Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Princess Fables Book Blast

The Princess Fables by Marc Clark

About the Book

Title: The Princess Fables | Author: Marc Clark | Illustrator: Eric Hosford | Publication Date: December 5, 2013 | Publisher: Seven C's Productions | Pages: 115 | Recommended Ages: 3+ Summary: The Origins of THE PRINCESS FABLES: When the author's daughter was just beginning the first grade, she was not happy about school. So when he would wake her each morning, whatever she would say to get out of going became the subject for a PRINCESS FABLE. If she'd say, "I don't want to," he'd make up a tale about The Princess Who Always Said, "I Don't Wanna". If she pulled the covers over her head, he'd tell her the story of The Princess Who Hid Under The Covers. By the end of each Fable he'd have her dressed and ready for school, with her eyes wide open and full of hope... THE PRINCESS FABLES are eleven inspirational stories for young girls who may still dream of being a Princess. Each Princess embarks on an adventure of self discovery and along the way, learns about the importance of trust, devotion, courage and the power of love. These classic tales transport little girls to a time and place where they are the heroines and can create their own happy endings. Every delicate pen and ink illustration reflects the classic fairy tale drawings of the late 19th century. Award: The Princess Fables was just awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival.  


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The Buzz

In a recent review by the Island Waves publication, Trey Seal wrote, “The Princess Fables is a book that brings back the nostalgia of the classic fairytales from our youth and is highly recommended for young children.”
Excerpts From Amazon Reviews:
"Marvelously original, soulful, and witty tales! Modern fables with funny and moving twists. I hope these stories make their way to kids everywhere!"
"What a beautifully illustrated and well-written book."
"A charming and witty read, with stunning illustrations. The Princess is adorable and the book conveys a very positive image for little girls."
"Great read for the little princess in us all!"

About the Author: Marc Clark

Marc Clark Author Marc Clark is the author of several plays and screenplays, a writer and producer of commercials, promos and television content. Marc is the father of two and currently resides in Manhattan.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Dream Train Craft to Settle Kids at Bedtime

It is all about Planes, Trains and Automobiles this month at the Poppin’s Book nook. We found a great Train book perfect for bedtime:

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker

The Dream train arrives at Nightfall station after dark. A team of animals jumps out to load up each truck with fun cargo. Hopping Kangaroos are in charge of loading the balls, Polar bears load a chiller car with ice cream,  The toy Dinos get their own flat train cars. When all the hard work is done the animals get into their own onboard beds and are rocked to sleep as the train pulls out of the station and chugs into the night. The little twist in the end will delight readers are they realize the true ‘home’ of the dream train.

Tom Lichtenheld’s colorful pastel illustrations make the story even cosier. The clouds and the landscape pictures of the train were my favorites. The kids loved spotting all the details in the picture of each train car.

To extend the book we made our own dream train to load some furry friends into before bedtime.

The train cars were made from empty tea boxes, but boxes of all shapes and sizes would work just as well.

I wanted the kids to be able to cover the cars themselves easily, so I put out different colors of tissue paper and scotch tape. They tore and folded and scrunched it to cover each ‘car’ and then added some black circles for wheels.
Decorative tape was added to the top for a bit of extra ‘flair’. I made an engine by covering another box with construction paper and adding fancy tape.

We did not join up the train cars because the kids wanted to take turns with their own cars ‘going first’ (translation: to avoid arguments).

Here are all the toys loaded up and ready to go to bed!

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