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.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

That's not a Bulldozer! by Jacque Duffy

That’s not a Bulldozer! by Jacque Duffy is a story about a little boy and his knowledge of machinery. It is an early reader and part of the  ‘That’s not a...’ series. 

My daughter and myself enjoyed this little reader finding it informative and easy to relate too. Having read other books in this series we would have to say we can highly recommend the series as a set of early readers suitable for both gender. Although there are a couple of titles that can be seen to be aiming at boys we did not find this at all when reading them.

In That’s not a Bulldozer! the reader travels a journey with Lachlan who is ten years old. Living in the country Lockie has a very big back yard to play in, often helping dad with the machinery. There is the front end loader for scooping up dirt, the excavator for lifting things, the backhoe which combines both the front end loader and the excavator and the bobcat. Throw in some machinery used to build the roads and you have it all covered.

Jacque Duffy has done a wonderful job with the illustrations of this book. They are simple yet capture every bit of detail of each piece of machinery. They add a wonderful visual journey to the experience of reading. For children interested in art the illustrations lend themselves to that of enhancing interest and encouraging creativity.

Find out more about Jacque Duffy and her work at www.jacqueartandbooks.com

ISBN: 978-0-646-53621-7

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