Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I'm posting a finished illustration for a picture book, Rainbow Nights, by Sally Harris, due out in a few months. I am taking a few days off from drawing as I unpack my things in my new home. The move has been long and piece by piece which has made me a bit spaced. As I regroup, I'm already planning work on a new project. Just let me get this next box unpacked.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Review of Hamster Holidays

So pleased with the review from Armchair Interviews:

Hamster Holidays: Noun and Adjective Adventures
by Cynthia Reeg; Illustrated by Kit Grady
Published by Guardian Angel Publishing

Reviewed by Laura V. Hilton

Has your child been struggling with learning about nouns and adjectives and what their jobs are in a sentence? Then this cute little book about hamsters and holidays will be just the right thing to help your child identify these important parts of a sentence.

With fun and wacky holidays that may or may not be real (I didn’t take the time to look them up), hamsters gear up to celebrate days such as: Book Pal Day, Puddle Jumping Day, Monster Madness Day, Toy Parade Day, and others, the author will teach children the definition of nouns and adjectives.

Using sentences like “Sleepy Babe rides the rocking horse float,” the author highlights the adjectives in red, and the nouns in blue, making them easily visible to children. Colorful pictures further illustrate the sentences and help draw the children’s attention.

The back of the book includes a study guide, a short story for the child to read and identify the nouns and adjectives, a place where the child can identify nouns as person/place/or thing by putting them in the correct column, and other fun activities.

This book would be ideal for any child struggling with the basic parts of sentences, whether public, private, or home schooled. Suggested ages: 5 to 12.

Armchair Interviews says: This book will help grammar become fun.

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