Icicle Flies wins Silver Medal
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Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome, is awarded five stars:...
Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Children's Picture Book "Icicle Flies" by R W Thompson, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1542639743.
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"Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Icicle Flies (And Learns An Important Lesson) by R.W. Thompson revolves around Icicle, a young Emperor Penguin. Icicle wakes up one day after Christmas 2016 and sees that huge snowdrifts have formed because of the snowstorm the previous night. She wants to go out and play and her mother warns her to be careful and not to stray far. She meets her sister, Fluffy, and her friends on their way to the bay, and they invite Icicle to go with them for a swim. Icicle refuses to go with them and decides to go to the mountains instead. She wanders far away from home and forgets her mother’s warning. Will Icicle be able to find her way back home safely? Read the story to find out what happens to Icicle!
The story has an interesting concept and conveys a good message to young readers. Icicle’s character is adorable and relatable. The illustrations with the snow as the backdrop give the story a surreal vibe and they also breathe life into the story and characters. It is a good bedtime story as it teaches children to listen to their parents and do what they say. The story is good for read aloud sessions too in classrooms and school libraries. It is the second book in the series Icicle’s Adventures, and the story speaks about the lessons that need to be learned. The author makes the lesson effective and interesting through the adventures of Icicle, and reaches out well to child readers with the message."
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As humans, we are given many gifts, most of which we take for granted, like sight! What would you do if you lost yours?
Crash! In the blink of an eye, Steven Jacobs’ life changes from being a children’s author to being unable to see his world. We can’t change what happens to us, but we can control how we react to it.
Once Steven realizes this, his life changes. Will it be for better or worse? What gifts can he possibly have left? Read about the gift Steven gives and the precious gift he receives and how it changes his life.
Create Space Publishing releases The Gift, written and illustrated by award winning author R. W. Thompson.
Create Space, 8 x 10, Library Cover Paperback, $10.95
ISBN: (9781979854085) Published December 1, 2017 by Create Space Publishing.
The Gift: R. W. Thompson Format: Library Paperback Reading Level: Grades 2-4 ISBN: 10: 1979854084 Price: $10.95 order at: www.amazon.com
"Icicle Flies" Has Landed
Icicle is a young Emperor Penguin who lives on the southern tip of Argentina. In Icicle’s First Christmas, she was shy and had a problem to solve. Through perseverance and learning to communicate with others she managed to overcome her shyness and solve the problem.
Now in Icicle Flies, she has become confident and made many friends. However, there are still lessons to be learned and one of the most important is to listen, particularly to her mother. Come see what happens when Icicle decides to go adventuring on her own, forgets what mother has told her, and what happens in the end!
The official Launch will be Friday, February 24 at the Blue Umbrella Bookstore, 2 Main St, Westfield, MA from 10:00 A. M. to 1:00 P. M. This is the Friday of vacation week, so if you are looking for something to do with that preschooler through 3rd/4th grade, come on down to the party! If you purchase a copy before then, bring it down and I'll be happy to sign it for you!
Icicle Flies: R. W. Thompson Format: Library Paperback Reading Level: Grades 2-4 ISBN: 10: 154263974 Price: $10.95 order at: https://www.createspace.com/6873326
Icicle's First Christmas to be released on December 2, 2016
Icicle's First Christmas is complete and will be released to the public on December 2 on amazon.com and barnes&noble.com for 10.99. The official launch date is Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at the Blue Umbrella Bookshop located at 2 Main St., Westfield, MA. There will be a reading and refreshments starting at 11:00 and I will be there until 2:00 to answere questions, talk about writing and sign books.
Icicle is a young Emperor Penguin who lives on the southern tip of Argentina.
She is very shy and is about to experience her first Christmas with her colony. All the penguins create ornaments and decorations for the Celebration Tree on Christmas Night. Icicle does not know what to make. This is compounded by the fact that she must explain to the colony why she made the decoration. She does not know what to do until her mother tells her the story of the first Christmas. Come walk with Icicle as she travels around the peninsula trying to decide what to make and figure out how she can tell everyone how she feels about Christmas.
Icicle’s First Christmas, Author: R. W. Thompson Format: Library Paperback Reading Level: Grades 2-5 ISBN: 9781540540362 Price: $10.95 order at: https://www.createspace.com/6735112
Book signing at Book Club & More, 2 Main St, Westfield on Friday, June 24th. See details on home page.
Daydreaming, a Baseball Story wins Readers' Favorite Silver Seal!
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Daydreaming: A Baseball Story is a children's sports picture book written
and illustrated by R.W. Thompson. The narrator of the story is a primary
school principal who happens to notice two boys walking over to the
athletic fields from the window of the staff room. He watches as they
approach the baseball diamond and begin playing catch, one in position
on the pitcher's mound and the other behind the home plate. As their
play continues, the pitcher's throws get more deliberate and less hurried,
as if he were considering how to handle an opposing team's batter. Both
pitcher and catcher seemed transported to a fantasy game in the ninth
inning, with the pennant at stake. The principal found himself,
joyfully,also a witness from his vantage point at the window. All three
were caught up in the intensity and the magic of the game.
R.W. Thompson's children's sports picture book, Daydreaming: A
BaseballStory, was a magical interlude for me as well, as I too was
transported to a remembered game from the past and re-experienced the
glance I, in my position at first base, shared with the pitcher in those
moments before he began to wind up for the next one. Thompson's story
and illustrations capture both the wonder and immediacy of baseball, and
the magic to be found in daydreams and imagination. I loved reading this
book and savored the tension and intensity of the players as they played
their fantasy game, and then I marveled at the power I had found in a
children's picture book. Yes, Daydreaming: A Baseball Story will enthrall
the adult who's been charged with reading a story aloud as deeply, if not
more so, as it does the young listener, and that's a very rare thing
indeed. This stirring story, with its accompanying masterful illustrations,
stands out above the usual children's fare and it's most highly
recommended. The graphic artwork is really well-done. And yes, it
did transport me as well.