Perfectly Poppy by Tricia Stone-Shumaker

Perfectly Poppy by Tricia Stone-Shumaker is a delightful rhyming story about inclusivity and the differences that make you exceptional.

Poppy is unhappy because he has a crooked beak and others treat him differently. When his friend, Remi, the one-footed duck comes along, the two embark on a journey where they meet other exceptional animals.

Perfectly Poppy is the first book in Stone-Shumaker’s Poppy’s Adventure series. Stone-Shumaker is a speech language pathologist and advocate of inclusivity for all. She turns her passion into a sweet story for children that reminds them they are not alone and that they are extraordinary. What a fabulous message!

Kim Sponaugle provides the colorful artwork for Perfectly Poppy. I’ve always enjoyed Sponaugle’s mastery. In this story, not only does she use beautiful colors, she captures these characters’ emotions in their eyes, through their expressions, and in their mannerisms. This makes the story of the crooked beak chicken and those he meets extra special.

I look forward to many more Poppy adventures.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Poppy’s Adventures (April 26, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 26 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1736528904
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1736528907
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ Baby – 12 years

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

Who is Singing? by Janet Halfmann

Who is Singing? by Janet Halfmann is the perfect way to inspire a love of birds in your youngster. This beautiful book filled with colorful illustrations from artist Chrissy Chabot, brings the reader along asking the question, “Who is singing?” as each bird makes it own unique sound. From the Blue Jay to the Robin to the Nuthatch and more, this delightful story will charm young readers. The story is followed by Birdsong Fun Facts & Notes, making it entertaining and educational.

Children will enjoy reading Who is Singing? time and again. It can help you foster a love of nature and a desire to explore the world around them. It also encourages youngsters to come up with their own words and sounds for the bird songs they hear.

Who is Singing? by Janet Halfmann is a great addition to any personal or school library.

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B099X8GT7C
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pen It! Publications, LLC (July 19, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 19, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6509 KB
  • Print length: 34 pages

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

Dog Band by Regan W. H. Macaulay

Dog Band by Regan W. H. Macaulay is a delightful and creative story about a group of dogs who start a band. The challenge is that they don’t know what type of music to play, so they go about asking their friends for advice.

This is such a cute story. Between the fun text by Macaulay and the colorful illustrations by Wei Lu, this book is destined to entertain youngsters.

There is so much to enjoy about Dog Band. The band receives a variety of answers with great reasoning behind their friends’ choices. The author includes some pronunciations for readers as well, so they understand how to say different breed names.

Children who like reading stories about animals, children who have a love for music, and those who appreciate fun stories will want to read Dog Band.

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  • Publisher : Iguana Books (March 23, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1771804750
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1771804752
  • Reading age : Baby – 8 years

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.

Little Possum and Little Sweetpea by Halle J. Ladd (Review & Giveaway)

In this charming story, Little Possum likes to sneak up and eat things, but Little Sweetpea isn’t about to become his next snack, so she shows him another treat. Little Possum and Little Sweetpea by Halle J. Ladd is so cute. Neither of the two friends really understands how the other lives, but that doesn’t stop Little Sweetpea from helping out so Little Possum can find something good to eat.

The hand-drawn artwork is a special and unique part of this story. It can be the simplest things that have the most meaning. The only distraction from a great tale was the lack of editing. Run on sentences and missing punctuation pulled me away from Little Possum and Little Sweetpea’s story. I still enjoyed it and found it an adorable story of friendship.

If you and your little ones enjoy reading friendship stories, check out Little Possum and Little Sweetpea.

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  • Publisher : Tellwell Talent (November 9, 2020)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 22 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0228840473
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0228840473

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.

Halle J Ladd has had experience as a teacher in mainstream schools and special needs. She specialised in a school library for some time and engaged children of all ages and abilities in these roles. She has a Master’s of Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and loves to see the enjoyment of books through young eyes.

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First Chapter Review: The Wormwood Mysteries: Beyond the Cliff’s Edge by Kimberly Palmucci

This first chapter review is from the middle grade mystery, The Wormwood Mysteries: Beyond the Cliff’s Edge by Kimberly Palmucci. I’ve read Palmucci’s picture books, so she asked me if I wanted to read books 1 and 2 of this series. I am currently reading the first book The Wormwood Mysteries series, Secret of Lake Falls. Beyond the Cliff’s Edge is the second book, which I purchased from Amazon.

BLURB: After being adopted, kitten sisters Mayra and Rosie Wormwood arrive at their fur-ever home and quickly settle in with their new brother and sister, Lucky and Princess. But the kittens have no idea that something else lives in this seemingly cozy house in the middle of the woods—something that only comes out at night.

When several items go missing from the house, and a raccoon disappears from the jagged cliffs in the forest nearby, it’s up to the kittens and their new friends to solve the mystery before time runs out. Will the animals figure out what lies beyond the cliff’s edge? Or will they end up taking a leap of faith to survive?

COVER: Just like the first book in this series, the cover features the outline of animals from the story with the background featuring the setting. These are sharp looking and adorable.

FIRST CHAPTER: Barry is scrounging through the trash cans at the end of the long driveway of a house in the middle of the woods. Hungry, he ran off by himself to find a late night snack. He might end up regretting that decision.

KEEP READING: Definitely. This first chapter sets up the mystery Mayra and Rosie will be investigating and propels the story forward.