Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Let the sun shine in.....face it with a grin.....

Good day everyone.  The answer to yesterday's book puzzle is:  "Stewart Little by E. B. White"

Today's quote for you to ponder and figure out is:

                                              "Once there was a peddler who sold caps."

 Remember you need to site the book and author.... can you?

Today's book is:

Author:  Bonnie Ferrante
Illustrator:  The Same

About the book:

Rayne is a frog.  She has two very unhappy and disgruntled parents who find fault with just about everything in life.  They decide to go out to eat and find the food is disgusting and dreadful and the service in the restaurant is very inadequate too.  A new home is being built next door to them and they express that the shape and colour is all wrong ...  and on and on and on ... all negative, all fault-finding, all depressing comments that drag a family down and suck the happiness out of living. 

The new neighbours finally move in and Rayne discovers they have a little girl frog, just about her age, named Sunny.  Sunny has very loving parents who adore and cherish her and she has a happy disposition that will be very instrumental in changing the lives of the dissatisfied frog family that lives next door to her.  As her name suggests, Sunny inspires, enlightens and brings hope first to Rayne who becomes her best friend and playmate and then through Rayne who passes these positive vibes on to her family members, transforming them into a happy, contented family unit at last.  Sunny seems to shed light everywhere she goes. As she and Rayne hang out more and more together Rayne emulates Sunny's temperament and finds the dark clouds that once enveloped her family dissipate  and the whole frog family learns to laugh, dance, and play and be more loving towards each other.  They are able to put a positive spin on their life around them which lifts them out of their grumpiness and criticalness and makes them realize that life is a bowl of juicy flies indeed.  

About the author:

Bonnie Ferrante writes fiction for adults and children. Bonnie loves living in Northern Ontario, Canada. She spends most of the long winter indoor writing. She chants, bikes, gardens, reads, stitches, volunteers, studies the Dharma, paints, plays/works on the computer, attends live theatre, enjoys being trounced in scrabble by her husband, Fred, and is often found ripping up pieces of her yard or stripping furniture. Once upon a time, she was a grade school teacher.
Read what other writers have said of her work:
"HAUNTINGLY BELIEVABLE" - Gordon Korman (authored 75+ books, sold more than 17 million, won numerous awards.)
"GENUINE SURPRISES" - Richard Scrimger (Mr. Christie Award, numerous "Best of" awards)
"CLEAR, EFFECTIVELY TOLD" - Anne Coleman (Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction)
"THIS AUTHOR HAS EXCITING GIFTS...WHAT A TALENT." - Fred Stenson (Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

                                                    Book review rating:  7 (very fun read!)

Read on and read always!  May you own your day.

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