Book Reviews and Testimonials:

Swish and the Raptor

June 26, 2010 - Association for Youth, Children and Natural Psychology
This is a wonderful little story for children from a new children's author. It is loving, gentle, and at the same time gets exciting and adventurous. It's a wonderful book to read to children from 1st grade to 4th grade, or for children who can read a chapter book to read for themselves. Positive, interesting for children and for the parent also. Great literature for children.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Great children's story!, June 10, 2010
By John Scott "John Scott" (Newark, NJ, USA)
This review is from: The Squirrel Squad Adventures: Swish and the Raptor (Volume 1) (Paperback)
This is a great children's story. Reminds me a little of a Bambi-book adventure (the original Bambi story that is), except it is kind and gentle, in addition to adventurous. The deer here, though, are squirrels, who have their own little adventure and lessons to learn about humans and about staying out of the clutches of hungry predators. This is a very nice story to read to a child, or for children to read themselves. It catches your interest from the first page to the last. Very good.

5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful adventure that charms the heart., April 28, 2010
By R. M. Putnam "Fantasy Writer" (Portland, OR) - 
This review is from: The Squirrel Squad Adventures: Swish and the Raptor (Volume 1) (Paperback)
Swish and the Raptor is a charming tale about squirrels, lessons to learn and the bond of family and friends. This tale is filled with charming characters that embark on an exciting and dangerous adventure. Great attention holder as it moves fast and smoothly. My granddaughter loved it as much as I did reading it to her. I highly recommend this delightful story for the whole family.

R.M. Putnam

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Swish and the Raptor--
That was a great story! I was on the edge of my seat reading it. You made me forget that these were squirrels and not humans fighting for their life. 

Joe, Warrenton

Swish and the Raptor - A life lesson learned in time
What a lovely read, I enjoyed the story with the eyes of an eager child. Wa do! I loved the premise of the story, and a life lesson that would surely resonate with inquisitive children. ...there is a great demand for intelligent children's stories.

Elizabeth,  Charlotte NC


Bitty and the Guardian of Sespria

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy fun that is utterly charming, May 19, 2010
By R. M. Putnam "Fantasy Writer" (Portland, OR)
This review is from: Bitty and the Guardian of Sespria (Volume 1) (Paperback)
A wonderfully enchanting story that will send you on an adventure like no other. Having had self esteem issues as a child I was able to easily relate to this delightful story. I read "Bitty and the Guardian of Sespria" to my granddaughter. She found herself lost in the pages as we shared this story and enjoy discussing issues of which we had never shared before. We held are breath in anticipation and smiled with delight as the endearing characters over came the odds. This is a book that can be shared with the whole family of all ages. Simply wonderful.

R.M. Putnam author of the Destiny's Warriors Series

 Emailed from reader on 6/21/10: "You are a great writer,... The book [Bitty and the Guardian of Sespria], I felt was on par with any teen book I've read or seen in middle school for 6-8th graders. You really are a gifted writer."


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Emily, Brave and Swift

5.0 out of 5 stars Charming rhymes and vibrant colors, October 10, 2010

By  Melva Henderson (Redding, CA USA)
This review is from: Emily, Brave and Swift (Kindle Edition)

Janice Reynold's vivid artwork and story is bound to appeal to children everywhere. She manages to tell a story in rhyme that is not only entertaining, but is seasoned with her bright paintings that bring the story to life and is certain to entrance, and hold a child's interest to the end. In this digital age of video games and computers, it is a pleasure to see reading material for the youngsters that will hold their interest and encourage them to turn the next page. I foresee that this story is one of those that will undeniably encourage children to pick up yet another one of Janice Reynold's delightful books.

Melva Henderson



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