Monday, September 2, 2013

"African Safari with Ted and Raymond" by Rhonda Patton

African Safari with Ted and Raymond
by Rhonda Patton

Ted and Raymond go to Africa. They take a safari to learn new foods, new names, and interesting facts about the animals. Did you know that elephants can grow as tall as 13ft and weigh nearly 15,000 pounds? Or that "Adebayo" is a Nigerian name meaning "born in a joyful time"?
Your kids will love the pictures and they will learn, too.

Book Trailer


By Lynda Dickson
Ted and Raymond are getting ready for their great African adventure. They pack all the things they will need for their trip, travel on an airplane, and land in a strange new country. They learn about the dress, culture, food, and animals of Africa. And so will your child. This book might also ease the fears of young children who are about to travel for the first time.
There are some problems with mixing present and past tense, but this doesn't detract from the narrative. This book has been delightfully illustrated by the author's husband, Chester McDaniel. I especially loved the drawings of the African animals that Ted and Raymond saw on their safari. All in all, African Safari with Ted and Raymond is a fun and educational book for children of all ages.

From the Author
Hi I am Rhonda.  A Shreveport residence, a mother, a wife, and a daughter. I have a wonderful husband (Chester McDaniel) who is the illustrator of the Ted and Raymond Series as well as my co-writer in Searching for the Unknown and Spirits of ChesterVille General Store (coming soon). I started my love for writing at an early age of 13. I loved to write even if it didn't make sense. I started my writing in serious love poems and different things. Then in 2000 I wrote my first Ted and Raymond book that turned into a series, The Croak 500. I didn't know that I would have a series until two years ago. As I researched for my husband to do voiceover work I came across some awesome people and then my book showed up. With NO animation or characters my husband made the book come alive. Then I was inspired to do more and more stories. And well.... Here I am. Inspiring kids to be better!
My goal as a writer is to teach children how they can succeed by being themselves. I have learned in life you do not have to be first at everything. You follow your dreams no matter how old. You look at other people and are nice and not be a bully or pushover. It is sad that life has taught us how to be rude, mean, and ugly to even our own family members. Kids need to learn at an early age to help the elderly, be a good friend, and be better with talking to others.