Thursday, October 17, 2019

"Lucy's Light" - a bookwrap

Hi.  My name is Lucy and I'm a firefly.  I'm an excellent flyer.  I love zooming around and doing creative loop-da-loops in the sky... but I have one BIG problem..... Here's my story!  


Once Upon a Garden

"Lucy's Light"
by Jo Rooks

* Ages:  4-8
* Grade Level:  PS-3
* Series:  Once Upon a Garden
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher: Magination Press; 1 edition
* Pub. Date:  August 20, 2019
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Great Illustrations

Unveiling the Story

Lucy is an energetic little lighting bug that is super talented when it comes to her flying skills.  She can fly rings around the others in her squad.  Unfortunately she has a big problem... poor Lucy does not light up.  How can she possibly be a firefly when she cannot shine? 

One day, Miss Sparks her teacher, decides it' s time to learn night flying.  Everyone in the class is ecstatic about the new development, everyone that is except Lucy.  

"Whoever heard of a lightning bug who doesn't light up?" said Lucy.  Oh my whatever will her classmates say when they find out she malfunctions.  

Luckily her friends are kind to her and accept her with her shortcoming.  Still, Lucy feels ashamed and she tries her best to get her light to shine - but to no avail.  Oh my!  She's a dud for sure she thinks.  

Finally Lucy catches up with the others who are now resting on a big rock trying to catch their breath after such a vigorous workout.  Then an unexpected and very dangerous event occurs that threatens the very life of all of the squad members.  Luckily Lucy's life is spared because she doesn't qualify as a beacon of light for the gloomy bog dwellers who captures the rest of her classmates and imprisons them in a glass jar.   

Lucy feels her superpower rise up in her and she knows just what to do with it.  Can Lucy become a superhero and save the day?  What she has to do does not require her to light up and she rises to the occasion.  You go girl!  You got this! 

The illustrations are colourful and full of activity and emotion.  "Lucy's Light" highlights self confidence, bravery, and self-acceptance.  Lucy learns it's fine to be different and you can shine from within too as you do good deeds to help out others.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

Meet the author

Jo was born in Wiltshire, UK and always knew she would follow a creative path through life. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Bath Spa University and won a highly commended MacMillian award for a children’s book she had created. She continued to write and illustrate but after graduating she took her Graphic Design skills into the music industry by working for BMG and Sony Music. 

It wasn’t until she had her own children that she began writing and illustrating again. She has two children’s books which have been published by Magination Press. She loves to create lovable characters and write stories which parents will want to read with their children again and again. Her illustration style is packed with colour and she enjoys using watercolours and inks.

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