Donna wrote another wonderful review of my granddaughter’s first favorite book with her name in it. It’s available on Amazon, just click the picture, and there is no ebook edition.
There’s A Tree On My House
By Judith Victoria Douglas
A small maple seed is blown by the wind and lands on the corner of the roof of a house and the seed is so protected there that it begins to grow. Sadie, the little girl who lives in the house is playing with her cousins, Ava and Abby in the yard, running around with their balloons when one of the balloons gets loose and floats up toward the seedling. So that their cousin isn’t sad, the other two girls let their balloons free too. They believe the seedling tried to catch the first balloon, and run in to tell their mother that there is a tree on their house. Their mother and father help to save the tree from growing on their house. Thus, the story of the tree on the house has started.
I really enjoyed this book and I believe children will enjoy it too. There are lots of extras included with the book a tree that a child can color and decorate with included clip art, and extra pages to illustrate a child’s own tree story. 5 out of 5 stars.
And Shelby gave a 4-star review for The Carousel Pony last November that is just appearing on the reviewer blog. It’s my granddaughter’s second favorite book with her name in it.
A special carousel with special ponies. When one winks at Sadie she is sure her wish for a pony will come true.
Released 11/12/13; available on Amazon, just click the picture. There is no e-book edition.
A children’s book to be read to children up to the third grade when they may be able to read it themselves.
The Carousel Pony by Judith-Victoria Douglas is a delightful story about the simple magic of childhood.
Sadie is a sweet young girl who wishes for a pony of her very own. Unfortunately, like a lot of us, she must settle for riding the carousel ponies at the local fairgrounds. Sadie’s father is a photographer and is hired to take pictures of the new carousel ponies in order to make brochures. He takes Sadie with him on what turns out to be a fantastic day full of fun, imagination, and magic for her.
Kids and parents alike will quickly fall in love with this enchanting story. The illustrations are beautifully hand drawn and idyllic. The ponies are described in excellent detail allowing the readers to place themselves into the story with ease. There are lessons on the history of carousel ponies and a cast of wonderfully written characters. My favorite, besides little Sadie and her favorite pony Whisper, was Mr. MacTavish. He was so very kind and patient and his gift to Sadie was very sweet.
This is not my first book by Judith-Victoria Douglas and I’m sure it will not be my last. My little one and I thoroughly enjoy the amazing adventures her books take us on and we very much look forward to our next.