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Mia and the Hummingbird Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

Having to move to an unfamiliar country where a different language is predominantly spoken can be very challenging. See how a young girl learns to overcome that kind of challenge in Mia and the Hummingbird and enter to win a nice prize pack!

About the Book:

Book Title: Mia and the Hummingbird by Nancy Carlisle
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 34 pages
Genre: Juvenile fiction/social themes or animals/birds
Publisher: Sage Green Press
Release date: March, 2021
Tour dates: June 14 to June 25, 2021
Content Rating: G. There is nothing that even comes close to PG.

Mia and the Hummingbird is the story of a young girl who immigrates to a new country and learns to accept a new life. She sees the hummingbird building her nest for her babies and thinks that she and the bird are similar as they learn to adapt to their new homes. Mia and the Hummingbird includes information about environmental and social reasons for immigration, the struggle to adapt to a new home and information about hummingbirds. Included is a glossary about these issues, a bibliography, and references.

My Review:

Mia and the Hummingbird is an inspiring and informative book that touches upon a number of current issues including immigration, environmental protection and social justice. It starts with two parallel storylines: one of Mia, whose family is forced to move to the U.S. after a devastating hurricane destroyed their hometown, and one of a hummingbird, who is busy building a new nest to welcome her babies. The hummingbird has to work intensively for days to finish her nest, while Mia makes great efforts to adapt to her new environment. The two lines finally converge when Mia spots the hummingbird and her babies in the second nest she builds after the first one gets ruined by a fierce rainstorm.

I love the unique way the story is told and how the beautiful illustrations help express the personality of each character. Alongside the story, the book includes quite a few information boxes, where readers  learn fun facts about hummingbirds, the impact of climate change, ways in which human beings are closely connected to nature, and what it takes to achieve social justice. The story of the assiduous hummingbird and the adaptive young immigrant demonstrates the power of perseverance, persistence and resilience. It helps cultivate the love and respect for nature, and encourages young readers to be kind, hard-working, and environmentally conscious. It's an excellent educational book to add to your child's summer reading list.

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Five Little Angels Blog Tour: Review and Prize Packs Giveaway

Five Little Angels is the latest children's picture book from award-winning author Kathleen T. Pelley. Learn more about this endearing book and enter to win one of 11 prize packs generously provided by the author!

My Review:

Five Little Angels is a simple and soothing read with powerful and uplifting messages. Somewhat reminiscent of the Five Little Monkeys nursery rhyme, the story follows five little angels up in the sky as they hop on a cloud to take a peek at earth below. They dance with joy at the sight of children doing good deeds and fall off the cloud by accident one at a time until there is only one left. The last angel flies off to join the other four in singing lullabies and leaving a magical message in the sky.

Using gentle pastel hues, the book depicts five adorable little angels with different hair and skin colors. Surrounded by colorful stars up in the sky, they watch over kids living in different parts of the world, including busy cities and serene countryside. While learning to count backwards, young readers may have fun spotting playful animal characters in the pictures, such as a curious cat, singing birdies, and traveling turtles. They may also enjoy finding out where each angel lands after falling off the cloud.

Through the eyes of the little angels, the book shows examples of acts of kindness, which make the world a better place to be and the angels very pleased. The little ones are inspired to be caring and kind to people and animals around them and to spread joy and love wherever they go. This is one heavenly read that you don't want your little angel to miss!

About the Book:

Written by Kathleen T. Pelley
Illustrated by Dubravka Kolanovic

Ages 3-7 | Pages 54
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. | ISBN-13: 978-1649491794

Join this celestial romp with five little angels, who hop on a cloud to take a peek at the world below, and see all sorts of loving acts of kindness, which sends them into a frenzy of delight. A lyrical read aloud to teach your little angel how kindness can build heaven on earth.

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Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg is the second book in the Bobos Babes Adventures series written by Karen Bobos. Learn more about this cute book and enter to win a signed copy!

About the Book:

Book Title: Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg by Karen Bobos
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 28 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Playpen Publishing
Release date: March, 2021
Tour dates: Jun 1 to Jun 22, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.

In the magical land of Harmony, the Bobos Babes love adventure and helping friends in need. When they find out that the swan family has lost a soon-to-hatch swan egg, they are quick to help ... before it’s too late! Young readers and their families will enjoy the return of the Bobos Babes and their animal friends in this second title in the fanciful read-aloud picture book series. The Bobos Babes Adventures collection brings families stories of exciting exploits, magical missions, and caring friendships, showcasing that kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness always win.

My Review:

Bobos Babes Adventures: The Missing Egg is an enchanting book featuring clever rhymes, whimsical illustrations, adorable characters and meaningful messages. The Bobos Babes consists of three sisters: Angel Scarlett, Princess Daphane and Fairy Cora, each blessed with a magical power to help those in need. One day Russel the Swan finds that one of the eggs he is supposed to look after has mysteriously disappeared when he gets distracted by the irresistible sweet treat his best friends bring over. The Bobos Babes offer to help him find the missing egg before the mother swan comes back from her bath. They start careful investigations right away and enlist the help of Russel's friends. Will they be able to get the egg safely back home?

This latest adventure of the Bobos Babes is brought to life through engaging storytelling and beautiful illustrations. The personality of each character is reflected by the way they talk, the way they dress and the way they behave. Young readers may learn the special name of a baby swan and how a swan egg gets hatched. They can also learn about friendship, kindness and problem-solving. The parents, on the other hand, may get a good laugh over how clueless a first-time dad swan can get about a newborn and how overprotective a mother swan can get for her babies. Plus, they may find the joy brought about by a new life to be so real and familiar. The book makes a pleasant choice as a read-aloud or a parent-child activity.

Order a copy: Amazon | Bobos Babes

Bizzy Bzzz the Bee and Grandpa's Tea Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

Looking for a fun book to read with your grandchildren when they visit your house? Check out Bizzy Bzzz the Bee and Grandpa's Tea by Travis Peagler. Enter to win a copy of the book and a $100 Visa gift card!

My Review:

Bizzy Bzzz the Bee and Grandpa's Tea is a cheerful rhyming picture book which tells a story as sweet as honey. It's narrated by a little boy who loves to observe his grandpa performing his morning routine, which includes putting in his denture, praying, watching TV, stretching his back, stroking his dog Sparks and making his tea. The boy seems to be particularly amused by the fact that a buzzing bee comes to mess around with grandpa every time he tries to drink his tea on the porch. After preventing grandpa from getting a hard landing on the ground with the help of Sparks, the smart cutie comes up with a plan to allow the bee to join grandpa for morning tea without being bothersome.

The use of a child's perspective makes the story more enjoyable and relatable for young readers. The seemingly boring, repetitive things we do every day may appear to be interesting or even entertaining in the eyes of a curious, good-humored child. And never underestimate the creativity and problem-solving ability of your little one! The boy in the story shows that it is not that hard to turn an annoying encounter into a pleasant one. Conflict can be resolved with peace and harmony. The close connection between the boy and his grandpa and how much the youngster cares about the elderly are really touching and heartwarming. In addition, the charm of the story is greatly enhanced by its colorful, realistic illustrations portraying the lovely characters with humor and delight. This is certainly a book worth adding to the summer reading list of your little bookworm.

About the Book:

Written by Travis Peagler
Illustrated by Blueberry Illustrations

Ages 4-8 | 32 Pages
Publisher: Script Novel Publishing | ISBN-13: 978-1732563551

Every morning at seven o’ three, I wake up just in time to watch Grandpa play with Bizzy Bzzz the Bee.

Bizzy Bzzz the Bee and Grandpa’s Tea is reading made fun. Told through the eyes of a child, this is an entertaining story about a boy who gets a good laugh watching Grandpa’s encounter with a bee every morning while trying to enjoy his cup of tea. Teetering on the edge of frustration, Grandpa has a heightened escalation with Bizzy.

The boy comes up with a quick solution that allows Grandpa to enjoy his morning tea and lets Bizzy stay. It’s safe to say, the Grandson saved the day. This story has playful rhyme, problem solving, and is sure to put a smile on faces of children every time.

Bizzy Bzzz zips around Grandpa’s head three times and makes him dizzy. It’s funny when his eyes cross. He looks so silly.

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