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Monday, October 3, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway - When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too! Written by Phyllis Schwartz Illustrated by Siski Kalla Hosted by Children's Book Review

 





ABOUT THE BOOK







When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Written by Phyllis Schwartz

Illustrated by Siski Kalla

Ages 4+ | 38 Pages

Publisher: Acorn Publishing | ISBN-13: 9798885280143

Publisher’s Book Summary: When Mom, one day, came home and said, “I think I better get in bed”

It was up to us to get together

As a team so she’d feel better

We came up with all sorts of things to do

Because “when mom feels great then we do too!”


PURCHASE LINKS


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR






Phyllis Schwartz is a married mother of two, who, after a highly successful career in the TV news business, finally has the luxury to indulge in and focus on her “civilian” writing. Even as a kid, she kept a diary and wrote little stories and poems, a creative release that continued well into adulthood. She wrote news by day and poetry by night. And despite battling three different types of cancer over more than three decades, she is still filled with energy, joy, and optimism, and she looks forward to writing more poetry and children’s books.

Her writing centers on the beauty she finds daily: Her friends, husband, and two children, as well as her garden and her beautiful beach town residence in dreamy Encinitas, provide continued inspiration for her verse.

https://www.phyllisfeelsgreat.com/

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https://www.instagram.com/phyllischwartz_author/



MY THOUGHTS

When Mom feels great, then we do too is a cute book where we see an extended family jump in and help when mom is sick. I felt this book was a great way for kids to relate what their parents maybe going through. In this story, the mom is battling cancer. Everyone jumps in to help. I really thought that this presented this situation in a non-scary, not threatening way to children. I am a migraine sufferer - and I know there are days that I have to lay in a dark room. This book brought up some good conversation between my boys and I in regards to when parents get sick. This book is geared toward younger kids, but would make a great edition to any family library. I know that this book encouraged us. The book is well written and age appropriate. The story is beautifully illustrated.

Thank you to the author, publisher and the Children's book review - all thoughts are my own.




TOUR SCHEDULE



Friday, September 23, 2022

The Children’s Book Review

Book tour kick-off

Monday, September 26, 2022

The Fairview Review

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Book Zone Reviews

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

icefairy’s Treasure Chest

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Momma Spot

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Friday, September 30, 2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

An article by Phyllis Schwartz

The Importance of Family Cooperation

Monday, October 3, 2022

Crafty Moms Share

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Because I Said So

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

J.R.s Book Reviews

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Lisa’s Reading

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Friday, October 7, 2022

Me Two Books

A When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too! book activity

Monday, October 10, 2022

Life Is What It’s Called

An interview with Phyllis Schwartz

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

A Dream Within A Dream

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Barbara Ann Mojica

A book review of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!



GIVEAWAY


Enter for a chance to win a copy of When Mom Feels Great, The We Do Too! and a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card!


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- A copy of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!

- A $50 Barnes and Noble gift card

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- A copy of When Mom Feels Great, Then We Do Too!




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Book Review and Giveaway - Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen Created by Alexa Palmer and Catharine Kaufman Illustrated by John Martinez and Hayden Mills Hosted by The Children's Book Review

 


About the Book

Jolene Adventures of a Junk Food Queen


Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen

Created by Alexa Palmer and Catharine Kaufman

Illustrated by John Martinez and Hayden Mills

Ages 4-10 | 60 Pages

Publisher: Palmer and Kaufman | ISBN-13: 978-0-615136301


Publisher’s Book Summary: Jolene loves junk food. She loves it so much she wears red licorice in her hair–and pink taffy underwear! The Munch Bunch calls her “The Junk Food Queen.” Then, one night in her dreams, she meets a bunch of cool characters who take her on an incredible, edible journey into a world of juicy fruits, super salads, and yummy smoothies.

Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen naturally lends itself to lessons on nutrition that would be easily adaptable for every level from preschool through grade school. The authors have also included recipes for healthy smoothies at the back of the book, which makes it even more fun!

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About Alexa Palmer

Alexa Palmer: Author Headshot


Alexa Palmer resides in Rancho Mirage, California, where she has raised three daughters- Alexandra, Stephanie and Christina. A preschool teacher who has been passionate about writing since the age of 8, Alexa also has a background in performing arts from the University of London and Oxford University. She is a published songwriter formerly studying under the tutelage of the late Buddy Kaye and is excited about launching the musical version she created for Jolene.

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About Catharine Kaufman


Catharine Kaufman: Author Headshot


Catharine is a nationally syndicated food columnist, blogger, author, magazine writer and TV chef. She credits her growing expertise in good nutrition for her survival and recovery from breast cancer and shares that expertise to help keep her family, friends and fans in good health. Writing her columns under the moniker “The Kitchen Shrink,” Catharine dispenses advice on topics that include smart grocery shopping, food facts and folklore, unforgettable dinners on a shoestring, solving cooking disasters and putting the skids on colds, flu and other ailments with healing ‘food chemistry.’

Showing off her humorous culinary savvy, Catharine was featured in a “Kitchen Shrink” mini series produced by Time-Warner, which included such segments as Kitchen Play Date with Kids, and Pantry Preparedness. She also did a stint as radio host and sidekick of restaurant reviewer and food guru Merrill Shindler on KLSX, Los Angeles. As a founder and partner of www.FreeRangeClub.com, the healthy gourmet cooking and food safety blog, Catharine has been garnering kudos from foodies around the world for her featured columns on that long-established site.

Through its offbeat humor, Catharine’s well-received children’s book with collaborator Alexa Palmer, “Jolene – Adventures of a Junk Food Queen,” motivated her two daughters and other children to participate in her cooking classes, as well as to acquire healthier eating habits than many of their peers. “Jolene…” has also been endorsed by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and is being sold on Amazon and other outlets. Ever since discovering her inner foodie, Catharine has been in her element, focusing her energy and passion on weaning as many people—but especially children and young adults—off toxic foods and guiding them on a fun journey to healthy living.




My Thoughts

Jolene: Adventures of a Junk food Queen is written by Alexa Palmer and Catharine Kaufman. The book is illustrated by John Martinez and Hayden Mills. This book is aimed towards children ages 4-10 and is about 60 pages long. I read this book with my 9 and 11 year old sons. We enjoyed this book very much. I have one boy that loves his junk food - and this book made him realize he cannot eat to much of it. 

Jolene loves junk food. She loves it so much she wears red licorice in her hair–and pink taffy underwear!  She even has popcorn pillows she hides her snacks under. One day she meets the Cavity Ranger. He comes to warn her about how her teeth are rotting from all the sweets she has eaten. Jolene then goes on as she learns that too many sweets is a bad thing. 

Jolene is a good example on teaching kids that sweets are ok in moderation. That healthy food can be fun. The boys and I loved this book. Thank you to to the author, publisher and the Children’s book review for allowing me to read a copy of this story - all thoughts are my own.







Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen
Virtual Book Tour Dates

Monday, September 19, 2022
The Children’s Book Review
A book review of Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
The Fairview Review
A book review of Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Crafty Moms Share
A book review of Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Lisa’s Reading
A book review of Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen
Monday, September 26, 2022
Heart to Heart
An interview with the authors
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
icefairy’s Treasure Chest
A book review of Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Me Two Books

Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen book activity
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Life Is What It’s Called
A book review of Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen
Monday, October 3, 2022
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

An article by the authors
5 Tips For Healthy Eating
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Because I Said So
A book review of Jolene: Adventures of a Junk Food Queen
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Book Zone Reviews

An interview with the authors


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