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The Royal Palm: multi award-winning children's book!

Runaway Clothes:multi award-winning children's book!

Good Morning, World! - Mom's Choice Award Winner

The Trees Have Hearts - Mom's Choice Award Winner

Follow Carlo the Mouse Series

Join The City Kittens and the Old House Cat

The Little Girl Praying on the Hill- Readers' Favorite International GOLD Award Winner

That Is How Things Are - Coming 2016!

Who Will Feed Stacey First? Story 1:Coming 2015!

The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet-A New Children's Book Coming in 2015!!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

THE CITY KITTENS AND THE OLD HOUSE CAT - MEET MRS.D.'S SWEET CHARACTERS!










The City Kittens and the Old House Cat






This story revolves around Christmastime and a family who once adopted a lost kitten, naming it Nyda. Nyda has now grown old and has settled into a calm, uneventful life with her new family—until the day before Christmas, when the family’s older daughter brings two playful kittens, Mickey and Jack, home for the holidays. The two kittens from the big city are a change for the family, and for Nyda. The old cat likes her settled life and is not happy about the new arrivals. She’s also very protective of her belongings. The city kittens annoy her, and the old cat grumbles about the new additions to the family—until she hears a story one night that makes her feel bad. The kittens aren’t the soft or spoiled brats she had thought they were 




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Exciting children’s stories await you!


The Trees Have Hearts


Mom's Choice Award Winner-Books : Inspirational / Motivational
The story of a young girl, left friendless because she could not speak a new language, will touch your heart. It will take your child into the imaginary world of a little girl who moved to America from a different country. Unable to speak English, the lonely girl could not find friends. She lived in an old house with a small garden, where three blooming trees and the mysterious wind became her first imaginary friends. The garden friends developed a wonderful friendship with the lonely girl, and helped her overcome her fears and worries. Through the story, they taught her how to make real friends and helped her cope with difficult moments while adapting to new surroundings. Unforgettable characters will open a beautiful imaginary world to young readers, inviting them to share the fears, tears and joys of a little girl. The story will teach the true meaning of friendship while showing readers the beauty of nature. This book will open an unknown imaginary world through the eyes of a child ...

Carlo the Mouse on Vacation


A funny story, full of the adventures and troubles of Carlo the mouse, who lives a simple life in a Florida hospital but always dreams of greater things. In this vibrant picture book, a daring mouse takes center stage in an adventure even bigger than his appetite. Carlo has never been outside the four walls of his home and he has one unfulfilled wish-a vacation. In a twist of fate, he unexpectedly finds himself embarking on his adventures and misadventures by accidentally landing inside an open car trunk, catching the wrong bus, and boarding an airplane that takes him halfway around the world to Paris. The shrewd Carlo finds a way to survive the most unusual situations while dodging-or causing-mayhem along the way, touching readers' hearts and making them laugh.

The City Kittens and the Old House Cat


A Christmas story about sharing and giving.
This story revolves around Christmastime and a family who once adopted a lost kitten, naming it Nyda. Nyda has now grown old and has settled into a calm, uneventful life with her new family—until the day before Christmas, when the family’s older daughter brings two playful kittens, Mickey and Jack, home for the holidays. The two kittens from the big city are a change for the family, and for Nyda. The old cat likes her settled life and is not happy about the new arrivals. She’s also very protective of her belongings. The city kittens annoy her, and the old cat grumbles about the new additions to the family—until she hears a story one night that makes her feel bad. The kittens aren’t the soft or spoiled brats she had thought they were…

Good Morning, World!



Mom's Choice Award Winner - Books:Fiction - General
Glide gently into the beautiful morning with Baby Thomas and his grandpa. The sun is shining brightly through the wide window and the flowers, trees, birds, and other creatures have already started their day. Brilliant colors of the dawning day wake up the park, and Baby Thomas is ready for a walk. While walking in the park with his grandpa, they see the same things but from a different perspective. Baby Thomas wants to hug the wonderful world around him, but his grandpa has a different opinion. In this book, young readers will easily connect to the wonders of nature and unforgettable characters, playfully interacting with each other. Join happy Baby Thomas and his grandpa for a walk and have a delightful, uplifting morning!

Runaway Clothes
( Coming 2014! ) ~



An enlightening story about a little girl named Nika who didn't want to take care of her clothes and toys. One hazy morning when Nika opened her closet, she discovered that it was empty. Her clothes had disappeared! What had happened to her shirts and pants? Where did her favorite dresses, coats, and socks go? Why did they leave her with just her pajamas on this misty morning? Will they come back? Taking a closer look at her room, Nika starts thinking about her attitude toward her clothes and toys. "How easy it is to lose something you love so much." She learns an important lesson at the end of this story. Watch your children have a blast reading this story while learning valuable lessons.

The Royal Palm
( Coming 2014! ) ~



A thought-provoking tale of the journey of a royal palm born on a deserted island surrounded by dark waters. This tender story explores the world of a royal palm wrapped up in herself. Protected by her cousins, the short, plain palms, the royal palm grew up beautiful, but very self-centered. Dreaming about life outside the island, the selfish palm did not bother with her friends, who lived as one big family. Immersed in her own beauty, she only cared for herself, until one day a storm struck the tiny island. Then she discovered that nobody can live alone. The royal palm learned about courage, friendship, and the true meaning of family. An inspiring story with valuable lessons to be learned and shared.

The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet
( Coming 2014! ) ~



Who made a mess in the closet? This enchanting story contains an amusing dialogue between the strange occupants of a closet and a curious kitten. Much to its surprise, the nosy kitten finds itself in the middle of a huge disagreement between the black broom and the other occupants of the closet. The blue sponge is sensitive, the purple duster is upset, the red vacuum cleaner is furious, and the black broom cannot rest until she discovers who made the mess. Sneak into a dark closet with a kitten and see who causes mayhem! Was it the silver bucket, the green dustpan, the lost slipper, the sleepy mop, or the old cat that made the mess? Read and reread this story until you find out! This entertaining story may start with a mess, but it ends with children laughing!

That Is How Things Are (two connected stories)
( Coming 2014! ) ~



The Autumn Wind”—A moving story about the powerful wind and the peaceful garden, and how things change quickly when the callous autumn wind unleashes his power. “The Kitten and the Sparrow”—A heartwarming story about friendship between a kitten and a sparrow, and how the little kitten learns about the power of nature.

Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse



Grab your boots and hold on to your hat, because you are in for an exciting trip! The new series of Carlo the Mouse has been born. Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse is the first in a series of books on Carlo’s adventures. Each book will give readers an entertaining look into the life of a little mouse born inside a hospital’s walls. Clever, curious, and very impatient, Carlo the mouse dreams of the world outside the hospital. His parents teach him how to follow the rules and how to survive on his own, but Carlo’s insatiable desire for adventure constantly gets him in trouble. Will the little adventurer manage to survive when he leaves home? You’ll find out in Mrs. D.’s next books on Carlo the mouse. Let your imagination soar in this full series of Carlo’s adventures!

Carlo the Mouse, Book 2: Now We're Talking!
( Coming soon! ) ~



Listen to the news and keep your eyes open, because a curious little mouse has had his wish come true! Now We’re Talking! is the second in a series of books on Carlo’s adventures. This nosy little mouse leaves home for the first time to explore life inside the hospital. But Hospitalia is a strange place, and there’s no place for him to hide. Cold, sterile, and unfriendly, the hospital looks nothing like Carlo had imagined while sitting at home. Before he knows what’s up, the kitchen staff are on his tail. Will the hungry mouse manage to trick the hospital manager, cook, and exterminator without breaking the rules his parents taught him? You’ll find out in Mrs. D.’s next book on Carlo the Mouse, What’s Going On? If this clever mouse outwits you, don’t get discouraged. Keep reading and follow Carlo’s adventures!

Carlo the Mouse, Book 3: What's Going On?
( Coming soon! ) ~



Trouble! Where did that ravenous little mouse come from who's disturbing the peace in the hospital? What's Going On? is the third in a series of books on the adventures of Carlo the mouse. Carlo knew he was not supposed to go near the manager's office, but when the kitchen staff were chasing him, he made a choice that started a war. This is only Carlo's first time out, and already everyone is after him. Imagine what could happen when he learns his way around the hospital! He likes to eat, and is growing like a mushroom after the rain. Will this be the end of our curious little mouse, or will Carlo manage to outsmart the clever manager, angry cook, and sneaky exterminator so he can go home safely? You'll find out in Mrs. D.'s next books on Carlo the mouse. Remember, Hospitalia is a strange place .

Carlo the Mouse, Book 4: Rules Are for a Reason
( Coming soon! ) ~



More trouble for the Most Wanted Mouse! The hospital cook, manager, and exterminator have proclaimed war against the mice of the world! Rules Are for a Reason is the fourth in a series of books on Carlo the mouse. Always hungry, the curious little mouse snoops underneath each door, driving the hospital staff crazy. He’s constantly breaking the rules his parents taught him. One morning, Carlo wakes up sick. Horrified, he leaps from his bed and looks in the mirror—and finds he looks like a meatball! Fly disease? Mousesclerosis? Chickenpoxsclerosis? Sounds long! What sickness did the carefree mouse catch while exploring the hospital? Will Carlo turn into a chicken … or a frog … or maybe a prince? You’ll find out in the next book on Carlo’s adventures: Nothing Is Safe in a Mouse’s Life. If you want to know if Carlo will learn to follow the rules Papa Mouse and Mama Mouse taught him, you must read every day and follow your parents’ rules. More exciting adventures of Carlo the Mouse await you!

Carlo the Mouse, Book 5: Nothing is Safe in a Mouse's Life
( Coming soon! ) ~



A whisker-licking story of one kind little mouse! Who would ever suspect that Carlo would meet Fidel the cat inside the hospital? Who would ever believe that the tricky young mouse would outsmart the old cat? Who would ever imagine that for the first time in his life, the daring mouse would venture away from his home and find himself outside the hospital? Homeless, cold, and hungry, Carlo and his family face attacks from vicious birds. Throughout his dangerous journey, Carlo finds adventure aplenty. He learns about life outside the hospital and the dangers that mice face on a daily basis. Determined to return home safely, Carlo has grown up and finally understands why he must obey the rules his parents taught him. Follow the unexpected adventures of this bold little mouse!

Carlo the Mouse, Book 6: It's my life!
( Coming soon! ) ~



Once a mouse falls in love, almost anything can happen! His heart skips a beat! He can't eat, drink, or sleep! He is tossing in bed, losing rest and extra fat! He bleaches his brown hair and becomes a blond mouse! What is going on with Carlo? Papa Mouse is distressed. Is he getting a heart attack? Carlo looks like a bleached punk! Mama Mouse is in shock. Their little mouse has grown up, and he is in love with a cute mouse. He is getting married, dear friends! The young mouse gets his wish. He soon has a pretty wife and a bunch of kids, but he still dreams of seeing the world. Life is short, and a day can hold many adventures. Sliding off a roof, Carlo falls inside an open car trunk . Kick off your boots, hold your hats, and enjoy this book, my little friends.

Carlo the Mouse on Vacation and The Trees Have Hearts have been published and ARE available as ebooks  on e-devices. To download e-books please go to:

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

THE TREES HAVE HEARTS - READ CHAPTER #1



THE TREES HAVE HEARTS







In this heartwarming text, which is beautifully illustrated, you will read the story of a young girl who moves to America. Unable to speak a new language, she tries to make friends. Rejected by other children, the little girl feels sad and lonely. She lives in an old house with a small garden, where three garden trees and the mysterious wind become her first imaginary friends...


CHAPTER 1

TRUE FRIENDS WILL UNDERSTAND

Sitting on the doorstep, the lonely little girl looked at the blossoming garden. After filling thirsty trees with fresh water, the short afternoon rain finally stopped. The warm spring storm dragged rain clouds behind the horizon and disappeared, leaving a clear blue sky. Quietly rustling with new green leaves, the garden trees, ready to bloom any minute, opened up their half closed buds to the warm sun. The green branches, tossed in the soft breeze, were bursting with beautiful flowers, sparkling with crystal raindrops, lit by the dancing sunrays. The blossoming trees attracted noisy bees and colorful butterflies, trying to land inside their open flowers. The playful Old Wind gently breathed, wandering inside the curly crowns of the young trees. Playing day and night with their newborn flowers, he spread honey-scented blossoms through the small garden. Spring was in full bloom!

The three blooming trees were returning to life after the long harsh winter. There was Sassy, the beautiful magnolia, and two sisters, Shadow, the weeping cherry tree and Chance, the plum tree. Planted by caring people in the old garden many years ago, they grew in one group by the wide window. The garden trees bloomed every spring in front of the small house, giving joy to many people who walked by.

One day, a little girl moved to the small house from a different country. Unable to speak the new language, she could not play outside with the other children. Peering through the fence at the busy street, she wished that she could talk to the kids and play with them as she used to in her old country. Often teased and called a mute in school, she was too shy to talk.

“Look! The mute girl is peeking through the fence!” the mean boys screamed.

“Maybe she can’t hear,” the blonde girl said, staring at the fence. Hiding behind the trees, the heartbroken girl hung her head and walked away from the fence.

“I am not mute or deaf,” she said in her native language, and softly hugged the purple blooming tree. She wanted to go back home to her old country.




“Don’t listen to them. They don’t understand that you speak a different language,”  the plum tree whispered in the girl’s ear. Surprised, the little girl looked around the blossoming garden. The long shadow from the weeping cherry tree protected her from the kids outside.

“Who is speaking my language?” the girl wondered, running from tree to tree. Not finding anyone, she sighed sadly. Lying against the trunk of the beautifully fragrant magnolia, the sad girl closed her eyes.

“I miss my friends,” she said unhappily. Ready to walk away, the little girl sniffed the half-opened magnolia’s flowers.

“I can be your friend,” the delighted magnolia rustled her green leaves. Startled, the girl jumped away from the tree and looked at the blooming magnolia. Like huge stars, the pretty magnolia opened her blossoming pink eyes. Blinking with long yellow eyelashes, she stretched her brown branches and introduced herself to the shy girl.

“Hello… My name is Sassy,” she petted the little girl with a wide leaf.

“You speak like me?” the amazed girl asked, running around the flowering magnolia.

“Be careful, watch my flowers,” Sassy warned, lifting her branches to the shining sun. The pink petals opened up, revealing fuzzy yellow buttons in the middle.

Changing in the sun to a hot pink color, her flowers looked as if someone had lit big stars in the dark sky. Amused, the girl was breathless.

“Oh! Sassy, please be polite to our guest.” She heard another voice from the side.

“Who are you?” Stunned, the little girl turned her head to the weeping cherry tree.

“I am Shadow, Sassy’s friend,” the weeping cherry tree said, covering the surprised girl from the afternoon sun. Shadow hugged the smiling girl with her soft branches and invited her to play inside her home.

Looking at her long blooming branches, which almost touched the ground, the eager girl could not resist going inside to hide. Shadow’s long curly earrings, covered with yellow powder, hung close to the ground.

“Do you like Shadow’s home?” the plum tree asked, stretching her flowery branches to the girl. Covered in tiny flowers, the blooming tree looked like a fluffy purple cloud. The blossoming flowers glistened in the morning sunlight, resembling bursting sparkles from colorful fireworks. Moving thick branches, the happy girl peeked beneath the weeping cherry tree.

“You speak my language too?” she asked, excited.

“Trees speak all the languages in the world,” the plum tree explained. “Hi! My name is Chance,” the purple plum tree smiled, watching the curious girl hiding inside Shadow’s home.

“I wish I could speak other languages,” the girl sighed, looking sadly at the kids playing outside.

“Chance, you made the girl upset,” Sassy said to her friend.

“Sorry… I did not mean to upset our little friend,” Chance apologized quickly.

“Our guest is getting too much sun.” Worried, the weeping cherry tree stretched and formed a long shadow on the ground. She covered the curly-haired girl from the blazing sun. Charmed, the little girl smiled.

“My sister Shadow is overprotective. She worries too much,” the plum tree whispered.
She wrapped the girl’s head in her silky leaves and brushed her tangled curls.

“Are you my friends now?” the thrilled girl asked. Twirling around the garden trees, she scared away the bright butterflies that spiraled up into the air.

“Careful! Watch my pink dress,” Sassy warned the giggling girl. Lifting her budded branches up to the sun, Sassy played with the colorful butterflies, which were landing on top of her hair.

“Sorry,” the little girl smiled shyly, and quickly fixed the pink flowers on the magnolia’s branches. Blinking her beautiful eyes, Sassy opened up a few more flowers and showed them to the playful ladybugs.

“You are so beautiful, Sassy!”Amazed, the joyful girl watched the pink flowers open in the sun.

“Don’t tell her that; she won’t sleep all night waiting for more flowers to bloom,” Shadow said to the little girl. Touching her freshly bloomed branches with her hand, the happy girl laughed.

“I did not know that trees sleep at night,” she said, surprised. The cheerful girl scared away a green caterpillar, who was climbing up on the plum tree, trying to sneak inside the open bud.

“Thank you, my little friend. It will ruin my buds and I will lose my plums,” the worried Chance said.

“I don’t take any chances when it comes to caterpillars either.” The weeping cherry tree scarily rustled her narrow green leaves. Shadow watched carefully for unwelcome intruders. The playful girl jumped on the ground and, running from tree to tree, scared all the bugs away, except for the bees. She was afraid of bees.

“Don’t worry about the bees; they help fertilize my flowers.” The plum tree opened her purple flowers for bees to land. Tired, the little girl hid inside Shadow’s home. She told the two sisters a story about her old country and the friends she left behind. The garden trees heard from the Old Wind how beautiful her native country was. The weeping cherry tree moved her branches closer and hugged the sad girl.

“Don’t worry, with time you will make new friends,” the trees reassured her.

“It is so wonderful to have a friend like you!” the two happy sisters said.

“What about me?” Sassy asked. The beautiful magnolia felt jealous.

“Oh! Sassy, you are an old friend. You are like a sister to us!” Chance smiled and hugged her easily insulted friend.

“Sassy, you know better,” the weeping cherry tree stretched her shadow longer.

“You will always be our friend.” Shadow wrapped her soft arms around the unhappy magnolia.
Embarrassed, the blooming magnolia changed her pink color to hot pink and opened up a few more buds. She proudly showed off her new look to her friends.

“You are right, girls.” Sassy admitted finally. 
“We have a lot of room in our hearts for new friends,” she said wisely. “Give them a little time; the hearts of the kids playing on the street will open up to you as well.” Sassy looked at the comforted girl and gave her a warm, loving hug. Then she popped another beautiful bud and showed it to her new little friend.

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Follow the delightful story of a little girl who discovers the real meaning of friendship in The Trees Have Hearts.
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 978-1-4691-3479-6
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