Publisher: Independently published (23rd October 2017)
I have never reviewed a children’s book before so I was more than interested in featuring Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles when Patricia Furstenberg got in touch to offer me a review copy. Many thanks to Patricia.
Puppy has a new home and this delightful book shares his first year with us all. Each month there is a new little adventure with this inquisitive little guy. He is adorable! He’s understandably curious about everything and is full of questions about his new little family. He’s happy and playful as he is loved and well looked after, as all pets should be. I have a Shih Tzu called Bella who is my baby 🙂
This is a lovely book with cute illustrations. A book I think will be loved and read over and over again by children and adults, especially those who are dog lovers. I have ordered a paperback copy for my Niece’s 6th Birthday in December.
From the author of “Joyful Trouble”, No.1 Bestseller Children’s Historical Fiction, No.1 Most Gifted Young Adult and Top reviewed Kindle Storyteller book.
A puppy’s first year is filled with findings, wiggles and laughter.
Puppies squirm in all the odd places, sniff all the strange objects, lick everything they can and find something to splash into even when we don’t want them to!
This book of poems explores the first year of a puppy’s life, going through an adventure after the other, one month at a time.
Puppy’s first days, puppy’s first weeks in a new home, puppy’s encounters with snow and the school bag, puppy’s duty to protect… What happens when puppy is full of good intentions, yet his actions go wrong?
Enjoy the stories and laugh with your little one.
Bringing musicality into the duo of story-line and bright images, Puppy, 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles promises to be an auditory feast for children, a fun read-aloud for parents and a treat for dog-lovers, young and old. A book that children and grown-ups will love reading over and over.
About the author…..
(Via Amazon UK)
Patricia Furstenberg came to writing though reading, her passion for books being something she inherited from her parents.
She won two key legs (chapter six, “Someone is Missing” and chapter nine, “Reconstruction of the Crime”) of the Write Your Own Christie Competition and was runner-up for chapter four. The Judges “were impressed by her thorough investigation and admired the strength of her narrative; they were impressed by her style” and congratulated Patricia on winning the penultimate chapter. “This was perhaps one of the hardest rounds of the competition and the judges felt that Patricia’s chapter was confident and intriguing.” The judges thought Patricia’s writing style is “well structured, with a great sense of tension and suspense.”
The Judges were Mathew Prichard, Agatha Christie’s grandchild involved in publishing and promoting her books since 1960s, David Brawn, Agatha Christie’s Publisher at Harper Collins UK for the last 20 years and Daniel Mallory who works primarily with thrillers and crime fiction at Harper Collins US.
When she’s not writing Patricia likes to read, read, read, drink coffee and listen to music.
One of the characters portrayed in her children stories is Pete, the yellow toy elephant. Not many know, but Pete exists and lives in Pat’s home.
This Romanian born writer is living happily with her husband, children and dogs in sunny South Africa.
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Patricia Furstenberg was interviewed by author and marketeer David P Perlmutter