Friday, August 7, 2009
Here's a link to the informative Jon Bard's website. I recorded a video on his site commenting on his informative tips for children's authors. I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.
All the best,
Thursday, August 6, 2009
In the Trees, Honey Bees by Lori Mortensen and illustrated by Cris Arbo is a book for children ages 4 to 10. It begins, "Morning light. Warm and bright. In the trees, Honeybees!" Being a children's author who rhymes, I appreciate the concise and tight rhymes of the book. There is an economy of words that is appealing. It is to the point, educational and entertaining at the same time. The illustrations are detailed and lively as well. I recommend this book and give it four books out of five books!
There's a Babirusa in My Bathtub Fact and Fancy about Curious Creatures by Maxine Rose Schur and Illustrated by Michael S. Maydak is a book for children ages 7 to 12 years old. There are rhymes in this book too featuring animals like a babirusa, Civet, Colugo and Dingo to name a few. Here's an example of a rhyme in the book,
Matamata waiting all alone,
Looking like a leafy stone.
Along comes a fish and bites his back
Thinking leaves are a tasty snack
I give this book three and 1/2 books out of five books.