Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
It's time for The Cephalopod Coffeehouse, hosted by The Armchair Squid.
The idea is simple: On the last Friday of each month, post about the best book you've finished over the past month while visiting other bloggers doing the same. In this way, we'll all have the opportunity to share our thoughts with other enthusiastic readers.
My book for May is Ten Zany Birds by Sherry Ellis, who blogs at Mama Diaries.
I'm so proud of Sherry. This is the third children's book she's had published. Ten Zany Birds became available quite recently.
The illustrations by Charu Jain are adorable. Ten Zany Birds can be a book to read aloud to children, or it's a good choice for children who are learning to read. It also incorporates counting.
Ten zany birds
singing in a tree,
dance at a party,
happy as can be.
Five with stripes.
Four with spots.
One with purple
As you can imagine from the description of the birds, they are cute as can be. I intend to buy this book for all the young children in my family. Guess what you're getting for Christmas, great nephews and nieces? (Good thing they don't read my blog.)
You can purchase Ten Zany Birds on Amazon at http://goo.gl/NVFM0d. Sherry very generously gave me an autographed copy of the book because I assisted with editing--not that she needed much help from me! I'm not receiving any remuneration for this review. She won't even know until sometime today (Friday) that I've written it.
To participate in The Cephalopod Coffeehouse or see the other bloggers' favorite books for this month, all you need to do is visit The Armchair Squid.
Thanks for the book, Sherry! I love you!
Infinities of love,
I'm very proud of her as well! My little baby cousin will have this book. (He's not even born yet and I'm planning on getting him everything he could ever want haha.)ReplyDelete
It's so much fun to have children in the family.Delete
Like I have you, Whore Child.Delete
This is one cute book. I need to check out the link you've shared. Thanks, Janie, and congratulations to Sherry!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us, Dixie dear.Delete
I'd been considering purchasing this for a (very) young lady of my acquaintance, I do believe I've been persuaded!ReplyDelete
You do writers a great service Janie. Thank you.ReplyDelete
You're welcome. I love words.Delete
Congratulations, Sherry, and thank you, dear Janie, for putting Sherry's new children's book in the spotlight! Clearly, Sherry knows how to produce a book that will hold a child's interest. The colorful bird illustrations on the cover attract the eye and the story is a winning combination of animals, colors, numbers and rhymes.ReplyDelete
Thank you, dear friend Janie, and have a great weekend!
I shall pray that your weekend is peaceful, Sir Shady.Delete
Janie, sounds like a great book for kids, and my congrats to Sherry for publishing!ReplyDelete
All you authors are great. I love my involvement in publishing.Delete
I am a firm believer in giving books as gifts and this sounds great for little kidsReplyDelete
I agree, Birgit. I probably give books as gifts more than any other item.Delete
Looks like a cute book! :)ReplyDelete
It's darling. Ian will be ready for it in another year or so.Delete
That looks adorable. Hooray for Sherry!ReplyDelete
Sherry is the best.Delete
Sweet book and terrific review.ReplyDelete
At one time that is all I wanted to do is design children's books. Still do !
I will have to look this up for my granddaughter.
It's not too late to design children's books. I think you would be a good writer for children, too. The square dogs' posts make me laugh because they are kind of like something a little kid would write. Our dogs are our babies.Delete
I have one rough out about my first Scotty, Kirby. When she died I wrote about her life and sent it out as an announcement of her death. One of my friend had to read it every night to her son, he loved it that much.Delete
Getting my act together is what I am working on.
I'm always working on that.Delete
Janie, you are the best! Thank you, thank you, thank you!ReplyDelete
You're welcome. I'm honored that you include me in your publication process.Delete
I think I'll buy it for my nieces and nephews!ReplyDelete
I think you're brilliant.Delete
It's too bad my kids are tool old for this... hmm... maybe my nephew...ReplyDelete
I will buy it for children about three years old up to six or seven.Delete
I too would buy it if I had any little ones. This small taster is delightful.ReplyDelete
My favourite book of last month was by Amos Os, Tales of Love And Darkness; a moving, funny and thought provoking book of the author’s childhood in Jerusalem. Not for sissies.
I am no sissy. Unless a palmetto bug is in the house.Delete
What a fun book! I love the cover :)ReplyDelete
The entire book is adorable.Delete
It sounds like a good one. I'll be looking for it for the kiddos.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the recommendation.