Grandpa’s Tales 3: Vampires in the Backyard and A Fish Tale by Cheryl Carpinello

Welcome your reader ages 4 – 8 to this fun series that engages them in active reading.

Grandma’s and Grandpa’s Tales by Cheryl Carpinello is a series of books using repetitive phrases, colorful images, and a bit of silliness to make reading delightful fun.

Grandpa’s Tales 3: Vampires in the Backyard and A Fish Tale includes two stories of summer fun. The first finds children’s enjoying their summer playing in the backyard throughout the day. But as the sun goes down, those nasty little vampires arrive and the kids need to slap them away until they run back inside at the end of playtime. The second story is about George who loves to fish, but winds up with an unbelievable fish tale to tell his dad when he returns.

Carpinello’s story is fun and engaging. The colorful computer-generated graphics keep readers turning the pages and encourage them to find out what happens next. This has been a great series to read. I hope the author considers more installments.

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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.

Chloe the Unfeathered Parrot by Regan W.H. Macaulay

A sweet story about a parrot who simply needs to “find her flock” is what you’ll discover in Chloe the Unfeathered Parrot by Regan W.H. Macaulay.

Chloe lives with a man who has a busy schedule and not a ton of time to care for her. Once Chloe is brought to the Parrot Sanctuary, she is given the attention she needs and she even learns new things until she is ready to find a new home.

Macaulay continues sharing her love of animals in her latest children’ picture book. Young readers will be delighted to watch Chloe’s story unfold. The vibrant and colorful artwork by Wei Lu, who has partnered with Macaulay on Dog Band and Mixter Twizzle’s Breakfast, is stunning in this book. At the end of the story, readers will find helpful educational resources with links.

If you love birds or animal rescue stories, then Chloe the Unfeathered Parrot is the perfect choice.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mirror Publishing (May 5, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 28 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1612254810
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1612254814

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

Sherlock Mendelson and the Missing Afikomen by David Shawn Klein

Sherlock Mendelson and the Missing Afikomen is a book that combines mystery, humor, and Jewish culture in one great story.

It is Passover, and the Mendelson family is gathered for the Seder. But when the children go in search of the afikomen, it winds up missing. Sherlock and his trusty canine pal Watson must figure out the clues to see what happened.

Oh, my gosh, I loved this book! I grabbed it as a Kindle freebie at the beginning of June. It features a first-person telling by Sherwood Mendelson, who they call Sherlock because he is a detective just like Sherlock Holmes. What is so wonderful about this story is how Klein works the character’s culture into the story seamlessly. We need more diversity in children’s literature, and it is fabulous to see how the author did this in a way that enhanced the story.

The artwork by Bridget Starr Taylor is colorful, zany, and fun. It works perfectly for this story. Her illustrations brought out the personalities of each family member. I learned at the end of the book that her work appears at the New York Public Library and the Bronx Zoo. I can’t wait to check it out when we are there again.

If your young reader enjoys silly mysteries, Sherlock Mendelson and the Missing Afikomen is a must read.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Black Rose Writing (June 2, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 38 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1684339812
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1684339815

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

Grandma’s Tales 2: Singers of Songs and The Not Too Stubborn Humpback by Cheryl Carpinello

Welcome your reader ages 4 – 8 to this fun series that engages them in active reading.

Grandma’s and Grandpa’s Tales by Cheryl Carpinello is a series of books using repetitive phrases, colorful images, and a bit of silliness to make reading delightful fun.

In Grandma’s Tales 2: Singers of Songs and The Not Too Stubborn Humpback readers find two interactive stories–one non-fiction and one fiction–about animal friends. Singers of Songs shares interesting information about crickets, who are said to sing when they rub their wings together. The Not Too Stubborn Humpback is about a stubborn whale who is left behind when he doesn’t come back from play time before the entire pod moves to cooler waters in the north. Both books have pages where readers can draw pictures suggested by the author. Just like the first book in this series, colorful graphics fill the pages.

These books are engaging and entertaining for young readers. You can check them out at:

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Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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.

Grandma’s Tales 1: Wild Creatures in My Neighborhood and What if I Went to the Circus?by Cheryl Carpinello

Welcome your reader ages 4 – 8 to this fun series that engages them in active reading.

Grandma’s and Grandpa’s Tales by Cheryl Carpinello is a series of books using repetitive phrases, colorful images, and a bit of silliness to make reading delightful fun.

In Grandma’s Tales 1: Wild Creatures in My Neighborhood and What if I Went to the Circus? readers are treated to two zany stories about animals. The first is the story of a child who is amazed by a variety of wild creatures found in the area around his house because he lives in a city. The second finds Jackson bored without anyone to play, so he thinks about what it might be like if he brought some of the circus animals home to play with him.

I have enjoyed Carpinello’s work for years, and these books are no exception. As a retired teacher, she speaks to the heart of children with her stories. These tales were a lot of fun.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (May 17, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 39 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1533327173
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1533327178

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.

Book Information

Release Date: Grandma’s Tales #1 (2016), Grandma’s Tales #2 (2018), Grandma’s Tales #3 (2021), Grandpa’s Tales #1 (2016), Grandpa’s Tales #2 (2018), Grandpa’s Tales #3 (2021)

Publisher:  Silver Quill Publishing

Soft Cover: Grandma’s Tales #1 – 39 pages; $9.99

Grandma’s Tales #2 – 66 pages; $13.99

Grandma’s Tales #3 – 64 pages; $14.99

Grandpa’s Tales #1 – 39 pages; $9.99

Grandpa’s Tales #2 – 66 pages; $13.99

Grandpa’s Tales #3 – 64 pages; $14.99

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