Monday, March 16, 2015
BRADY'S LOST BLANKET REVIEW
My middle grade novel is ready to submit, I think.
Yay! It's about time. I'm so slow. We'll see what happens.
Remember last Friday, we met Brady, his blankie,
and his author Stephanie Burkhart.
Here is my review.
BRADY’S LOST BLANKET Review
Written by Stephanie Burkhart
Illustrated by Bridget McKenna
Some young children are attached to a certain object that makes him/her feel safe. Many children drag a blanket around with them until it’s ragged and dirty, but they won’t give it up long enough to let it be washed. Do you have a blankie lover in your family?
In Author Stephanie Burkhart’s newest picture book, BRADY’S LOST BLANKET, the reader meets Brady, a boy that loves his blankie. He loves it so much he takes it everywhere he goes. It makes him feel safe and secure. Then one day, Brady, his mommy and daddy board a plane to visit his aunt and uncle and their new baby. Yep, Brady’s blankie flies along with them. The blankie keeps him from being afraid of the noisy plane.
They have a wonderful visit. When it’s time to return home, mommy packs their bags, they board the plane and a disaster happens. Brady’s blankie is missing. They left it at his auntie and uncle’s house. What will Frankie do without his blankie? Will he ever feel safe and secure again?
BRADY’S LOST BLANKET is the story of a young boy that finds comfort in his blankie, an object that’s familiar to him in a sometimes scary world. The author has captured the emotions of a child whose world is suddenly turned upside down and who doesn’t know whether it will ever be right again. Most parents have seen similar reactions in their children, whether over a blanket or some other object that the child treasures as their safe haven.
Bridget McKenna’s illustrations are colorful and the characters’ expressions reveal what they’re feeling. A lovely book for little ones, who might just discover that the blankie, though important, can be replaced with something just as good. This picture book would make a nice addition to pre-school and kindergarten libraries as well as your own private library.
The author provided me with a copy of the book for my honest review.
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If you haven't left a comment yet on what/who you think is making the WEIRD NOISES IN THE NIGHT from my latest picture book, time is running out. I'll be announcing the winner(s) of a PDF or paperback copy next Friday. Here's the blurb, which may help, or not. It doesn't really give the answer. That would be too easy.
Weird noises in the night send the imaginations of three young girls soaring. Is it the rain, a dragon, an alien from outer space, or a ghost? As Olivia and her best friends seek the source of the sound, they discover that the truth is not as scary as their imaginations.
Hint: One person has guessed correctly and one on Face Book is on the right track. Good luck.