Book news and reviews
Authors share their stories about the importance of their connections with animals when connections with other humans was so difficult. They acknowledged their pets’ contributions to their life and growth and they wrote of the healing that their pets helped them do. Accompanied by beautiful watercolour paintings by Dr. Irene Oktaba, this book is truly a treasure and an inspiration.
This is not a children's book, but a lovely book for adults to read and start a conversation with kids about how they connect with animals.
There are new books published this year!
There are a series of re-imagined classics - a re-telling of some old tales, with a more positive ending, a chapter book that gets the conversation started about eating disorders, my 50th book which is a colour along with the adventure and the Feeling Empty series!
My kids and myself enjoyed reading this story. I love that each illustration is done by a different student. I also love the message in the story.
The Empty Rocking Chair
What a beautiful book, perfect for little ones who have lost a grandparent, it's not too heavy. Highly recommend to start conversation around the loss of a loved one.
The Empty Cage
I purchased this book after my daughter's hamster passed away to try and help her through her grief. I was so pleased that this book was actually about the grief and not a story about where we think pets go after they pass. Because of this, it is a story that can appeal to people of many backgrounds.
The pictures are lovely and there are even questions to talk about with your child.
I don't think there is a hard limit on the age group this would appeal to (I cried when I first read it!).
With several examples of different people and their experience with grief outlined in the book, it shows how everyone experiences loss differently.
I am glad that this author chose to tackle this hard topic in this way. A true tool for healing after the loss of a dearly loved pet.
Three Little Pigs
Amazing Children's Book!
We really enjoyed this story and it has a super cute ending.
Children understand and learn what they can relate to... and this book does just that. Through authentic and simple stories and artwork, the authors reach the hearts and minds of parents and children. This captivating and heartfelt book helps children learn ways to show kindness in their everyday encounters.
The Way I see You
I read your newest book. It's amazing Sandra. I am sure it will help young and old alike. There seems to be lots of ways to connect. I had a bit of reaction to the dad, reminded me of mine. You just never know who you will reach. You should be very proud.
The Empty Swing
This is a truly wonderful book, I have read it with my grandson. It brought us through the experience with the children in the story in such a lovely way. After finshing the book we just naturally fell into a discussion about loss, feelings and love.
Thank you Sandra Wilson you did it again, great job!
Your cover artist did great too ♡
Parrot Don't Repeat That
We received our book today, the boys really liked it! My oldest was especially impressed by all the kids artwork, he seemed pretty inspired (he loves to draw) and my youngest even seemed to pick up on the meaning behind the story.
This is AWESOME Sandra!!!
Get them while they are young enough to learn the valuable lesson of not telling lies ♡ You did a wonderful job of teaching that the people that spread lies are just as responsible for the damage and chaos that follow.
There are a lot of adults that need this incredibly important lesson.
Messy Monkey is awesome book that allows children to see that having a physical disability or just being clumsy is ok... True friends look past these things. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish there had been a book like this when I was growing up. Thank you Sandra.
Emotional Animal Alphabet series
You have a wonderful way of conveying information to kids, in a way that is understandable and fun for them!!!😊 Sue