Serious Sas and Messy Magda by Marianne de Pierres
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Serious Sas and Messy Magda is a picture book for kids that works on so many levels. Without preaching, or feeling like a lecture, the fun tale of Sas and her messy mother Magda helps to teach kids it’s okay to be different, whether you’re a clean freak or a messy mum. Along the way we learn lessons about accepting others, accepting ourselves and loving those in our lives, even if they’re different.
I thoroughly recommend this book for all children. A lovely, enjoyable book with great art by Rachel Annie Bridgen.
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Well book two is up and book 3 is begun. The interest developments that have taken place over the last few months has seen me back and obsessing over the download stats. The free ebook Parallel, first of the trilogy the Kasdtien Cycle, has benefited greatly from book 2, The Immortal Darkness, having been released and while sales of book two are somewhat slow, book one has passed the 2000 download mark. All the reviews have been very positive and It’s been given 5 out of 5 stars repeatedly, (And this by people I don’t know, LOL)
Reviews like this:
Out of this world December 16, 2012
Amazon Verified Purchase
I’ve read hundreds of free books through my kindle and found many terrible books. This is not one of those books. I was surprised and pleased with how well this book is written. The characters are well developed and the story is excellent. I don’t write reviews often, but this book deserves my time to sing its praises. A lot of writers are afraid to show teenagers that have real, believable romance between them. It’s usually a lot of unromantic crap. When I was a teen, my relationships were very mature and I’m glad to see someone write some feeling into a novel that doesn’t seem like kindergarten trash. Fantastic read, the second one is just as good if not better. I can’t wait to see Mark get serious with his power in the third book.
Now the next phase, apart from finishing the third book, is to begin promoting it, along with considering the possibility of getting it traditionally published. I’ve never been terribly comfortable blowing my own trumpet, and I must admit to feeling a little lost at the moment. Questions like,”Do I search for an agent?” are always in my head. An agent could help with the publicity and promotion, certainly a good agent would be a wealth of knowledge and advice.
Questions without answers but I’m always open to advice.
Comments below as usual. Advice appreciated.
Book One and Two
Once again I have survived another Christmas working in the retail Merchandising biz and even got some writing done.
Finished work now until the 27th,book 3 is calling, on to chapter 2.
It’s been a good year, negotiating the Ebook self pubing world and I want to say thank you to all the people who have encouraged me and supported my writing over the last year. You know who you are.
Book One And Book Two of The Kasdtien Cycle are out in the world, and the first reviews have been full of praise.
To My writerly friends, thank you for your wisdom, encouragement and support, you have been indispensable. To my readers, thank you because every time you read the words the will to write on grows stronger.
And a special thanks to my family, who have the odd life of living with this Part Time Lunatic.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and peace to all for the new year.
Stay safe people, the world needs you all.