New Release ‘Octopus Shocktopus!’

Just added this to our #TBRList sounds exciting 🙂

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Today I am wishing Peter Bently, Steven Lenton and Nosy Crow a Happy Publication Day for their new title, Octopus Shocktopus!

Octopus Shocktopus! - Nosy Crow

In this lovely, community-minded story, a giant octopus lands on a house in a town and everyone is surprised and rather thrilled, apart from Mrs Antrobus, who’s not impressed.

The Octopus soon makes many friends and the townspeople learn to value its contributions as they embrace it as one of them. Even Mrs Antrobus is persuaded that the eight-legged creature has a place amongst them after it saves her cat. But then one day Octopus disappears and everyone feels bereft. Where has their tentacular friend gone?

This is a funny, inspiring and ultimately happy story about friendship, accepting and celebrating differences, and building a community. Peter Bently’s rhymes are superlatively smooth and bring pace and hilarity to the story, while Steven Lenton’s bright and inviting illustrations suck you in…

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#ColouringBookDay ‘Fantasy Snowflakes’

My seal of approval‘Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book’

By J.S. Burke

There is a celebration day for almost anything these days, and today 2nd August we celebrate Colouring Books. Well we could not let this day go by without sharing our favourite one. ‘Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book’ by our wonderful friend from the US J.S.Burke.

#RubyTubeDay

Below is one of our favourite snowflakes coloured in by Jenny herself, you can see more by clicking the snowflake and visiting Jenny’s web page.

Butterfly snowflake

Goodreads Book Review

Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring BookFantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book by J.S. Burke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 

 

What a beautiful and very creative book full of wonderful fantasy snowflakes combining sea-creatures and fantasy images. A truly therapeutic book with the images all including descriptions written below.

The author is remarkably talented and I love that they are connected to the beautiful stories from ‘The Dragon Dreamer Series’

Very Highly Recommended

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#InternationalDayOfFriendship

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International Day of Friendship

Today we had the great pleasure of offering our hand/paw of friendship to some wonderful residents in a local care home. We wrote a letter or card for each of the twenty nine current residents and then delivered them masked up, via the carpark of the home. We gave the items to Clare the Activities Co-ordinator.

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Clare Activities Co-ordinator

“The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.”

(Quote from www.un.org/en/observances/friendship-day )

Video of Friendship with Rose English

Today we also discovered, running alongside the International Day of Friendship is the event #PostcardsOfKindness so now there is a new purpose to my life. This event was set up to bring a smile upon the faces of home care residents. This works by sending mainly postcards to individuals or as a group check out their website. Happy Reading

#IndieAuthorWeekUK Day 03

#IndieAuthorWeekUK Day 03

Day 03 and I’ve met so many amazing Indie Authors. You can join in the celebrations by visiting the main group to see what is happening daily (Over on Facebook) Indie Author Week UK or visit the Festival Page HERE.

We are still doing a couple of different things mainly on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. However, we hope to set up daily posts in here for you to peruse at your leisure.

#ShareAStory ‘Woodpecker Grey’ #100WordStory

Woodpecker Grey (Folklore)

A girl who lived on the edge of the forest, loved to dance and party. She often asked her friend the little grey woodpecker, to help her with her make-up. She would get out her paint’s and stroke bright colours across her cheeks. Grey would weave bright ribbons in her hair.

Now Grey was called thus as he had dull feathers. One day when the maid was out dancing, she left a paint brush of red upon the floor. The little bird decided to paint his cheeks and belly. From then onwards he was seen happily flying around the forest.

Share a #Nursery Rhyme with Ewe-nice

Mary, Mary.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

Well we hope you enjoyed that little video. Do join us next time when we will have more rhymes to share that you may well know and can join in with. Please #SpreadTheWord.

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#IndieAuthorWeekUK Day 02

#IndieAuthorWeekUK Day 02

Day 02 of a week long celebration of Indie Authors. So much happening I do not know what to check out each day. You can join in the celebrations by visiting the main group to see what is happening daily (Over on Facebook) Indie Author Week UK or visit the Festival Page HERE.

We are still doing a couple of different things mainly on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. However, we hope to set up daily posts in here for you to peruse at your leisure.

#ShareAStory ‘The Singing River’ #100WordStory

The Singing River (Indian Folktale)

Long ago an Indian maid – Morning Dew would sing as the sun was rising. The Chief of all gods would stop the earth turning to listen to the sweet sound.

The maiden was in love with a brave warrior. However, he was turned into a rainbow trout by the River God for not giving thanks when he sailed upon the river. Morning Dew threw herself in the water to be with him. But the gods turned her into a waterfall.

Now there is silence before the dawn, and the river sings as a rainbow trout swims up the falls.

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One, Two Buckle my Shoe.

One, two, Buckle my shoe;
Three, four, Knock at the door;
Five, six, Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, Lay them straight:
Nine, ten, A big fat hen;
Eleven, twelve, Dig and delve;
Thirteen, fourteen, Maids a-courting;
Fifteen, sixteen, Maids in the kitchen;
Seventeen, eighteen, Maids in waiting
Nineteen, twenty, My plate’s empty.

Well we hope you enjoyed that little video. Do join us next time when we will have more rhymes to share that you may well know and can join in with. Please #SpreadTheWord.

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