The Book Report: Review of Toby by Hazel Mitchell! http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-book-report-review-of-toby-by-hazel.html
Rescue dogs can be afraid and need time to adjust to their new home and family. Toby is a good example of how a dog can wriggle his way into the heart of a family using their cute personality. I'm impressed by the boy's hard work with Toby before his Dad can decide that maybe Toby isn't the right dog for them.
The boy learns responsibility as he works with Toby and we see his love for the dog, and his compassion that Toby needs to adjust. With the delightful and vivid illustrations, also done by the author, we see the bonding process that goes on between them.
Toby is a cute, engaging story about friendship and love that forms between a child and a dog. This book is well worth the addition to any child's, classroom or library shelf. 5 STARS!
Geordie And The Beam Of Light by JD Holiday
My First Picture For A Picture Book Story called, Geordie And The Beam Of Light
I was recently asked to join a group of talented children's authors both from the USA and
the UK to combine our Kids Lit stories into a collection to going to a charitable
organization for children. My story Geordie And The Beam Of Light.
Saw this pic, found the link to the book bag. I love museum and library stores. :D
"Before the advent of dust-jackets many books, especially those for children, were bound in brightly coloured cloth with pictorial blocking in gold and colours, here a splendid shelf of colourful books from the Bodleian's Opie collection appear on this sturdy bag."
Someday, maybe, ah, who knows. I'd love to have a cloth-bound children's book made, with gold letters and such. But even Books of Wonder couldn't quite pull off that feeling of a turn-of-the-century book with their re-issued OZ series.
Lost arts. Well, we can dream and make facsimiles. :)