Book news and reviews
We are excited that author and illustrator of Gnomes of the Round Mushroom have joined together again for a new story!
Whereas Gnomes of the Round Mushroom was an introduction to the various gnomes of the wooded realm Manny's Flight is a story inspired by one of those gnome characters (with a couple of others included).
In Manny's Flight the young gnome is inspired to dream by the wonderful stories of Cloud the Creative. But, because of his difference Manny is not encouraged to follow his dream. Despite the obstacles Manny sets out in the world in order to fly!
What's coming in 2023
This year will see a few new books come to life (some are carry overs from last year, because books do take time.)
There will be another book in the Dinosaur Twins series to mark the 5th birthday of my twin grandchildren. This series features Izy and JuJu, a pair of dinosaurs that adventure in the world. This year they find an egg!
Previous books include Dinosaur Twins Explore the Woods and Dinosaur Twins Make New Friends. Each book is a colouring/story book so kids can be part of the adventure. They are available through Amazon.
The creative writing book Spooky Stories and How to Write Them will also be published this year and I will be offering a 2 package deal of both creative writing books!
I will be starting a new series - Adventures with my White Cane - which follows Clifton Moritmer, a little mouse who is visually impaired but certainly capable of adventure.
Introducing, new artist Jayson Tench
Gnomes of the Round Mushroom was written by Sandra Wilson and illustrated by Jayson Tench and features stories and art of virtuous gnomes that live in the wooded realm. Each gnome story focuses on a particular characteristic that helps make the realm a place of kindness and acceptance. The book is available through Amazon or the quiteacharacter bookstore.
Will there be more from the wooded realm? Stay tuned to find out!
Dinosaur Twins Find an Egg
What a fun book. I loved the story and the flow. The colouring aspect is great. Also being able to add to the story at the end and make it their own is such a beneficial experience for the child. Loved it!
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 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
I have read your book Little Red so many times in the last few days -- the kids are really loving it. It is quickly becoming a favorite
The Three Little Pigs
Our granddaughter Leila loves the 3 pigs book. She asks for it most nights. She finishes the rhyming sentences or tries too. Great fun!
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.