Friday, December 2, 2016

David Travels To The Past Book By Gonzalo Martinez De Antonana

Book Description:
David is a young and restless apprentice painter who wants to know everything about painting. His intelligent teacher, the Master Messina, invents a way of transporting David through time to prehistory. They go there looking for the origins of art, but once they are there nothing will be as they thought.
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In a second adventure they travel towards the unknown art of Mesopotamia. This time they won´t go alone. The sympathetic and intelligent Angela will travel to the past with them bringing her particular point of view.
My Summer Babe and I both rated this book 4 ****'s What a fun and educational travel while learning art
I have no doubt that my Summer Babe will enjoy reading this book. She loves art and reading this story entertains her at the same time learned more about art and its history. I saw her smiling while flipping the pages. She founds the illustration very funny. David and Master Messina is very interesting characters. Their journey is so much fun between these two and Angela joined the adventure as well.
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We both liked the story. At first she did not like the story because she taught it is about religion but as she read along, she is having a great time learning David and its; adventures. Though she has a hard time reading some of the places in the story. It did not stop her from finishing the book. There is so much to enjoy about the book from art history, animals at the same time exploring places that are very popular to the tourist.
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If your kids  love art like my Summer Babe, am sure they will laugh at David's adventure at the same time learning the history of art during the past.  David's art teacher looks very funny but at the same he is very entertaining. No doubt David had the best time learning how art is done during the past like my Summer Babe  while reading this book. This book could make a great Christmas gift for your art enthusiast and loves to read. 
Buy the Book:
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Author and Illustrator:
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María José is a teacher. She won international illustrations awards.
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Gonzalo has a degree in art history. He works in museums and as a tourist guide.
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love Book by Aurora Whittet

Once upon a time . . . It’s how all heroes begin their story, and you’re a hero, too! Your mama has cancer, and it’s a scary journey, but you can help your mama just by being you—special, wonderful, YOU. Your mama loves you just the way you are. You are your mama’s knight.
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Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is an emotional toolbox that can help kids and parents communicate about what it means for Mama to have cancer. The book is filled with tools and activities designed to make coping with illness easier on both parent and child, and can be personalized for each child.
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My Mama and I rated this book 5 warrior stars A short story that is fun, wide-opening and emotional
My Mama and I both loved reading this book. I know that other kids will also love reading it too. First the illustrations or drawings looked so artistic and beautiful. It is full of fun activities that families can enjoy creating memories and have fun. There are helpful links for you and your kids to check and follow. My Mama and I both loved everything about the book. It is wide-opening when cancer happened to one of your families or relatives. It is very emotional and my Mama cried reading the book especially on the last page.
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My Mama told me that she wishes she read this book before and brought to the Philippines with us when we had our vacation. My Aunt J had a breast cancer. I know that it will help my cousins understand when my Aunt J is dealing with cancer before. I know that it will be easy for my cousins to understand and very helpful when I read and shared this book to them. Definitely, we will bring this book with on our next vacation to the Philippines.
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My Mama said there is no cure about cancer yet but there is prevention. My Mama said one is by going to the doctor regularly for a check-up. I know that my Mama is afraid to go to her mammogram but she said she will face her fear and brave for us to stay healthy. I know cancer is deadly but reading this book will help you and your kids create memories that will last a lifetime.
My Mama thinks that this is the best book we both read on how to deal with cancer. We  both recommend it to every kids especially if there Mama or relatives is dealing with the same health problems.
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Buy the Book:  Author's Website

Author's Bio:

Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed Bloodmark, Bloodrealms, and Bloodmoon of the Bloodmark Saga trilogy and started her journey into children’s books with Mama’s Knight in honor of her own mother who lost her battle with cancer. She’s a national award-winning graphic designer and birth doula in her day jobs. Aurora lives with her family in Minnesota.
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Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

What made you write a book about Cancer?
I lost my mom in 2013 to uterine cancer and losing her as an adult was hard enough. I still can’t fathom a world without her in it and it has been three years. Then my friend Tyson was diagnosed with Brain Cancer and she had two little boys at home. She told me there were tons of books for certain cancers, but none for hers. So I took my grief and I wrote a customizable children’s book that can help any mom, with any cancer explain the journey to her children, so Mama’s Knight was born!
What is your next project?
I am currently writing the daddy version of Mama’s Knight, because daddies get cancer too. As well as I am writing a new young adult novel that will publish in 2017. It is fun doing a children’s picture book and a novel at the same time.

In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?

I wrote this entire book on paper many, many times before it made it to the computer. I had sketches of each spread of the book so I could truly map out the story. Once I felt happy with it I scanned the sketches and typed the words so I could share it with my editor. This book truly came to life on paper.

What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

My son is four, and he thinks he is quite clever. One day we were at the store picking up a prescription, when he loudly and boldly announces to her and frankly everyone within a mile, “mama farted.” Which please note, I didn’t. So I say, “I farted?” He smiles and responds “Yep in that aisle.” He points to an aisle we never even went down. Now there is no way to get out of this. The pharmacist is already laughing, even if I tell the truth that I didn’t fart, it just looks like I’m lying. So I laughed and said “Oh I see, and what do we say when we fart?” He smiled and says, “excuse me.” Children are so embarrassing, but cute.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
I would go back to the moment my mom was first diagnosed with cancer, to that seafoam green hospital room, and I would say, “mom lets go on vacation.” And I would have put our trip on my credit card and took her somewhere fun before the illness and the medicine made her too weak to travel.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fancy Nancy The Musical CD makes a perfect Christmas gift

Fancy Nancy now has her very own musical! This CD makes the perfect gift for fancy kids of all ages!
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"An irresistible collection of ingenious tunes by award-winning composer/lyricist Danny Abosch and lyricist Susan DiLallo." -NYMetroParents

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Icy the White Seal my 26th beanie boo

Icy the White Seal is my 26th beanie boo in my collections. My Mom bought Icy at the Rite Aid pharmacy.  Icy was born on the 27th of February. Icy has blue eyes.
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I swim in the ocean and lay on the ice. My pretty white coat they say is quite nice To put on my blubber, I eat lots of fish I catch them quickly when they start to swish! Have you seen a seal before? Is it while like Icy?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Kidsgold is your best jewelry store to buy for that little Princess

My Summer Babe has her ears pierced a week before she turned a year old. She stopped wearing them she said it hurts her ears. I thought that she will never wear any earrings again. One time we shop at Wal-Mart and she wants me to buy her earrings. I was so delighted. I wish that I could buy her birthstone earrings.

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I am so glad that Kidsgold gave me an opportunity to try their birthstone earrings. My Summer Babe finally can wear her birthstone earrings. It is a Peridot as she is born in the August. She was born in the Summer and that is why I called her Summer Babe to hide her identity. The earrings come in a box with a gift bag. The earrings are so beautiful. It is perfect for her tiny ears. We both loved it.

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The earring has 14k Yellow gold. The size is 3/16" Diameter 8/16" Length. The stone has Peridot 4mm. It is recommended for ages 10 to 16 years old. As young as five years old little Princess can wear earrings from this Website.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Cancun The Chihuahua Number 25 Beanie Boos

" I'm a cute chihuahua that loves the sun And my fabulous colors are lots of fun ''
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Cancun's birthday is April 30th.
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Cancun is my 25th Beanie Boo that I got.
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I got Cancun at Rite Aid with my mom.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bossy Flossy Book By Paulette Bogan

Book Description for Bossy Flossy:
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Flossy is the bossiest girl around. She's bossy at home and she's bossy in school. She's bossy to her friends and she's bossy to her cat. Sometimes she's even bossy to her teacher! Flossy doesn't understand why no one will listen to her. One day, Flossy meets Edward, a boy who may be just as bossy as she is. Has Flossy finally met her match?
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My daughter rated this book 4 1/2 ****'s

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This book is about a little girl who is always being bossy. Her name is Flossy. Flossy was bossy to her toys. She was bossy to her cat. Flossy was bossy to her little brother. She was even bossy to her mother. Flossy's mother told her to  go to her room, then Flossy told her mother to go to her room. Flossy was even bossy at school, she messed someone's painting and she told kids how to dress in costumes. Flossy was also bossy to lunch lady. One time Flossy teacher told her to go to time out because she was being bad. And then she told her teacher Mrs. Rosado to go time out. One day Flossy met someone that was also bossy. He told everyone want to do just like Flossy did. He was even bossy to Flossy. So one day Flossy got mad at him and they started to argue. They argued through art, lunch and at nap time. So one day Flossy and he went to time out.

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The moral of the story is not to be bossy to anyone because your just gonna get into trouble.

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  Buy the Book: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Chapters Indigo

  Author's Bio:

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Paulette Bogan admits she was bossy as a child. She is the author and illustrator ofVirgil & Owen, which was chosen as one of Bank Street Best Children's books of the Year 2016, Virgil & Owen Stick Together, which won a Mom's Choice Award Gold Medal for Picture Books, and Lulu The Big Little Chick, which won a Children's Choice Book Award. She lives in New York City with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs. They ALL think she is STILL bossy. But they've never told her to go to her room!

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

Author interview #1 Paulette Bogan

Where do you write, illustrate?
My favorite place to work is upstairs in my studio with my two dogs keeping me company, a Starbucks latte, and some music playing, loudly! If I’m writing I listen to classical music. If I’m drawing, definitely rock. (I’m a big Neil Young fan.)

Do you write everyday?
No, but I think everyday. Maybe more like daydreaming. (I try to write anything interesting down or do a quick sketch, usually on a post-it. There are post-its everywhere in my life!)        

In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or a laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?
I ALWAYS start on a legal yellow pad, never on the computer. I do several drafts on paper with lots of scribbly sketches along the margins. I use the computer as another step in the creative process. However, I always end up printing my manuscript in order to edit. I edit again, and again, and again always on paper… I guess that makes me old school… or maybe just old!

What is your writing schedule?
I don’t have a real set schedule except I am useless in the morning as far as drawing or writing! Mornings are for exercise, chores, or my favorite – going back to bed! After noon I am much more creative. I will spend the afternoon in my studio drawing, writing, or procrastinating. (Sometimes my best ideas come when I am procrastinating!)

What made you write a book about a bossy girl?
I’m bossy. Always have been. But most importantly, I am the boss of me! Flossy is a little girl who is very bossy and doesn’t understand why no one will listen to her. Eventually after getting bossed around herself, Flossy starts to learn how to channel her bossiness in a positive way. She learns how to be effective not offensive. She learns to express herself so she is heard and not tuned out. She learns how to be the boss of herself.

Tell us an interesting fact about Bossy Flossy.
Bossy Flossy is the first picture book I’ve done in which the main character is human, not animal. Illustrating a book with human characters instead of animals was on my “to do” list. I don’t really have a bucket list, but I have many “to do” lists.

You said you are a big Neil Young fan. What’s your favorite song? Angie by The Rolling Stones. Sorry, Neil. Heart of Gold - my number two song.
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