Sunday, April 14, 2013


Coming 4/14
Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Earth Day Celebration Blog Tour. This tour is in celebration of the inspiring books written by Stephanie Lisa Tara. Today, with my kids, I am reviewing two of the books on tour, Snowy White World and Little Library Mouse.
Thanks to Candace at CBB Tours for inviting me to take part in the tour. You can find the tour schedule here.
Snowy White World to SaveA mother polar bear and her cubs search for food as the sea ice melts. Includes a kid-friendly resource guide so readers can educate themselves to become global citizens.

 When I chose to review Snowy White World, I knew that the story would be an excellent fit for my children. My kids, ages seven and (almost) five have always been avid animal lovers, particularly exotic (to us) creatures such as penguins, seals, polar bears, whales, squid, etc. And with that love has come concern for the well-being of the animals. To have such caring and empathetic little ones makes me so proud. Any book dealing with these animals and their habitat is a must-read in our home.
Both of my kids absolutely adored Snowy White World. Since I downloaded it, we have read this numerous times. We loved the illustrations and the message of the story. Snowy White World is an easy to comprehend, beautiful story that resonated with our family.
Little Library MouseEven when you are little, you can imagine big. At closing time a key locks the library, and unlocks the dreams of a little mouse who waits in the shadows. Skipping, sliding, down the pages of books? he steps inside magical stories, inviting readers to come along for the ride. Witty verse and fantastical illustrations celebrate the joys of reading in this tale with innovative charm.
Little Library Mouse was a story that my children thought was cute and fun, and they liked it. I found it to be amusing, and we all enjoyed the illustrations. The verse was nice, and the rhythm made it easy to follow for the kids.
Little Library Mouse was a charming story that really inspires the imagination.
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Cause pages (each supports a book's vision):

"Due to overwhelming response, Stephanie Tara has decided to double your sweepstakes prize IF you are willing to WRITE A REVIEW (one word to 100 - your choice!) on any of her book's amazon pages. moms-helping-moms! Add your voice to other mom's voices! And all together - we add our voices to Mother Earth's voice—this Earth Day, April 22, 2013!"

About the author 
I've always believed that magic hides in special places. As a child, people would often stare at my bright red hair, which was very, very bright indeed.
Unfortunately, I developed a bad habit of making up rhymes about all of them, and they soon became funny characters. I didn't have much time to think about being different; fanciful lyricisms danced in my head, and no one was safe!
Since then, I've come to believe that storytelling has the power to inspire a deep love of language and learning. Words tripping off the tongue in somersaults that stick to your thoughts like taffy-- those are the things that stay forever in the mind.
I've lived in many special places: on a farm, in a city skyscraper, on a tropical beach, and in the beautiful country of France. Now I live in northern California, between the redwood forests and the sea. Even though I'm an adult, I'm still as silly as ever.
Many nice words have been used to describe my books, such as fun, engaging, delightful, and whimsical. Some folks say that I deliver timeless messages of love for kids and parents to share again and again; this makes me very happy. I hope that you'll enjoy my stories, too. Captivating children with language is something that I believe in, and I strive to live my life with this always.
--Stephanie Lisa Tara

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  1. Great reviews Andrea! I really enjoyed the two books that I read. I will have to check out Snowy White World to Save. It sounds like a book my daughter would really enjoy.

  2. Wonderful reviews, Andrea! I can see my niece enjoying Little Library Mouse. I'm glad you and your kids had fun reading both of these together. :)

  3. I'm so glad you guys enjoyed the books! All her books are a lot of fun so I hope you consider giving them all a shot. And you'll get an email soon, but she just released a brand new turtle book that is full of photographs of turtles and sea turtle facts. It's one that kids can spend hours looking at!

    Thanks so much for hosting a stop and sharing your thoughts!

  4. Aw, both of these books look cute! you just can't go wrong with animal stories for kids. I really like the look of the illustrations for the first book, too.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. These were such cute book weren't they. I like the turtle one two. Great review!


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