A Whale of a Tale by Bill Kirk

A Whale of a Tale by Bill Kirk is an exciting rhyming sea tale of a young boy whose love of the sea and its animals leads to a life-saving mission that changes his life forever.

Will yearns to be a sea captain despite his mother’s misgivings. His brave father was lost in a gale, and she wishes to protect her only child from the same fate. But the sea calls to him, and at the age of twelve, Will signs on as a cabin boy. Little does he know that one act of kindness years ago will help him save the crew of two whaling ships when the sea rages into a frightening gale.

A twelve-chapter story told fully in rhyme, this touching adventure will capture young hearts. Following through on his goal to challenge the imagination of readers by exploring everyday life, A Whale of a Tale tells the story of a boy whose random act of kindness changed his life and the lives of his fellow crewmembers.

This amazing story is accompanied with black and white illustrations from award-winning artist KC Snider. Snider’s artwork has appeared in more than 70 books for children. She remains a favorite of mine.

Kirk provides a prologue and an epilogue built upon the history of whaling in the United States. He asks young readers to imagine what it might have been like to grow up in a whaling port. A glossary of terms is also provided.

This touching adventure is available in digital and print formats from your favorite online retailer. Grab a copy today!

Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bill Kirk Writes Worldwide (November 30, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1951545230
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1951545239

I purchased a copy of this book from Amazon. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Blogging at 4RV

 

This was my day to post over at the 4RV blog. Today, I’m talking about self-doubt, offering tips on how to stop it from stealing your time. You can check out “Stop Self-doubt from Stealing Your Time” here.

Also, 4RV Publishing has redesigned its website. Check out the new website at www.4rvpublishing.com

On the 4RV Blog

 

Last Wednesday was my date to post at the 4RV Blog. My article talked about virtual book tours–something I am really good at since I did it for over seven years. You’ll find 5 Tips for Coordinating a Virtual Book Tour here.

Today the blog features an interview with author Karen Cioffi. An award-winning author and children’s ghostwriter, she has published several books with 4RV Publishing, including the award-winning tween book Walking through Walls. You can read the interview with Karen here.

New Release: You Laugh You Lose Challenge 6-Year Old Edition by Smiley Beagle

Watch out, parents!

Hilarious jokes are coming your way! This Kid’s Joke Book will turn your 6-year-old into a young comedian.

“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow

Buy the Paperback version, and get the Kindle eBook version for ★★FREE★★

The You Laugh You Lose Challenge is a book designed for both single-player and to be shared and read by everyone in your household.

But why not let everyone play? Gather your family around the fire, call them into the kitchen, meet on the patio, and let the good times roll!

★100% kid-appropriate material★

Inside, you’ll find:
•300 of the best kid jokes ever written;
•Hours of entertainment;
•Tons of laughs;
•And more than enough to tickle every funny bone!

They are specifically designed for 6-year-old kids. Of course, others are welcome to join too. This is the must-have joke book for every household, peer group, family picnic, potluck, or long car ride!

This book has something for everyone:
•Animal jokes,
•Guessing jokes,
•Food jokes,
•People jokes,
•And everything in between!

★100% probability of laughter★

★300 jokes★

★Laugh-out-loud jokes adults and kids will appreciate★

★ZERO reasons to say no★

Ready to get the family fun started? Scroll up and click here and let the laughter begin!

Go ahead. Try not to laugh. We dare you.

‘Twas the Night by Marin

‘TWAS THE NIGHT is a wordless book that “tells” a heartwarming and inspirational Christmas story. The illustrations gift each reader, young and young at heart, the opportunity to re-imagine the Season’s wonder, and the freedom “to script” (if they choose to) their own lines to go with the images. Keep dreaming big!

In this book filled with stunning artwork, the reader discovers a story of their own making. A young boy finds an injured bird and brings it back to full health, leading to a magical experience for both of them.

This is an interesting concept for a children’s picture book. There is no doubt the artwork is beautiful and weaves a magical story. I’m not sure younger readers will grasp the concept since they are still learning to read but, with a parent’s help, they can be guided along. The artwork lends itself to many possibilities and your imagination can run a bit wild with backstory for the child and the bird.

‘TWAS THE NIGHT is unique and meaningful, I would like to see more from this artist.

Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Publisher: Fontreal
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Purchase from Fontreal

I received a digital copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.