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3/30/15

FANCY PANTS POETRY VOL. TWO by Agostino Scafidi



4 STARS

FANCY PANTS POETRY
VOLUME TWO
by
Agostino Scafidi

Fancy Pants Poetry Volume Two


*Available directly from the author's online store in both eBook (http://agostinoscafidi.bigcartel.com) & Audiobook (http://agostinoscafidi.bandcamp.com) formats! *

A departure from the original instalment, although not so far out that the reader will be blindsided. Volume Two is not just more of the same poetry, yet at the same time it is. It's not as dark and cynical as the original, yet there are still such moments to be had. You'll discover poems showcasing a wider range of emotions, extracting new and fresh colours from the palette of life.

Cover design by Samantha Scafidi


ebook, 56 pages
Published February 16th 2015 by Agostino Scafidi
ISBN13 9780993665943





REVIEW
This book is a great collection of poetry.  There is a total of fifty four poems.   They are puzzles that are intellectual.The poems require you to use that gray matter and think and perhaps come up to your own conclusions.The book is very well written and edited.  I found not even one little typo.Some of the poems in this collection will make your day brighter.  They will leave a lasting impression on you.   Poetry is in the eyes of the reader.  Everyone gains something different from a poem.  It's how you see it and how it fits in your life. I would highly recommend you read FANCY PANTS POETRY BOOK ONE which is dark poetry by Agostino Scafidi. I'm usually not a poetry person but I've found both of these books to be quite interesting and thought provoking.   

I was given a complimentary copy of FANCY PANTS POETRY BOOK TWO from the author, Agostino Scafidi for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.














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FANCY PANTS POETRY by Agostino Scafidi



4 stars


FANCY PANTS POETRY
by
Agostino Scafidi
cover
by
Samantha Scafidi






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 *Available only at the author's online store http://agostinoscafidi.bigcartel.com in formats suitable for any reading device.*

Price: 2.50$


The poetry you'll meet in this collection will be biting, defensive, cynical and sarcastic. Dark humour is used to elaborate upon bleak life outlooks. At many times the spirit in these poems are rooted in antonymous rebellion. All that said, the reader will also encounter various instances synonymous with the proverbial "light at the end of tunnel".


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ebook, 50 pages
Published December 1st 2014 by self-published


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Agostino Scafidi

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 REVIEW
I 've found that when reading poetry books, everyone reacts to poetry differently.  Most of the poems are very short but so filled with emotion.  They are on the dark side with a bit of hope in the words.  I believe you would have to read the book several times in order to really get a grasp on the meaning, or what it means to the reader. I believe this should be a book that should be kept to be read and re-read and probably every time you will gain something different from the poems. I think you have to take what the poet is saying and apply it to your own life.  Everyone will find something different that applies to them.  The book will go deep into the readers' psyche.  It's not your ordinary poetry book.  It's deep, dark and meaningful.  You just have to figure out what applies to you as the reader. It's definitely a keeper to read many times.

I received a complimentary copy of FANCY PANTS POETRY from the author Agostino Scafidi for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.





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3/28/15

ON SHIFTING SAND by Allison Pittman



5 STARS



ON SHIFTING SAND
by
Allison Pittman
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INTRO
Long before anyone would christen it “The Dust Bowl,” Nola Merrill senses the destruction. She’s been drying up bit by bit since the day her mother died, leaving her to be raised by a father who withholds his affection the way God keeps a grip on the Oklahoma rain. A hasty marriage to Russ, a young preacher, didn’t bring the escape she desired. Now, twelve years later with two children to raise, new seeds of dissatisfaction take root.

When Jim, a mysterious drifter and long-lost friend from her husband’s past, takes refuge in their home, Nola slowly springs to life under his attentions until a single, reckless encounter brings her to commit the ultimate betrayal of her marriage. For months Nola withers in the wake of the sin she so desperately tries to bury. Guilt and shame consume her physically and spiritually, until an opportunity arises that will bring the family far from the drought and dust of Oklahoma. Or so she thinks. As the storms follow, she is consumed with the burden of her sin and confesses all, hoping to find Russ’s love strong enough to stand the test.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (March 20, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414390440
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414390444


Biography

Allison Pittman As far as I know, I have always been a writer. Before I could put words to page, I would dictate stories to my mother. I have always lulled myself to sleep by crafting stories--a new chapter each night. When God called me to write, I was thrilled to answer His prompting. And so it was, after a long conversation with my husband, I left a 20-year teaching career to pursue a new direction. It called for a HUGE step of faith, but God has kept me and our family safe.

I count every single one of my readers as one of God's blessings in my life, and I like to think of my stories as being the first step in a conversation. Please visit my website, www.allisonpittman.com and send me an email. It is one of my greatest joys to hear from you!





REVIEW
A world without rain, The Oklahoma Dustbowl.  The wind blows the sand and the dirt and grit slides through every sheltering wall.   As the wind blows the sky gets  as dark as night.  This is the world where Nola's story begins.    Her surroundings are totally parched and she is a thirsty woman. There seems to be no life here, the Dustbowl takes every bit of life away, sweeps across the plain and takes everything in its path.

This Oklahoma Dustbowl brought a stranger into it.  He's a drifter, a friend of Nola's husband.  To put it bluntly Jim and Nola have an affair.  There will probably be two reactions to this.  This isn't Christian, it's Adultery?  The other reaction is that I won't read that.

Nola's story is one of complication.  She's hard to figgure out and tht may be why some readers don't like her.   Nola had a hard childhood, a dominating father and her Half-Breed Indian mother dying early.  Nola is married to a man of kindness and integrity, a preacher.   Church surrounds her, but she is a loner. Her children are deeply loved but the affection for some reason scares her.  Maybe because she didn't have much when she was young. She feels she is in a situation that she can't fix and she's in a prison with herself as the jailer.  She's all  of this and more.  When she becomes involved with Jim Brace she isn't even sure why she became involved with him.  I as a reader doesn't understand either.  Perhaps she thought she didn't deserve anything better.  That she needed to punish herself in some way.  Maybe she couldn't face the person she was.  Sometimes we are scared to look at the real self that we are. Being faithful isn't just to your husband or family but to your God and soemtimes we forget that God is there whenever we need him.  I would recommend this book to anyone, to go back to a part of history that you do not want to ever live through;  A woman must understand that becoming a better person has to come from outside the person and above, from God.


I was given a complimentary copy of ON SHIFTING SAND from the author, Allison Pittman and Litfuse Blogging Network for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.




AUTHOR
 AWARD WINNING AUTHOR, Allison Pittman has penned more than twelve novels, including her series set in the Roaring Twenties----"All for a Son, All for a Story, and All for a Sister; Allison resides in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, Mike, their three sons, and the canine star of the family-----Stella. 




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3/27/15

PET BRUSHES SET by PetMagasin





5 STARS


PET BRUSHES SET
by
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Dog Hair Brush Rake 3-in-1 Value Pack [60% OFF Easter Sales!] - The One Package dealing with Pet Hair Problem for Small Medium & Large Dogs and Cats - Package Includes Demating Rake (1) + Dog Brush (1) + Undercoat Rake (1) © Pet Magasin [2 Years Warranty & 100% Money Back Guarantee]



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REVIEW
The Pet Brushes Set comes with 3 different types of brushes (Rake tool, Double side brushes, Demating Tool) which come in green and black.  They are designed for any size pet. This is a great deal price wise.  3 brushes for a small price.   The set is very well made. It feels of high quality even though the price is low.  The handles are large enough to get a good grip hold and yet not be awkward.  They feel good and solid.  Usually for this kind of  price you get the quality of cheap plastic.  The rubberized brushes feel comfortable in your hand.  If you have 
several dogs in the home, the set provides a tool for every type of dog coat.   The Dog Hair Brush Rake 3 in 1 Value Pack deals with Pet Hair Problems for Small, Medium and Large Dogs and Cats.  Package has a Dematting Rake (1), Undercoat Rake (1)-Pet Magasin (2 Years Warranty and 100% Money Back Guarantee)  I've always wanted to try a demating tool and I found the best quality and very easy to handle.  This set off brushes is a big bargain.  I would recommend this set of brushes to anyone that has pets of any size.  You will have the most attractive pets in the neighborhood.

I was given a complimentary set of PET BRUSHES SET from PetMagasin for my view of the product.

I would give this product 5 STARS.



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CZAR NICHOLAS, THE TOAD, AND DUCK SOUP by Elisabeth Amaral




5 STARS

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Title: Czar Nicholas, The Toad, and Duck Soup
Author: Elisabeth Amaral
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 324
Genre: Memoir
Format: Paperback/Kindle/Nook
The mid-1960s through the mid-1970s was a heady, turbulent time. There was a lot going on back then, and author Elisabeth Amaral was in the middle of it all: the fights for women’s rights, racial equality, a music revolution, be-ins, love-ins, riots in the streets, the rage against the Vietnam War, and sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It was an amazing time to be young.
In Czar Nicholas, The Toad, and Duck Soup, Amaral shares her recollections of those times. She and her husband gave up their jobs in New York City, relocated to Boston with their infant son because of mime, unexpectedly started a children’s boutique, and opened a popular restaurant in Harvard Square. Most of all it is a coming-of-age story about herself and her husband as they embarked on an improbable and moving journey of self-discovery.
With sincerity and humor, Czar Nicholas, The Toad, and Duck Soup offers a personal and revealing account that reaches out to those who find themselves striving to make a relationship work that, by its very nature, may be doomed. But this story is also one of friendship—and of finding the courage to move on.
“A truly wonderful memoir that reads like great fiction.  The characters come alive on the page.”  – Elizabeth Brundage, author of The Doctor’s Wife and A Stranger Like You.
“The story of how Liz Amaral and her husband became successful at the epicenter of counterculture businesses near Harvard Square / Cambridge from 1967-1975 with their boutique and restaurant is told with humor and insight. Swirling around them are all of the entrapments of the era, the drugs and free love and betrayal, as well as the politics that defined the times.
With a fierce dedication to her son and husband, Liz Amaral triumphs in this stunning memoir where she discovers that, while love isn’t always what we think it is, it remains, in all its multi-faceted transformations, the driving force of who we are and how we live our lives.”  – P.B. O’Sullivan, writer and mathematician
“In her intimate and humorous memoir, Liz Amaral reveals the challenges of a young family establishing a home in Cambridge amid the tumult of the late 1960s. You will discover the disconcerting truth about her marriage and the painful path she takes to find herself again. A true adventure of the heart.” – Kathrin Seitz, writer, producer, and coach

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Elizabeth AmaralA native New Yorker, I have lived in the city for much of my life. My first jobs after graduating from NYU were jewelry design and case worker for the Departments of Welfare of New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts. This was followed by co-ownership of a children’s boutique (Czar Nicholas and the Toad) and a restaurant (Duck Soup) in Cambridge near Harvard Square. I then worked as an industrial purchasing agent in New Jersey, and for the last 25 years have been a real estate broker in Manhattan, accumulating stories of the wonder and madness that is this city. I published a book of short stories (When Any Kind of Love Will Do), wrote two children’s books and a memoir (Czar Nicholas, The Toad, and Duck Soup), and am currently working on a novel.
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REVIEW
Setting: Mid 1960-1970's
This was a hard time for everyone during those years.
The author wrote a wonderful memoir of her life. Told about moving, people move all the time for many reasons.  In 1967, the Summer of Love, Orlando, Elisabeth and 10 month of Nicholas were walking down the street with not a care in the world. Elisabeth loved living where they were.  She thought it was perfect.  Orlando on the other hand thought about moving to Boston.  He wanted to study with some mimes he had worked with.  Elisabeth didn't like this idea.  She thought it was crazy.  He gave her the excuse of doing it for Nicholas.  She didn't go for that one.  What he was asking, she wasn't going for.  No Way! Orlando told her that times and the whole atmosphere was changing.   Of course, she knew  he was right.  She promised to leave for three months and if it didn't work out, they would leave.  She said they could leave after her birthday in November.  She told him, "That's the deal." The author wrote a humorous, at times sad book filled with so much detail of their lives and the way she felt about their new journey.  Will it work out in Boston?  Will they leave?  Run to your nearest book store and pick up a copy and read, read and enjoy.  If they don't have it, ask them to order it.

I was given a complimentary copy of CZAR NICHOLAS, THE TOAD, AND DUCK SOUP from the author, Elisabeth Amaral and Pump Up Your Book Virtual Tours for my view of the book..

I would give this book 5 STARS. 



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3/26/15

HOONT-COMMERCIAL-GRADE-ELECTRONIC-RODENT-ELIMINATOR by Hoont





5 STARS
 

HOONT COMMERCIAL GRADE 
ELECTRONIC
RODENT ELIMINATOR

Repels Mice, Rats, Squirrels, Etc.



  • 100% HUMANE & SAFE FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS - The Hoont™ Commercial-Grade Electronic Rodent Eliminator is completely inaudible to people and to domestic pets such as dogs, cats, birds, and fish (It should however not be used around pet rodents). The Hoont™ Commercial-Grade Electronic Rodent Eliminator is the most humane method for being pest free; it doesn't kill rodents, but rather creates an environment that is uncomfortable for them, so they simply leave.
  •   COVERAGE AREA - A single Hoont™ Commercial-Grade Electronic Rodent Eliminator will cover an area of approximately 5,000 Sq. Ft. However Ultrasonic sound cannot go around corners or penetrate hard surfaces like furniture, cabinets, walls, or ceilings. You will need one unit for each room where you have a rodent problem.
  •   EASY TO OPERATE - Simply place the device at the infested area and enjoy becoming pest free. No messy chemicals or pesticides, no traps, no dead rodents. The Hoont™ Rodent Pest Eliminator gets rid of all rodent pests through emitting robust and powerful ultrasonic waves frightening pests to leave the area.
  •   SPECIFICATIONS - Size: 5" x 4" x 4" / Energy consumption: 1.5 Watts / Power supply: AC adaptor / Cord length: 6 Ft. / Frequency: 25 kHz - 65 kHz / Certifications: UL, CE, RoHS / Speakers: Dual and wide angled for optimum coverage and performance.
  •   ELIMINATE PEST PROBLEMS - Permanently eliminate rodent problems with this aggressive and powerful ultrasonic rodent repeller. The robust ultrasonic technology will send all rodents scrambling for a peaceful area and will be forced to leave your home, warehouse, restaurant, etc. Ultrasonic waves are highly irritating for rodents; with these powerful and energetic sounds not letting up all rodents will just be forced to leave the area. Repels and eliminates Mice, Rats, Squirrels, Etc. / AUTO-FREQUENCY CHANGING: The device automatically and continuously changes frequency levels to ensure optimum effectiveness, by preventing pests from getting comfortable with the sounds.

Product Description

HoontTM Plug-in Commercial-Grade Electronic Total Rodent Pest Eliminator - Eradicates Mice, Rats, Squirrels, Etc.

Permanently eliminate rodent problems with this aggressive and powerful ultrasonic rodent repeller. The robust ultrasonic technology will send all rodents scrambling for a peaceful area and will be forced to leave your home, warehouse, restaurant, etc. Ultrasonic waves are highly irritating for rodents; with these powerful and energetic sounds not letting up all rodents will just be forced to leave the area. Repels and eliminates Mice, Rats, Squirrels, Etc. / AUTO-FREQUENCY CHANGING: The device automatically and continuously changes frequency levels to ensure optimum effectiveness, by preventing pests from getting comfortable with the sounds.

COVERAGE AREA - A single HoontTM Commercial-Grade Electronic Rodent Eliminator will cover an area of approximately 5,000 Sq. Ft. However Ultrasonic sound cannot go around corners or penetrate hard surfaces like furniture, cabinets, walls, or ceilings. You will need one unit for each room where you have a rodent problem.

EASY TO OPERATE - Simply place the device at the infested area and enjoy becoming pest free. No messy chemicals or pesticides, no traps, no dead rodents. The HoontTM Rodent Pest Eliminator gets rid of all rodent pests through emitting robust and powerful ultrasonic waves frightening pests to leave the area.

SPECIFICATIONS - Size: 5" x 4" x 4" / Energy consumption: 1.5 Watts / Power supply: AC adaptor / Cord length: 6 Ft. / Frequency: 25 kHz - 65 kHz / Certifications: UL, CE, RoHS / Speakers: Dual and wide angled for optimum coverage and performance.

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review
I have a terrible time with those little mice that get in the shed and garage during the winter.  We live, as I say, Out in the Sticks, so we have quite a few critters in the winter.   The Eliminator was very easy to set up but do read the instructions before doing so.  I noticed in a few days, the rodent activity was almost none.  I did find that the insect activity was more than before I hooked up the Eliminator.  I guess that was from the sound waves driving them out of their hiding places.  I watched and after about a week, the insects were leaving, going away from the ultra sound.  This is something that I don't know how I ever got along without.  No more of those pieces of  cheese on those metal traps.  No more having to dispose of those metal traps.  I would recommend this product to everyone.  If you don't have a rodent or insect problem, it will keep you from having one and if you do have a problem it will solve it.  
  

I received a complimentary sample of HOONT COMMERCIAL GRADE ELECTRONIC RODENT ELIMINATOR from  Hoont for my view of the product.

I would give this product 5 STARS. I wish I could give it more stars.

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CLEAR AD ACRYLIC BROCHURE HOLDER by Clear Aid




5 STARS

Clear-Ad - Clear Acrylic Brochure Holder - Slant Back Tri-fold Brochure Display Holder Stand (Single Pack)



Clear-Ad - Clear Acrylic Brochure Holder - Slant Back Tri-fold Brochure Display Holder Stand (Single Pack)

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  • Water-Crystal Clear Acrylic brochure holder
  • Pocket Dimensions: 4-1/8"w x 1-1/4"d
  • Generous Capacity: Approx. 75 Tri-fold Brochures
  • Material Thickness: .100 with rounded corners
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The Clear-Ad line of brochure holders now available to you on Amazon. This is the classic and commonly found tri-fold counter top acrylic brochure holder in the market today. This brochure display holder can be used in retail stores, restaurants, convenience stores and any place you want to display literature. This crystal clear acrylic display holder stand is economical and generous to allow the advertiser to place and handful of brochures and/or pamphlets. When purchasing our plastic brochure holder, durability and cost effective will make you feel you made a hefty investment, but at a low cost.

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Item Weight2 pounds
Item model numberLHF-S100
ColorClear Acrylic
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Manufacturer Part NumberLHF-S100
  
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Date First Available March 4, 2015
 

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 REVIEW
 The brochure holder is crystal clear with no marring or scratches.  It is acrylic made.  The edges aren't sharp so there is no chance of getting cut.  They are nicely rounded.  they can hold 75 brochures for such places as offices, restaurants or any where that you need to place brochures for advertisement purposes.  The pocket where you place the brochures is thicker than the back which is thinner.   That way the back isn't heavier so it wouldn't be back heavy, and tip backward.  This tri fold acrylic brochure holder has a very good price for just one but the more you buy the better the price per item becomes.  A good office product.

I received a complimentary sample of the CLEAR AD ACRYLIC BROCHURE HOLDER from Clear Aid for my view of the product.

I would give this item 5 STARS.
  






OLIVER AND JUMPY- STORIES 10-12 by Werner Stejskal



5 STARS

OLIVER AND JUMPY
Oliver and Jumpy
The Cat Series
Stories 10-12
by
Werner Stejskal


OVERVIEW
October 28, 2014 1 - 8
These illustrated cat stories are all about “Oliver and Jumpy”, who are best of friends and experience many adventures together. Oliver is an elegant black tomcat, who is full of himself. As a matter of fact he says: “I love myself!” quite often. Naughty, isn’t he? But his best friend Jumpy, a kangaroo lady, is aware that it is only a front! Oliver has a soft heart and will always want to help others. The great thing is Jumpy’s pouch, which Oliver loves to ride in! He calls her his kangaroo taxi! These little bedtime stories with their lovely illustrations are great for small kids. A parent can read the text and tell the child in his own words. These animal stories have sufficient text to keep early readers happy and provide some educational value. Depending on your device, there is pop-up text (at Amazon) or audio available. Several talented illustrators are essential to bring these children's stories to you in quick succession. Love you all! Meow! Check out the Free INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES to see how beautiful the illustrations are! Story 10: Unhappy Dog - The friends make a dog very happy. Story 11: Kite High - Do you like to fly high in the air? Story 12: Butterfly Trouble – Jumpy frees many butterflies.

Product Details

  • File Size: 12309 KB, Print Length: 25 pages
  • Publisher: Werner Stejskal (October 28, 2014), Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English, ASIN: B00LMKWMHG

 REVIEW
The author, Werner Stejskal, wrote three short stories in this book.
Story 1.  Oliver,  is frustrated with a ("Unhappy Dog").  The reason he is frustrated is that the dog barks whenever he goes by a fenced in yard.  Oliver gets tired of the barking and stops and asked the dog why he keeps barking.  Oliver is told that the little dog has to stay in the yard all the time and he is bored and rather jealous of Oliver.  Oliver has his freedom.   Oliver felt bad and tried to get help from Jumpy to give the dog some freedom and they plan play times and picnics together. The author wrote a good lesson in this first story that is someone is bothering you,  the best thing to do is to take an interest in them.  Sometimes once you understand you may be able to help them solve their problems and understand others better
Story 2: The second story ("Kate High") includes Oliver, Jumpy, Joey.  They decided to build a wooden carriage with a small sail on it.  It's lots of fun when the wind keeps them moving swiftly along.  But when the wind picks up, they are soared into the sky and are flying high.  Joey almost falls off.  When that happens they decide it is time to land the ship but they aren't sure how to do that.   A flock of pelicans come to t heir rescue.  Oliver asked them to help and they landed on the carriage to  overcome the wind in their sails so they are able to land.  The author's valuable lesson in this story is to ask for help when you get into a situation you can't handle by yourself.
Story 3:   This story is called "Butterfly Trouble.  It begins  with a beautiful blue butterfly that lands on Oliver's nose and awakens him.  A little boy is capturing butterflies with a net and putting them in a box.  The butterflies are frightened and the blue butterfly asks Oliver for help.  Oliver got Jumpy to help scare the boy into letting the captured butterflies go free.  The author's lesson in this story is  be willing to come and help someone that is in trouble and needs help.

The author wrote a lesson learning book, three stories with three lessons.  The author used wonderful characters that grabs the interest of the reader, whether 5 years old or 50 years old.   The names the author gave the characters were charming and interesting.  The book keeps  the reader's interest to the very end.  A wonderful book for children and young at  heart with a lesson in each story. The  illustrations were just charming and bright.

I was given a complimentary copy of OLIVER AND JUMPY - STORIES 10-12 from the author Werner Stejskal for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

Biography

Werner Stejskal Born in Vienna, Austria, Werner is now living in the paradise of Perth, Australia with his wife, two married children and three grandchildren. He worked many years in the printing industry and later for the United Nations in Vienna. His wife had been a pen-friend, whom Werner visited in Hong Kong and finally got married to. After an eventful life, now retired, he began to write children's stories, had them illustrated through Odesk, narrated them himself for YouTube and finally published the ebooks on most platforms. Werner's dream is to see "Oliver and Jumpy" animated as a TV series.

There are lots of fairy tales and bedtime stories around and many of them quite violent. This made Werner decide to write something different. On a flight from Europe to Australia he watched the movie Magic on Belle Island with Morgan Freeman, where Freeman teaches a little girl to have imagination and write her first story. This inspired Werner as well and the first stories with his two characters Oliver, the elegant tomcat, and Jumpy, his kangaroo lady friend, made their appearance. Some very capable illustrators have helped to create this picture book series.Author Peter Frederick sums it all up!

Here are books created by Werner Stejskal, an author who has a wonderful sense of adaptability into the world of a child. Movements, sentiments, expressions and ideas are being visualised, that enthral and win over the little reader. Plus, his terminology is perfectly matched to the mood of each self-contained story. The author also displays amazing sensitivity and is able to transport even adults back into long-past childhood. All good virtues are being emphasized, like friendship, loyalty, determination and civility, giving the fascinated reader the right signals for spiritual development. The main characters, Oliver and Jumpy, are the masters of a variety of situations that draw the reader into the stories. But one of the main reasons for the success of these children's books is the artwork! The graphics, outstandingly created by the artist, have their hues and shapes completely adapted to the respective situation and so contribute to the emotional absorption of each picture. Text and message. sombre feelings and cheery situations are being created and masterly entertain the little readers. One can only recommend this series of children's books to all adults who wish to keep their little ones occupied in a positive, entertaining and learning environment!




















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