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"The Toad Who Loved Tea". - a bookwrap









"A cup of tea please!"  "Thank you so much!"  "Pinky up........mmmmmm....yummy!!!!"



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"The Toad Who Loved Tea"
Authored by Fiaz Kermani

Ages: 7-11




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About the book





This fun book is about a little frog named Tungtang who bravely hops off from Muddy River to a very scary destination...  into the local town!  Oh my!  She seems destined to leave her familiar surroundings and have an adventure that will totally change her life forever. 

As fate would have it she ends up in a unique tea shop and discovers exactly what she is created to do.  She falls toad-ily in love with tea!  

Tungtang causes havoc in the tea shop and the owners get scolded for mud on the tablecloths, tea that mysteriously disappears, and even missing dainties from their plates.  Now who do you think would be responsible for such antics I wonder?  

The owners, Lydia and Kamran uncover the mystery and after hearing Tungtang's passion for tea decide to use her talents and hire her to work in their shop.  Their decision to allow Tungtang to pass on her intuitive knowledge and her ardent love of tea to their customers brings everyone involved much happiness and satisfaction.  

The book encourages young readers ( and old ) to follow their dreams because yes, dreams do come true.  I like the fact that the tea shop owners are willing to patiently listen to Tungtang's story and accept her as she is... for her great instinctive talents.  The illustrations by Korey Scott are full of action, expression and humour.  

" Why, this is toad-ily tea-licious!" 





Storywraps Rating...  4 HUGS!!!!






About the author




In his free time, Faiz loves writing funny children's books, especially frog-themed ones. 

These include My Alien Penfriend, Golbo the Spider's Amazing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure, The Frog Who Loved Mathematics, The Frog in the Skyscraper, The Frog Who Was Blue and The Toad Who Loved Tea. 


His books have won awards in the US and UK and have been translated into French, German, Spanish and Russian. He is also involved in various literacy projects with schools.





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" Max" - a bookwrap










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"Max"

Authored by Joetta Spurling


About the book




Max is a 13-year-old pit bull and his life story is narrated through his eyes.
I must warn you that the content pulls at your heartstrings.  I felt so sad for the helpless little puppy who is caught in horrific circumstances beyond his control and whose whole family is a victim of animal abuse.  


Excerpt from Chaper 1: 



" Hi, my name is Max and I'm a dog.  My life is great. I have a loving family, a roof over my head, and all the treats I can eat.  But my life hasn't been all belly rubs and ear scratches.  No, my life started out a lot different than it is now.  So my friend thought I should write it down and let other people know how hard a dog's life can really be.  

I was born in the summer.  About thirteen years ago.  My mom had twelve puppies that night.  Sometime during the night I woke to the sound of my mother crying.  I found out that three of my siblings had died.  My mom took it hard, we laid by her to give her comfort.

The next morning I was rudely awakened by a man when he threw a bowl of food in my mother's pen.  When he noticed my three dead siblings, he pulled my mother out of the doghouse and started kicking her and yelling at her.

"You useless piece of garbage.  You can't get one thing right.  Why do I put up with you.  Look at all that money laying on the ground."

When my mother got back to the doghouse she was shaking and whining."

Max's mother died after being treated horribly by the breeder and he was sold.  He finally found a family and home after many trials and tribulations.  He always had a good heart and stayed true to who he was which gained him happiness finally.  His scars and mistreatment lead him to write this book to shine a light on the plight of some dogs who are abused and cannot escape being ill-treated. 


The story is short, consisting of only 8 chapters so it's a perfect length for young readers.  The book highlights poor breeding conditions, animal cruelty and the stigma attached to Max's breed -- Pitbulls.  The author then goes on to show how kindness, patience and love is beautiful for both the dog involved and the family that owns him and lovingly makes him a member.  


I think the story was well told and every reader loves a fairytale ending.  I was so relieved and happy that Max found his forever home and ever-after he was wanted and treated with respect and love.  There are a few spelling and grammatical errors present but all-in-all "Max" is a very good book to read. 





Storywraps Rating... 4  HUGS!!!!







Meet the author










Thank you for reading my books, and giving a new author a chance. Leave a review let me know what you think. "Roaring Out Loud" is the first book I have written. Yes as some of the reviews have stated it needs some work. I'm aware of this issue. I'm working on fixing them.

If you would like to get in touch with me email me at
joettaspurlingbooks1@gmail.com






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"Grains of Sand" - a bookwrap











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"Grains of Sand" 

Written and illustrated by Sibylle Delacoix



Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3



Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations... enjoy






























About the book





I cannot lie, once in a while a book comes along that just fits perfectly into your heart and this one did that for me.  The illustrations are so endearing and you just want to hug the little characters and take them home with you.

When two wee children return home from their summer beach vacation their minds travel back to the great times they had there.   While dumping the accumulated sand from her sandal big sister daydreams of all the fun they had at the beach.  Then she gets a brilliant idea. What will happen if she and her sweet little brother Ulysses plant the sand she poured out of her shoe? What might grow? With great anticipation she tosses the precious sand into the wind and it scatters all across the garden bed. 

Their imaginations ignite and they envision copious beach umbrellas that wave hello to the sun, a forest of pinwheels to fill the sails of a boat, and a giant crop of lemon-flavoured ice cream cones cropping up, just to name a few.  How delightful!!! 

The illustrations are brilliantly simple - black and white with smatterings of golden yellow and periwinkle blue that make them extremely unique and very eye-catching.  The siblings have a tender-hearted relationship towards each other.   A loving, caring father appears at dusk to scoop his little dreamers up in his arms and carries them off to bed.  This book was translated from French by Karen Li and will be available April 15, 2018.   It is highly, highly recommended by Storywraps. 




Storywraps Rating... 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!







High- five for this book! 





Meet the very talented author/illustrator








SIBYLLE DELACROIX is the author/illustrator of Prickly Jenny and Blanche Hates the Night. She graduated from the ERG (Ecole de recherche graphique) in Brussels and worked by day as a graphic designer in several agencies while illustrating at night. She lives in the Midi-Pyrenees in France, where she now tries to draw in the day and sleep at night!







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Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap







Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap





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Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap




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Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap


Not ’Til Tomorrow, Phoebe 

Authored by Julie Zwillich
Illustrated by Denise Holmes

Hardcover – March 15, 2018
Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3



Unwrapping some wonderful illustrations



Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap




Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap




Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap




Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap




Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap




Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap




Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap





Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap




About the book





Phoebe dislikes the word tomorrow because she wants to do everything today.  The future tense does not work well for her.  She tries to wake Mama up to make her pancakes but finds out from her sleepy Mama that the pancake date was scheduled for tomorrow.  She needs a haircut and it is only available to her ... tomorrow.  Musicians are visiting her school. Can you guess when they are coming?  Yes, right on, tomorrow!  Oh my!  It seems like tomorrow will never come.

Phoebe wants instant gratification. Now please suits her best but alas she must wait until that pesky tomorrow finally arrives.  Frustrated and impatient Phoebe visits her Grandmother later on that day.  Her Grammy senses that something is wrong with Phoebe and cheers her up with her homemade cookies, her loving patience, and most of all,  her wise council.  

She imparts a secret ingredient to Phoebe that will help turn her today into her tomorrow. A good night's sleep is just what the doctor ordered or should I say just what Grammy ordered.  Will Phoebe see the wisdom in Grandmother's advice and give it a go?  

I am sure kids will relate to Phoebe and her desire to bring everything that is happening in her life into her present day... no waiting around.  Kids do find it hard to wait so this book is a wonderful tool to discuss what time and waiting really means and how to be patient until tomorrow becomes a reality.  The illustrations are colourful, full of activity and lots of expression.  This is a wonderful early-learning book to share together.  




Storywraps Rating ... 5 HUGS!!!!!


Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap



Introducing the author




Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap







Julie Zwillich was raised in Denver, CO, where the mountains are beautiful, and Hershey, PA, where the air smells like chocolate. After studying film at McGill University she immigrated to Canada, where people know how to drive in winter. Phoebe Sounds it Out is her first book. She’s currently working on a second Phoebe book as well as a middle-grade novel.

When she's not writing books, Julie hosts and writes television programs. She’s best known for her shows on Food Network (Summer’s Best), CBC (Surprise! It’s Edible Incredible!), TSN (SWEAT) and TVOKids. She also does animation voices (Beyblade, The Blobs) and long-form commercials (KitchenAid).

Julie lives in Central Oregon with her husband and 9-year-old twins. Follow on twitter @juliezwillich 



About the illustrator

Not 'Til Tomorrow Phoebe - a bookwrap






A native of the Detroit area, Denise's passion for illustration goes all the way back to the age of three, when she would draw portraits of her enormous extended family. After earning her BFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, she worked every job from a server to sales associate, freelancing on the side and always dreaming of illustrating children's books. She got her break in 2012, with If I Wrote A Book About You by Stephany Aulenback (published by Simply Read Books). Since then, her projects have included two children's activity books and The Yoga Game Series written by Kathy Beliveau. This coming year she will have three books published; The Yoga Game in the Garden (Fall 2016) Simply Read Books, Where Are The Words?  written by Jodi McKay (December 2016) Albert Whitman & Co. and Phoebe Sounds it Out by Julie Zwillich (April 2017) OwlKids Books. Denise lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter. 






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A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap




A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap



Oh boy, oh boy it's garage sale day with Mom and Chuck spots exactly what he is going to buy!  


A rhyming read-aloud that is picture-perfect for preschoolers. 





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A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap


"A Fire Truck for Chuck"

Authored by Annika Dunklee
Illustrated by Cathon

Ages: 2-5
Grade Level: PS-1
Pub. date:  March 15, 2018


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A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap



A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap



A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap



A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap



A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap



A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap



A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap




A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap




A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap



About the book






What a delightful story to share at bedtime.  Chuck and his mom are out garage-saling when he spots a huge red fire truck that sets his eyes twinkling.  His heart's desire has been answered if only he can get his mom to buy it for him.  They soon discover it is a match made in heaven and in minutes the one dollar fire truck has a brand new owner, namely, Chuck.  Hugging his precious treasure close he heads for home to play with his new best friend.

Chuck can't get enough playtime with his new toy and includes it in his sandbox play in the backyard. "Wee-ou-wee-ou-wee-ou" says the fire truck, "Wee-ou-wee-ou-wee-ou," says Chuck.  He happily runs the hose resulting in a lovely mucky mire that both he and his beloved truck manage to get struck in! Yuck!!!  Mom plucks them both from the guck and while she scours down the messy truck Chuck heads for a hearty scrub in the tub.  


After  Chuck sparkles himself back to normal he goes to find his beloved companion but guess what?  It is nowhere to be found.  Oh my!  How can that be?  Poor Chuck searches high and low all over the house and then becomes horrified!!  He thinks maybe his fire truck got sucked up inside the vacuum cleaner.  OHHH NOOOO!!!!  It's nearly his bedtime now and he still has no luck finding his BFF.  Will he finally discover the whereabouts of his new favourite toy or will it be gone forever and ever?  


This book  contains fun playful language with rhyming words and repetition that little ones will surely love.  The cartoon-like illustrations are big, vibrantly coloured and very kid-friendly. They enrich the story so much.  The tale oozes happiness and warmth and every child who has ever had a favourite toy can totally relate to Chuck's range of emotions.  I love the book and highly recommend it. 



Storywraps Rating ...  5 +++ HUGS!!!!!




A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap




About the author



A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap



Annika Dunklee was born in Uppsala, Sweden, to a Scottish father and a Swedish mother. As such, she enjoyed the influences of Basil Fawlty and Pippi Longstocking, while eating haggis and pickled-herring sandwiches. Her debut book, My Name Is Elizabeth!, was originally a class assignment for Ted Staunton's course in Writing Children's Fiction at George Brown College. She bases a lot of her stories on her own childhood memories.
On the first day of school each year, every teacher would mispronounce Annika's name as β€œAnn-eeka,” making her cringe inside and forever fret the first day of school. My Name Is Elizabeth! was inspired by every person who dislikes having his or her name shortened, lengthened, mispronounced or mangled in some way. Her second book, Me, Too!, was based on her own experiences with having two best friends as a child.
Annika has retained certain characteristics since childhood, which include being an excruciatingly slow reader and having laughing hysterics in the most inappropriate situations. She currently resides in Toronto with her husband, two kids, a puppy, a bunny rabbit and a cockatiel.



About the illustrator 



A Fire Truck for Chuck - a bookwrap








CATHON left Québec City in 2010 to study visual arts and media at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since then, she has devoted herself to comics and illustration. Cathon now publishes picture books and comics with Pow Pow, La Pastèque, Comme des géants, Bayard, and Courte Échelle. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.







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"Drawing Cute with Katie Cook" - a bookwrap




Welcome to Katie Cook's world





















Unwrapping today's fabulous book




"drawing cute with Katie Cook"

200 lessons for drawing
super adorable stuff

Pub Date 14 Feb 2018



Unwrapping some sweet illustrations for you
( in random order) 






















About the book




Kids are going to love to get their hands on this book and then get their hands busy creating amazing, fun drawings using pens, pencils (both regular and coloured), crayons, erasers, markers and loads and loads of paper.  According to Katie this is ...

"What You Need

A positive attitude and a sense of humor (cannot be bought)
Paper, I guess.  Walls Probably are not a good idea unless you are SUPER COMMITTED.
Pencils
An eraser because we all make mistakes.
A good ol' black ink pen or marker
Something to colour with...  dealer's choice"

Katie Cook has designed this step-by-step guide book to inspire, encourage, and bring hope to uncreative, but hopeful, artists (or so they start out thinking).   "Drawing Cute by Katie Cook" is just bursting with super creative ideas and techniques to get kids engaged in artistic endeavors and to get their imaginations humming with possibilities.  

She is the master of cute and kids will fall in love with adorable sweet animals and stuff relating to:  food , sports, holidays and seasons and handy dandy every day stuff that she expertly features.  She seems to make her drawings come alive by personifying them so they actually look animated and ready to be your friend.  

This entertaining how-to guide includes witty quips, fun facts and  puns from Katie that will make you groan and smile lots too.    


"If you know how to draw a potato, the art world is an open door."  Katie tells her readers. "

"Don't worry, there are lots of dog drawings, too!"  

Kids will find these drawings easy to clone and give them confidence to branch out and design their very own successful pictures.  This book is a perfect catalyst to ignite the creativity of any beginner artist and is sure to be a hit with every age group that just wants to doodle, experiment and explore the beautiful world of drawings.  This is a truly awesome book that I highly, highly recommend.   Go ahead and unleash your hidden talent and let the drawings begin...........




Storywraps Rating    5+++ HUGS!!!!!






About the author/ illustrator









Katie Cook is a well-known comic artist and writer. Her writing and art for the wildly successful My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) earned her a spot on pop culture website Bleeding Cool's 100 most influential people in the comic industry in 2013. She has also done licensed artwork for DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, and Fraggle Rock. She also writes and draws the popular web comic, Gronk, and is often a featured guest at comic conventions around the world. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI.





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Go to the top of my blog at the right hand corner (below my photo) and please donate what you feel lead to give.  The amount you donate and the frequency you donate is totally up to you.  I thank you in advance for your support.  I love what I do and appreciate any amount that you may give so I can make our community even better.  Thanks a million! 

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Apps for kids - an infowrap






Apps for kids - an infowrap






 I am highlighting for you some great kid apps to check out today.  I think these will not only be educational but also a lot of fun for kids to try out.  Let's face it technology is here to stay and all our kids love it (adults too!).  Let's keep them involved imagining, creating and reading.  Kids will then learn to interact and play with languages and stories no matter what form they take.  Our goal is to have our kids become happy, lifelong readers.  



Daily Vroom - age 2+




Apps for kids - an infowrap



Parents get great brain-building tips for little kids.



myHomework Student Planner - age 11+



Apps for kids - an infowrap





Awesome app to keep track of homework and project deadlines,




  • iPhoneiPod TouchiPad  Free



    Wuf Shanti Yoga Fun Machine - age 3+



    Apps for kids - an infowrap



    Kid-friendly yoga, meditation lessons from big, happy dog.

    iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad   Free






    Mussila - age 6+



    Apps for kids - an infowrap



    Fun, game-based music instruction best with background.





    Toca Life: Pets - age 4+





    Apps for kids - an infowrap




    Open-ended play with animals in virtual pet paradise.


    iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
    (2017)




    YUMI | Story Dice - age 6+


    Apps for kids - an infowrap




    Cute, open-ended storytelling app can give inspiration.



    iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad   Free





    Art Stories CITIES - age 5+


    Apps for kids - an infowrap


    Playful take on world travel has lofty educational info.



    Have a beautiful day everyone! 







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    Go to the top of my blog at the right hand corner (below my photo) and please donate what you feel lead to give.  The amount you donate and the frequency you donate is totally up to you.  I thank you in advance for your support.  I love what I do and appreciate any amount that you may give so I can make our community even better.  Thanks a million! 

    Read on!
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    Order! Order! - a bookwrap





    Order! Order! - a bookwrap





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    Order! Order! - a bookwrap


    "Order! Order"! 

    Authored by Nigel Tetley
    Illustrated by Simon Goodway


    * Teaches a key mathematical theme for Early Year Numeracy through both imaginative and entertaining text and pictures
    * Not a typical Maths book - engaging for children up to 5 years
    *Ideal for teachers and parents to read with children



    Unwrapping some wonderful illustrations for you to enjoy



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    Order! Order! - a bookwrap




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    Order! Order! - a bookwrap



    About the book



    This fun rhyming book is the perfect introduction to the first ten ordinal numbers, the first five cardinal numbers and the seven days of the week.  

    With expressive, action-packed illustrations full of imagination and wit this book will highlight math concepts hidden within the storylines.  Kids will get subliminal math lessons without even knowing what is happening.  That certainly is a good thing. 

    The book has three distinct stories plus an original rhyme that cries out for interaction. 

    The Great Penquin Race stars ten athletic penguins that are all pumped to win but things go awry when they jump the gun and tear off after hearing a man cough. Oh my!!!  The scrambling, skidding, rolling, digging, overheating and collapsing that happens will make kids giggle out loud I'm sure.  The moral?  Heads down, eyes on the prize, and run the race straight.  If you don't deviate you will end up winning.  

    Animal Antics will delight wee ones.  It depicts seven different critters doing seven utterly absurd things on each day of the week.  

    My favourite? 

    "On Friday,
    Clever Kitty Cuckoo
    Trapped a rainbow in an igloo!" 

     I remember saying outloud with a pout on my face when I read it... ooohhh (groan)... I'd like to trap a rainbow in my house, how fun would that be? 

    The animal's antics will tickle a child's funny bone and bring a smile to his face each time it is read.

    Little Lucy Ladybird is a tale about a sweet ladybird whose spots get blown about by winds so strong they blow right off of her.   The first one lands in the middle of a pond, the second does a graceful moon landing, and my favourite landing place?  Nowhere!!! That's because the spot never, ever docks. It's an-infinity-and-beyond spot that probably is still orbiting our earth even now so keep a watchful eye out for it and you just may see it soaring by.  

    The rhyme is an original action finger rhyme that is perfect to memorize and interact with.   

    The fun visuals and the playful language makes this book another winner from the talented author and illustrator.   I highly recommend this book. 



    Storywraps Rating...  5+++ HUGS!!!!!




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     Meet the author



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    Since qualifying as a Religious Studies teacher in 1989, Nigel Tetley has worked in a variety of schools, spanning middle and secondary age groups in both the State and independent sectors. At the beginning of his teaching career he also spent a year in Greece teaching English. In 2001, he started writing children's poetry at the suggestion of a colleague. Since then he has also written the texts for three carols: 'Alchemy,''Snow,' and 'The Way of Paradox.' (Encore Publications, 2006.






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    "Why the Monster"

    Book by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley



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    About the book





    This was a very well written and extremely enthralling book from beginning to end.  It would make a wonderful movie that I am sure would draw a large appreciative audience. 

    "Why the Monster" is a full of imagination and magic.  It is a story of an Inuit boy, an Inhabitant, named Huug.  He lives in a remote village and is a misfit there.  He is bullied constantly and even his parents seem to treat him as an outcast.  He takes up thievery as a diversion but still is plagued by the fact that he is unwanted and deemed a loser.

    One day after an extreme bullying encounter he takes off into the Arctic wilderness and finds himself alone and lost with his beloved dog, Qipik as his ownly companion.  It is there in that barren wasteland that his life totally changes forever.  

    He stumbles across a curious egg which breaks open and his dog gobbles it up before she can be stopped. Three strange alien creatures appear and demand he return the egg to them. On his refusal they strip him of his visual identity, his Inhabitant form, and turn him into a monstrous half-human creature. 

    His world turns upside down and completely inside out. Huug goes on a dangerous quest to find out why these "Its"  did this to him and how he can return to being himself once again.  He gets deeply immersed in a supernatural world of evil, mystical powers, and strange creatures that want to take him out.  Huug has to battle for his very life and hopefully find a pathway back home to save his village from the dark evil that has overtaken and sucked the life (literally) out of its populace for so long. 


    I highly recommend this book.  It is targeted for a teen/ young adult market but I am positive that adults will love it too.   




    Storywraps Rating -  5 +++ HUGS!!!!!


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    About the authors



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    Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley is a scholar specializing in world religions and cultures. She was born in an Arctic wilderness camp and is of Inuit ancestry. Her numerous articles and books have earned her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
    Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley is a folklorist and fantasist of Scottish-Mohawk ancestry. His work specializes in mythology, magic, and Inuit lore. He has won an award for writing short science fiction β€œGreen Angel,” but his focus is on fiction and nonfiction for a young audience.







    Meet the illustrator



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    I am an artist with a background in classical animation, skilled in both traditional and digital mediums, who's 10+ year career in entertainment arts has included work in television, comics and video games.
    I've experience in all stages of production, creating art as a production artist all the way to art directing and creative direction - overseeing the creation of art and establishing product vision.
    My passion is storytelling, characters, and above all being involved in projects that offer a deeply engaging experience for the audience.






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    What is OCD?


    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves unwanted and disturbing thoughts, images, or urges (obsessions) that intrude into a child/teen's mind and cause a great deal of anxiety or discomfort, which the child/teen then tries to reduce by engaging in repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions).




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    "Payton is Afraid of Dirt"

    Authored by Shanna Simpson
    Illustrated by Idmary Hernandez

    Ages 6-11
    Grade Levels: K-6



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    About the book




    This book is narrated by Payton, a small boy who is diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). 

    He finds himself not wanting to go outside to play but staying cooped up inside his home cleaning his room, his toys, and his hands incessantly... over and over again.  His mind dictates to him that he may get sick from all the dirt and germs surrounding him. This continual mind-attack keeps him in worry-mode.  His OCD bosses him around all day and forces him to stay isolated from the things and people he loves because he feels he must constantly be fighting a war on dirt.

    He is unable to understand his obsessive behaviour and pleads with his parents to help make it stop. He desperately wants to know what is happening to him.  Wisely they take him to a family psychiatrist, Dr. LaBock, who is kind and understands exactly what Payton is experiencing.

    The gentle knowledgeable doctor teaches Payton that he is not alone in this fight.  Both he and Payton's loving family are there for support.  He tells Payton that other kids have OCD also so he's not alone.  He discusses his diagnosis with both Payton and his mother and gives them strategies to help fight, control and conquer this daily battle of what is going on inside of him.    

    The author is very qualified to deal with this topic as she too was diagnosed with OCD when she was very young and can relate to Payton's anguish and his desire to be healed.  

    The illustrations are expressive and colorful, enriching the author's message that she is conveying to her young readers.  The story is very child-friendly and relatable to other children who may be suffering with OCD symptoms as well.  This book is a wonderful tool to share and gives both child and parent an opportunity to discuss ways to support each other at such a time as this. A copy would be a wonderful addition to any classroom or elementary school library. 





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