BEDTIME FOR BUZZY T. J. HACKWORTH Illustrated by SEAN BAPTIST
A young boy is playing with his toys and doesn’t want to go to bed at bedtime. One by one his toys come to life in his imagination and convince him that going to sleep is the best way to continue his adventures.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW
There’s no doubt about it. Bedtime for Buzzy is a bedtime story. No more and no less. It starts off very, very good, but towards the middle end of the story, an unexpected twist turns everything upside down. Even with this twist, the book is a good read. However, I caution parents to read the story themselves before reading it to their children so that they can make the proper adjustments. The UNIQUE thing about Bedtime for Buzzy is it’s storyline. It’s storyline? Yes, you’ll see.
Bedtime for Buzzy is recommended for First Time Readers (0 – 8).
T. J. Hackworth is a writer of short stories and children’s fiction. His work has appeared recently in the Wisconsin Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter. And he never has trouble going to bed.
Sean Baptist is a freelance illustrator with numerous publications featuring his art, design, and illustration over the last decade. He studied illustration at Northern Michigan University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. And he sometimes has trouble going to bed when he should.
DEAR SUN DEAR MOON DEBORAH PAGGI Illustrated by GAYLE COLE
What do love letters between the sun and moon sound like? Dear Sun, Dear Moon expresses the beauty of the sun and the moon in nature through expressive letters describing the wonder all around us all.
The sun and moon share what they love most about each other in this endearing book that encourages children to enjoy the beauty of nature that is often overlooked. As the sun and moon share what they love most about each other, they find a way to blend their beauty through the magic of an eclipse.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF READ REVIEW
Dear Sun, Dear Moon is an unusual story where the Sun and the Moon as they compliment each other in passing. That means as one is setting and the other is rising. For example the Moon tells the sun, “You are bright and shiny.” Not wanting the moon to feel bad, the Sun tells the Moon, “You are also bright and shiny—“ Oh, I have to stop talking. Otherwise I’ll give—. I know, I know, but then I’d feel bad for spoiling a wonderful story for you. By the way, the UNIQUE thing about Dear Sun, Dear Moon is that it’s edu—. Oh, there I go again. You’ll find out when you read it.
Dear Sun, Dear Moon is recommended for First Time Readers (0 – 8).
Deborah Paggi is a writer who spent several years working in the children’s publishing field. After working with libraries, parents, and children’s book authors, she was inspired to set out on her own author’s journey. Her passion for storytelling focuses on a deep curiosity about the wonder and beauty of the world around her. Dear Sun, Dear Moon is her first picture book, which captures the power and brilliance of the magical things occurring in the sky above. She has been an avid reader her whole life and is thrilled to be writing books for children. Deborah has a Master of Arts in English and is an active member of the California Writers Club (Redwood Writers) and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. After raising three active and energetic sons, she now lives a quieter life with her husband, chocolate lab, and ragdoll cat in northern California.
Gayle Cole currently resides in the small town of Sebastopol, California, on a blueberry farm where she has lived for the past 33 years raising four children with her husband, Jim. She graduated from the Art Department at San Francisco State University in 1978 with a BA degree in printmaking. Gayle considers herself an illustrator and designer, inspired first and foremost by the art in classic children’s books from such illustrators who simply went by Lucille W., H.C. Holling, Walt Disney Studio, and M. Sasek. Gayle has illustrated for Horticultural Publishing, worked in a local silk screening studio, and taken her artist’s eye in to landscaping and home designing. Portraiture of people and pets is Gayle’s muse of the moment and this is her first children’s book.