Monstrous Maud: Big Fright By A.B. Saddlewick

Monstrous Maud cover shot

Its happened, the grownups have had vampire lit for ages, over the last decade or so the young reader authors  revolutionized the genre and finally its trickled its way down to the wee ones.

Monstrous Maud: Big Fright By A.B. Saddlewick

Think Casper and  Scooby Doo meets Twilight .Monstrous Maud

My daughters generation has a whole slew of really fun stories like Monstrous Maud, a normal girl trying to fit in to a monstrous crowd.

A fun way to address fitting in and finding our place in the world.

There are fun sketches through the book so it breaks up the monotony for really young readers transitioning from picture books.

 

Here is an excerpt of this engaging read!

Monstrous Maud Exert

WHINES

How can a book called Monstrous Maud be anything but funny? AND a great book for the month of October! And again, books GOOD!!! Books that make great bedtime stories for 6-year-old Alice even BETTER!!!

You can find Monstrous Maud: Big Fright on Sky Pony Press ♥ Amazon ♥ Barnes & Noble and other fine bookstores.

A. B. Saddlewick is the pseudonym for Tim Collins, the award-winning author of Notes from a Totally Lame Vampireand Prince of Dorkness. He is originally from Manchester and now lives near London.

Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Author: A.B. Saddlewick
Publication Date: August 22, 2017
ISBN-9781510716988
Number of Pages: 128 Pages
Book Type: Paperback
Size: 5″ by 7.75″

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This post was written by my darling daughter Selena.

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies by Jonathan Rosen!

October is upon us!! With that comes my favorite tradition, inspired by Neil Gaiman – ‘All Hallows Read’ the exchange of  scary books (with modifications for little ones). Writing a blog is kind of along the same lines where we get to try out fun new reads and rave about them on the net.

I recommend this fun book for your inaugural ‘All Hallows Read’, wait for it….

Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies by Jonathan Rosen!

Written like a 12-year-old boy talks –  its like being a kid again, with your eyes wide open – peeking behind the veil of childhood as only a kid can explain it.

Finding THE TOY each year isn’t just a nightmare for grownups anymore…

Night of the living cuddle bunnies

My 6-year-old and I started reading it at bedtime, the downside of that is I get really enthusiastic reading it and I start to talk fast like kids do – then I look at her like “Why are you still awake?”

Night of the living cuddle bunnies book for kids

We knocked out 3 chapters in the first sitting.

This is not scary but it is hare-raising!!! (Yes, folks the nut does not fall far from the tree!!!)

Here’s an excerpt that made me laugh out loud!
Text from Attack of the Cuddle Bunnies book

WHINES

Night Of The Living Cuddle Bunnies is the perfect way to ‘read’ in October!!! I will never EVER whine about a book. Especially a book that Alice thoroughly and completely enjoys.

You can find Night Of The Living Cuddle Bunnies on Sky Pony Press ♥ Amazon ♥ Barnes & Noble and other fine bookstores.

Jonathan Rosen is a teacher and freelance writer who spends his “free” time being a volunteer coach for his daughter’s softball team and a chauffeur for all of his kids. Jonathan was born in New York and is of Mexican descent, though neither place has been really willing to accept responsibility. You can find him on FromtheMixedUpFiles.Com, The Swanky Seventeens, Twitter, and Facebook as well as his own website coming soon. Night of the Living Cuddle Bunnies is his debut novel. Jonathan lives with his family in sunny South Florida.

Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Author: Jonathan Rosen
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
ISBN-9781510715233
Number of Pages: 256 Pages
Book Type: Hardcover
Size: 5.50″ by 8.25″

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This review was written by my darling daughter Selena.

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home! Written By Jody A. Dean Ph.D

Alice and I have a wonderful book to share with you today. Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home! Written By Jody A. Dean Ph.D..  This book helps explain adoption or blending families together. Written in a way that is easy for young children to understand.

Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home is a cute book based on a REAL dog’s story! Roxie’s journey to finding her forever home and be encouraged to love and accept their new siblings. Roxie’s transition allows children to understand and express their feelings in an easy, fun way without feeling threatened and shows children that it is perfectly normal to be afraid, to ask questions, and most importantly, that everything will turn out alright!

First, the book is written so that early readers won’t have a problem reading the book on their own.  The illustrations are so sweet.

Jody A. Dean, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with 28 years of experience specializing in children, adolescents, and athletes. Her medical affiliations include Senior Clinical Account Executive, United Healthcare and Aetna; Director, Employee Assistance Program at Hughes Electronics and DirecTV.  She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1987 and her Master’s in clinical psychology in 1985 from California School of Professional Psychology. Jody has authored numerous magazine and professional journal articles.  She continues to consult from her home in Wildwood, Missouri, where she lives with her three dogs, including Roxie. For more information, please consult www.TallyHoPublishing.com.

You know a book is great when a 6-year-old wants to read it over and over again EVEN AFTER SCHOOL!!!!!!!!  Not to mention the recognition this book has received!!! Check out these awards from over a dozen organizations!

  • Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Best book-parenting and family
  • Feather and Quill Book Awards – Silver-best informational
  • New Apple Annual Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing – Parenting
  • Readers Views Literary Awards – First Place, early reader
  • Literary Classic Books Seal of Approval
  • London Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • New England Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Florida Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Los Angles Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Amsterdam Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Finalist, Animals/Pets

The book really helps children see that adding to their family is scary but that’s okay. The final section of the book offer adoption guide that that is based around helping parents navigate adoption.  The end of the book offers ways that “Roxie the Doxie” can be used as a therapy tool for the children who are adopted, as well as the children already in your home.

Ways that “Roxie The Doxie” can help is discussing how your home is similar to Roxie’s.  How is your life different now verse before adoption or a foster child.

Remember there is no one way that works for everyone. I really think that reading Roxie can help open the door to discussion no matter what situation.  

WHINES

Alice will never whine about a new book! This is a great book. Even if adoption or foster care isn’t in your family.

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com
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