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Book Review: Where's My Joey?

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Book Review: Where's My Joey?

A Heartwarming Bedtime Story for Children of All Ages

Multiple Award-Winning * Beautifully illustrated * An uplifting bedtime story with a hidden message

Mother Kangaroo cannot find her Joey! Will she find her baby kangaroo before dinner gets cold? Who will help Mother Kangaroo in Australia? Does Koala, Emu or Kookaburra know where Joey is? Who will help Mother Kangaroo in Canada? Do Moose or Bear or Beaver have any clues? Read and find out! Written by a teacher who lived in Australia, this book is entertaining, engaging, and educational on many levels. (It even has a secret spiritual message for those who want to discover it.) Filled with beautiful illustrations and a beautiful story, this is a book all ages will enjoy.

"Do you have children? grand children? were you ever a child? I guarantee you will be surprised by this story." - Chris Lehman, AWPC Kangaroo Campaign Lead Where's My Joey? Coloring Book is now available on Amazon as well. Recipient of: * Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Gold Winner * Book Excellence Award Gold Winner * Wishing Shelf Book Award Bronze Winner * Literary Titan Award Gold Winner

About the Illustrator: Roxana Antochi

Roxana Antochi is a self-taught illustrator. As a child, she was often found in her grandparents’ library, reading and looking at beautiful books. Now, through her art, she hopes to recreate those captivating havens for children. Roxana loves animals, a good cup of coffee, and hiking with her fiancé. Find out more about Roxana at her website.

About the Author: Wendy Winter

WENDY MONICA WINTER, M.Ed., is an award-winning author who lives with her husband, Calvin, in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. She enjoys bouncing around like Mamma Kangaroo especially on her skis, bike, and feet in her local mountains. She is passionate about exploring new cultures and countries on our beautiful planet and this love has led to her first book. Her inspiration to write Where's My Joey? came while teaching in Perth, Australia. It is the first in a series of stories so stay tuned for more playful and uplifting children's books from her.

For more information visit her website.

Eve’s Book Review

I love the map at the front of the book. It places where the story is located and will encourage children to expand their reading knowledge. You know I have a special place for book artwork in my heart and this book does not let you down. The artwork is colorful and brings to life the other animals Joey’s mama encounters looking for him.

The storyline is sweet and brings home the relationship between Joey and his mama. I enjoyed reading this story out loud and sharing the pictures with my hubby and grandchildren.


About the Reviewer: Eve Culley

Eve Culley at Mustard Seed Sentinel

As a children’s author, I am blessed to live in the imaginary world of Barn Town where the animals talk and share their lives with me. I believe that I have the best job there is. Another joy I have is reading other children’s authors and sharing their work with you. Read a book and share the joy with others.

Storytelling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that as I tell stories, putting them on paper, it makes room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon. I write for children because of their wonderful imaginations. They are the very best at believing that the probable can become possible. Nothing is any better than when the reader climbs into the adventure and joins the journey with you.

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You can read Eve’s column on the 2nd Monday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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