Monday, July 30, 2012

Review #5--There's A Human In My Closet--Ryan Leach & Mike Bombon

There's A Human In My Closet is about a little zombie boy named Zed. The tides are turned, instead of a kid being scared of the undead like Zed. Zed, a zombie boy, is scared of a human in his closet. His mom and dad of course don't believe him that there is a human in his closet. Zed likes to cry human, a lot like some of the little humans in our world, he doesn't tell the truth sometimes. When he does tell the truth, nobody believes him. He would rather sleep all day than face the night in his room alone. His parents don't understand why he could be scared, as he is a zombie boy, but the boy in his closet seems a bit twisted for a human kid. You will have to read it to find out what happens, but all I can say is someday I hope they find Zed! Is he dead?!
     My son would love this book, he is always talking about his monster friends and how he tells them to do stuff... and how he has his own world with monsters. If your children are into zombies, monsters, or being devious I think they would enjoy this short book with simple but storytelling pictures..

Friday, July 27, 2012

Review #4 No Way to Haircut Day!-- Flo Barnett

As you can guess this is a kids book about a kid not wanting to get a haircut. Have your kids acted out during a haircut, especially a first haircut? Well if so this is the book for them! I have had relatively good luck with my kids, they weren't really scared or defiant, but my son does get grumpy because he doesn't like the way we have his hair cut. My daughter was great the first time considering she didn't get a haircut until she was about 3 years old. She just doesn't want to get her long (Rapunzel) hair to be cut short, due to her twirling her hair and getting it all knotted up. Anyway...this book is about a kid who tells the story of getting he hair cut and how he hates it. His dad has to drag him into the barber shop. His dad has to sit with him in the barber's chair, because he is out of control. It all ends well... he gets haircut and a lollipop. If your kid is out of control maybe this book would be a great book to show them ever thing will be alright. $0.99.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review #3 "The Greatest Job In The World"-- By Paul Peters

Tonight was one of those nights I was looking for a book with this message. When you are tired, beat down, wake up early and stay up late, and do it again day after day, sometimes you ask yourself why is being a parent  some times so difficult? If you have one kid or 5 kids parenting is not the easiest job but it is maybe the most important job you will ever have and according to Paul Peters it is the greatest job in the world. One that you don't get paid monetarily, but by love, and all those little things that people that are not parents will probably never really experienced or might not ever understand.  The Greatest Job In The World is about a man named Woodrow that is in search of the greatest job in the world. When asked what the greatest job in the world is, one might not think of parenting right away. In this simply worded children's book Woodrow goes to school to learn about and search out the greatest job in the world. He soon finds there are many that sound promising, but some of them don't work out so well. There are some that he only dreams about. There are jobs he finally does when he grows up, but he quickly finds out that jobs are important to different people, but you will only find out that parenting is the greatest job when you become a parent. As you can tell by now I love books with a great message. This book definitely has the message that your kid might not understand now, but they might remember this book when they have children of their own. The illustrations in this book are well done and unique and each page is simply worded. It is a short read! If you like books with a good message, and read I would recommend this e-book. I wish it was a little cheaper, but it's still not too bad at $2.99 at It is also available on a number of other formats.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Review #2 -- The Giving Tree (Wishing it was a Kindle e-book. Maybe someday!) Review To say that this particular apple tree is a "giving tree" is an understatement. I know! I know! It's been reviewed so many times before, but it's a classic that got me into children's books so much more than I ever had been before, and it's not on Kindle :( Wouldn't it be great if it was available on Kindle or in e-book form?! I love this book because its about a living tree that gives so much and never expects much in return except to be loved. It's such a simple story, but such a great story for kids. Shel Silverstein is one of great authors that gave me the inspiration to write and illustrate my first children's book. If you haven't read it... buy it and read it it might change the way you think about relationships and life! Some good stuff from Wikipedia taken from "The Giving Tree: A Symposium from" Since publication, the book has generated controversy and opposing opinions for its interpreted messages, on whether the tree is self-sacrificing or merely selfless, and whether the boy is selfish or reasonable in his demands of the tree. The story clearly shows childhood as being a time of relative happiness in comparison to the sacrifice and responsibility of adulthood. Some academic readers describe the book as portraying a vicious, one-sided relationship between the tree and the boy; the tree is a selfless giver, and the boy as a greedy and insatiable entity that constantly receives, yet never gives anything back to the tree. The boy has a selfish love that could be misrepresented and imitated by its young readers. Indeed, some of these speakers single the tree out as an irresponsible parent whose self-sacrifice has left the boy ill-equipped. Other readers argue that the tree gives everything to the boy freely because it loves him, and its feelings are reciprocated by the boy when he returns to the tree for a rest. In this way, the relationship between the tree and the boy as he grows up could be viewed as similar to that between a parent and child; despite getting nothing in return for a long time, the tree puts the boy's needs foremost, because it wants him to be happy. Indeed, the only time the tree ever seems to be sad is when it feels that it has nothing left to give the boy and that the boy might never return.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Review #1--The Boy Who Cried Over Everything (5 out of 5)

From the Back Cover "Though it's best not to cry when you're mad, it's okay to cry when you're sad" I just finished reading " The Boy Who Cried Over Everything" It was a great story and a memorable ending. It sounds like I should read this to my son. He is like Murray, but he is 5 and STILL whines a lot! Maybe this book would be a good moral for him to learn from. If you have kids that cry or whine I think you would love this book. I gave this book a 5 out of 5 because it had a great story and a great moral message. It was short and to the point for young readers to understand and a book I would read to my son or daughter.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Must Read Children's e-books

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

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Making of The Rainbow Stick Boy

Since I have 3 kids I wanted to make a book or other media that they could read and say "my dad made this for me". The making of "The Rainbow Stick Boy" took a couple of months to complete, during this time I think I drove my wife crazy!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Rainbow Stick Boy children's ebook available on

  July 8, 2012
This is the story of Huey, a stick boy who is born a little different than everyone else in the town. He doesn't let his differences keep him down. Huey finds a friend who is also a little different and together they find the magic at the end of the rainbow, and discover that their differences are really only skin deep.

The Rainbow Stick Boy

Please check out my first Kindle e-book on This is the story of Huey, a stick boy who is born a little different than everyone else in the town. He doesn't let his differences keep him down. Huey finds a friend who is also a little different and together they find the magic at the end of the rainbow, and discover that their differences are really only skin deep.