Thursday, November 17, 2016

Normal Nina and the Magic Box - a bookwrap

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Authored by Ian Sadler
Illustrated by Adrienne Brown

Ages 4-8

Unwrapping some illustrations to take a peek at...

About the book...

This book is a celebration of.....YOU!  Nina feels ordinary, plain, not special in any way and wishes she was someone else.  Nobody notices her.  She just blends into the wallpaper and ohhhh how she wants to stand out and make a statement. 

"But normal to Nina, was just dull, bland and plain.
"All of my friends," she said,, "must think I'm so lame!'

One normal Monday Nina goes outside to her garden and finds a giant red box parked there.  Curiosity gets the best of her and she bravely steps inside. Once in, she finds a boy in a blue mask who introduces himself, 

" I'm Jack the Amazing", A Genie, Grade Two." 

To Nina's great delight Amazing Jack has the power to grant her three wishes.  She is over-the-moon thrilled!  She boldly asks to be transformed into someone who is noticed and revered among her playmates.  But once Nina is transformed will the changes really make her extraordinary and popular?  

This imaginative, creative  story shows that the best thing that you can choose to be is...YOURSELF!  You discover that everyone is unique and normal in their own way and that is perfectly alright to be.  You are one of a kind!  The book inspires you to accept and love yourself and in so doing you will find that others will love, accept AND respect you for exactly who you are... YOU.  

This book is written in rhyme and the illustrations are full of detail, action and fun.  "Normal Nina and the Magic Box" is strongly supported by parents, educators, elementary school teachers and school librarians.  The back of the book includes activity pages following the story to extend the learning for the home or classroom.  

Storywraps rating:  5 Storywraps Hugs!!!!!

About the author...

After a successful career in the world of professional services in London, Ian Sadler has turned his time and attention to one of his most rewarding hobbies—creating humorous, rhyming stories for children. He brings to life his colorful, fun-loving characters and overlays gentle messages for daily living in the family and at school. With a presence both in the United States and the United Kingdom, his publishing company originally focused on his stories written when his own kids, Alice and George, were growing up. Now it expands for a new audience of young readers as they begin their journey through the education system. His writings continue to adhere to this trademark style, delivering a valuable opportunity for enjoyment and learning for children, and their parents, taking these early steps into academic life.

About the illustrator...

Artist, Adrienne Brown, always loved to look at books with drawings and paintings early on in her childhood. “It just amazed me that you could create such a visual with just a pencil edge or stroke of a brush”. She carried that with her and studied Graphic Design & Illustration at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS receiving her BFA in 1992. Her favorite medium is watercolor but uses many. She started with a small graphics company “C3” and helped design children’s meal bags and toys for some clients such as “Sonic”, “Bonanza”, and “California Pizza Kitchen”. She has been a graphic designer and freelance artist for 25 years. Designing for several “resort wear” lines developed her embroidery & screen-print skills. “Inks and thread are incredible and are two divergent beasts” she feels. She was commissioned or many paintings and illustrations. She often donated paintings for charity fund raisers. Through the years of many illustrations and many graphics she still has the inner “tingle” for illustrating children’s books.

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