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The first authors today with a new release are Cynthia Reyes and Lauren Reyes-Grange with illustrations by Jo Robinson – Myrtle and the Big Mistake: Myrtle the Purple Turtle Series
About the book
When a lie is told about one of Myrtle’s friends, she knows it’s up to her to make sure the truth comes out. Join Myrtle and friends on this new adventure that encourages children to think about the impact that gossip might have on other kids, to do the right thing and have the courage to stand-up for others.
Myrtle and the Big Mistake is the fourth book in the best-selling children’s series, Myrtle the Purple Turtle, about friendship, kindness, inclusion and self-esteem. Written by Cynthia Reyes and Lauren Reyes-Grange, the books have been praised by children, parents and grandparents, teachers, librarians and book reviewers around the world.
Other books in the Myrtle the Turtle Series
One of the Five Star reviews for the first book in the series Myrtle the Purple Turtle.
Myrtle the Purple Turtle leads the way in helping children boost their self confidence – bordering on conflicting reactions to race and social acceptance.
This is a beautiful book. The language flows with intentional emphasis and so do the emotions too. It depicts the manner in which children sometimes process information and Myrtle is quite an endearing character!
Not convinced that her mother’s advice was spot-on, she goes a head to resolve her problems single handedly; lo, who comes to her rescue? The wisdom to feeling secure is certainly dependent on the friends we choose – the story seems to say. The text strikes me more than the illustrations notwithstanding, the layout is stunning and it is a lovely, well written book indeed!
It’s simply the kind of book every teacher needs to hand, as children will always express opinions based on their family setting
You can find other books by Cynthia Reyes in the main Cafe and Bookstore
The next author with a new release is Joyce Murphy with her debut children’s book The Girl with the Flaming Red Hair.
About the book
A fun picture book in verse celebrating girls with red hair.
Meet Rosie Red, the girl with the Flaming Red Hair as she skips, hopidy, hops through her fun-filled life. Every day is just one big adventure after another!
This illustrated short story book is my tribute to children born with red hair, who like me, make up only 2% of the world’s population. It is a celebration of a child’s diversity captured in a colourful, vibrant picture book for girls.
The story unfolds around Grandma, Rosie’s patient older sister, her trickster little brother, fun parents, her exasperated teacher and friends who first stare at her and are then won over by her fun, charm and zest for life.
The Girl with the Flaming Red Hair is an enjoyable children’s rhyme book – a story of a little girl and her life experiences and day to day activities expressed in verse. It will appeal to children who enjoy rhyme books by Julia Donaldson and Rachel Bright and the occasional nursery rhyme.
This would make an excellent starter book for early readers. At the same time, toddlers, kindergarten and preschool children can use this book for early learning as it provides a repeating word pattern which helps children, who are only just beginning to learn to read, discover themselves and the relationships with those around them. It also includes fun facts about red hair and is perfect for children two years and older.
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally