Jennifer Douglas is a literary publicist who believes in the right of equality for all authors. With a vision of a world where positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten Jennifer works alongside authors creating a marketing and publicity plan that meets the needs of the individual.

With years of experience in publicity, public relations and the marketing industry, which includes working with Allen and Unwin and Palmer Higgs Publishing, Jennifer has become a well sort after reviewer. To work with Jennifer is to know you are working with someone who will not hold back on being open and honest about your book and its marketing possibilities.

Having undertaken many courses in writing and poetry over the years Jennifer has a vast knowledge in the field of writing and reviewing, being able to provide an efficient, effective and professional service. As a qualified Early Childhood Educator and a home educating mum with over 16 years experience, she has a passion for quality children's books and educational resources.

Having spent 6 years as the founder and managing editor of two magazines, Good Gabble and Rattling Reviews, Jennifer has an eye for marketing and sales, knowing what the consumer is looking for and how to reach them. She works individually with each client meeting their needs and the needs of their product. She has many years experience in critiquing websites, placing herself in the shoes of the consumer who is browsing. Many clients return time and time again knowing they will be receiving an honest, open and non judgmental review or critique. Jennifer prides herself on providing a friendly, non threatening and personal service. Her clients are able to contact her personally throughout the whole review process.

For further information on the services Jennifer offers please visit her website www.jenniferdouglasliterarypublicist.com. This blog is a review base only.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bear Has a Story to Tell - Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead.

A story of friendship, love,compassion, helping your friends, patience and a great big cuddly bear, Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead is heartwarming and inviting. The illustration by Erin E Stead adds to the warm fuzzy feeling, enhancing the character of an adorable bear that you just want to pick from the pages and snuggle up with.

My 5 year old snuggled into me as we traveled with Bear on his journey to tell someone his story. With winter approaching Bear is getting sleepy but he has a story to tell. All the animals are busy preparing for the winter season, Mouse has seeds to gather so Bear helps, Duck is getting ready to fly south so Bear tells him he will miss him, Frog is looking for a warm place to sleep so Bear digs a frog-sized hole between two evergreens, Mole was already asleep so Bear wishes him a good night. Many months pass and Bear awakes from his long winter nap. Again Bear is thoughtful toward others. He brings Mouse an acorn, welcomes Duck home and shows her a shady mud puddle he has found, he places Frog in the sunshine till he is warm and awake and all the friends sit together and wait for Mole to awake. It is then that Bear gets to tell his friends his story but winter has been a very long time to remember.

Bear Has a story to Tell has some wonderful clear messages for children that are built around lovable characters. Beautifully presented this book impresses all round and is a delight to share with little ones. Regardless of the age children will fall in love with Bear and his friends. The illustrations encourage discussion and language in even the youngest child with plenty of opportunity to point and label or to learn about hibernation and animal life.

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead, illustrations by Erin E. Stead will soon become a welcome part of a child's 'read it again' library.

ISBN; 978-1-74331-342-8

Published by Allen & Unwin

Review: Jennifer Deaves

illustration from Bear Has a Story to Tell

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