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.

Rating: ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Žย Mirror Publishing (May 5, 2022)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Žย English
  • Paperback โ€ : โ€Žย 28 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Žย 1612254810
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Žย 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.

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.

Rating: ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Žย CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (May 17, 2016)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Žย English
  • Paperback โ€ : โ€Žย 39 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Žย 1533327173
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Žย 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: Grandmaโ€™s Tales #1 (2016), Grandmaโ€™s Tales #2 (2018), Grandmaโ€™s Tales #3 (2021), Grandpaโ€™s Tales #1 (2016), Grandpaโ€™s Tales #2 (2018), Grandpaโ€™s Tales #3 (2021)

Publisher:  Silver Quill Publishing

Soft Cover: Grandmaโ€™s Tales #1 – 39 pages; $9.99

Grandmaโ€™s Tales #2 – 66 pages; $13.99

Grandmaโ€™s Tales #3 – 64 pages; $14.99

Grandpaโ€™s Tales #1 – 39 pages; $9.99

Grandpaโ€™s Tales #2 – 66 pages; $13.99

Grandpaโ€™s Tales #3 – 64 pages; $14.99

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Louie Finds A Friend by Vivian Zabel

Louie is back with another story in Louie Finds A Friend by Vivian Zabel.

Louie enjoys riding waves, but it is lonely without any friends. He plays with his cousins, but they don’t like riding waves. So, when Mr. and Mrs. Goose’s grandson, Gus, comes to live on their lake, Louie hopes Gus will like him even if he is different.

Zabel wrote the Louie the Duck stories for her grandchildren. Now, in published form, this sweet series shares the adventures of young Louie and his life on the lake. In Louie Finds A Friend, Gus comes to live with his grandparents and Louie is asked to be his friend. Louie is unsure if they will get along, especially because he likes to ride waves, unlike his cousins. What unfolds is a sweet story of friendship.

Jeanne Conway provides the artwork for Louie Finds A Friend and the other books in the Louie the Duck series. Colorful and filled with tons of detail, these illustrations are the perfect complement to Zabel’s story. From rolling waves to sandy shores to yellow and orange skies as the sun sets on the cove, young readers will be enchanted and turn page after page.

A charming story of making new friends awaits your young reader in Louie Finds A Friend.

Rating: ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Žย 4RV Children’s Corner (September 21, 2019)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Žย English
  • Hardcover โ€ : โ€Žย 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Žย 1950074048
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Žย 978-1950074044
  • Purchase at http://www.4rvpublishing.com/vivian-zabel.html

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

Caterpillar’s Surprise by Janet Halfmann (Save if you pre-order before Dec 2, 2021)

Caterpillar’s Surprise by Janet Halfmann celebrates the beauty of change, growing, and friendship.

Caterpillar is eager to win the Blue Ribbon at Owl’s Masquerade Ball, but she fears she can’t fool anyone since she is such a baby. Then Tadpole convinces her that her natural baby disguise of looking like bird poo is a sure winner.

As Caterpillar grows and her looks change, she gets more worried. Thankfully, Tadpole is there to encourage her. Then one day, Caterpillar spins a chrysalis. For weeks she sits unchanging and unmoving. Tadpole wonders if she will break out in time for the ball.

This is a sweet story that is also educational. Caterpillar’s Surprise takes young readers through the physical changes for Caterpillar and Tadpole, while showing how they create a special friendship along the way.

Emily Krueger’s artwork is so vibrant and so full of emotion that the reader is captivated by the images as much as by the prose. The various shades of brown in young Caterpillar’s body, the deep greens of the lily pads, the glorious yellow as Caterpillar bursts forth from her chrysalis to reveal herself as a butterfly, and the golden lights of the fireflies as they illuminate the night sky, will keep readers turning page after page just as much as their eagerness to see who wins the Blue Ribbon.

A perfect gift for lovers of nature, curious minds, and those who enjoy wonderful stories with lessons hidden inside, is what you’ll find in Caterpillar’s Surprise.

Rating: ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Ž Black Rose Writing (December 2, 2021)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Ž English
  • Paperback โ€ : โ€Ž 34 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Ž 168433845X
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Ž 978-1684338450

Pre-order in paperback and hardcover from Black Rose Writing before December 2, 2021 and use promo code PREORDER 2021 to receive a 15% discount.

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

Creature Cat Tales by M. G. Rorai

Feline lovers and lovers of odd beasts will want to check out Creature Cat Tales by M. G. Rorai.

Rhyming stories of cats with wings, zombie-cats, cats with webbed feet and more abound in this zany collection filled with helpful life lessons. Each poem is followed by colorful illustrations of these creatures by Sona & Jacob and a life lesson also in rhyme and bolded text.

If you enjoy whimsical poetry, you’ll adore Creature Cat Tales.

Rating: ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Book Excerpt:

Mary was a water creature

with webbed feet and tail;

her kind glided through water

as naturally as whales.

Her brother swam strong

while her sister liked to splash

Mary liked neither;

she certainly wasnโ€™t rash.

Her tribe would hold parties

in the ocean so vast;

Mary always stayed put;

Bereft, alone and outcast.

She remembered when they were little

Running up and down the beach;

Life was the catโ€™s meow

to use a figure of speech

Her mother taught them to wade

and paddle just like so

then dive into the deep

and catch the fish below.

Mary had a secret

that she never said out loud;

she kept it to herself;

this thought she was not proud.

Mary was afraid of drowning

she didnโ€™t want to chance

breathing in the water

and doing a drowning-cat dance.

So she sat on the shore

while others went out to play

until she heard a desperate mew

coming from the water one day.

A cat had fallen

from an overhanging tree;

there were no other creatures around

she would have to go into the sea.

Mary gathered her courage

and paddled out to help;

She reached the kitten in time;

As she grabbed it, it yelped.

As she pulled the small one to safety

she saw a crowd had gathered

cheering her on;

showing how much she had mattered.

Back on the shore

her siblings praised her actions

she was their quick-thinking sister

Mary grinned with satisfaction.

After that day

Mary realized she swam well;

She stopped fearing the ocean;

And now has sea stories to tell.

Fear can hold back

some truly great moments;

have the courage to try

so you donโ€™t regret postponements.

  • ASIN โ€ : โ€Ž B09GCTCT4Q
  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Ž Independently published (September 16, 2021)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Ž English
  • Paperback โ€ : โ€Ž 79 pages
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Ž 979-8477962471

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