Book Review for the World of Ink Network

Adventures of Nutty and Twittles book coverThe Adventures of Sir Buddy and Mr. Pupples:
The Rescue
By Richard McEwan
Illustrated by: Amy Rottinger

This is a wonderfully adorable picture book about rescuing dogs and finding them forever homes in the most unlikely places.

The story opens up with Pupples all alone at the edge of the road. He is scared and hungry. He calls out for help, but no one hears him for a while, until a lady with a sweet, low voice drives out to the side of the road and calls out for him. But Pupples is too scared to come to her.

For the next few days, Pupples tried to cross the road. But each time he wasn’t successful. So, he went back to where he was originally saddened and cold. He was also cold, muddy and his coat was full of burrs. He missed his family, and he didn’t even remember where he saw them last.

But there was another dog, Sir Buddy. When his Mom came home she was worried. But what was she worried about? He overheard her talking to someone on the phone abut a lost dog. Could he help Mom rescue the lost dog?

This is a story that will keep kids reading and re-reading the book. I loved the book and the story line. I have a real soft spot for stray dogs and cats anyways. So, this story really intrigued me, as it will most young readers. The illustrations are also very endearing and will bring the message home for kids.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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Meet Dennis Marcoux of the World of Ink Network

Dennis MarcouxAuthor: Dennis Marcoux
Title: Adventures of Nutty and Twittles, Oh Nuts! I Lost My Little Sister
ISBN: 978-1-61244-274-7
Hardcover / Paperback
Children Book
Pages: 24
48-200 pages – 4.00 pounds
Size of book: 8.5 X 8.5

 

 

Adventures of Nutty and Twittles book coverAbout the book:
Nutty and his sister Twittles set out to play a fun game of hide “n” seek with their friends. When Twittles is the only one missing, the game quickly changes. Nutty has to find his sister because she may be lost in the dark and dangerous Forrest.

About the author:

Dennis Marcoux lived in Worcester, Massachusetts for most of his life and now resides in Cape Coral, Florida. He has been writing children stories and poems for many years and is passionate about children reading to expand their imagination. In his spare time, you can find him reading books as a volunteer in elementary schools and children’s hospitals. He is a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association of Fort Myers, Florida
e-Book Available Nook & Kindle.

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Book Review: The Adventures of Sir Buddy and Mr. Pupples: The Rescue By Richard McEwan

51au1S-J9-L._SS300_[1]This is a wonderfully adorable picture book about rescuing dogs and finding them a forever home.

The story opens up with a puppy named Pupples all alone at the edge of the road. He is scared and hungry. He keeps trying to cross the road to get to where he thinks his family has gone. But each time he isn’t successful. So, Pupples goes back to where he was originally, saddened and cold. He is also muddy and his coat is full of burrs. He misses his family.

Suddenly, a car pulls over to the side of the road and a lady with a sweet, low voice gets out of the car and calls out for him. But Pupples is too scared to come to her.

But there was another dog, Sir Buddy. When his Mom came home she was worried. But what was she worried about? He overheard her talking to someone on the phone about a lost dog. Could he help Mom rescue the lost dog?

This is a story that will keep kids reading and re-reading the book. I loved the book and the story line. I have a real soft spot for stray dogs and cats anyways. So, this story really intrigued me, as it will most young readers. The illustrations are also very endearing and will bring the message home for kids.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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Book Review: Adventures of Nutty and Twittles

Adventures of Nutty and Twittles
Oh Nuts!
I Lost My Little Sister
By Dennis Marcoux
Illustrated by: Amy Rottinger

This is a super-cute story for kids 3 to 8 about siblings and the importance of following rules. The illustrations and the story will keep kids of all ages captivated and glued to the pages of this wonderful picture book.

Nutty and his sister are on summer vacation. They love to play fun games such as hide ‘n’ seek. However, when Twittles goes missing, Nutty has to find his sister before she is in danger. After all, the forest is a dark and scary place after it gets dark. Can he find her in time?

I loved the book from beginning to end. I read the book with my friend’s daughter and son. They loved the book. They also loved the emotive aspects of the book, and they really, really wanted to know if Twittles would be safe and sound at the end of the day.

The book also has a wonderful section at the beginning on why kids should learn the love the reading. And kids do love reading. All we have to do is to make time every day to expand their imagination and mind. What a wondrous and imaginative world opens up, when we show our kids how to read.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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The Pinecone Walk-Book Review

51UDNYUOocL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_The Pinecone Walk
Written by: Barbara Springfield
Illustrated by: Patti Brassard Jefferson

This is a picture book that will be enjoyed by kids who enjoy nature. It is an endearing story which shows the importance of bonding with grandparents.

The story is about a little girl and her grandfather. One morning, the grandfather has an idea: he suggests that they should go out for a walk to find pinecones. But the walk must be a quiet walk—something that would be hard for a child her age. But she was looking forward to it because it was a precious time to spend with her grandfather in nature.

So, along they went. They found all kinds of treasures along the way. But did they find the pinecones that they were looking for? How long did it take them to find them?

This story will show how important grandparents are to kids. It will also instill a joy of solitude and nature in a child, which is wonderful given our busy, noisy and distracted world where kids have little time to just be quiet and close to family and commune with nature in all its gracious beauty.

The illustrations are also bright and beautiful, bringing the message home to kids of all ages. Thank you Barbara and Patti for such a wonderful picture book for kids!

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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Book Review of “Tanner Builds a Block Tower”

Tanner Builds a Block Tower
Written by Anita Banks
Illustrated by: Molly M. Courtright

51UMnaXQB-L._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-41,22_AA300_SH20_OU15_This is wonderful picture book for kids about perspicacity and determination.

Tanner wants to build a big tall block tower. It will be so tall that it will touch the sky. He has all the blocks to do so, but initially he is a bit distracted and encounters ants, lady bugs, a chipmunk, a rabbit, and a cat. Unbeknownst to Tanner, all of them take a block or two from Tanner. In the end, he discovers that he can’t build his tall block tower because he doesn’t have enough blocks. So, he has to retrace his steps to find his blocks. Can he find then and ultimately build his big tall tower that reaches all the way up to the sky?

This is a book which shows that you too can build a big tall tower. All you need is determination and a willingness to persevere. The illustrations in this book are colorful and bring the message home for kids.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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Book Review of Blue Print Bible Lessons for Kids

517UaReSkqL._AA160_Blueprint Bible Lessons for Kids:
52 Lessons for Preschool through Grade 5
By Pam McLagan

BluePrint Bible Lessons for Kids is a curriculum designed to give parents and teachers a framework for teaching Biblical fundamentals. Because of the way the lessons are structured, teachers can use their own creativity to communicate the stories. Sunday Schools, preschools, after school clubs, or homeschoolers can all benefit from the scope and sequence presented.

The book is divided into four sections: each section contains thirteen lessons, and each section focuses on a main topic. The first quarter contains lessons on how God creates the world and chooses a people; the second focuses on Advent and how the people involved were obedient. The third quarter follows the theme of Jesus as our teacher and savior, and the fourth includes the armor of God, the fruit of the Spirit, and some Bible heroes.

The book is also unique in how the author presents the material. First there is the scripture portion which includes the story. This will help both teachers and parents to accurately recount the story to the children. Second is the memory section which connects to three or four lessons. Thirdly, there is the consider section for teachers and parents which gives information or just provides a different outlook on something that the teacher is familiar with. Lastly, our children section deals with new words and terms that the child may not already know.

The author also encourages teachers and parents to teach the material in a style that children will be able to get excited about by using visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile styles of teaching. These styles add rhythm and enthusiasm to the presentation of material. This way kids can be attentive to what is presented and they can learn the lessons better.

What a great book! I will definitely pass the book along to my friend who is homeschooling her children, and encourage other parents to buy the book as well in my church community and in our children’s Bible Study classes.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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