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A Different Kind of Hero……….. Book Review

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A Different Kind of Hero……….. Book Review

My Review
This is a story about Tomagochi the monkey. Tomagochi thought he was a boring plain monkey and that made him sad. Even his friends Peshe the tiger and Mocho the tucan couldn’t cheer him up. Then one day several men came into the rainforest where the animals lived with bulldozers and axes to destroy the forest. That’s when Tomagochi discovered something very special about himself that none of the other animals could do. What do you think happened? Did these men destroy the rain forest? Or wonder if Tomagochi did something to stop them? How about getting a copy of this book and find out what happened to Tomagochi and his friends?

My favorite children stories are those teaching young readers that everyone is unique and special in their own way, just as the author teaches in this wonderful book. I liked that Tomagochi’s friends were supporting him and helping him to understand how important each of them were. The characters are adorable and the colors used in this book fit wonderfully with the story. The green background even gives you the forest feel while reading this book.  I recommend all libraries that have children’s books to grab a couple copies of this awesome little book for children to have access to. And of course it would make a great addition to your child’s library as well.

This book was provided by Tribute Books. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The review is my opinion only.

Check out the Author, Illustrator and other things below!

Leah Beth Evans’s Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leah-Beth-Evans/173880759210

Leah Beth Evans’s Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/theatregirl2

Leah Beth Evans’s Bio:
Leah Beth Evans was inspired to write her story as a 4th grade student after studying about the rainforest. She continues to enjoy writing stories and poetry. However, her story A Different Kind of Hero has always been one of her favorites.

 

Colleen Gedrich’s Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/cgedrich

Colleen Gedrich’s Bio:
Colleen, a lifelong resident Throop, PA, earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. Since that time, she has worked part-time as a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations, and book covers. Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.

Paperback
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 9780979504525
Pages: 40

Buy links:
Amazon

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Welcome to The Priest and The Peaches blog tour

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Welcome to the next stop for The Priest and The Peaches blog tour.

You can follow the full tour over at Tribute Books HERE.

The Priest and the Peaches Book Summary

Historical fiction novel set in the Bronx in the mid-1960s
Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad’s funeral. They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of “grown-up world.” A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable
My Thoughts on this Book!
I had the honor to read and review Larry Peterson’s book Slippery Willie and it was such an awesome book I was excited to read this one as well. This is another wonderful book from Larry, a historical written to young adults, but I feel children and adults will relate to this as well.
The sudden death of a father tears this family apart, leaving 5 Peach kids to take care of themselves. The two older children were old enough to take care of their three siblings. As we follow this heartwarming story we learn to love the unique characters that are so believable, taking them into our hearts. As they continue their lives without their father, they show love and happiness as a family and faith in God and each other. There are a lot of lessons we all can learn from this wonderful story, and especially the lesson of forgiveness such as was displayed in this story so warm.
I recommend that you grab a copy of this book for your teens to read and enjoy. How nice it is to have good clean books that our teens can read and enjoy.

Larry Peterson’s blog: http://www.ThePriestandthePeaches.com
Larry Peterson’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/larrytpbx
Larry Peterson’s Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/slipperywillie

Tribute Books website: http://www.tribute-books.com
Tribute Books Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Archbald-PA/Tribute-Books/171628704176

Tribute Books Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TributeBooks

Larry Peterson’s Bio:

Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. A former Metal Lather/Reinforcing Iron-worker, he left that business after coming down with MS. He, his wife and three kids moved to Florida 30 years ago. Larry began doing freelance newspaper commentary after graduating from Tampa College in 1984.
His first children’s picture book, Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, The Priest and the Peaches was released and he is presently working on the sequel.
He also has a blog (http://www.ThePriestandthePeaches.com)    where he posts weekly commentary. He lives in Pinellas Park,  Florida and his kids and six grandchildren all live within three miles of each other.
eBook
ISBN: 978-0-9837418-4-8
ISBN: 978-1-4658-6327-0
Pages: 285
Release: January 1, 2012
You can purchase the book at the following places

KINDLE 
NOOK
iBookstore
Smashwords  
PDF

 

Tribute Tour Stanley Seagull – by: Cathy Mazur – Illustrated by: Colleen Gedrich

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Welcome to Tribute Books Tour of the book

Stanley Seagull  By Cathy Mazur Illustrated by Colleen Gedrich

My Review

As I was reading this book I thought about how much most kids are like Stanley Seagull. By not listening, they find themselves in trouble and have no idea how to get out of it. With Stanley, he was so excited when his friend introduced him to the garbage truck because there was so much food there, he could eat all he wanted and still have more to eat. What he didn’t know way, if he did listen to his friends warning, he would be taken far, far away from his home and the ocean.

This really has a lesson for adults too. Isn’t that was satan does to us with sin? He tells how good it is, but doesn’t tell the consequences.

This is an awesome book for young children. The illustrations are amazing, and a child can read the story himself by the expressions on the faces of the seagulls, and the details in the pictures. The color’s are beautiful, and gives you the ocean feel. I think this story will capture the young reader’s attention because they will be sad for Stanley and want to see him find his home.

Thanks to Tribute books for providing an e-copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

Purchase at Amazon

Reviews for Stanley Seagull

Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.

“Stanley Seagull has everything he needs and loves his life but then he gets greedy and wants more. The author does a beautiful job of teaching kids that sometimes wanting more when you already have all that you need may ultimately bring you much less.” – Larry Peterson, author of Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes

“Children will enjoy following Stanley as he discovers fun, adventure, and the beauty of home.” – Cheryl Malandrinos, author of Little Shepherd

“Stanley Seagull is a heartwarming character. Former school librarian Cathy Mazur has provided a wonderful story for children of all ages.” – Jill Mackarey, librarian, Western Wayne School District, R.D. Wilson Elementary School

“In Northeastern Pennsylvania, more than a hundred miles from the ocean, there are lots of seagulls. This charming tale puts a face, a voice and a heart on the sea birds that seem so far from their homes. The problem solving is wonderful and is believable. It is a great story to tell and it answers the questions so many adults and children ask, ‘how did the seagulls get here?’ It is a great read aloud and a story I look forward to sharing with my students.” – Sue Piorkowski, librarian, Pocono Mountain School District, Coolbaugh Elementary Center

 

Meet the Author

        

CATHY MAZUR
Stanley Seagull

Born in Scranton, Pa., Cathy Mazur is the daughter of Gary and Catherine H. Errico. She was educated in the Dunmore public school system and graduated from Dunmore High School in 1971. She received a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Mansfield State College in 1975. She received a Reading Specialist Certificate from the University of Scranton in 1978. Cathy was employed as an elementary school librarian for the Mid Valley School District from 1975 until her retirement in 2010. While at Mid Valley, she instituted and coordinated the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program for 33 years helping students to develop a love of reading outside the classroom. Cathy served on the Board of Directors for the Valley Community Library in Peckville, Pa. for over 20 years acting as president for one year and board secretary for 19 years. She presently serves on the library’s Developmental Committee chairing various fundraising events. She resides in Dickson City, Pa. with Frank, her husband of 31 years. They are the parents of two children, Gary, 27 and Gia, 19. Now in her retirement, she is focused on writing books for children like Stanley Seagull.

Email Cathy at: cathy@tribute-books.com
Visit Cathy’s web site at: www.StanleySeagull.com

Meet the Illustrator

                  

ILLUSTRATOR

COLLEEN GEDRICH
Stanley Seagull
A Different Kind of Hero
With God There Is Hope: Hope for Humanity

Colleen, a lifelong resident Throop, PA, earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. Since that time, she has worked part-time as a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations, and book covers. Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.

Email Colleen at: colleen@tribute-books.com