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Book Review: Smarty Locks and the Unforgettable Zoo

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Smarty Locks and the Unforgettable Zoo, written by Marilyn Harary, Illustrated by Janette Louden, published in the USA 2016, 28 pages, ISBN: 13: 978-0-9980506-0-7

 

The Review:  Smarty Locks and the Unforgettable Zoo is a beautifully illustrated and classically written book that appeals to elementary students of all ages. You the reader are able…

Book Review: Zachary Goes To School

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Zachary Goes to School, written by E. Danielle Butler Cover, Illustrated by Jonathan Barnhill, published by EvyDani Books 2017 USA, 24 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9989945-2-9

 

The Review:  Beautifully illustrated and simply written, Zachary Goes to School, is the perfect book to read to or with your little one before they go to pre-school, daycare,…

Book Review: Mega Pack of Mad Libs

Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of the Mega Pack of Mad Libs from Brightly to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own. #ReadBrightlypartner

The Review:  The Brightly Mega Pack of Mad Libs is hours of sheer joy and entertainment.  As a kid, I grew up doing mad libs with my parents and friends all the time and the amount of joy, amusement, and laughter we experienced was immeasurable.  Some of my fondest childhood memories involve…

Book Review: Rice & Rocks

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Rice & Rocks, story by Asia Sandra L. Richards, Cover art and interior design by Stephanie Bart-Horvath, Illustrated by Meghan Kayleigh Sullivan, published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing 2017 USA, 32 pages, ISBN 13:978-1-940014-73-9, eISBN 13: 978-1-940014-74-6

 

The Review:  Rice & Rocks is a must-read story for all young children looking to…

Book Review: Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows

 

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows, story by Asia Citro, Cover Art and pictures by Marion Lindsay, published by Innovation Press 2017 USA, 96 pages, ISBN-978-I-943147-08-3

 

The Review:  Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows is the story of a young girl and her pet cat who use science experiments to help a dragon…

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ZEALAND: Weeks in a Winnebago (Part 3 of 3)

If you are looking for a travel destination that has it all, then look no further than New Zealand. For those with an adventurous spirit, an appreciation of the outdoors, a penchant for indigenous cultures, and an interest in learning how to drive on the left side of the road, New Zealand is the place for you. This summer I had the pleasure of ticking off another bucket list item, which was to visit the amazing, incomparable, and unbelievably…

Book Review: Bloom – A Journey to Self Love

Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

The Facts:  BLOOM: A Journey to Self-Love, Poetry and Prose by Brittany Traveste, Cover Art Alvin Epps, Interior Art by Jade Meyers, published 2017 USA, TQP Press, 78 pages, ISBN-978-0-692-82922-6 (Pbk)

 

The Review:  Bloom is the amazing journey of growth, self-discovery, and going through the motions and the required…

Must Do Travel Destinations in New Zealand – North Island (Part 2 of 3)

This summer I took an epic slightly over 2-week vacation in New Zealand, which is saying something since I have the privilege of traveling often and have been to many amazing places in the world. In New Zealand, I wend my way down nearly the entirety of both islands by Winnebago. To say that New Zealand is gorgeous is an understatement. Literally everywhere I looked I saw beauty, natural beauty primarily, but also beauty in the people, the culture, the…

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Camping via Winnebago Experience (Part 1 of 3)

I very recently had the pleasure of traveling through the majority of New Zealand for slightly over two weeks by Winnebago aka Camper Van aka RV (recreational vehicle), and in my case a supped-up van (meaning it wasn’t that big), which I shared with two other fully grown adults and too many bulky suitcases and other items.   To say it was an “experience” is an understatement.  It was amazing and challenging in ways I didn’t even know I needed…

BLOGGER OF THE MONTH: LIA WORLD TRAVELER

Traveling is in my blood, and has been a part of my life even as a child. It all started with my maternal grandfather when he became a contractor with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He worked for USAID for several years during which he raised my mother and her siblings abroad in Brazil and Indonesia and traveled extensively in between. When he left USAID, he and my grandmother opened a travel agency, which is where…