Monday, August 31, 2015

FISH DETECTIVES AND WINNERS

Quote for the week: Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. Willie Nelson

If you're looking for a way to stay cool these final hot days of summer, how about a dip in the water with Author Kelly Hashway's adorable characters from her new picture book, FISH DETECTIVES? Well, not literally, but when we read we can pretend we're there, right?


Don't you feel cooler already just looking at this lovely cover?
 
Here are my thoughts about this fun story.
 

 
FISH DETECTIVES Review
By Kelly Hashway
Illustrations by K C Snyder
 
Fish tanks have fish in them, right? Most tanks also contain plants and water and perhaps small pebbles lining the bottom. Author Kelly Hashway has written a story about a fish tank that contains all of these things and more. In FISH DETECTIVES, Ms. Hashway’s picture book for young readers, we meet Alexander and Horatio, Fish Detectives. Now you might wonder what a fish detective does.
 
Well, Alexander and Horatio are new in the detective business and finally have their first case: a treasure chest in the tank that suddenly appears out of nowhere.  How did it get there? What’s inside it? And who is the figure standing beside the chest? Is it a fish or a human? The way the fish detectives go about solving the mystery will have you cheering for them to succeed. Young readers might even have a word or two of advice to help the detectives in their search for the answer.
 
Illustrator K C Snyder’s lovely artwork of blue water, green plants and colorful flowers make the reader feel like he or she is underwater along with the detectives. Alexander and Horatio’s bright orange and white colors remind me of goldfish we once had. Will our hero detectives discover what’s in the treasure chest and who the figure is, or will they lose their very first case? To find the answer, you must read FISH DETECTIVES. I think you’ll be glad you did.
 
Kelly Hashway has written a fun story that would make a nice addition to school libraries, public libraries and of course your own library. Books also make great gifts for the children you know. 
 
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And now for the big announcement.
 
The winners of my Back to School Giveaway have been notified, and they are:
 
I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE eBook - Chrys Fey
 
WEIRD NOISES IN THE NIGHT paperback - Medeia Sharif
 
FRANKIE'S PERFECT HOME - paperback - Kelly Hashway
 
Congratulations, ladies.
 
A huge thank you to everyone that entered. You're the best.
 
Happy reading!
 
 
 
 

 


18 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the winners!
    Cute idea for a book. I imagine one of those figures would really confuse a fish.

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    1. Yeah, Alex. Fish have tiny brains. :) The book is fun and so colorful.

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  2. What a beautiful cover and fun sounding story. Congratulations, Kelly and KC!

    And congratulations to the winners!

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    1. It is a lovely story, Karin, about never giving up. A fun read.

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  3. Congrats to the winners.

    That is a neat idea for a book indeed

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    1. Yes, Pat, only Kelly could come up with the idea of Fish Detectives. So cute.

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  4. Congrats to Medeia and Kelly for their wins! And I can't wait to read I Live in a Doghouse with my nephews this Friday.

    Kelly's book sounds really unique. Another one that my nephews would love. Especially the youngest who is obsessed with anything that has to do with fish.

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    1. I hope the hurricane is headed out to sea, Chrys. And I hope you and your nephews enjoy Doghouse.

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  5. Great winners! I know they'll enjoy the books. Congrats to Kelly on her Fish Detectives.

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    1. Fish Detectives is unique, Lee. Seeing how they solve the mystery is so much fun.

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  6. Thank you so much for the lovely review, Beverly. And my daughter is very excited to get a signed copy of Frankie. :)

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    1. You're welcome, Kelly. I loved the story. The book should be in the mail Tuesday or Wednesday. I hope your daughter enjoys it.

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  7. I also read this. I loved the story and illustrations. I'm so glad I won. :)

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    1. It is an adorable story, Medeia. Thank you. The book is in the mail.

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  8. To the winners congratulations.
    Yvonne.

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  9. This does sound cute and refreshing. Yeah for Kelly! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It is an adorable picture book, Jess. Kelly just keeps turning out the books. She's amazing.

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