I give both of these books two HUGE thumbs up!! I LOVE the message that these books bring which is the power of love, laughter, and positive thinking. Not only are the books well written and illustrated, but they also come with bookmarks and necklaces!! I am really excited to read the third book by Louise, and highly encourage any parent to buy these books for their children!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Tony Evangelista. The story itself was great, and tells the tale of a Dad that suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and his son Joey that wishes for them both to become cartoons for a day to escape the pain and suffering of the real world. I really like that this book talks about a real disease that people suffer from every day, and brings it into a fun story that allows the reader to go into cartoon land and escape with them. This book has short chapters and fun cartoons throughout. I would recommend this book to a boy or girl that likes adventure stories with a touch of education.
About the Author
"I grew up as a shy, somewhat geeky boy from da' Bronx, NY. I was an average student with average grades attending high school and college. In 1984 I got married and had 2 great boys (Dominic and Joey). I was always a fast-paced, A+ type personality and could not sit still. Fast-forward to 1997. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS); this was devastating to me and my family. I'm a very hands-on person that needs to keep busy and active. I started walking with an unbalanced gait. then progressed to walking with a cane and eventually succumbing to being wheelchair bound. I endure daily challenges to overcome. Back in 2000, I started writing this little story, Cartoon Boy©. The story is sensitive to and somewhat synonymous in its poignancy and passion. I wanted to give relevance, strength and attention to those families with a disabled parent. Reality mixed with fantasy equals coping. I'm the type of person who doesn't like the words "I can't". True, I can't walk, but I can and will do as much as "I can". Persistence pays."
I LOVED reading this book and could hardly put it down! 50% of all net profits from this book goes to fund Autism Research. To learn more about R.D. Trimble visit his Amazon page! http://www.amazon.com/Rusty-Trimble/e/B00AJSA4L8/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
This book was so FUN to read and I loved the activities throughout the entire book. It was educational as well as entertaining. I also liked that a husband and wife teamed up for a collaborative book that was well written and illustrated.
About the Author: Christopher Lakin was born on, or near the banks of the River Trent in 1962. He was a lorry driver for 27yrs, which gave him a bad back and a portly belly - too much rich food. He has lived in three different countries, but only one at a time: the UK, Tennerife and Spain. After coming home he settled down with his lovely wife Tina and they bought a narrow boat.
He was diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthritis in his spine at the end of 2009, and was told he would not work again. That year his grandchildren bought him a teddy bear for Christmas dressed in a coastguards uniform. So, he set about creating the series of
'Captain Grisswold with his Crew and Friends.' To read more about Chris and Tina's wonderful books visit:
This is one of my favorite books so far and I have read it OVER, and OVER! What a wonderful author and poet Carole Marsh Longmeyer is, and what sweet illustrations she has placed within the book to highlight the magic of it. I am holding on to this book for the time when I am with child!
About the Author: Carole Marsh is the Founder and CEO of Gallopade International, an award-winning, woman-owned family business founded in 1979 that publishes books and other materials intended to guide, inspire and inform children of all ages. Marsh is best known for her children s mystery series called Real Kids! Real Places! America's National Mystery Book Series. Popular among children ages 7-14, this series follows four characters (Mimi, Papa, Christina, and Grant) along educational adventures to more than 48 locations across the U.S. Learning Magazine has awarded the series with the Teacher s Choice Award for the Family, and Midwest Book Review called her mysteries for children as true gems of education and entertainment for young readers.
During her 35 years as a children s author, Marsh has been honored with several recognitions including Georgia Author of the Year and Communicator of the Year. She has also received the iParenting Award for Greatest Products, the Excellence in Education award, and been honored for Best Family Books by Learning Magazine. She is also the author of Mary America, First Girl President of the United States, winner of the 2012 Teacher s Choice Award for the Family from Learning Magazine.
Over the years, Marsh has been the creative force for more than 15,000 supplemental educational materials that Gallopade currently publishes. Other popular series include all 9 Carole Marsh Mystery series (Real Kids! Real Places!. Around the World in 80 Mysteries, Pretty Darn Scary Mysteries, Awesome Mysteries, Fantasy Field Trips, Postcard Mysteries, Masters of Disasters, The Three Amigos, and Criss Cross Applesauce), The Students Civil War graphic novels for kids, State Stuff series which is available for all 50 States, American Milestones reproducible resource books, and many more!
Hi! My name is Tracy Blom and I am a twenty-time published author who loves writing and promoting children's books. Every week I will be reviewing a new book and posting it here!