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 2, 2016

Dippy the Dancing Diprotodon by Elaine Ouston, Illustrated by Kevin Burgermeestre

Dippy the Dancing Diprotodon by Elaine Ouston is the first book in the Meet the Megafauna Series, a series that features two Megafauna animals interacting as they would have in the wild. In this book we meet the diprotodon and the marsupial lion. 

Dippy the Dancing Diprotodon is a fun loving picture book that takes the reader back more than 50,000 years to a prey/predator situation. Aimed at early readers Dippy the Dancing Diprotodon provides a non-threatening thrill that educates. 

Dippy loved to dance. The other diprotodon laughed at him. They thought a dancing diprotodon looked strange. With the current rain the eucalyptus trees on the other side of the forest had bright new leaves. Dippy danced off through the forest heading for his breakfast. As Dippy dances, a lion follows. Although Dippy is four times the size of the lion he is no match for his deadly teeth and claws. 

The chase is on. Dippy tries hiding but his size makes this hard to do. The lion leaps ahead into a tree in the direction Dippy is heading. Who will win the battle?

I shared this book with my 9-year-old who loved the thrill and suspense of the chase. Dippy the Dancing Diprotodon opened up endless conversation about the creatures that roamed the earth 50,000 years ago, their size and habitat and the predator/prey situation. This lead to discussion on how we live today and the role the predator/prey situation plays in today's society. How have times changed from then till now? What could have happened to cause these changes?

As a parent and home educator I loved Dippy the Dancing Diprotodon. Elaine Ouston presents us with a story that invites, provokes thought and educates. Her passion for teaching children about the megafauna of Australia shines through in her writing. Having illustrated over 65 children’s books since 1985, Kevin Burgemeestre has used his years of experience to capture the words Elaine provides in an illustrated format. The overall package produced by the team provides the reader with a pleasurable journey that they are sure to revisit. 

Signed copies can be purchased directly from publisher Morris Publishing Australia www.morrispublishingaustralia.com/dippy-the-dancing-diprotodon.html

ISBN: 978-0-9942463-6-3

Review: Jennifer Douglas

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