About Book 1
May 1, 2014
Dog Ear Publishing
Number of pages:
6 to 10
An enlightening story about a little girl named Nika who didn't want to take care of her clothes and toys. One hazy morning when Nika opened her closet, she discovered that it was empty. Her clothes had disappeared! What had happened to her shirts and pants? Where did her favorite dresses, coats, and socks go? Why did they leave her with just her pajamas on this misty morning? Will they come back? Taking a closer look at her room, Nika starts thinking about her attitude toward her clothes and toys. "How easy it is to lose something you love so much." She learns an important lesson at the end of this story. Watch your children have a blast reading this story while learning valuable lessons.
This is a cute fable. The author is using this story to persude young readers to take care of the things that they have. This is a very improtant attitude children need to learn. Some children take for granted their toys and clothes and think it doesn't matter how they are treated. It is like the clothes and toys come to life in this magical tale. The illustrations are bright and colorful. A beautiful book for good conversation. Excellent teaching tool.
About Book 2
The Royal Palm
October 21, 2014
Dog Ear Publishing
Number of pages:
6 to 10
A thought-provoking tale of the journey of a royal palm born on a tiny island surrounded by mysterious waters. This tender story explores the world of someone wrapped up in herself. Protected by her cousins, the short plain palms, the royal palm grew up beautiful, but very self-centered. Dreaming about life outside the island, she did not bother with her friends, who lived as one big family. Immersed in her own beauty, she only cared for herself, until one day a hurricane struck the tiny island. Then the royal plam discovered the true meaning of family and real friendship. Inspiring story with valuable lessons to be learned and shared.
This is a great teaching tool. Great for using as a conversation starter on friendship, being selfish, working together and other themes could go alonge with this tale. Wonderful lessons for all children to learn and what better way than through reading books. The author makes you feel as though you are right there on the beach with the palm trees feeling the wind and the sun and the huracane. The tale is whimsical.
Runaway Clothes: "Runaway Clothes by Mrs. D is full of delightful imagery. The words flow in such a fanciful way that children are sure to be immediately engaged and pulled into the story. Its endearing quality teaches young ones the importance of taking care of their valued belongings in such a way that they will not realize they are learning a lesson in the proper care of one's possessions. Excellently executed!" ~ 5 Star Review, HopefulSerenity, Amazon
Runaway Clothes: "Runaway Clothes is a whimsical and charming tale that educates children on the importance of taking care of their belongings... The delightful illustrations add to the enjoyment of the story... I highly recommend picking up Runaway Clothes." ~ 5 Star Review, Stacie T. BeachBoundBooks, Amazon
The Royal Palm: "As is the case with Mrs D's other books, the language is lyrical and colorful... Mrs. D effectively employs the techniques of alliteration, personification and analogy to communicate her message... Mrs D addresses many of the difficult issues children face in dealing with their peers in a whimsical, charming tale. Highly recommended." ~ 5 Star Review, Barbara M., Amazon
The Royal Palm: "A meaningful children's book by a fantastic writer Mrs. D! An unforgettable story that provides life lessons for our children! Mrs. D. is a very talented storyteller who knows how to convey magic into each of her stories. So far her magical books, full of delightful illustrations, never disappointed my children or I. " ~ 5 Star Review, Olga G., Amazon
Olga D’Agostino (aka Mrs. D.)
, an award-winning children’s author, was born in western Ukraine. She lived in the historical city of Lviv, where she studied business in Lviv Business College. In 1992 she immigrated to the United States with her two small daughters and for years worked in her own business. In 2011 she began her career as a writer, focusing on writing children’s books that have meaning and provide valuable lessons. Two of her children’s books, The Trees Have Heart
s and Good Morning, World
, won Mom’s Choice Awards in 2013, and three are winners in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite contest. She is a member of SCBWI and speaks a few languages fluently. She lives in the famous town of Smithville, N.J., with her husband Patrick and a meticulous old cat named Nyda.
Published children's books by Mrs. D. include Carlo the Mouse on Vacation, The Trees Have Hearts, The City Kittens and the Old House Cat, Good Morning, World!, Runaway Clothes, The Royal Palm, The Little Girl Praying on the Hill
(short story) and Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse
The full series of Carlo the Mouse
and her new books The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet, That Is How Things Are
(two connected stories: The Autumn Wind
and The Kitten and the Sparrow
and her new book, The Cat Who Wonders, by Itself,
and three rhyming stories in Who Is Most Important in the Fridge?
will be published in the near future. Her books are available in print on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and as e-books for most popular e-devices.
She is presently working on her first novel, The Chinese Princess,
and a short story, “A Taste of Bread.
” For updates on Mrs. D.’s books, please visit her website: www.mrsdbooks.net
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