Thursday, June 22, 2017

"The Adventures of Thomas the Turtle" - a bookwrap







"Yahooooo!!!   I'm free....."


Unwrapping...






Authored by Stuart Samuel
Illustrated by Nathaniel Dailey

Ages 3+





Unwrapping some fantastic illustrations for you to enjoy...


































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About the book...




Thomas the turtle lives with his sister Sally and his mother Myrtle at Placid Pond.  His father unfortunately disappears one day while he and his eleven brothers are out swimming and exploring uncharted territory.  Some strange mysterious force sweeps him away and he is never seen again.  The spot where he vanishes is named the forbidden region and Thomas promises his mother that he will never, ever go near there. 

But one day curiosity gets the best of Thomas and he strikes out to go to search for his father.  He paddles towards the forbidden region and he himself experiences the evil force pulling him forward rendering him helpless.  Oh my!  No matter how much he resists and splashes it is futile. Poor Thomas gets swept away by the evil, demonic swell as well.  

The rest of the story centres around how the struggling exhausted little turtle makes his way back home to his family.  Through prayer and two kind compassionate strangers (who are answers to his prayers), he is lead back to the safety and care of his beloved mother and sister.  He learns a very valuable life lesson... listen and obey what your mother tells you.  

The illustrations are amazing and can easily stand alone. They enrich the text greatly. I love the care that the humans bestow on the pathetic little guy and that they make the right to choice to take him back to his pond enabling him to stay in his natural habitat as opposed to bringing him home for their pet.  I highly recommend this book. 


Storywraps rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!







About the author...







Stuart Samuel is a graduate of Princeton University. His first book One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me! was selected as a “Best of 2002” by January Magazine. Samuel lives with his wife and two children in California. 





About the illustrator...



ARTIST STATEMENT

Imagination is not finite.
Therefore, I never will have enough time in this life to express all of the ideas I have.
- Nathaniel Dailey 







Stuart Samuel is a graduate of Princeton University. His first book One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me! was selected as a “Best of 2002” by January Magazine. Samuel lives with his wife and two children in California. 







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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Goodnight Lab" - a bookwrap










Unwrapping...







"Goodnight Lab" 
A Scientific Parody 
by Chris Ferrie 


"Baby University Series"
* Newtonian Physics
*Rocket Science for babies
*Optical Physics for babies
*Quantum Entanglement for babies 
* General Relativity 



Unwrapping some illustrations for you...











































About the book...



Does this book look kind of familiar?  Well if you are acquainted  with "Goodnight Moon" (one of the best sellers of all time), then this book will bring back fond memories.  It is a wonderful salute to those happy moments spent reading that book over and over and over again.

This is a delightful parody is written to stimulate brains, introduce kids to new words and concepts, and to give an insight into how a scientist conducts her life every single day.  I love the fact that the scientist was a girl.  Very good indeed. 

Kids get to witness a scientific lab with its many components and then say goodnight to the people and items that are found within.  A fun exercise would be to copycat the goodnight ritual by saying goodnight to the things around your child's room before its lights out. 

Both kids and adults will appreciate that everyone (and thing) has an end to their day and it's wonderful to wrap everything up and say good night because tomorrow will be here before you know it with all its busyness and possibilities.  




Storywraps rating... 5 HUGS!!!!!






About the author...







Chris Ferrie is a physicist, mathematician and father of four budding young scientists. He obtained his doctorate in Mathematical Physics from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada and is currently a faculty member at the Centre for Quantum Software and Information in Syndey, Australia. Chris believes it is never too early to introduce children to the wild and wonderful world of science!







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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Max and Charlie"

An impressive work of art with soul!

 A Bookwrap

#maxandcharlie_official

Hi I'm Sparrow, the Graphic Novel Guru! Today I am delighted to be a guest poster on Storywraps! We are going to be highlighting graphic novels on Storywraps every now and then :-) As a huge fan of graphic novels, I was so excited when Marilyn asked me to review this book. It is so incredible, and has been written and illustrated with so much detail and love. 






Now lets delve into this book and join Max and his beagle Charlie on a whirlwind tour of New York City! One day after returning from a trip to outer space with his faithful dog, Charlie decides to take him out on a walk on a beautiful sunny day. They wander into the park and fall asleep under a tree, and we are invited into Charlie's dreamscape that moves us throughout NYC. Max runs full tilt throughout the city, while Charlie tries with all of his might to catch up! The characters we meet throughout the book are so complex: ruminating over existential questions, offering sage advice and assisting Charlie in his quest to bring Max back home. Charlie learns about life and love, and we get to learn right alongside him! I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves graphic novels, or for anyone who might want to get into them!


"Max and Charlie" is written and published by Brooklyn filmmaker and producer Zack Lieberman (@zdLLdz).This is the first book published through Liebermann's publishing company Exit Strategy.





It is illustrated by London based Louis Neubert who has illustrated for Nickelodeon and Disney. To view his amazing portfolio of artwork check out (louisneubert.co.uk). 


Super cool tip: the book will be soon available as an e-book, complete with music and interactive animation (it is currently in beta)! Available for multiple platforms such as: iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox and even VR! Check out maxandcharlie.com for more details. 

Now lets get to the good stuff! Here are some beautiful snapshots from the book :-) 






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