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Molly Green Likes Worms

 

In this cleverly written and illustrated children’s book, we are introduced to Molly Green. Molly loves to work with her Nana in the garden where she learns all about worms.  She learns that they are good for the garden, that if they are found on the sidewalk, they should be picked up gently and put back on the grass, and that even their poop is cool.  Doss Margiotta, a retired teacher, is enthusiastic about teaching kids about the world in which we live, and that many things that we might think are “yuk” (like worms) are actually very good for the earth.

 

Doss Margiotta- 11 x 8.5, 40 pages,

 

THE GRAND ADVENTURES OF PETIT LOUIS

 

Ever since she was a child, Kayce M. Swigelson was fascinated by visual art and considers illustration a way to turn a thought into an object. Combined with a love of reading and literature, she knew early-on that she had something special to offer. In high school, she took French, and had the amazing opportunity to visit France with her art teacher and French teacher. She immediately fell in love with the language and the country, bringing together a triangle of passions that eventually led to the creation of "The Grand Adventures of Petit Louis."

 

Geared for children from 6 to 12, "The Grand Adventures of Petit Louis" is educational and entertaining. Readers are gently exposed to French culture as Louis rides the metro, visits cafes, climbs national monuments, meets interesting people and visits quaint shops and stores on his journey. Children and parents will enjoy the adventures of this mischievous cat as they learn together about the history, language and culture of France.

 

Kacey M. Swigelson

8.5 x 11, 40 pages

 

 

They Also Serve...

Global Religion brings humor smack back into the center of sport in They Also Serve...Tennis – A Global Religion. The sport “pie” that goes back way beyond Homer, has many ingredients. Fun, recreation, competition, entertainment, exercise, teamwork – all play various roles in various games.  Recently, work, money and politics have taken some sports by storm.  By bringing clerical figures – Cardinals, Popes, Imams, Rabbis and Abbesses – into the tennis court, their “decorum” is shattered and a low key chuckle emerges.  The author, Fr. Ralph Wright, is also the illustrator and readers will find his drawings to be clever and whimsical.  With his entertaining and refreshing limericks, Fr. Ralph hopes that sportsmanship can trickle down into world religion.

 

Father Ralph Wright

11 x 8.5, 64 pages,

 

 

Wild...

 

Wild... is a whimsical ABC book for children of all ages.  Wild... encompasses the joy and surprise of childhood blended with the wit, wisdom and the touch of cynicism of the person who has long trod the planet and known its ways.  It is both satire and innocence, beauty and ugliness, horror and delight.  It is Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the Wild Life Encyclopedia. In the Wild... alphabet, you will find Antelope through Zygote and just when you think you are finished, you will find more Wild... with Puffins and Rhinos, Camels and Boas...and more.  Readers will especially love this book if they enjoy poking fun at the strange ways of the creatures on our planet, beginning of course, always with themselves.

 

Father Ralph Wright

11 x 8.5, 64 pages,

 

Wilder...

 

Is WILDER... a children’s book?  Well, yes, of course, but no...not exactly.  Much of the humor will be way beyond the kids.  Is it a humor book for adults?  Well...maybe in an Aliceinwonderland or Doctorseussian kind of way.  Is it for adolescents?  Most certainly! They’ll probably remember their earlier A thru Z books and see it as partly a parody of and partly a rejoicing in the child’s fresh new view of the inhabitants of our “wild” world. The  truth is that WILDER... is all these things and more.  It is the joy and surprise of childhood blended with the wit, wisdom and–yes–the touch of cynicism of the person who has long trod the planet and knows its ways.  It is both satire and innocence, beauty and ugliness, horror and delight. It is Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the Wild Life Encyclopedia.  It is Jack in the Beanstalk and Brave New

World.  It is Australia, Tokyo, New York and London.  In the WILDER... alphabet, you will find Antelope through Zygote, and then, just when you think you are finished, you’ll find more WILDER...with Puffins and Rhinos, Camels and Boas...and more.   You will enjoy this book if you enjoy fish, animals and birds, but especially if you enjoy poking fun at the  strange ways of the creatures on our planet, beginning, of course, always with yourself.

 

Father Ralph Wright

11 x 8.5, 72 pages,

 

Wildest...

 

Wildest... somehow leaps beyond Wild... and Wilder... into a new dimension! The craziness of the first two with their chuckles and smiles gives way to a mischievous, slightly irreverent, playful use of language.  From Doug the dysfunctional Bug, to Rowena the laughing Hyena, from Carl Marx, the Prince of Sharks to the marshmallow-toasting Yeti there is a humble little chortle on every page.  Some will say “Thank God for superlatives!  This should put a stop to this crazy monk’s rampage through the English language.”  But others may hope that another adjective might leap the fence and then evoke, or provoke, another cheerful wicked series.  When you finish the alphabet you will be once again confronted by the New Beasts.  This time these go from seashell to whale with a mesmerizing butterfly somewhere in the middle!  Put your feet up, relax with a drink and enjoy!

 

Father Ralph Wright

11 x 8.5, 78 pages,