Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Vintage Photo - Man with English Springer Spaniel Puppies

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Book Review and Givewaway - The Fox Forest Band by Lisa E. Lindman

Book Synopsis: 

How do you fight an evil wizard when your only weapon is your smarts?
A happy group of forest animals are stopped cold by a wizard's enchanted fog that whispers their greatest fears. The animals think they have to run away but a brave fox gives them a better idea. He shows them how to stand up for themselves and how to handle the problem at its source. The fox and his friends figure out how to handle the bully wizard—and have fun in the process!

On Amazon:  The Fox Forest Band

My Review:

The Fox Forest Band is a lovely picture book for young children.  Lovable woodland animals encounter a fog sent by a bullying wizard.  They find a way to beat the fog - and the bullying - by working together to form a band.

The story is told in rhyme, and it is clever and appealing.  It would make a great read aloud for preschool age children.

The animals' ingenuity will inspire young children who see them problem solving together, making music together, and discovering the power of friendship.  I loved the details, too, like:

"The mice formed shakers from nuts and seeds,
kazoos were made from river reeds.

Beavers found drums and fashioned flutes, and
others made guitars, cymbals and lutes."

The lovely illustrations by Chandra Wheeler add to the story's appeal.  Children will enjoy reading this book again and again!  Highly recommended for a home library or preschool classroom.

Author Bio:
Since she was a child, Lisa E. Lindman has been reading non-stop and writing magical stories. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, sweet daughter and their French bulldog, Sebastian. She spends her days running a small business, writing, frolicking with her toddler and reading just one more chapter...well, five more chapters. 
The winner will get a signed hardcover copy of The Fox Forest Band!  
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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.