Monday, December 28, 2015

MUD on your FACE - a bookwrap

Today's book is about a wish...a wish I am sure everyone can relate to.  But the whole premise of the book is - be careful what you wish for because wishes can come true!


Authored by Rachel McGrath

Unwrapping some illustrations for you...

About the book...

Gus is seven years old and his family consists of eight brothers and sisters and his household is very chaotic and busy.  Oftentimes he gets overlooked, teased and pushed around by his siblings.  Even at seven there is only so much one can take right? 

One day while on a camping trip with the gang Gus wishes he were an only child so he could get the respect and attention he so craves.  Then a very strange thing happens.  While out with his siblings he is pushed down in some filthy mud by his older brothers and left there. He is all dirty and gooey and he tries frantically to pick him self up and keep up with the others. Gus is in panic mode because he knows this is the day that they are heading home. No one in the pack turns around and comes back to aid their little brother who is in distress. 

His siblings and parents, obviously obsessed with packing up all their camping gear and extraneous paraphernalia, completely forget all about him.  The family members clammer into their vehicle and just disappear from sight.  Gone.

  Poor Gus finds himself now lost in the woods, oozing mud from everywhere possible and worst yet... left behind and all alone.  How could they forget to count heads and not realize he is missing?  He  then realizes that his wish has been granted.  He is totally a solo act now and must figure out what to do next. 

A strange little girl in a pure white dress appears out of nowhere to guide and help him on an adventure that proves to Gus he is a  valued family member and teaches him how family units love and care for every fellow member although that sentiment may not be verbalized out loud and often enough. 

"Be careful what you wish for...

Mud on your Face is a fantasy, adventure story for children, taking the reader through an adventure of 'what ifs.'  What if you got what you wished for?  Would you be happy?  There is a morale around being content with what you have, and finding happiness.'

About the author...

Rachel McGrath grew up in Brisbane, Australia, where she studied business, before moving to the United Kingdom in her early thirties. She currently lives just north of London, where she met and married her husband, and has a professional career in human resources.

Rachel has always had a passion for writing both fiction and non-fiction. Since her early teens, she has created many short stories as well as smaller pieces that have never been published. Finding the Rainbow is her first published work, a memoir capturing a difficult time in her life. She is passionate about sharing this with a wider audience.  Mud on your Face is a wonderful heartwarming book.

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