Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Two New Reviews of "Magical Mea" and "Magical Matthew"

I'm pleased to post two Amazon reviews by Donna McDine of Magical Matthew and Magical Mea:
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming story of positive self-image and acceptance, June 24, 2014
This review is from: Magical Matthew (Hardcover)
The world through the eyes of a child is a special time. They are untainted by the misgivings of the world and have the unique knack of visualizing their surroundings in a positive manner. Young Matthew ha a secret, one he feels must remain secret. He has the uncanny magical ability to fix broken objects by just thinking them fixed. His best friend, Lily, suspects something but can’t quite put her finger on it. Does Matthew lift the burden of his secret and tell Lily or should he keep it to himself? Discover the outcome by reading Magical Matthew.

Award-winning children’s author, Penelope Anne Cole brings forth a . The imaginative illustrations by Kevin Collier make the story come alive before your eyes. Magical Matthew is a must have for homes with young children.
5.0 out of 5 stars The importance of listening to others with more life experience, June 24, 2014
This review is from: Magical Mea (Paperback)
Sisters can be mischievous and Mea is no exception when she takes her antics to a new level. Having obtained magical powers to fix things with her mind, Mea turned the wheels to cause chaos of hiding items instead. Ignoring her old brother Matthew’s steadfast warnings of her magical powers, Mea insists to do things her way. Matthew’s every growing frustration with Mea escalates when Mea goes off alone to most likely create havoc throughout the neighborhood. Will Matthew and his best friend, Lily, find Mea in time before she causes irreparable damage. Find out in Magical Mea by award-winning children’s author, Penelope Anne Cole.

Ms. Cole’s second book in the magical series teaches a valuable lesson to not only Mea, but to the reader of the importance of listening to others with more life experience and destructive decisions often conclude with disastrous results. Illustrator, Kevin Collier once again creates the quirky characters that have become the trademark of Ms. Cole’s Magical Matthew and Magical Mea series.
Thanks to Donna and many other wonderful reviewers who keep giving my books such lovely reviews!
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A New 5- Star Review on Amazon

Here's a lovely new review up on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for a delightful read!, June 17, 2014
This review is from: Magical Mea (Paperback)
Magical Mea, written by Penelope Anne Cole and illustrated by Kevin Collier, is an enchanting sequel to Ms. Cole's Magical Matthew. Mea is Matthew's younger sister who has her own brand of magic. Unlike her brother who used his magic for good, Mea is a trickster with her magic and has to learn it is better to help people than play tricks on them. Mea is a prankster kids can easily relate to as all kids want recognition of some sort. Mea likes that she "gets praise for being a good finder" after she deliberately hides the items she then "finds." As with most children, life lessons are a better teaching tool than anything told or intentionally preached to them. Ms. Cole does this perfectly in her books. Magical Mea demonstrates it always feels better to earn attention and praise for doing good than negative attention for doing wrong. It is a fun story kids can learn from and parents can appreciate the lesson learned. Mr. Collier's illustrations are incredible and really bring Mea and Matthew to life. I highly recommend this darling book. Your kids will learn from and love Mea and her adventures.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Magical Mea and Magical Matthew win more awards!

I received a lovely surprise in my inbox from Creative Child Magazine:  My two Magical books won awards in the 2014 award program:

Magical Mea Book
Kids Positive Learning Story Books category

Magical Matthew Book
Kids Positive Learning Story Books category


Magical Mea Book & Magical Matthew Book
Fiction Books for Kids.

This is great good news and keeps me plugging on with more books and more outreach. 

Reading is magical!

Tags:  Magical Books, Magical Matthew, Magical Mea, Creative Child Magazine 2014 Awards Program, Seal of Excellence, Preferred Choice Award, Book of the Year Award.