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The Day My Fart Followed Santa Up The Chimney By Ben Johnson & Sam Lawrence

 

 

 

Authors Ben Johnson and Sam Lawrence
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STORY-LINE, COMPOSITION, DEVELOPMENT OF THE DAY MY FART FOLLOWED SANTA UP THE CHIMNEY:

Geared towards young children, The Day My Fart Followed Santa Up The Chimney will entertain the young mind.  Timmy is looking forward to snow and having fun on his new snow sled.  Little Fart has never been on a sled and this is an adventure for both.

After a day on the hills, Christmas Eve and Santa await.  As a result, Little Fart waits excitedly for Santa.  He just has to get up and met Santa.  Santa needs help delivering gifts through the small chimney at a little girls house and ask Little Fart to help him.  With laughter and fun, Santa and Little Fart deliver Christmas.

Young children will love the story of Santa and Little Fart.  Easy to understand and with colorful pictures, the child’s interest will be peaked.  The story flows smoothly and clearly.  Just the right length, the child will

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The Grumpface By B.C.R. Fegan

 

Daniela Frongia (Illustrator)

The Grumpface
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STORY-LINE AND CONCEPT OF THE GRUMPFACE BY B.C.R. FEGAN

In The Grumpface, B. C. R. Fegan author and Daniela Frongia illustrator, crafted an entertaining book for any child.  With a premise easy to follow, the child will giggle and wiggle as they listen to this fun filled book.

A grumpy man became grumpy with a wizard.  The wizard changed him into Grumpface and placed him deep in the dark forest.  Grumpface would have to laugh before he would change back to a man.  He devised a game for the people who wandered into the forest.  They had to complete three task or stay in the forest.  Dan wanted to find a rose for the flower vender, Bella, who he loved.  Going into the forest, he meets Grumpface and laughter follows as Dan tried to complete the three task.

I love rhyming poems and stories; I am sure any child would love to have this book.  The rhyming will catch the adult or child’s attention immediately.  Children will find the rhyming easy to remember and follow.  All children love to have someone read to them; this book is perfect for any time of day as you set with your child.

With illustrations, detailed and colorful, children will love looking at the pages in The Grumpface.  I do not think they will be frighten as Grumpface resembles an old grumpy green leprechaun.  With help from the reader/adult, children will understand laughter can change a person’s attitude and outlook;  the reader/adult should explain Grumpface becomes a different person after seeing Dan’s funny attempts to complete the three task.  The reader/adult can also impress upon the child how the man became Grumpface; an excellent teaching tool.  An adult could sit with the child who’s reading age and explain the concepts of the book.

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The Magician’s Dream By LeAnn Mathis

 

 

 

THE MAGICIAN'S DREAM BY LEANN MATHIS
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STORY-LINE THE MAGICIAN’S DREAM:

Author LeAnn Mathis’ creation, The Magician’s Dream, is an intriguing children’s fantasy novel.  Franklin lives during the turbulent 60’s and dreams of a magic world at night.  In his dream world, his dream friend Maggie and he are training for battle using magic. In life, Franklin a black child of the sixties, meets the real Maggie the first day at his new school.  Maggie, white and from racial ideologies of the 60’s home life, dreams the same dreams as Franklin.

Franklin suddenly realizes his two worlds have collided.  How is that possible?  Is his and Maggie’s dream world real?  Can they save the world, their dreams, and improve their way of life?

Children’s will love this story of good and evil, magic and the normal world.  My children’s fiction novel review of The Magician’s Dream follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Firstly, let me say, I found the premise of the story intriguing and original.  Secondly, Mathis, created a

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Ten Terrific Monsters By Chris Mason

 

A Hidden Item Book

Ten Terrific Monsters by Chris Mason
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STORY-LINE, CONCEPT, DEVELOPMENT TEN TERRIFIC MONSTERS BY CHRIS MASON:

In Ten Terrific Monsters, Chris Mason and Vladimir Cebu, created a wonderful seek and find book for child and adult.  As a lover of seek and find, I am sure any child would love to have this book.  Willie the Wolf and nine of his monster friends spent a long day waiting in the unemployment line.  Each monster’s return home gives the child a list of objects to find in a picture.  The characters are as Willie the Wolf states, “cute as buttons”.  The list of items well-defined with good illustrations, will entertain even younger children.

With well-developed illustrations and good seek list, any child with supervision will have hours of fun.  Depending on the age of the child, this book helps with word recognition, counting, motor skills, and organizational skills.  The child using fine motor skills can either circle the items as found in picture or mark off the list.  Names are beside the picture of the item giving the child word recognition skills.  Counting how many items they found, will help with counting skills, and deciding in what order they will find the items, will help them develop organization skills.

 

TEN TERRIFIC MONSTERS RECOMMENDATIONS:  STARS 4

I would not hesitate to buy this book for a child.  This is a great book for children and supervising adult to enjoy together.   The

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Philo and the Patience SuperHoly By Mireille Mishriky

 

 

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STORYLINE PHILO AND THE PATIENCE SUPERHOLY:

In Philo And The Patience Superholy, author Mireille Mishriky, teaches the lesson of patience and how a child can achieve patience.  Philo is an active little boy and he has problems sitting still and quite during church services/liturgy.  Always disruptive, Philo’s told a secret by his grandmother.  He has Superholy powers!  One of his Superholy powers, Patience, can help Philo learn patience and discipline.   His Superholy Patience power can help Philo not only in church but in everyday life.

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The House On Windridge By Tracie Peterson & Bonus Story: Lucy’s Quilt By Joyce Livingston

the house on windridge

It is always a pleasure and a privilege to read and review books by Tracie Peterson. This story will bring your emotions to the surface as the characters face grief, loss, and new beginnings all with Gods help.

This book has two excellent books; The House on Windridge by Tracie Peterson and as a bonus, Lucy’s Quilt by Joyce Livingston another talented author.

THE HOUSE ON WINDRIDGE BY TRACIE PETERSON

STORY LINE:

Gus Gussop had the world by the tail; a ranch doing well; a large ranch house, a wife he adored, and a baby on the way. Then fate stepped in and took his wife during childbirth. The anchor of Gus’ world was gone. Gus has no idea what to do with a child and no desire to try.   He sends his baby daughter, Jessica, to his wife’s Aunt Harriet Nelson to raise; unknowingly sending Jessica to a woman who loves appearance,

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Orphan Train Romance Series: 4 Books in One by Zoe Matthews

 

ORPHAN TRAIN SERIES

Ready Made Families

Desperate Children

 

This book actually contains 5 stories that are sweet romances, each story is related; it is better to read them in this one book as the minor and major characters appear in subsequent booksZoe Matthews writing talent is evident in this book.

 

The Unexpected Family: Amanda and Craig

Widowed Amanda and bachelor Craig each want to adopt a child from the train; they will find the love of a lifetime, as Craig has loved Amanda for years.

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