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 :ย Iguana Books (March 23, 2021)
  • Language :ย English
  • Paperback :ย 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 :ย 1771804750
  • ISBN-13 :ย 978-1771804752
  • Reading age :ย 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.

Princess Lillian and Grandpa’s Goodbye by Jenny Fulton

Princess Lillian and Grandpa’s Goodbye is a heartwarming story to help children cope with loss.

Princess Lillian visits Grandpa in the hospital, where she learns he is going to his forever-kingdom home. It makes Daddy and Lillian sad, but her grandpa seems happy. That’s when he tells her about his best friend, the Great King Above the Nations, how the Great Spirit helps us understand, and how wonderful our forever-kingdom home is.

Princess Lillian and Grandpa’s Goodbye is a beautifully illustrated story sharing the joy of everlasting life with a Navajo influence. Lillian is dressed as a princess and an Angel comforts her as she goes to say her goodbyes.

One of the lovely things about this story is that it helps us realize how similar the stories of God are throughout different cultures and how important the gift of everlasting life remains.

Highly recommended.

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  • Publisher :ย Capture Books (March 10, 2021)
  • Language :ย English
  • Paperback :ย 42 pages
  • ISBN-10 :ย 1951084357
  • ISBN-13 :ย 978-1951084356
  • Reading age :ย 3 – 10 years

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.

Why Does That Star Follow Me? by Wayne Harris-Wyrick

Follow along with this rhyming story about stars. Whether in the car or in a house and whether playing or resting, the child in this story sees a star that seems to follow him everywhere. Even the dog sees it… unless it’s foggy.

Why Does That Star Follow Me? by Wayne Harris-Wyrick is an adorable rhyming story full of wonder and discovery. The colorful illustrations by Andrea Gray make it cheery as the two characters go along their journey. After the fun is over, the reader is treated to all types of helpful information about stars: what they are, why they shine, and how far away they are. Readers even learn how stars follow you.

Why Does That Star Follow Me? is entertainment and education bundled into one cute package. I look forward to reading more from Harris-Wyrick.

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  • Age Range:ย 3 – 6 years
  • Grade Level:ย Kindergarten – 1
  • Hardcover:ย 48 pages
  • Published:ย July 3, 2018
  • Language:ย English
  • ISBN-10:ย 1940310849
  • ISBN-13:ย 978-1940310848

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

The Wormwood Mysteries: Secret of Lake Falls by Kimberly Palmucci

Welcome to the start of a new series by Kimberly Palmucci. Secret of Lake Falls is the first book in Palmucci’s The Wormwood Mysteries series. It features kitten sisters Mayra and Rosie Wormwood, who have arrived at the Lake Falls Animal Shelter, only to discover that someone–or something–is chasing away potential adopters. It is up to Mayra, Rosie and the animals at the shelter to uncover the culprit so they can find their fur-ever homes.

Palmucci has found her niche in writing children’s stories about rescue animals. This is her first time delving into the middle grade market, and she presents a strong offering filled with mystery, friendship, and resourceful animals with tons of unique personalities.

The covers on this and the next book in the series are so clever. The cover for Secret of Lake Falls captures the characters and the setting perfectly, while giving the reader a sense of the ominous happenings going on at the shelter.

Young readers will enjoy getting to know Mayra, Rosie, and all their friends as they try to solve the mystery. I am eager to read the next book, Beyond the Cliff’s Edge.

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  • Publisher :ย Independently published (January 24, 2020)
  • Language :ย English
  • Paperback :ย 204 pages
  • ISBN-10 :ย 1658726332
  • ISBN-13 :ย 978-1658726337

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

Cleo Can Tie A Bow by Sybrina Durant

Cleo loves bows and recalls how a story about a rabbit and a fox taught her how to tie them.

Cleo Can Tie A Bow is an enchanting story that will delight young readers while teaching them a new skill. The neat thing about this book is that it is a story within a story. The book opens by introducing readers to Cleo, a girl who loves bows. Then Cleo remembers the story of how a helpful fox once help a long-eared rabbit keep her ears from dragging on the ground.

This story is illustrated in beautiful fashion by Pumundi Gardiyawasam. The pink flowers on the cover, the green in Cleo’s eyes, the variety of colorful butterflies, and the sad, droopy-eared rabbit’s face all were special bits of artwork that brought this story to life for me.

Learning a new skill has never been such sweet fun!

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  • ASIN :ย B08K3J2QGF
  • Publication date :ย September 24, 2020
  • Language :ย English
  • File size :ย 3873 KB
  • Print length :ย 40 pages
  • ISBN-13 :ย 979-8685994844

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.

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