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|Posted by Ima Bratt on July 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM||comments (1)|
Okay, it's me again! I just wanted to share children's author Grace Jolliffe's lovely and humorous review of my book: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/655937316 or
|Posted by Ima Bratt on June 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
I’d like to thank fellow author Carole P. Roman for her stellar review ( "stella cinque" to be exact ) of my book:
“Rather Unpleasant CAUTIONARY TALES for Ill-Mannered & Immoderate Children”. Check it out on her Blog at:
or at Amazon.com:
Particularly noteworthy is her recognition of my genius! Very perceptive Carole :D; thanks again!
|Posted by Ima Bratt on June 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM||comments (1)|
A child after my own heart!
She's a real bookworm! Schoolgirl, 5, reads 875 books in just one school year
Sophia Moss, from Lake Charles, Louisiana reads a book nearly every day
Finished reading most books in the kindergarten and first grade section
|Posted by Ima Bratt on June 3, 2013 at 3:40 AM||comments (0)|
My new friend and fellow author Mike Spinak wrote these glowing words on the Google+ Digital Publishing community, words for which I am infinitely grateful:
"I downloaded the preview version of your book. While the preview book is (sadly) incomplete, my impression, from Marjorie Pearl, is that your book appears to be excellent. I probably would have rated it at least 4 stars. It's significantly better than the previous 4 children's books I've read in the past week. It's rare and refreshing to see someone put this much thought, effort, creativity, and originality, into a children's book. From one children's book writer to another: kudos to you."
Thanks again Mike!
Check out Mike's Book "Growing Up Humming" on Amazon.com
|Posted by Ima Bratt on May 27, 2013 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
Friday, 24 May 2013
Rather Unpleasant Cautionary Tales for ill-mannered and immoderate Children - Ima Bratt
This was a book that was sent to me by the author Ima Bratt, the book is a collection of clever poems about children who are unpleasant in some sort of way, and what happens to them because of how they act. The poems remind me a bit of Roald Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate factory, because of what happens to the children when they are bad. To be honest I've never been one for poetry but these poems were both witty and funny, so whats to dislike? These poems are perfect for reading to younger children at bedtime, maybe one at a time?
Perfect family poems to be enjoyed by everyone! 8/10
Thanks to Olly and Shakespeare too!
|Posted by Ima Bratt on May 23, 2013 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
I just had to share this quote from Mihn Le's article on the meeting of the literary minds this past weekend. The panel was held at Politics & Prose (DC’s preeminent independent bookseller) and featured some of the heaviest hitters in the [childrens book] industry.
Whimsy vs. Dark Matter: [Author/Illustrator Christopher] Myers was most passionate when describing his desire to go to the dark side in his subject matter. “Children are dark little beings,” he declared to the delight of the crowd, “we have to give them a place to channel it.” And while describing the challenges of finding the right balance between the whimsical and the serious, he warned about the dangers of dichotomizing the two. “We are giving kids ways to talk about their life, a vocabulary. If our stories only give them one or the other [the whimsical or the serious], then we have failed them.”