Imagination meets rhyme in this lyrical tale of a young girl who wants to meet Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman and invite them to tea. Ava’s Secret Tea Party by Donna J. Shepherd is a delightful rhyming story filled with dreams come true. Ava wants to meet the elusive visitors that perform wonderful deeds while she’s asleep. She comes up with a plan that she hopes will help her get them all together.
With Shepherd’s sweet story and adorable illustrations by Bella Sinclair, girls will love reading this book over and again. It also comes with recipes from Ava’s secret tea party and several tea party crafts. I could see this book being used to help girls plan their own secret tea parties.
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Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; large type edition edition (July 15, 2012)
I received a free digital version of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
What is a snake who only sings solo supposed to do when he gets laryngitis? You’ll find out when you pick up a copy of Sully’s Topsy Tale by Donna J. Shepherd.
In this final book in the Topsy Tales trilogy, Sully the Snake is so used to singing solo that when he gets laryngitis, he and the other animals aren’t sure how to deal with the silence. One by one, Sully’s friends take a turn at livening up the jungle, giving Sully time to rest his sore throat and teaching him a wonderful lesson in the process.
This is the first book in the series I’ve read. Now, I want to buy the other two. This is a fun, rhyming tale of friendship that teaches children to appreciate each other’s talents–an excellent lesson at any age.
Having also read Shepherd’s Poodle & Doodle, I can tell you this book is just as enjoyable as the story of that prissy little poodle who became upset when a mangy mutt was brought home. I’ve always enjoyed stories that assigned human characteristics to animals and used them to gently teach children important life lessons. Shepherd’s books accomplish this task well.
Kevin Collier is the illustrator for this one, which kind of surprised me. I can usually pick out Kevin’s work easily. While you can still see his style of wide, round eyes and bright colors, the lines coming more to a point, the jagged edges, and the color selection all blend together with this jazzy story to create a lovely compliment to the words.
Sully’s Topsy Tale is a story many youngsters are sure to enjoy!
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Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
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I just had a chance to offer a back cover blurb for this upcoming new release from Guardian Angel Publishing. Poodle & Doodle by Donna J. Shepherd and illustrated by Jack Foster, tells the story of a prissy little poodle who is upset when a mangy mutt becomes the new member of the house.
Young readers are certainly going to enjoy this rhyming story of two very different dogs and how they become friends.
You can check out other upcoming titles at the Guardian Angel Publishing website.