Friday, January 16, 2015

Seymour & Hau Got it Covered
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Color, a fun-looking green creature, and a sense of adventure is all it took. I purchased the book, The Adventures of Seymour &Hau, largely by judging its cover. And then I opened up the book and . . .

I found the book to be a great way to introduce kids to different regions of the world, a gateway to further studies. Or just a fun read with kid-style humor, which I giggled at from time to time.

Seymour is an eleven year old who has two younger siblings and enjoys street hockey, soccer and bass guitar. He secretly teleports with his secret and stinky alien friend, Hau. The green creature cannot return to his planet until he has learned some life lessons. So, the duo travel via Hau’s TELLUS machine to different destinations to help children in need.

This particular episode takes place in Marrakech, Morocco, where Taymir and his family run a tourist business. However, a few of their camels have disappeared. Seymour and Hau meet up with Taymir and together, they’re off on an adventure to solve the mystery and find the camels.

Would I purchase another book in this series? Absolutely. I’d like to see more & how!

Authors Melanie Morse & Thomas McDade will have their next book out summer 2015. Destination Galway!
Chapter books geared toward kids ages 5 - 10.

#KidLit #Seymour&Hau #MelanieMorse #ThomasMcDade

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Best Read Ever

So, I’m in the job market, in a new city, and have found my way into several different career networking groups. I attended the Triad Career Network meeting this morning and got some advice that I heeded. I requested a letter of recommendation from a co-worker/employee of sorts. I cried when I got the following letter back within the hour:
I think Jeanne Curtin has good ideas, good problem solving skills, and is a good people person. I know for a fact that Jeanne Curtin is a hard worker. She will do her best and then some. She won't give up. It's not in her vocabulary.

My son, Austin

Austin is my son whom I adore, and whom I have mothered, homeschooled, laughed with, and learned from and with. This is the best endorsement I could receive. Ever.


Merry Moosey Christmas!!
Though I consider myself to be an extremely lucky person, I seldom win contests or prizes. But I entered a book giveaway anyway, in spite of my history. And it paid off! I won a signed copy of Merry Moosey Christmas!!

What makes this win even more special are the two artists who teamed up to create this gift of a story. Author Lynn Plourde and illustrator Russ Cox are not only talented, but compassionate and genuine people.

And, well, me being me, I just had to review their book.

Rudolph wants Christmas Eve off, at least for this one year. He would prefer to be home to experience the magic of Christmas: the jingle of sleigh bells, the prancing of hooves on the roof, and the whoosh of Santa coming down the chimney to deliver his gifts. Santa agrees if they are able to find a replacement. Together they find a moose, who, with a little training, might just work.

But when Christmas Eve arrives and the sleigh takes off with the moose at the helm, a catastrophe strikes. Santa and Rudolph had forgotten to teach the moose one important lesson . . .  

Merry Moosey Christmas is a fun read with illustrations that capture the spirit of the holiday and take your imagination soaring on a magical sleigh ride.