“Have you Seen Henry?” Book Review

“Have You Seen Henry?” is a delightful picture book for children about the importance of friendship in our daily lives. This charming story takes place within a community of animals, which includes the main characters, Henry and Henrietta Possum. Life is quite predictable and wonderful for the married couple until one day Henry disappears. Henrietta sets out to look for Henry and during the search, many of her friends and neighbors join her in hopes of finding him. They search throughout the neighborhood looking for Henry everywhere. They look for him at the park, the local market, the Root Beer Shop and many other places. Did Henrietta and her neighborhood friends ever find Henry? “Have You Seen Henry?” shows the power of friends and neighbors coming together in a time of need. The story will appeal to children of all ages and is filled with brilliantly, colorful illustrations that bring out the important message of the story. “Have You Seen Henry?” has many educational qualities and should be read by teachers and parents, as well as children.

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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Oh Brother, Why is He My Brother? By A. Law Shettleworth

51nvkpireyl-_sy498_bo1204203200_1This is a very endearing story about a relationship between a brother and sister. It is a story that will help siblings get along more and it will show them how to show unconditional love.

The story is about Katie who really cannot understand her brother, Richard. He seems to have different mannerisms than she does. But Richard always helps her out, regardless of how negative and critical she is of him. Richard never seems to be too put off by her remarks.

But what is more, Richard is always there to help her. He helps her find her bracelet when she loses it, he helps her pick up the blueberries that fall on the floor, and he helps her find the missing letter from her bracelet.

By showing this kind of unconditional love towards Katie, Richard shows how important it is to love your sibling, regardless of how different they seem.

This is a story about trust, unconditional love, and family. It is a wholesome story that may encourage families to make pancakes and enjoy them as a family, without bickering and complaining too much.

In the end, Katie discovers that despite their differences, she truly loves Richard and she accepts him and loves him just as he is.

I loved this story and I will be passing it along to the children in my midst.

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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About Mark Spencer’s “The Christmas Mouse”

the-christmas-mouseDescribe your book to the readers.

What is the theme of your book or description?

This is a holiday book about the very first Christmas Eve in the stable before Joseph & Mary arrived.

Who is the audience for your book?

It was written for anyone who loves the magic of Christmas

What is your publisher Information?

Halo Publishing

mark-spencer-jpegWhat is your Email?

For the book and its website Mspencer@thechristmasmouse.com.

What is your contact information?

My web address is http://www.thechristmasmouse.com is the book’s website and in it there will be emails and contact forms for writing the author, for writing to Mouse, and for interest in book signings and fundraising for ministries.

My website address is http://www.THECHRISTMASMOUSE.COM

Where is your book available for purchase?

My book is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Halo Publishing.

Thank you for being here on my blogs Mark Spencer over the past few weeks!  It has been a joy to get to know you and your work.

This is a wonderful book, just in time for Christmas!  And I hope that you readers will buy it for your kids. It is a book with a wonderful message and mesmerizing illustrations!

I can’t wait to see you next book Mark Spencer!

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About “Who Goes There?”






1.    Theme of your book or description:

Who Goes There is a story where fear, imagination and a good name comes together all in a very stressful night. We know fear is something that can get to the best of us as well as our imagination. And in this story a good name brings favor for a very good man who needed a little help. This book is also about family love. Which Granny Gray explains in her memories of her childhood. Sometimes love comes with unthinkable home remedies, like cow manure tea, spider webs and soot, catnip tea and a spat of chewed tobacco.

2.    Who is the audience for your book?

Anyone and Everyone.

3.    Can you provide us with you publisher information?

The publisher is Halo Publishing.

4.    What is your Email:

My email address is wordofaction@gmail.coma

5.    What contact information do you want the reader to have about you?

My Phone number is: 210-980-7675

6.    Where is it available for purchase?

My book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble. It is also available everywhere books are sold.

7.    Please include anything else that a potential buyer of your book may need.

This book is safe for our little ears to hear and little eyes to read.





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Snowball’s Search for Easter

71LPqddyT8L._SL1300_[1]Snowball’s Search for Easter
By Billie Atamer
Illustrated by: David and Margaret Ramey

This is a super-cute picture book for kids just in time for Easter. Kids will love to learn more about what Easter really is in this fun and yet serious book.

The story is about snowball, a kitten, who wants to know what Easter is. Snowball runs around looking everywhere for Easter. She searches high and low in an egg. But still no luck! Then Snowball sees a beautiful pocket in Hailey’s new Easter dress and she tries to find Easter in it, but instead she rips the pocket. Then Snowball looks in a boiling pot and basket. But still she couldn’t find Easter. So where is Easter?

Then one evening she gets her answer while Haley’s father was reading the little white book. Snowball discovered that Easter is a very special time to those who believe in God. God alone can give us life forever and forgiveness. But can Hailey forgive snowball for tearing the pocket on her new Easter dress?

This book will inspire kids to read and read this book. It is a book that will teach kids the real meaning of Easter in a colourful and kid-friendly way. I really loved the book and will be reading it to my friend’s kids before Easter.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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Cinderella’s Secret Slipper

81kaHp3FE6L._SL1500_[1]Cinderella’s Secret Slipper
By Alinka Rutkowska
Illustrated by: Konrad Checinski

This is a super-cute and humorous picture book for kids 3 to 8. It is a book that is a new and unique take on the Cinderella story which kids have grown to love and admire.

This story is about Cinderella who wants to wear her glass slippers to her son’s birthday party. However, as fate would have it, just before the birthday party, her son sees a mosquito on the wall, and decides to use one of the slipper’s to kill the mosquito. Could Cinderella still wear the glass slippers to her son’s birthday?

This book will definitely be read and re-read by kids of all ages. Who doesn’t like a children’s story with a happy ending? The illustrations are bold and bring the message of the book to life for kids. I was entranced by the book, and I will be printing it off for some of my friends with younger children.

Anita Rutowska has written over 20 books and she received many awards for her work. She is the winner of the prestigious International Readers’ Favorite Book Award Contest and her book series received the acclaimed Mom’s Choice Award.

Go to http://www.alinkarutkowska.com to get another children’s book free!

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A Wonderful Picture Book For Kids 3 to 8

RubyshinesRuby Shines Bright and the Birthday Cake By Rosa Bella Bloom Illustrated by: Jackie Atkin This is a super-cute picture book for kids 3 to 8. It will remind kids of how wonderful birthdays can be, if only they are shared with others. Tomorrow is Ruby’s birthday. She is very excited about it that her ruby shines brightly on her tummy. But before the day of the birthday, Ruby goes on a mischievous adventure with her cat, Dotty. She waits until her Granny Ruth is in bed and asleep. Then she creeps down the stairs and into the kitchen. She says the beautiful birthday cake that Granny Ruth baked for her birthday. Can Ruby wait until tomorrow to enjoy her cake so that she can share it with all of her friends? This is a GREAT picture book with a few valuable lessons for kids. Ruby learns how it is important to wait to share things with others. That is when we can truly enjoy our birthday and our ruby will shine brightly too. The illustrations are adorable and they bring home the message of the book. Every child will want to read this book over and over again. Rating: 5 Stars Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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