Living out amongst nature inspires
Sandra Bennett every day. She lives in a sleepy little rural community where her
closest neighbours are the kangaroos grazing in her front paddock. The
occasional surprise visitors can range from wombats or echidnas to wild boar or
nasty snakes and spiders. She loves the array of native birds that nest and feed
amongst her garden. Sandra finds it is just far enough away
from the city lights at night to enable her to gaze at a spectacular display of
stars that blanket the evening sky so she can sit and ponder about the
possibility of other life forms somewhere out there.
Along with Sandra’s passion for
encouraging children to have fun reading, she likes to combine science with
humour to bring the impossible into the realm of possible with a little
twist. Sandra has a Diploma in Children’s Writing, a
Degree in Primary Teaching and a Graduate Diploma in ESL/LOTE. She was a Primary
school teacher for over 25 years. During that time she has written several
stories to encourage her students to want to learn to read. The idea for
Gingerbread Aliens came from a mishap in the kitchen while cooking with her
three sons and wanting to demonstrate to the children in her classes that from
ordinary everyday situations extraordinary stories that are fun and entertaining
Fun and Hijinks
I was gifted this book for an honest
is a fun little book. The author
has captured the mischief and creativity of three little boys getting ready for
an event. The work diligently on
their preparations but somehow get sidetracked when something blows
The whole thing turns to chaotic fun as they fool the school, the
neighbors, and the government, for a while. I don’t want to spoil it for the
reader, but it is delightful fun little tale. The only one not entertained is
the principal of the school.
afraid at first the kids would get away with their mischief and that does not
set well with me. I totally believe in consequences for actions taken. I was not to be disappointed; it all
works out in the end. This is a
book many a little boy will love.
It has everything, aliens, food and explosions!
I thank the author for sharing it with me.
I gave this book 5 out of 5
Hey There Everyone! Pie has finally
approved his trailer for his book. I will be revealing on Friday, June 21,
2013. We decided to make a party of it, so if you can come on down. We will be
posting trivia questions and having prizes all day. Plan to come and be wowed
by Pie's Trailer. He was quite picky and the company did a GREAT job with it.
I hope to see everyone here and Happy Trails To
ecently watched a movie called “Choice Point.” It says that when
we’re at the end of a cycle in our lives, we come to a choice point.
At a choice point, you have the opportunity to do three
things: understand your world, align your purpose, and be the
change you want to see in the world.
Now, we may not always know when we have reached the end of one cycle in
our lives, so life takes care of that and stops your old cycle in the form of a
crisis, something to stop you from continuing in the direction you were going
and set you off in a new direction, if you choose to do so. From
Kandy’s book about Pie, it looks like horses (and other animals) are given
choice points too. Pie suffered an accident which stopped him from
continuing his old life and propelled him into a new one. His new
life allowed him to see a broader view of the world and become something
different. Apparently, life gives animals and humans alike chances
to understand, grow wise, and make a difference, even when your choice point
arrives when you are considered quite old and almost done with life.
Nature gives you the chances to show courage, love, compassion,
friendship, honor; all those qualities that make life worth something and shine
light upon the world.
(Jane Li is the author of Barakel
and Nissa and The
Mystery Weight Gainer’s Guide to Weight Loss.
When she’s not working on her next book, Jane likes to give librarians a
good workout with her numerous book requests, try on interesting hats and
dresses, and laugh at her Corgis.)
Pie An Old Brown Horse (That Knows
What He Is Doing) shows up ...
Pie An Old Brown Horse (That Knows What He Is Doing)
shows up at the New York Book Expo. 06/10/2013. 0 Comments.
Author, Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo, will be on bogtalk radio, the road less published, tonight to follow up on her book, Pie An Old Brown Horse (That Knows What He Is