The King’s Frog Hunter and his unlikely companions (including a giant shell creature, a Paint stallion and a Great Horned owl) must battle with a wicked magician who is manipulating to steal the throne, as they fight to fulfill an ancient prophesy that will change the kingdom – and the story’s lead characters - forever.
Ken Young resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his wife, where he spends his time writing, building, racing Boogalas, and dodging the Gauks and voracious frogs of life.
The King’s Frog Hunter is his first novel. The second volume to King’s Frog Hunter is slated to be published late 2015.
What happens when a stuffed toy lemur who, apparently, can see, hear, and feel all the stirring of being alive, meets a little girl who is excluded by her older sisters as the “baby” of the family? This is a story of a friendship, a friendship nobody understands.
After all, Clemmy’s simply a stuffed lemur, isn’t she? It’s only that the little girl, Gwynnie, senses there is more to Clemmy. To Gwynnie Clemmy is real. Is Gwynnie right? Is Clemmy truly real?What will happen if the two are separated? Will they be best friends “for ever”?
This gentle story will certainly appeal to all early readers and even adults who understand what it is to have or had your own special stuffed animal or toy.
A spaceman boldly proclaims his love for Earth’s appealing yellow fruit in this board-book debut by singer/songwriter Apel.
Fred Pinsocket flies a rocket around the universe, plays keytar and drums, and has a passion for bananas. The rhymes here are the lyrics to Apel’s song of the same title, which he offers as a free download with the purchase of the book. The lyrics are silly enough without the music, but with the tune and sound effects, children will be sure to enjoy it; as a result, they’ll likely want to play the music and read the book repeatedly. Fred, with his bulbous nose, enormous eyes, red spacesuit, and blue helmet with a satellite dish on top, is a likable little guy, and creative, early-grade readers who pick up this book may even attempt their own drawings of him. Very young readers will enjoy the repeated phrases: “I love bananas. I love them. Yum! Yum! Yum!” The rhyme scheme is steady throughout, with the addition of extra phrases that make better sense with the instrumentation. The only challenging words are Fred’s last name and “potassium”—but even if kids don’t know what the latter means, they’re still likely to sing or repeat the word, as it rhymes with “yum.” The board book’s sturdy pages, with their brightly colored backgrounds, will hold up to the rereadings that 3- to 5-year-olds may require. Adults may not be as excited about repeating the same lyrics again and again, particularly when the sparse word count includes four repetitions of the chorus. Young readers, however, will giggle over and over again, and the images of Fred’s rocket towing a ball of bananas will bring a smile to even the stingiest adult’s face.
Families that enjoy repetitive songs, such as “The Wheels on the Bus,” will be glad to throw this fruit-eating space traveler into their mix.
Michelle Stoner is excited to publish her debut novel "A Series of Events". She's currently working on a follow-up novel while she explores the West Coast with her longtime partner.
Michelle enjoys cooking just as much as discovering new cuisines. She also writes travel and restaurant reviews.
When asked why she wrote her memoir, Michelle has often thought that others will be able to relate to the series of events in her life. There have been so many twists and turns in her life that she felt it would certainly make for a good book.
As time passed, Michelle realized that her book was her stamp on the world. She looked at it as a way to leave her mark, her legacy. She wants to be remembered for her life of struggles, accomplishments and heartfelt love.
"ABC Count with Me is a must read book for children. The book teaches letter, number, and sight word recognition. The author and illustrator make learning fun and exciting for it's readers. This book is a timeless treasure. I highly recommend it!"
-Dr. Tonja H. Krautter, Psy.D., LCSW -- Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist.