Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Share your review – Sam the Speedy Sloth by Matthew Ralph reviewed by Barbara Ann Mojica

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This week children’s author Barbara Ann Mojica shares here review of Sam the Speedy Sloth by Matthew Ralph.

About the book

Sloths are slow, right? Think again! Packed with colorful rainforest and animal illustrations, this rhyming picture book follows Sam The Speedy Sloth as he goes on a jungle adventure. This is a sloth book like no other.

Sam’s Mom hugged him and looked at her son. “There’s no one like you. You’re the only one. Comparing yourself to others, won’t get you far. Learn to love how unique you are.”

Challenging the other rain forest animals to a race, Sam learns some important life lessons along the way about being unique, self-confident and not comparing yourself to others. Children will also find a bunch of fun learning activities, including spot the difference, a word search and even fact files for the jungle animals in this book.

Perfect for all children of all ages, who will love listening to Sam’s adventure, which makes Sam the Speedy Sloth ideal for bedtime stories, group reading, or one-on-one with loving parents or grandparents. It is also perfect for special occasions and makes a cute birthday, Christmas or baby shower gift.

Barbara’s review for the book

Sam is an unusual sloth. Unlike the rest of his species, Sam does not enjoy sleeping or staying inactive. One day he searches the rainforest for a playmate.

He meets Tammy the Toucan, Amy the Armadillo, and Oscar the Otto. Each has a favorite game, but they do not share the same set of skills. Will they be able to find a game in which each can use their unique talent to excel?

This charmingly illustrated picture book teaches children about animals of the South American jungle. They also learn that individual differences are not a roadblock to friendship and shared activities.

This book is a good choice for preschoolers as well as primary grade readers. In addition to the tale, readers are challenged by interactive activities like finding the hidden fruits, spotting the differences in pictures, word scrambles, and a fun fact pages on each of the animals featured in the book.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by Matthew Ralph

About Matthew Ralph

Matthew Ralph is a best-selling children’s book author who lives in London, England.

When he is not busy writing his next book, he enjoys drinking tea, eating fish & chips and waving at The Queen.

Read all the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Website: Matt Ralph Writer – Follow Matt: Goodreads – Twitter: @mattralphwriter – Facebook: Matt Ralph the Writer

The reviewer Barbara Ann Mojica is celebrating the release of her latest history book…Little Miss HISTORY Travels to INDEPENDENCE HALL & The Museum of the American Revolution

About the book

The United States Constitution is the oldest federal constitution in existence. This document, along with the Bill of Rights, lays out the rights and responsibilities of its citizens. The Founding Fathers embraced the principles of the Enlightenment and a vision of liberty and justice for all. Trace their footsteps at Independence Hall and the Museum of the American Revolution.

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A selection of books by Barbara Ann Mojica

Barbara Ann Mojica, Buy: Amazon US – And Amazon UK – Follow Barbara Ann : Goodreads – Blog:  Barbara Ann Mojica – Twitter: @bamauthor


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you have enjoyed this amazing selection of children’s books from Matt and Barbara… thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates -#Reviews -#Friendship Dawn Doig, #Fondant Characters Robbie and Michael Cheadle, #AmericanHistory Barbara Ann Mojica

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The first author is Dawn Doig, with a five star review for Hair Peace illustrated by Savannah Horton

About the book

Johanita wants to have beautiful hair like the other girls at school. Johanita’s hair is very short. When her mother takes her to the hair salon, Johanita tries a series of wigs out each day at school, but she can’t decide which one makes her look beautiful.

After a new girl starts at school, Johanita discovers that beauty comes in many forms and it isn’t your hair that makes you beautiful.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Maria Catalina Egan 5.0 out of 5 stars Empathy and Understanding  Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020

I was floored by this book. I did not expect the ending. I thought it was like a few other ones I have read, and good. But SPOILER when the book addressed Alopecia and took it to another level. THAT makes this a STAD OUT READ!

The little girls search for identity and desire to fit in, is very well written, but then when the author cleverly adds the layer of understanding that there is so much more to life than vanity I was floored. BRAVO a FIVE STAR unless I can give more!!!!

Read the other reviews and buy the book: Amazon US- And: Amazon UK

A selection of books by Dawn Doig

Dawn Doig, Buy Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Follow Dawn: Goodreads –  Website:  Dawn Doig – Twitter: @Shoebears

The next book with a recent review is for Sir Chocolate and the Ice cream Rainbow Fairies story and cookbook by Robbie and Michael Cheadle

Sir Chocolate and the icecream rainbow fairies square cover

About the book

Join Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet on a fun adventure to discover why the milkshake rain is pale and white. Includes five lovely new recipes.  Fantastic fudge balls


One of the recent reviews for the book

Yvi MC VINE VOICE  5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of fun for bakers of all ages! Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2020

This book is part of a series, but this is the first book I’ve read. It’s super cute! The author is quite talented in telling tales through rhyming poetry. In the first section of this book, you learn about Sir Chocolate and the Ice Cream Rainbow Fairies. Each character is beautifully described, and the plot creates a wonderful read for children (of all ages).

Following the story are several recipes that will delight any baker – blissful blondies, fantastic fudge balls, cheese and bacon scones, strawberry jelly cupcakes, and beautiful biscotti. This is a great book for a parent and child to read together and then spend hours of fun making the recipes. I highly recommend this book to parents with young children and to anyone who enjoys baking. 🙂

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – and: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by Robbie and Michael Cheadle


Robbie and Michael Cheadle, Buy :Amazon US And:Amazon UK – Robbie on : Goodreads – blog: Robbie’s Inspiration- Twitter: @bakeandwrite

The final children’s book today is Little Miss HISTORY Travels to Hyde Park, Home of FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT Presidential Library & Museum by Barbara Ann Mojica

About the book

“My heart has always been here. It always will be.” Often called, “The Summer White House,” FDR returned to his birth home at Hyde Park as many as 200 times during his twelve-year term as President. Here FDR entertained foreign dignitaries like Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth.

Roosevelt was the first president to give his papers to the people. Today, the Presidential Museum at Hyde Park is a premier research center that contains exhibits from the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.

Step inside the house where FDR made history.

One of the recent reviews for the book on Goodreads.

May 30, 2020 K.r. Morrison rated it Five Stars

Another great tale! As always, Ms. Mojica has combined the abilities of young people and adults alike into her stories. Not everyone can weave a historical tale into something that all ages can enjoy.

She had me at the first picture of the interior of Hyde Park. What’s not to love about sweeping staircases?

She gives a short history on Roosevelt’s life, along with his accomplishments and the contributions he made for the betterment of society, followed by a short tour of the house Roosevelt lovingly called home.

I strongly believe that her series is the number-one choice for those looking to instill the love of history into their children

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – and: Amazon UK

A selection of books by Barbara Ann Mojica

Barbara Ann Mojica, Buy: Amazon US – And Amazon UK – Follow Barbara Ann : Goodreads – Blog Barbara Ann Mojica – Twitter: @bamauthor


Thanks for dropping in today and it would be fantastic if you could share the reviews of these authors..thanks Sally.