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Friday, March 6, 2015

Guest author Leela Hope

My name is Walter Wolf,
And I am only 4 years old,
Today I get to pick my Spring season own clothes,
But we have to go soon, I was told

The first thing I need to do,
Is pick out underwear,
Then I grab some socks,
But which the red or the blue pair.

With blue socks on,
And underwear with pictures of ants,
I open the bottom drawer,
And pick out my favorite pants.

One leg goes in just fine,
But it is hard to do while standing,
I cannot get my leg high enough,
I jump and miss and I have a rough landing.

I yell to Mom, "This is too hard,
I am going to quit,"
She yells back, "don't give up,
I know that you can do it!"

From the floor it's easier as I turn to sit,
I get the leg in place,
I pull them up and do the button,
It was hard and there is sweat on my face.

I pick out a red plaid shirt,
To go with my green and blue stripped pant,
I try to put it on out in the hall,
And I knock over a potted plant.

Mom comes to see what's happened,
Because she heard a sound,
But when she sees how good I look,
Her jaw almost hits the ground.

"Wow!" Mom says, she's very excited,
"My dear you look so good,
But you might need to change,
I really think you should."

She helped me pick out a shirt,
And a new pair of pants,
Then she left the room,
While I did my clothes off dance.

I wrestled my shirt over my head,
My pants were there to trip me,
I slipped on the new shirt,
It had a picture of a bee.

My Mom was happy,
And she tussle up my hair,
She called, "Time to go."
But no answer came there.

We found my older brother Willy,
In his socks and underwear,
He still wasn't wearing clothes,
Mom gave him an angry stare.

Finally we were ready to go,
And we went through the door,
Now I know I can get dressed,
And I am ready to do more.

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 PUYB Meet the Author
Leela Hope is a writer with over 22 years of experience in writing endearing children’s fiction. Her lively characters have entranced and captivated her audience, and she has taken great joy in writing the three series of books, each beautifully illustrated with love and care. Her stories concentrate on the adventures of floppy eared bunnies and wide-eyed children learning lessons in life, before returning home wiser and eager for sleep. leela hope writes her stories to entertain the very young, but also to educate. Her vision is always of a parent sitting on a child’s bed, reciting the stories each night, while the young one drifts off to sleep, lulled into a dream world full of fun and adventure.

From her very earliest years of childhood, Leela made up stories in her head, telling them to her younger brother and sister. The stories flowed easily from her mind, and it wasn’t long before she realized she had a gift for writing. By the age of 14, she had already written a small book of short stories for her own entertainment, and by the age of 22, she had published her first full-fledged children’s fiction in several magazines. Leela hope was destined to be an author and she knew exactly what genre of fiction she wanted to dedicate her life too.

Born in San Diego, California, and still residing in the area, Leela studied English Literature at Berkeley, earning a degree in 1989. Her writing covers a span of several genres, but she always returns to her first love, children’s fiction. She enjoys scuba diving and visiting wildlife parks, seeking new inspiration for cuddly characters for her stories. leela hope lives in an urban area of San Diego and is presently at work on a new book.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Book Review Blitz: Bash and Lucy by Lisa Cohn & Michael Cohn

About the Book

Title: Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy 
Authors: Lisa Cohn & Michael Cohn 
Illustrator: Heather Nichols 
Publication Date: December 6, 2014 
Publisher: Canines and Kids Publishing 
Pages: 39 
Recommended Ages: 3 to 8

Book Summary: From an award-winning Mom-Son team featured on the Today Show, Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy is a contemporary boy-and-dog book. Bash’s dog, Lucy, helps coach his soccer team, and Lucy leads the team to the championships. But Bash is overcome with jealousy when Lucy enchants a team of Special Olympics kids who say they want her to coach their team. Can Bash overcome his jealousy and learn to share Lucy with kids who say they need her? This is Book Two in the Bash and Lucy series, following Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence, a Mom’s Choice Silver Award winner and finalist, USA Best Book Awards. Co-Author Michael Cohn, age 6, has appeared on the Today Show, on SiriusXM Radio, in Disney’s Babble, in The Oregonian and other media.

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I work this special needs students and have a niece with special needs so this book's theme hit home.  It is very excellently written and the illustrations are equally as well done.   I loved this book because it teaches children how to overcome jealousy.  I will be putting it in my classroom library for students to read.  The theme is a good one to teach children. 

About the Authors: Lisa Cohn and Michael Cohn

Lisa Cohn and Michael CohnWriter Lisa Cohn and her 6-year-old son, Michael, have appeared on the Today Show, SiriusXM Radio, AM Northwest and Disney’s Babble, in addition to the Oregonian and other media. Their first book, “Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence,” received a Mom’s Choice Silver Award and was a 2013 USA Best Book Award finalist. Book lover Michael reviews children’s books in taxis, gyms, lodges and parks and the Cohns post them on their YouTube channel!

Here’s his latest review:
Lisa and Michael’s aim is to share with children their love of dogs, books and writing! Learn about their school visits, dog blog and book reviews by Michael and friends by visiting

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Psalm 23 by Richard Jesse Watson

When I saw Richard Watson's book Psalm 23 come up for review, I jumped at the chance to review it because it was KJV text.  It is very hard to find KJV text books.  I'm not disappointed in the least.  I was very pleasantly pleased with this book.  The illustrations are absolutely awesome.  This book is geared to the preschooler.  It is a chunky cardboard book.  Very durable to those little hands.  Your little one is bound to get caught up in the illustrations as you read Psalm 23 to them.  It is a perfect fit.  This one is going in the church nursery for little ones to look at and teachers to read to them.  Would I recommend this book?  You bet ya! 

Book Description

With illustrations that bring to life Psalm 23, the popular picture book is now available in board book format.
As a follow-up to his bestselling children’s book, The Lord’s Prayer, Richard Jesse Watson created Psalm 23. The soothing and familiar words of the iconic scripture are paired with the vibrant and child-friendly illustrations of Richard Jesse Watson, resulting in a board book edition of the acclaimed picture book that is pleasing to the eyes and soul. Using KJV text, this book helps familiarize children with real biblical text while also incorporating beautiful illustrations that help make the words of David come alive for even the youngest reader.

About the Author
Richard Jesse Watson has been making books for children since 1984. He collaborated with Ruth Bell Graham on One Wintry Night, and his version of The Night Before Christmas was a New York Times bestseller. Watson won the Golden Kite Award for his picture book, Tom Thumb, and his illustrations have also been selected for the Society of Illustrator’s Annual Exhibits. Richard and his wife, Susi, live in Port Townsend, Washington. Their children are following in his footsteps as writers and illustrators of children’s books.

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It Will be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst

In the end, it will be okay because God is always with us.

Whether we like it or not, growing up brings change. For many children, this conjures fears that are sometimes real and sometimes imagined. How can kids learn that even when they face new and unfamiliar situations, they don't have to be afraid?

Little Seed and Little Fox are facing changes and brand new circumstances-and they don't like it one bit! Through this unlikely friendship, children will discover that no matter how new or fearful their circumstances, God is always with them. The whimsical art by Natalia Moore will put a smile on kids' faces and put their minds at ease. Just as Little Seed and Little Fox learn to trust that the Farmer is good and kind, children will also learn to trust God.

Written by New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, It Will Be Okay will help kids discover that the end, it really will be okay because we have a God who is good and kind and always with us.

This is the most adorable children's book I've seen written on the subject of trusting God.  This book so brought the trust factor home to me as I was reading it. Friendship and sticking by the person no matter what is very prevalent throughout the book.  God is always with us, Trust God's plan are also good messages to bring out in this book. Very beautiful message and the illustrations are awesome too.  I would say 4-9 year olds this book is written for; however, any age could use the beautiful theme.  Very strong message and very appropriate.  Definitely going to recommend this book.  I'll put it in the church library to help get the word out.  I can't say how much I really loved this book.  Awesome job worth the money paid for this book.

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 About the Author
Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave and Unglued. She isn't shy about admitting what a mess she can be. But she's been learning God's lessons and sharing them on her blog ( and in her books. Lysa is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Green Gooey Goop by Anna C. Morrison

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Green Gooey Goop 3Title: Green Gooey Goop
Author: Anna C. Morrison
Publisher: Green Gooey Goop
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Format: Paperback/Kindle
A little girl is presented with a different sort of a meal when her mom serves her green gooey goop. Interesting and icky ingredients appear one by one as the little girl decides what’s in this noxious-smelling concoction. The little girl creates a flood, and her dog’s fur turns green. Suggested age range for readers: 0-8

This book was written to capture the moment when a child is confronted by healthy food that, while nutritious, may not appear to be delicious.  Many children react imaginatively to new foods, and the child in this book is no exception.  She envisions the ingredients as other than what her mother describes in the first part of the book in an attempt to get out of eating the food.  When she realizes she must eat it anyway, it spills onto the family dog, who may or may not be green forever!

I hope you enjoy starting a conversation with your child about the value of eating healthy foods that also taste delicious. 
This is a cute picture book.  Geared toward 3-8 year olds.  Three year olds will love the rhyming meter and 8 year olds will love that they can read it on their own.  If you are an educator and you are doing a green theme this book will fit right into that theme.  It's Green! is the joke around our house. 

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Anna C. MorrisonAnna C. Morrison is an author of children’s books, including Silly Moments and Green Gooey Goop, with many more to follow.  She is also an adjunct professor for multiple colleges and universities, both face-to-face and online.  While she instructs various levels of English composition, she also teaches classes on literature, film, feature writing, and technical writing, among others.  In addition, she has worked with Adapt Courseware as a writing consultant on three video course projects, including college skills and composition.  Anna received her MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and her BA in English, Creative Writing, from California State University, San Bernardino.  Anna is an active member of SCBWI and is available for book signings.  She lives in Southern California with her family and pets.
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Veggie Tales - Noah's Ark

NOAH’S ARK will be available March 3 

on DVD and digital download

Starring Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez, along with Larry the Cucumber, Bob the Tomato and a whole crew of Veggies.

Noah and his family along with a zoo full of animals take an adventure aboard an orange slice ark. After 40 days and nights of rain, everyone’s faith has been tested, and they’re ready to jump ship. Will they chart a new course, or will they remember to trust God’s promises? Grab your umbrellas and find out in this VeggieTales re-telling of the beloved Bible story, Noah’s Ark!

In NOAH'S ARK, Brady, the multi-Emmy® award-winning host of one of TV’s most famous game shows, Let’s Make a Deal, and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway, brings to life Noah’s son Shem, who first questions, then learns to embrace, his father’s direction from God. Christian singer, actress and radio host Jaci Velasquez co-stars as Shem’s wife, Sadie.

 In NOAH’S ARK, Shem and Sadie return home from their honeymoon to find that Noah (played by Pa Grape) has begun, at God’s direction, to work on a massive ark, which his wife Naamah (played by Madame Blueberry) and sons Ham (played by Larry) and Japheth (played by Bob) are helping construct before the start of 40 days and 40 nights of rain. But Shem doesn’t understand Noah’s unshakable faith in God, particularly when animals start arriving two-by-two – while the rain is nowhere to be seen. When the deluge does come, Shem begins to understand Noah’s determination to preserve humanity’s future … and the importance of trusting in God.

NOAH’S ARK also features a brand-new “Silly Songs With Larry” segment.

There back with a new Bible lesson:  Trusting God.  Perfect for the whole family, but your younger ones are going to love the music and animation of this Biblical story of Noah's Ark.  The special features consist of:
  • a family discussion guide
  • downloadable activities 
  • songs to sing-along with 
  • a jukebox of about 10 songs to listen to
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Jesus Boat dvd

Synopsis: The astounding prophetic rebirth of Israel is told through the discovery of an ancient and unlikely artifact found under the shores of the Sea of Galilee. A first century fishing boat, identical to the boat Jesus sailed upon with his disciples, was destroyed in the years Israel was destroyed by the Romans, but found 2000 years later in a series of astonishing events that even scientists called a miracle. Mirroring Israel's own story of devastation and survival, the boat from the time of Jesus, would rise against all odds and float upon the Sea of Galilee once more as the oldest surviving freshwater boat in the world. Featuring commentary from some of the great theologians of our day including Franklin Graham, Joel Rosenberg, Jay Sekulow, Skip Heitzig, Chuck Smith and more.

This dvd is a narrative, exposition, documentary of  an ancient artifact found in the Middle East.  It was interesting.  It is about 65 mins. in length.  They present this information in an excellent manner.  If you are interested in World History, Middle Eastern history or 1st Century History and most of all Biblical History then this would be a dvd you would enjoy.   Visit here to learn more about this movie.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Maisy and the Money Marauder by Elizabeth Woodrum

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast (February 17 to 18, 2015) for the second book in "The Maisy Files" mystery chapter book series by Elizabeth Woodrum, "Maisy and the Money Marauder". If you haven't had a chance to check out Book 1, you can grab a Kindle copy for FREE from Amazon February 17 and 18, 2015!


Maisy and the Money Marauder by Elizabeth WoodrumAbout the Book
Title: Maisy and the Money Marauder (The Maisy Files, Book #2)
Author: Elizabeth Woodrum 
Publication Date: February 17, 2015 
Publisher: Independent 
Pages: 90 
Recommended Ages: 6 to 12  

Summary: Lunch money has been stolen at West Valley Elementary, and everyone's favorite fourth-grade detective in on the case. With a cherry lollipop in hand, her fedora, and her trusty notebook, Maisy steps into her black-and-white mystery world to search for clues. Join Maisy on her quest to unmask a thief in Maisy and the Money Marauder.

  Maisy's back on a new case.  You just can't go wrong with Maisy.  She's loveable and she'll get the job done.  She solves her mysteries.  My fourth graders that I teach love Maisy.  I loved the Missing Mice and this one was equally enjoyable.  It's an excellent read-aloud or independent reading book. 

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"Maisy and the Missing Mice is a fun chapter book featuring a smart and sassy tween girl as the title character; a solid and interesting plot featuring age-appropriate intrigue and suspense; and some terrific writing that carries the reader on a journey as a detective uncovering clues and solving the mystery of who stole the missing mice. I highly recommend this book as a read aloud book for children between the ages of 6 and 10 or for independent readers between the ages of 7 and 12 who love to read mysteries." ~ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
"Woodrum certainly knows her target audience and does a very nice job with the character development of Maisy. This is an incredibly kid-friendly story that makes a great introduction to the genre of mystery for newly independent readers. It's a quick page turning read that encourages kids to think outside of the box." ~ The Children's Book Review
"The delights from this book start with the cover art and continue with a fun story that is well-written." ~ 5 Star Review, R. Johnson, Amazon
"My name is Kat. I am 9 years old. I would rate this a five because I like everything about it, the mystery the most. It was fun to read. My favorite part was the mystery and the end. I love this book so much. I think other kids would love it too because it has mystery and most kids would like mystery books. Most mystery books have a good mystery. I would love to read the whole series." ~ 5 Star Review, Heather A., Amazon
"What an Amazing book. I totally love it. I admire the author dedication for writing an incredible book. While reading this book, it was very clear that author understand kids. I’ve always been an avid reader and this book is one of the best books I have read in 2014. This book grabs my attention from the very start of the book and couldn't put it aside till I finish it." ~ 5 Star Review, KristinT, Amazon
"I knew I would love this book simply because I knew it would remind me of the mystery books I read in my childhood. I really love how much trust the teachers and community as a whole put in Maisy. She is well deserving of their admiration as the way she finds clues and finds the mascot for the school is well thought out. This is a story any child would love to read. I hope Maisy continues to solve mysteries..." ~ 5 Star Review, Josh, Amazon

About the Author

 Elizabeth Woodrum is an elementary teacher in Ohio. She came to love writing when she was in elementary school, but more recently began writing material for use in her classroom. From that writing, grew the desire to write books for the general population of children and adults alike. The Maisy Files, a children's series, is the first series that she has published. As a reader, Elizabeth prefers the fantasy genre, but she enjoys realistic fiction as well. Some of her favorite authors include JK Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and Nicholas Sparks. Originally from Indiana, Elizabeth currently resides near Dayton, Ohio with her two pets: a cat named Butterscotch and a dog named Reese Cup.  

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