Wednesday, May 3, 2017

“Sweet Tales: The Adventures of Brittany and Lace”.by Laurie Hyman



Title: Sweet Tales
Author: Laurie Hyman
Genre: Children’s Books
The Adventures of Brittany and Lace, the second book in the Sweet Tales series, is the perfect chapter book or read-out-loud book for animal lovers of all ages! Told from the animals’ point of view, these three charming stories center around Britt the Kit, now a grown-up tabby cat, and a special litter of rescued kittens—Lace, our new co-star destined to be Brittany’s new sister, Coco, who needs a home, Scamp and Willa. Exploring universal themes, with lots of trouble and adventure in between, each story is resolved with determination, love, and understanding. When needed, humans help, along with a colorful group of animal friends. An enjoyable book for the entire family – or anyone who enjoys a good tale!

“An educational adventure story for young animal lovers that delivers justice where it’s deserved.” -Kirkus Reviews

”The overall sense of caring, community, and responsibility for others is palpable throughout.”
–Kirkus Reviews
Cover Credits
Original Art: Belinda DelPesco
Cover Design: Heather Wood


My review:
This book was great. The kids really enjoyed looking at the pictures and I enjoyed reading it to them. I personally love children's book that include more then a cute story. Teaching a child life lessons is very important to me. Whether it be in a cute and gentle way or brash to an extent. This book has 3 stories in it. Each one teaches a lesson as well as letting the child enjoy it. Most kids love animals and this book is filled with them. I loved that this book features rescued animals. To me this is a very important lesson for children to learn young so it is instilled in them when they become pet parents. After all animals are just furry kids. They in some instances are better then human friends and family.


Author Bio

“Writing is my creative outlet,” says Laurie Hyman, author of Sweet Tales: The Adventures of Brittany and Lace.  The children’s series is written from the perspectives of cats, dogs, horses, woodchucks, coyotes, squirrels, crows and various other animals.  The stories explore universal themes such as family, friends, bullying, animal cruelty, abandonment and rescue, and the environment.  These books will appeal to readers of all ages, says Laurie, who comes from a creative family.  Her father was a writer and her brother, David Saperstein, wrote the novel on which the hit movie, Cocoon was based.
But her creativity doesn’t begin and end with books.  Laurie has extensive experience representing recording artists such as Barry Manilow and working as a producer and program coordinator for film, television, music and video companies.  She was assistant producer on Nurse, the acclaimed 1981 CBS network drama starring Michael Learned and Robert Reed.  Laurie also associate produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Coming Out of Their Shells, a documentary about the making of the live musical tour based on the hit movies and TV series.
Laurie Hyman is passionate about the creative process, which she finds fascinating and fulfilling.  She has also worked extensively as a senior health care advocate and she developed the Health Navigator Program for ReServe Inc. where she supervised several volunteers for NYC hospitals.  She also volunteered as an advocate for the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, and MRC (Medicare Rights Center) in health care and senior care advocacy.  She currently lives in New York State with her husband Micky and their two cats Maggie and Lily.
Connect with Laurie: www.redskypresents.com


Book Excerpts
Excerpt: Pet Rescue


The kitten, now fully awake and alert, tilted her head, questioning where the woman was going. As they studied one another, the young cat’s eyes turned a deeper shade of green.

Love knew at that moment that this was her ‘Lace’. “Don’t worry. I’ll be back for you.”

Now Love was angry. “This is criminal!” she hissed to her husband, “I thought they were so cute, lying in a pile like that, but now I know it’s not cute at all! They’re huddled that way to try and stay warm! It’s cruel. They’re obviously sick and miserable!”

“I think you’re right, Love. Let’s get out of here.”

 When the couple left, the kittens quickly huddled together in a tight circle.

“Do you think they’ll come back?” asked the white one.

“I think so,” said the tiger tomcat. “And I bet they take you out of here. As for the rest of us, who knows?”

“You’ll all be fine,” barked the yellow Lab pup from his cage on the shelf across from the kittens’ case. “I’m Bert. I’m from the same farm as you. We were all supposed to go to the animal hospital last week when we left the farm, but then the truck stopped for some reason. A bunch of us pups and your litter were taken off and we got moved to another truck and brought here. This place is diseased and filthy. That’s why we’re all getting sick.”


“What does sick mean?” asked the grey kitten. The poor little thing sneezed and fell over.

“It means we need to get rescued quickly or no one will want to give us a proper home. But, I believe those people are going to save us,” said the pup with certainty.

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