Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Butterfly Girls by Beryl Reichenberg "How does a Monarch Butterfly teach two young girls how to fly?" Well, if you want to find out, I suggest reading Beryl's picture book published by Oak Tree Press. Here's an excerpt: One morning Ashley went into the yard, and to her suprise, there was a bright, orange and black butterfly, flapping its wings. "Little butterfly, when did you come out of your chrysalis?" This lovely book tells a story of two girls discovering the beauty and magic of the butterflies. I recommend this book for children ages 3 and up. Here's a link to Beryl's website where you can find more information: www.berylreichenberg.com
50 PLAYFUL PASTA RECIPES This recipe book for kids and adults is chock full of great pasta recipes. It is divided into sections: Totally Tubular, Twisted & Twirly, Super Skinny, Very Stuffed, Wheels & Whatever, Sweet Treats. This book contains creative recipes like Robot Bites, Gooey Green Noodles, Spaghetti and Mini Meatballs, Out-of-This-World Tomato Soup and more! The photos are detailed and stunning! I would recommend this book to all ages. Here is the link: http://quirkbooks.com/noodlemania Short review of Noodlemania posted at @LilyErlic
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Voiceover for Children's Apps Have you ever wanted to be a voiceover? Maybe you could be if you join a site that could help you access jobs in this field. Voice123 is a a website that provides voiceover jobs for anyone interested in being a voice for an 'App' or a children's story on-line. I have been a member since 2006. They give you a webpage where you can showcase your talents. Check out their website: http://voice123.com/ Here is a demo of my voice.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Two books arrived in my mail by Top That! Publishing house. The first one is called Timmy The Tiger Finds First Words. The book is within a series called Learn With Magnets. Here is an excerpt of the first page spread: Timmy the Tiger has lost his cub. He sets off into the jungle to look for him. On the first page, there is a word spelled, c u b. Each letter is housed in a square. There are magnetic letters attached to the book which are magnets. The child may be asked to place the corresponding magnetic letters on each square. The next page the word is l o o k. The magnets adhere to the book! This is a clever way to teach children letters and words! Other words in the book are pond, frog, hug, fox and more. I enjoyed reading this book. I recommend this book to children learning to read, ages 3 and up. The other book that arrived from Top That! is called Five Little Penguins. Here's an excerpt: Five little penguins on the icy shore. One dives into the ocean, so now there's only... Four little penguins looking out to sea. One spots his mummy coming back, so then there were... I liked this book a lot because of the rhyme and also the die-cut penguins that disappeared one by one as the pages turned. The 3-D effect of the penguins make this a charming book for children 3 years of age and up. Links to Timmy the Tiger and Five Little Penguins: http://www.topthatpublishing.com/title?id=5368 http://www.topthatpublishing.com/title?id=5845
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here's an excerpt from The Great Garage Sale written by Marilyn Helmer and Illustrated by Mike Deas: "You're pulling out flowers, not weeds." His mouth curved into a lopsided grin. "Don't you know the difference between a weed and a flower?" "Of course I do," said DJ. Who was this smart-alecky kid anyway? "Weeds don't have flowers on them." The kid rolled his eyes. "See those buds? You're pulling out plants before they're big enough to bloom." This is a description of just one of DJ's mishaps that he has throughout this entertaining chapter book! He sells a jewelery box at a garage sale that wasn't meant for selling. He gives up his skateboard, Speedwell, to get the jewelery box back. He has good intentions but things seem to go awry for him. Somehow things turn around and the Superstacker (his favorite kind of deluxe sandwich) always seems to smooth things out for him. This Orca Echoes chapter book is written with pizzaz and flair which is sure to entertain young readers! Published by Orca Book Publishers.