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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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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