Ten-year-old Macy is waiting for her grandparents to arrive on Thanksgiving. When the front door swings open, Grandma and Grandpa are covered with hugs and kisses. Crash! Everyone rushes in to find the dog gnawing a meaty turkey leg. Can Macy’s quick thinking save dinner?
Moments later, the front door swung open. In walked Macy’s dad and grandparents. The family raced to the door to hug them.
“Oh no!” cried Mom. “What was that?”
“A perfect read for busy families around Thanksgiving…This is a great story for families to read together to remind everyone of the true nature of the holiday.”~ 100 Pages A Day…Stephanie’s Book Review
“The author has written a story about a family, much like yours or mine, perhaps, that works together when life doesn’t turn out the way they want it to.” ~ Beverly Stowe McClure, author of Under A Purple Moon and I Live in A Doghouse
“I found this book to be a quick but charming read…it was great how Macy took what she learned in school about the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Indians and turned her family Thanksgiving disaster into something positive.” ~ Cheryl’s Book Nook
“Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgiving is a cute short story that I’m sure will become a family favorite maybe even a traditional family read… I loved this book.” ~ The Blended Blog
Myrrh is born to the barn bats, Mr. and Mrs. Raft. Named after a gift from the Magi, the Rafts have enjoyed visiting the farmhouse each Christmas to peer in at the Nativity scene in the window. When Myrrh asks to join them, they tell him he will be old enough next year. With the help of Sensa Squirrel, Myrrh hatches a plan to visit the farmhouse on his own and ends up needing the help of the family who lives there.
Merry Myrrh the Christmas Bat is another charming story by Macaulay. Curiosity and Christmas make a great combination to find the little brown bat inside the family’s farmhouse. Young readers will love watching this story unfold as much as they enjoy Zgud’s beautiful artwork. I hope this author and illustrator plan to team up again. When they work together they create beauty and magic.
This is a sweet seasonal story everyone will enjoy.
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Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing (July 27, 2018)
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.
Sloth had become out of shape and lazy as he guarded the pile of treasure. When one brave Dwarf named Radish decides to help him change his habits, Sloth is finally able to take flight.
Macaulay has crafted a story that encourages healthy habits without preaching. Young readers will enjoy reading how Radish helps Sloth work hard, eat right, and set goals for himself. As progress is slowly made, Sloth feels better and is so overjoyed with what he can do he rewards Radish in a special way.
Accompanying the story is artwork from talented Canadian artist Alex Zgud. This versatile artist has brought Sloth, Radish, and their world to life with stunning details that fit perfectly into the story.
Sloth the Lazy Dragon might just make it easier for you and your children to have the discussion of creating healthy habits. Kids who enjoy fables and fairy tales or stories of mythical creatures will get a kick out of this one.
I look forward to more of Macaulay’s work.
Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing; Large type / large print edition edition (May 14, 2016)
I received a free digital copy from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
Emma loves bedtime. She laughs when Poppa pretends to place her in the dog’s bed, the kitchen sink, and other silly places instead of her bed. Once you discover what happens when Poppa finally places her in her bed, you’ll want to play This Isn’t My Bed with your own children.
Hi! My name is Fred. I am a tornado siren. Oh, you don’t know what a tornado siren is? My friends and I watch over people. We let them know when a tornado might be coming.
Open the pages and read my story. I am a Storm Sentinel.
Many stars brighten the sky at night, so does every person have one? One child finds his own stellar companion that follows him everywhere.
Why Does That Star Follow Me? let’s readers discover the child’s discovery.
Roy the little red tractor is looking for a good job. He gets sent to Tanzania, Africa to help an orphanage build sidewalks so the nanny’s can walk the babies in their strollers. He is afraid to go there because of the wild animals but is very pleased when he gets there and sees all the babies he is helping.
All the proceeds from this book go to Neema Village, a rescue center for abandoned, orphaned and at risk babies in Arusha Tanzania, East Africa. There are more than 3,000,000 orphaned children in Tanzania. Learn more at www.neemavillage.org
Tired of the way he’s always lived, the big bad wolf is ready for a change. His family, on the other hand, is still far from it. Will he handle the pressure? No one should miss this humorous and heartfelt untold story of what became of the big bad wolf.
Shouts of “Hip Hip Hooray! We’re going to the beach today!” peak the curiosity of Gracie and Grover Groundhog. Disregarding their parents’ instruction against mingling with people, the two stow away and join in the adventure. Will they be discovered? What will they think of the beach? Will they be safe? Will they get back home to their parents?