Review: “How I Spent My Summer Invasion” from a grown-up/kid perspective

May 19, 2012

Indie publisher We Comics’ new all-ages sci-fi series “How I Spent My Summer Invasion” written by Patrick Rieger and illustrated by Mark Sean Wilson, places a pair of rarin’ for summer-fun boys, Russ and Tim, unexpectedly in the service of a hotel that caters to extraterrestrial clientele complete with giant bug-like maitre d’s, free-roaming internal organs and even an alien princess.

Fabulous book that hits every manner a child needs,

September 19, 2013

As a preschool teacher, I am always looking for interesting yet educational books to share with my class. Hayley Rose's new book "The Do's and Don'ts" hits both of those categories. The children love the illustrations and relate with great enthusiasm to the children and the monster. Thank-you Hayley for creating this wonderful reminder of how we all should and shouldn't act, my class LOVES it.

Creative allegory with an important theme

April 25, 2013

Polly and the Peanut Pull is not only a colorful, fun story, but it contains a much needed lesson about working together and the power of positive thinking. Written in a well-crafted rhyme, the rhythmical story is pleasing to the ear as well as the mind as the unlikeliest of heroes comes through for her community. The characters, clearly allegorical to the members of society, are diverse and interesting and show that everyone has something to contribute to the group effort. Children and adults alike can relate to and value the message here. I read it to my 6 year old, and she loved the sound of the rhyme and identified with the main character Polly, and my 8 year old was able to read it on her own, and she loved the illustrations and characters, actually pointing to the ones she liked best. I would not hesitate to use this story to teach my children or students about how important it is to work as a team to accomplish a common goal - there are not enough books with this lesson for youngsters. Sofranac captured it perfectly!

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