Joyce Murphy has two lovely new children’s books out for Christmas – I will give you the Amazon links for UK and US.. but also lternative links to buy the print book for Irish Readers who are unable to buy print copies from Amazon..
The first book is for ages 2-7 and is My Baby Bear Brother...
About the book
Baby Bear makes an appearance into the family much to Mama and Papa Bears delight but one little bear is not so happy and that is Big Sister Bear Dottie. This is the story of an unhappy big sister whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of a new baby. Read about Dottie’s journey from jealousy to love, as an unexpected event gives her an opportunity to become a caring big sister for a very frightened little baby bear.
Told in bouncy rhythm and rhyme, this light-hearted, sweet picture book story can help children and toddlers to adjust to a scary time with lots of changes and explore their feelings during what can be a challenging time in family life.
My Baby Bear Brother will engage children of different ages in different ways, making it an ideal book for the entire family. Ideal for toddlers and older children ages 2-7 who find themselves with a new rival for their parent’s attention.
The next book is the second in the series about Kong the Gorilla… and is for 5 to 10 year olds. Kong and the Hungry Crocodile
About the book
More fun adventures with Kong, the Magic Gorilla.
Frankie, a very hungry crocodile with bad eyesight and glasses that don’t fit her eyes, is looking for a nice dinner. And she is so excited to hear Olan, Joyce and Fiona swimming in the big river that the hungry crocodile sneaks up and chases Joyce who gets cramp and can’t run away.
Will blowing the magic whistle that Kong gave them bring the Magic Gorilla to save her? And will Frankie every stop biting Kong’s bottom?
With Frankie fighting very hard to save her dinner, some baby crocodiles wondering why their mother has disappeared, Kong searching for his magic stick, the one that makes things appear and disappear, the children are in for another magical, fun, jungle adventure.
Kong and the Hungry Crocodile can be read as a stand-alone jungle adventure story or as a follow on from the book,
‘Kong and the Magic Jungle.’ This book is perfect read aloud or as an early chapter book for children aged 5-10 years and can also be a good choice for reluctant readers.
Also by Joyce Murphy
A review for Kong and the Magic Jungle
I bought this book for my nephew 9 years and my niece 7 years. They both loved it and their mother said they have reread it more than once. I read the story myself, being pulled in by the fun image on the front cover and found it funny, exciting and endearing. It is a fast moving adventure story of three children living in the jungle but the main protagonists are Joyce and Olan aged 7 and 8 and their friend the Magic Gorilla. The children explore the jungle and make friends with the talking animals living there; they get into fun scrapes, learn some lessons and get gifts along the way. It really is a breath of fresh air and a great story for boys and girls alike.
About Joyce Murphy
I have been a scribbler all my life. We didn’t have money for writing paper in my house so I scribbled stories and poems on anything I could get my hands on. Wherever scribbling material was to be found, I wrote on it. This included between the lines of my Enid Blyton books, the white top and bottom margins of my parent’s ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Coat’ program, bits of copybook paper and even blank pages torn from other books.
The poems found in my book, ‘Inner Rumblings,’ were written on small pieces of paper, torn out copybook pages and even on blank pages at the end of my biology book – lack of paper was never going to stop my urge to write.
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books… thanks Sally.