Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy Willow Trees and Two-and-a-Half by Jeffrey Politsky



CHICKADEES, BUMBELBEEZ, PUSSY WILLOW TREES AND TWO-AND-A-HALF!
A Children's Book of Adventure
by Jeffrey M. Politsky
Picture Book 
ages 0+

Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half, by Jeffrey Politsky, is a vibrantly illustrated adventure book meant to inspire children to follow their urges to explore and to appreciate diversity. It is recommended for ages 4-9.

“Kids who still have their parents read to them really like the book, as do kids who are independent readers,” says Dr. Politsky. “The reviews of parents and children who have read the book are very favorable: adults really like the message and the children just love the story. I hope many more children will get to read it.”

The book starts off when “One day a little brown monkey with dazzling olive green eyes, a friendly smile, and a long curly tail asked his father if there was more to the life than just hanging around with other monkeys and eating bananas.” Before long he meets a lovely grey cat and a majestic blue pelican each on their own quests. Together, they explore a foreign island and when their journey takes them into a private swath of land, they befriend a local dog who takes them further than they ever imagined.

Chickadees, Bumbelbeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half emphasizes several significant values, which help us subsist and ultimately thrive: learning through independent exploration, the need for friendship, the importance of respect and tolerance for other cultures, languages, and lifestyle diversity, along with a healthy understanding of the powers of mother nature.

Fifty percent of the proceeds of the sale of each book will be donated equally to research programs dedicated to the study of dementia and memory dysfunction, and to the study of breast cancer.
 




MY TIDBITS


The title says it all! Although these silly words might sound a bit confusing at first, they nicely reflect the whimsical way a child goes about discovering the world. Bumblebeez, Chickadees and all sorts of other mysteries abound when a bunch of fun characters heads out to see what's around them.

This is a cute book, which is sure to grab the attention of young readers and listeners. It's fun array of characters and wonderful rhymes make it a joy to follow the discoveries of even the smallest things. There's a lot of love in this, but also a light heartedness which draws a smile.  I giggled at a few of the wordings and read a couple phrases again simply because they were silly to say.

The best part of this book, though, is the illustrations. Big, bright, fun and vivid! The characters take on a life of their own and easily draw kids in. This is one of those books, where children will sit down and thumb through over and over again simply to stare at those pictures.

In other words, this is a lovely book full of joy which will have children (and adults) are sure to enjoy.



50% of the proceeds on this book go equally to research programs for dementia and memory dysfunction as well as breast cancer.

You can find out more about the programs and purchase the book at:

http://jumpservicesllc.com/projects.html






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