Archive | April 6, 2007

The Story of Kitten Cuckoo

The Story of Kitten Cuckoo

Written and illustrated by Ed Baker

www.kittencuckoo.com

ISBN:  1-933572-04-3

Centro Books

200 E. 90th St ., New York, NY 10128

www.centrobooks.com

Reviewed by Terry South for Bookpleasures

The Story of Kitten Cuckoo, written and illustrated by Ed Baker is an endearing picture book with cartoonish characters that are simple yet adorable.

The story is for children of all ages, teaching children the concept of friendship.  Ed Baker has developed a loosely rhyming poem to enrich this tale of an unlikely friendship.  Kitten Cuckoo and a baby elephant named Paquile E. Derm are best friends, despite their obvious differences.  The animals at the zoo would stare, giggle and make fun of the unlikely pair.

Paquile escapes from the zoo with Cuckoo and ends up being captured and sent to Africa.  Cuckoo returns home to find Harrison Cruz has moved; now homeless he decides to do what any friend would do, travel to Africa to find his best friend.  In the end he finds not only Paquile but Harrison Cruz too.

The story delivers the perfect idea of true friendship and will engage young children while teaching them not to give up on friendships formed.

You will find games, wall paper, art and other goodies located on their website at http://www.kittencuckoo.com/

The game located on their website is addicting to both children and adults alike.

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Ladykiller

Ladykiller

By Lawrence Light and Meredith Anthony

ISBN:  1-933515-05-8   $23.95

Suspense/Thriller    240 pages

Oceanview Publishing

Reviewed by Terry South for Bookpleasures

Ladykiller is the debut suspense novel by Lawrence Light and Meredith Anthony, the husband and wife writing team, and what a unique writing team.  They have penned a novel that is a must for crime enthusiast.   

The setting is the streets of New York, and the year is 1991.  Four women have been murdered from all different walks of life, including a cheerleader, stockbroker, a housewife and a prostitute.  Homicide detective Dave Dillion of the NYPD is on the case and must solve these murders or risk losing his job.  Dave encounters a beautiful social worker by the name of Megan Morrison, the two join forces in search for the serial killer, and romance ensues.

The press is calling the serial killer “Ladykiller”.  The killer has left no clues and no trail behind to follow.  The murders always take place in some out of the way place where no witnesses can be found.  There are never any signs of the victim being taken against her will and no signs of a struggle with their attacker, and the murders all appear to be personal in nature.  Will Dave find the killer before its too late?

Lawrence Light is an award-winning journalist and is currently the Wall Street Editor for Forbes magazine.  He graduated from Columbia School of Journalism and is the author of the Karen Glick novels.  He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and co-author Meredith Anthony.

Meredith Anthony has written for a variety of sources including film, television, print and the web.  She graduated from St. John’s College and also received a MA from The Johns Hopkins University.

Ladykiller is an intriguing, compelling and suspenseful crime novel packed with enticing twists and turns to keep you on the edge.  The authors have created a powerful thriller that tantalizes with a sense of suspense and a steady flow of action.  The characters are believable, finely developed and engaging.  Ladykiller is superbly crafted with vivid detail that draws you into the story. 

An astounding 5 stars!