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 โ€ : โ€Žย Poppy’s Adventures (April 26, 2021)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Žย English
  • Paperback โ€ : โ€Žย 26 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Žย 1736528904
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Žย 978-1736528907
  • Reading age โ€ : โ€Žย 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.

Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia by Julia Hengst

Stunning artwork, imagination, and lyrical prose and rhymes that will engage young readers fill the pages of Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia by Julia Hengst.

Incorporating insights from psychology, mindfulness practices, spirituality, and various healthy traditions to support mental/emotional health and wellness, Hengst has developed this first book in a planned series to promote love, kindness, and acceptance, while encouraging the importance of knowing inner EMOCEANS to help you handle all moods.

By using enchanting creatures like mermaids and made up creatures like Purrmaids, the author makes these concepts easier to digest. The beautiful artwork by Esther Samuels-Davis, which depicts a diverse world, draws the reader deeper into the story. Who wouldn’t want to live in Mermaidia?

I hope we will see the songs featured in Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia put to music one day. It would be great to have an accompanying CD and activity book.

I look forward to more from Hengst and Samuels-Davis.

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  • Publisher โ€ : โ€Ž Mind Trip Productions (May 14, 2021)
  • Language โ€ : โ€Ž English
  • Hardcover โ€ : โ€Ž 36 pages
  • ISBN-10 โ€ : โ€Ž 1736137506
  • ISBN-13 โ€ : โ€Ž 978-1736137505
  • Reading age โ€ : โ€Ž 6 – 12 years

I received a copy 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.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster by Robert F. DeFinis, Ed.D.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster by Robert F. DeFinis, Ed.D. is a timely rhyming story to help you encourage good and healthy habits in your children so they can return to the life they knew before the coronavirus.

Doctor Robert F. Definis, Ed. D. has created this fun way to talk to your kids about the habits they need to adopt to help keep them and others safe. While they do their part, these SUPERHEROES in training will defeat the icky, filthy, creepy, slimy CORONA MONSTER.

Right now, things seem so uncertain for parents. Just imagine how kids are feeling. Inspired by the author’s desire to find a way to help explain things to his own daughter, this imaginative and empowering story will bring your child through the steps we have been hearing about for months: hand washing, covering your cough and sneeze, and keeping your distance. Readers are encouraged to be vigilant so the future can be better.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster is such a fun book, your children will forget they are learning something. This book can help assure your children it will be okay and address some of their fears. I like that the author reminds readers to remember those first responders who made our lives better and that it encourages children to look to the future where playing outside and hugging is no longer a scary thing.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster will make those tough conversations easier on everyone.

Highly recommended.

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File Size: 2061 KB
Print Length: 16 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 13, 2020
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B088NFNFTM

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

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