Happy Birthday to Whooo?

 Happy Birthday to Whooo?

Happy Birthday to Whooo?

by Doris Fisher

Illustrated by Lisa Downey

Sylvan Dell Publishing

976 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Ste. 3, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

ISBN:  978-0-9768823-1-2  $15.95

Reviewed by Terry South for Armchair Interviews

Happy Birthday to Whooo? A Baby Animal Riddle Book is designed for children ages 4 to 8, has a handsomely designed jacket displaying owls on the front cover and the back displays12 additional animals.

Doris Fisher effectively reaches her intended young audience.  The book contains bold and vibrant images of illustrator Lisa Downey, the pages alternate with oil paintings of an animal family and a birth announcement.  The birth announcements contain clues to the animal’s identity, offering facts of the weight and height and turn the page and you find more facts about the baby animal.  The book contains riddles introducing 12 different animals and will engage and amuse the young reader. The book contains a section entitled “For Creative Minds” that everyone is sure to love, this section contains information about the animal families and fun facts about the 12 animals introduced in the birth announcements.

As for illustrator Lisa Downey, her page design is colorful, vivid and eye-friendly that transports the reader into the heart of the story.

You will find “Learning Links” and “Teaching Activities” on Sylvan Dell Publishing’s website that will help both teachers and parents expand the learning possibilities.  The website is:

The book is addressed to children and young readers, but can be enjoyed by the entire family.  The book will excite your children and they will want to read this one over and over again.  As an added bonus in the back of the book there is a “Make Your Own Birth Announcement”  great for a new baby in the family whether it be human or animal.  I highly recommend this one and give it 5 stars!

Do You Know Why Butterflies Fly?


Do You Know Why Butterflies Fly?

By Tom McWhirter

Art work by Mary Meade

Chupp Road Press

ISBN:  978-0-9761853-0-7

Reviewed by Terry South for Bookpleasures

Do You Know Why Butterflies Fly? Is beautifully written, the hardback cover is amazing and with the movement of the book you can see the butterflies fly.  The author Tom McWhirter has a great imagination and has produced a lovely children’s book for all to enjoy and treasure.

The story contains bold and vibrant imaginative images of illustrator Mary Meade, the art work is superbly done to ignite the imaginations of all.  The story is for children of all ages and in the process is teaching children to have courage to face their fears and to have faith in themselves to change and become something much greater than they every imagined.  It delivers the idea of not being afraid, to try new things and to pursue their dreams.  The story is both engaging and amusing, although addressed to children and young readers, can be enjoyed by the entire family together. 

The children’s book will appeal to both the young readers and their parents and will be a treasure to read together time and time again. 

The author grew up in rural North Carolina, he had a country boy heart and soul, and his best friend was his imagination.  His parents were concerned and gave him a stern lecture on his imagination and its proper place in reality.  “Tom McWhirter took this discussion to heart and immediately shut down his imagination.”  Years later he began a daily practice of meditation and rediscovered his imagination, and this book is full of his new re-found imagination.

I highly recommend this children’s book, it is a delight and a treasure to keep for generations to come.