arrive and there seems little hope of saving the forest from the prospect of Air Rena. That is until Bindweed Belle and a Treebob find the strangest of all magical characters yet to help save the day.”

This is another story in the popular Treebobs series and features the popular characters of Bindweed Belle and of course the wicked witch Rotten Rena. The Treebobs books by Declan Harney have found wide spread acclaim. They provide a mix of comical fantasy with positive messages, all of which appeal to children and adults alike.

Tales 4 All are also pleased to announce that 20% of the profits from every sale of this book will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s charity.

Available in MP3 format from the Tales 4 All website – http://www.tales4all.co.uk/product/treebobs-air-rena-mp3/

 

The Treebobs and Air Rena is also available from Amazon.com.

in Kindle format http://www.amazon.com/Treebobs-Air-Rena-ebook/dp/B00G6HNZRG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1439892018&sr=1-1

and Hardcover http://www.amazon.com/Treebobs-Air-Rena-Declan-Harney/dp/0956987397/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1439892018&sr=1-1