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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!!

A Beautiful Tribute From My Fans

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Royal Palm - A New Children's Book by Mrs.D.


Everyone Needs Someone: The Royal Palm


PUBLISHED AND AWARDED

 MOM' S CHOICE AWARD WINNER 

Available in print (hard and soft covers) and as ebook on Amazon and B&N.





A thought-provoking tale of the journey of a royal palm born on a deserted island surrounded by dark waters. 


This tender story will explore the world of the 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. Totally immersed in her own beauty, she cared only 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.





Inspiring story with  valuable lessons to be learned and shared.

ILLUSTRATED BY AMAZING YOUNG ARTIST MS. CHANOA



Chanoa's talent is apparent in each stroke of her pen. Her characters and illustrations are vibrant and vivid. Her work is soft and light, the soft touch of art mixed with Japanese and Western style. She is an extremely creative and devoted artist. She likes to create adorable mischievous characters in light pastel colors. She is also excellent in a realistic style. Experienced with both dark and light colors , Chanoa  continues to work on my series of books and on Carlo the Mouse. She is an extremely ambitious, creative, and talented young artist. 
Please visit her website,  http://sketchbookinc.jimdo.com/ , which she is still improving. She will impress you with her ​​beautiful and unusual art.







For more information  please visit:  www.mrsdbooks.net



Exciting children's stories await your kids!

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



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 Little Girl Praying on the Hill



"The Little Girl Praying on the Hill" is a bittersweet story based on the emotional childhood memories of a young girl determined to understand the purpose for her existence. Growing up in a poor village of the post-World War II era in a country where half the men drink themselves to death by the age of forty, the confused child questions God. The beauty of nature around her animates her and paints the perfect combination of colors, but life in her rundown village, sinking in mud after each rainfall, is a strong contrast. She exists between two worlds: her beautiful imagination and the harsh realities of life. The picture of majestic nature does not fit with the picture that God created for the people he loves. Why did he divide this world so unevenly? Why did he drop her in the wrong place? Her emotions rise to unreachable heights and sink to devastating lows. The gripping beauty of his creation mesmerizes her young mind, but only for a moment before her memories of specific events make her doubt God's intentions. 

The Royal Palm



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 2015! ) ~



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 2015! ) ~



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 Reasonis 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.
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

21 Children’s Book Characters Born To Be Halloween Costumes

21 Children's Book Characters Born To Be Halloween Costumes

School has started, which means it's probably time to talk Halloween costumes.  Give your little one something to get excited about with These super clever DIY options.
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First Harold And The Purple Crayon

The whole family can get in on this one. Full bonus points for grandparents getting in on it, too.

Second The Lorax

Early Mama's handmade Lorax costume  even includes a Truffula Tree. Dr. Seuss characters are a staple costume, but would not it be nice to give  The Cat In The Hat  and the rest this year?

3rd The Pigeon

This is a guaranteed crowd pleaser for any Mo Willems fan.  Designing Mom Jenn's crazy clever  Do not Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! costume  .

4th Harry Potter

Of course Harry Potter is on the list.  Patti Milazzo's tutorial  is one of the best DIY versions out there, and it would be easy to adapt for a Hermione or Ron costume, too. She even made ​​the sweater. That's real dedication to your kids, people.

5th If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

If you have two kids to dress up this year (of any age), and Laura Numeroff's series is the talk of your household, then  this simple Instructables DIY costume  is a winner for even the busiest Families.

6th Pete The Cat

Library Safari  shared this perfect  Pete The Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes  costume. Who would not love a 4 'tall blue cat with a guitar? No one who loves happiness, that's who.

7th Madeline

If you have good sewing skills and a love for Those twelve little girls in two straight lines, try  Simple Simon & Co. 's gorgeous take  on Madeline's classic French schoolgirl outfit.

8th The Paper Bag Princess

Robert Munsch's awesome feminist princess is such a great go-to costume if you have brown kraft paper lying around. I made ​​my own version when I was a teacher, but this one from  Pan's Cosplay  is a little sturdier and much, much cuter.

9th The Very Hungry Caterpillar

You have not really been through parenthood if you can not name everything that gluttonous caterpillar ate through on Saturday. The Craft Nest's  cheap and adorable version is just the thing for your very hungry trick or treater.

10th Percy Jackson

Possibly the easiest costume on this list to create, this one has tons of impact for your  Lightning Thief  fans. Here,  the Jared Johnson Fam  fashioned and felt minotaur horn, but you could also add a pen and some cardstock lightning bolts covered in neon paint or glitter.

11th Strega Nona

Tomie dePaola's famous version of the "Grandma Witch" with the magic pasta pot could not be easier to transform into a costume. This version from Rafael Concepcion  was put together from clothes you probably already have in your closet. Give your little one a pot filled with yarn spaghetti, and you've made ​​the perennial witch costume into something way more interesting.

12th Olivia

Olivia the pig is a total diva, in the best way possible. It takes a certain kind of sass to pull off a red tutu. If your confident, outgoing, and chatty little girl is a fan, this version from  The Train to Crazy  might just be the costume for games this year.

13th Ladybug Girl

If Olivia Is not a big deal in your house but Ladybug Girl is, rest assured that you can still see a red tutu in action this Halloween. Add some felt wings and make your own headband like  Caitlin's Project Life did , and you're good to go.

14th Pippi Longstocking

If you're wondering what to do with that denim jumper that's a little too short for your daughter already (thank you, growth spurts!), stick on some striped leggings under it and  follow Make's tutorial  for Pippi braids.

15th Peter Pan

Make It & Love It  has a simple tutorial for this sweet Peter Pan costume. Easy and made ​​of fleece, so your trick or treater will stay warm well into the night.

16th The Hobbit

Thrift store finds were transformed into this Hobbit costume  featured on Costume Works , and the result is pretty epic.

17th Alice in Wonderland

Alice costumes are popular every year, but taking a cue from  Misha Lulu  and making a cardboard box into a house takes it to a whole other level. Add a snack cake with "EAT ME" written on it, and you've got Giant Alice. Go big or go home.

18th Captain Underpants

This mom  dyed white thermal underwear, sewed a pillow into the belly, added a few other details, and voilà. Your kid's favorite semi-naked superhero in a (hopefully!) school-appropriate costume.

19th The  Where the Wild Things Are  Monsters

Every year at the school Halloween parade there's that one overachieving mom who shows up the rest of us with gorgeous handmade costumes.  Kimball Autumn is totally that mom.  And if you take inspiration from her quadruplets' costumes, this year it could be you.

20th Hiccup The Viking

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar  nailed this  How To Train Your Dragon  costume. Using fluffy toilet seat covers. Parenting win!

21st Astrid the Viking

And if you have an Astrid fan in the house,  Problem of Audience and Purpose  has got you covered.
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