The King Who Didn’t Like Snow by Jocelyn Porter @FullMediaLtd @rararesources #childrenspicturebook #bookreview

The King Who Didn’t Like Snow written by Jocelyn Porter, illustrated by Michael S Kane, publisher Full Media Ltd, is available NOW in paperback format.

Book Blurb

King Mark is a higgledy-piggledy king and he gets into a pickle every day. “Do something, Bert!” he shouts, and Wizard Bert, and his sidekick, Broderick the bookworm, always save the day. When snow fell on Windy Hill Castle, everyone was delighted – except for King Mark! King Mark didn’t like snow and he started to sulk. Will Bert and Broderick save the day again? Will King Mark walk into trouble? Do the children of Windy Hill Village have the answer…?

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/King-Who-Didnt-Like-Snow/dp/1916896820/

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating two picture books recently published by Full Media Ltd, today I have the pleasure of sharing my review of The King Who Didn’t Like Snow.

This was such a lovely story filled with magic, fun, surprise and joy but it also held an important message of finding happiness on days you don’t find comfortable.

Jocelyn Porter has written a lovely child friendly story with characters that will capture the imagination. The text is big and in a clear font, perfect for young readers to enjoy by themselves. The story is bought to life with illustrator, Michael S Kane’s colourful illustrations.

A very enjoyable fun read that will delight children of all ages.

Author Bio –

Jocelyn’s writing career began when she was asked to write a story for a preschool magazine. That story was the first of many. Jocelyn became the writer/editor of several preschool magazines and continued in that role for 15 years. Writing one new story every month, plus rhymes and activities was a tough gig, but very exhilarating.

Time is the big difference between writing for a magazine and writing a book.  You see your work on the supermarket shelves within a few weeks of completion. A book takes longer – a lot longer. Jocelyn has to be patient now – not something she’s good at.

Before becoming a writer, Jocelyn work in higher education as International Students Officer. It was a rewarding and interesting job even though she was on call 24/7.

Jocelyn also trained as a counsellor and volunteered at drop-in centers. She never knew who would arrive for counselling and had to be prepared for anything. This work gave her insight into some of the darker corners of life.

Motor sport was one of Jocelyn’s early loves, she had spine tingling thrill of taking part in a 24-hour national rally as navigator – those were the days when rallies were held on public roads!

Jocelyn work as an au pair in Paris in her teens. Having visited the city on a school trip, she fell in love with it, and always wanted to return.


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The Boy Who Breathed Underwater by Izzy Rees @FullMediaLtd @rararesources #childrenspicturebook #bookreview

The Boy Who Breathed Underwater written by Izzy Rees, illustrated by Sarah-Leigh Wills is available NOW in ebook, kindleunlimited and paperback format.

Book Blurb

When lying in his bed, a boy is visited by a genie. He is given a week to try out different superhero powers. What adventures will he have, and which power will he choose to keep?

Purchase Links

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boy-Who-Breathed-Underwater-ebook/dp/B09GMDBHS2

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour for two new books from publishers Full Media Ltd, today I have the pleasure of sharing my review for The Boy Who Breathed Underwater.

I’ve always adored picture books and sharing them with my three children when they were younger was such a joy for all. Now that my children are older and I am blessed with a grandchild the anticipation of introducing story time to a new little one is beyond thrilling.

My grandson is 5 months old and is starting to notice the world around him. I always find it best to introduce a new activity with babies when they are in a good mood so whilst he was playing on the floor I got to his level and read to him, pointing out the pictures and emphasising words. As you can see from the picture he was engaged in the activity and I can’t wait to read the book again to him and seeing him progress with the activity.

The Boy Who Breathed Underwater is such a lovely story with a wonderful positive ethos. The text has a great rhyme to it’s prose making it very easy for older children to learn the words and repeat them. The illustrations are bright and cheerful bringing the words to life. A picture book that is an enjoyable read perfect for one to one time or in a classroom situation. The ethos behind the storyline gives the adult and child starting points to expand on the subject. Enjoyable, educational and fun.

Author Bio – Izzy Rees was born in West London, but has spent the last thirty years living in Derby. Ten years ago, when her three girls were young, she began work on a series of rhyming picture books, created in snatched moments, and initially written on small scraps of paper or whatever was available. She always intended to revisit them, and Covid and lockdown presented the opportunity; unable to continue her work as a neurophysiotherapist, working with vulnerable patients, she decided it was now or never! She has written six books so far in the ‘The Boy Who’ series, The Boy Who Breathed Underwater being the first one. The others will be published in the near future.

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