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The Unlucky Seed by Caroline Locher–Review by Bethanie

The Unlucky Seed by Caroline Locher

Children’s Picture Book


This is a cute little children’s picture book. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the book cover or I would put it on here.

I must apologize to Ms. Locher for getting to it so late. You know life, it sometimes won’t get out of the way.

This book is very reminiscent of The Ugly Duckling. The one exception to this book is it is about a little sunflower seed. It doesn’t understand why it seems to have to work so hard when all the other little seeds stayed in the little girl’s basket. It was a little sad, but turned out to be a great thing that it fell out of the basket. It became the strongest and most beautiful of all the other flowers.

It just goes to show that though we may struggle to find our place in the world, when we finally do, it becomes one of the strongest  and most beautiful of all.

Thank you Ms. Locher for sharing your sweet book with me.



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Annalise’s Up and Down Day by Denise Jenne–Review by Bethanie

Annalise's up and down day

Annalise’s Up and Down Day

By: Denise Jenne

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Such a sweet little book. We all have those days and little Annalise is no exception. The illustrations are beautiful watercolor media and the story is the perfect length for the attention span of a young child, which is who this book is written for.  I would definitely reccommend this book for parents of young children. It is a cute picture book. Thank you Ms. Jenne for sharing this book with me!


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Traveling Seeds by Rebecca Bielawski–Review by Bethanie





Ms. Bielawski has once again created a colorful and fun way to teach your little ones about parts of nature. This book discusses in a fun, child-like perfection the ways a seed can travel and make new plants. I love the color and the rhythm to the books. Young children and toddlers’ will love this book.

The Mummy Nature books are part of a series that  will keep a child’s interest by the rhythm and beautiful colors. I would recommend these to anyone who has little children in their families.

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The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric by Erin Kurt and Laara Exsnar–Reviews by Bethanie

This is actually a review post of three books:

The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric: Amazing Apples; The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric: Eat Dirt Balls; The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric: Little Green Dragon

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Title: The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric

Genre: Children’s Picture Books

By: Erin Kurt and Laara Exsnar

Illustrated by: Colleen MacIsaac


What cute little books. What better way to spend your day than having fun with friends. I loved the Celia and Cedric books. They are fun stories with yummy, nutritious snacks in them. The recipe for each snack is found at the back of the book.

As parents, we are constantly trying to get our children to eat healthier. What better way than to show our young ones how two friends have fun together and enjoy making and eating nutritious snacks together.

Each recipe looked good too, except for maybe the “Little Green Dragon”. Of course, that is my own opinion. It may taste really good. I will have to try it to find out.

I also love the “Nutrition Notes” at the end of each book. Parents can get a greater sense of the healthiness of the recipe then or at least an ingredient in the recipe. These were three charming little books and perfect for young children and their parents to read together. Thank you to Erin Kurt and Laara Exsnar for sharing their books with me. Happy Reading!!



I was given a copy of each book in exchange for a fair and honest review. No monetary exchange was made.

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Busy as a Bee

Wow, I thought summer would be a time to relax. Not so.

I promise I haven’t forgotten any of you. I am working on several books and will have the reviews up soon. Celia and Cedric’s Adventures will be next.

Hang in there with me. Thank you so much!



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The Gift of the Quoxxel by Richard Titus–Review by Bethanie

The Gift of the Quoxxel Richard Titus


The Gift of the Quoxxel by Richard Titus

Genre: Fantasy

Age Group: Middle Grades


What an imaginatively whimsical book. It was one of those that made no sense but still drew me into the story. It is unlike anything I have ever read.

Most books make sense and have some kind of storyline. This one really didn’t. Now, that is not to say that I didn’t enjoy it. Surprisingly, I did, with every strange and wonderful moment. Most read to get away from the real world. This book will definitely have you doing that. One, because you will be trying to figure out what is going on, and the other because it just transports you to this beautiful and colorful little island of Nibb.

There was nothing bad in it at all, except for  the character named Yill. He got on my nerves. He reminded me of a swarm of gnats buzzing around my head and face. I kept wanting to swat Yill away.

I was slightly broadsided by this book. There was a story, but there wasn’t a story. Yet, I still loved it. The power of words is amazing.

It is kind of hard to review a book that you cannot find a story in. At the same time, I didn’t want to put it down either. Any minute it would all come together. In a way it did. ❤


Pick it up and read it. Tell me what you think about it. Thank you, Mr. Titus! Happy reading!





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Doggie Went A-Courtin’ by Angel Wheeler–Review by Bethanie

Doggie Went a courtin

Doggie Went A-Courtin’: an adaptation to a traditional song
By: Angel Wheeler
Illustrator: Nicolas Lonprez

Children’s Picture Book
Cute adaptation from a long-time favorite song. In saying that, however, I wanted to be able to kind of sing it as I read it. When I tried, I couldn’t. It kind of made me sad.
From a children’s book standpoint, though, it was cute. The illustrations were beautiful and the book would be good for any child that loves rhyming stories and/or songs.

The one thing that was rather difficult for me, though, was the small black print in the written part. If I may make a suggestion, find a different color font and a bigger font or put the black print into a small white box. Other than that, the book was cute. Thank you to Ms. Wheeler for introducing this book to me.

Happy Reading,


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The Adventures of Mophie and Picholas–Book 1: A Very Strange Trip to the Park By: Joseph and Anthony Pandolfi–Review by Bethanie

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The Adventures of Mophie and Picholas

Book 1: A Very Strange Trip to the Park

By: Joseph and Anthony Pandolfi

Illustrated by: Sarah Minervini

Children’s Picture Book


What an absolutely charming little book. I still tried to call the two children in it Sophie and Nicholas as I was reading it, but corrected myself. I loved the story. Anything with dragons and magic kingdoms in it is always right up my reading alley. This was a sweet family story. Also something that children will enjoy. The illustrations were colorful, but small. Still they were fine for this charming little book.

What made it even better was a father and son wrote it together. I look forward to the next installment where I really hope to hear more about how they met Sylvester.

I would recommend this book for anyone who likes adventures in the park.

Happy Reading,



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