Book Review published first on Blogcritics at: http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-my-little-book-of/
My Little Book of Bald Eagles
By: Hope Irvin Marston
My Little Book of Bald Eagles is a wonderful and informative picture book for kids. It is unique in that the book is as informative as it is engaging for kids of all ages.
Hope Irvin Marston’s book is full of wonderful tidbits of information about bald eagles. I had no idea how large and majestic these birds really are. Their wings and body are huge too. Not too many people have the luxury of seeing bald eagles up close and personal unless they live up in the extreme Northern part of the world, such as Alaska. So, I was grateful to see the vibrancy and beauty of this bird.
I must also give a lot of credit to Stephanie Mirocha, the illustrator of this wonderful book. The illustrations are colourful, vivid, and will engage the reader. No wonder the book won The Indie Book Award!
This book also has a lot of education value for home schooling parents. The book should also be par to any elementary school library and curriculum. Science teachers will find the book fascinating and will be able to talk about the bald eagle to the students with much ease with the descriptions and illustrations throughout the book.
Reviewed by Irene S. Roth
About the Author: Hope Irvin Marston is a member of the New York State Retired Teachers, the Greater Thousand Islands Literacy Council, the Jeff-Lewis Librarians Association, and the Adirondack Center for Writing, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the North Country Arts Council and SCBWI. She organized the Black River Valley Writers Club and served as its leader for several years.
In addition to writing thirty-two children’s books and several adult titles, Hope has been on staff for Christian Writers Conferences at Hephzibah Heights (MA), Montrose Bible Conference (PA) and at St. Davids Christian Writers Conference at Beaver Falls, PA. She has taught creative writing workshops at Jefferson Community College, the Jefferson-Lewis Teacher Center and the North Country Arts Council.
Her picture book series, MY LITTLE BOOK COLLECTION (Windward), has grown to eight titles thus far and has 125,000 books in print.
You can find out more about Hope Irvin Marston’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour schedule at http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com/HopeIrvinMarston.aspx. There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Marston and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions. For each comment, you will be entered into the big Giveaway at the end of the tour.
In addition, come listen on February 6, 2012 to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork. The hosts VS Grenier and Irene Roth will be chatting with Hope Irvin Marston about her books, writing, the publishing industry and experiences. The show will air live February 6, 2012 at 2pm EST. You can listen/call in at (714) 242-5259. (Note: if you can’t make the show, you can listen on demand at the same link.)
To learn more about the World of Ink Tours visit: http://worldofinknetwork.blogspot.com