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, December 20, 2013

Elliot Find A Home by Amelia Picklewiggle Illustrations by Muza Ulasowski

Elliot Finds A Home is a beautiful story that touches the heart, moves emotionally and pulls at the heart strings.

Elliot is a dog that is different, sitting in a pet shop with no one wanting him. As time passes he is sent to ‘a place for unwanted puppies’. 

Joseph is a little boy who is different. Joseph has Autism and has never spoken or responded to his mummy and daddy. He is alone in his head. 

Elliot Finds A Home is a beautiful story in which Elliot and Joseph find each other, love and a friend for life. It is about acceptance of being different, finding someone you can relate to and finding your place in this world.  Elliot Finds A Home touches the heart in both story and illustration. It moves you emotionally regardless of your age. Throughout the reading of this story there were a lot of ooh’s and aahs coming from my 6 year old. Her facial expression and the excited conversations she just had to have with me whilst reading the book showed the emotions and thoughts that were running through her body. After reading she just didn’t want to put the book down. She carried it around for a while bringing it back to me, opening the pages to talk further about the pictures. It will surely be a favourite on her shelf. 

This is another high quality book illustrated Muza Ulasowski. She has yet again created a pictorial journey that breathes life, love and friendship.This book as a whole speaks of the purity of love and of home being the place where our heart is. The facial expressions of Elliot and later Joseph are just perfect, carrying through the emotions of the words written by Amelia Picklewiggle. Like all books illustrated by Muza I could feel the softness of the human skin and wanted to pat Elliot and run my fingers through his soft fur. I also wanted to wrap my arms around Elliot and Joseph and hug them tight, celebrating the love they had just found in each other. 

I highly recommend this book to any family with an Autistic child. I have an Autistic son, who although verbal has his difficulties and has found love and companionship in a cat. My 6 year old has heard the words Autistic used in relation to her brother but has never asked for an explanation. Elliot Finds A Home was a great resource for the introduction into Autism and how Autistic people are different. It opens the door for conversation about the companionship and comfort animals bring to our lives. 

This is a great resource for parents, carers and teachers and a book that all children will hug close to their heart for many years to come.

ISBN: 978-1-4791-2317-9

Find out more about Elliot Finds A Home and view the illustrations on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/elliotfindsahome

Visit Muza Ulasowksi - www.muzadesigns.com.au

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