Freddy and Hoppie go to school, but numbers are smooshed together, words blur, and the wrong answers make classmates snicker. After a week, Freddy knows it’s time to tell his mom what’s going on, but admitting you need help can be hard.
Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses by Michelle Nott is an adorable story about a young boy opening up to his mother about an ongoing problem with his eyes. His imaginary friend helps him, but at some point Freddy must work up the courage to share what he is dealing with so he can get better. This story will touch the heart and make it easier for young people who might be struggling with vision problems to open up and to have some idea of what to expect. The ending is so sweet. The story is made better by the colorful and fun artwork of Robert Lee Beers. From facial expressions, to background details, to that silly and cute little Hoppie frog, the illustrations are the perfect complement to a wonderful story. I look forward to more books from Michelle Nott soon.
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Paperback: 16 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; Large type / large print edition edition (February 11, 2016)
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.
Everyone is going to love this zany story of how the king of the best-smelling village employs the help of his people to defeat a dragon with bad breath.
It has been way too long since I’ve read a book by Dixie Phillips. In Dragon Breath, she teams up with Jacob Gibson and artist KC Snider to bring young readers a silly story about a dragon who refuses to brush his teeth. The authors deliver a superb tale that entertains even more than it educates about good dental hygiene. I’ve loved the artwork of KC Snider for ages, but she’s really outdone herself with this one; the vibrant colors, the attention to detail, the amusing expressions on the characters’ faces, and the gallantry of the land of kingdoms is captured so well by these illustrations.
This is one of those books that made me wish my girls were little again. Dragon Breath will tickle a ton of funny bones.
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Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing; Large type / large print edition edition (August 16, 2017)
I received a free digital copy of this book from the authors. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
THE PERIL OF THE SINISTER SCIENTIST
Chapbook for Tweens
Author: Janet Ann Collins
Imaginative Joshua Davidson thinks he might be a clone from the blood on the Shroud of Turin because a scientist who had worked on that experiment twelve years ago is pursuing him. But who is Joshua really? If he learns his true identity, will his life be changed forever?
NO BONES ABOUT IT:
The Sum of Our Parts Series
Author: Bill Kirk Artist: Eugene Ruble
Learning the bones in the human body can be a challenge for anyone. Using this clever learning tool in rhyme may be just what you’ve been looking for, no bones about it. You’ll be amazed at how fast you will be able to learn them from head to toe. Study the bones, find fun factoids, take the quiz, discover the mystery bones.
A HORSE OF COURSE
Guardian Angel Animals & Pets
Author: Shari Lyle-Soffe Artist: Eugene Ruble
What child doesn’t wish for a horse of his own? Aaron certainly does! When his wish comes true Aaron is thrilled, but a horse in the house presents a few unexpected problems, and now Aaron has a tough decision to make. Will Aaron’s choice make everyone happy? What about Horace?
The endearing relationship between a little girl and her Grandmother, whose tolerance and patience are nearly boundless except when it comes to ants. The double entendre in the title captures the grandma’s sense of fun and the recognition that there are rules, especially in Grandma’s kitchen.
PRESTON, THE NOT-SO-PERFECT-PIG
Guardian Angel Animals & Pets
Author: Janie Robinson Artist: K.C. Snider
Preston P. Piggington, an ordinary eight-year-old piglet, is quite different from his refined family. He is a dirty and messy! After discovering his family’s frustration with him, he changes his ways and becomes a perfectly cultured pig. But Preston soon learns he is loved just the way he is.
RANDY KAZANDY, WHERE ARE YOUR GLASSES?
Guardian Angel Health & Hygiene
Author: Rhonda Fischer Illustrator: Kim Sponaugle
Randy Kazandy is a little boy who needs to adjust to wearing glasses and teaches kids how to love themselves no matter what challenge they may have. This book written in rhyming verse is fun to read, and will make you laugh. Randy’s motto: “I love to be me!”
(Rhonda Fischer has self-published this book. GAP has only the e-rights.)
Two cultures collide in the tiny village of Westbury. The orphan from the lowlands and the Count’s daughter from the highlands along with a baby raccoon will entertain the hearts of all and is guaranteed to shape small souls.