Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Faux Paw: A Bear's Story" by Julia Dweck

Faux Paw:
A Bear's Story
by Julia Dweck

Faux Paw is Julia Dweck's latest release. You can read my review below. You can also read about Julia's adorable Blucy (read my blog post), Mary had a Sleepy Sheep (read my blog post), and Humpfree: The Humpless Camel (read my blog post).

Walden Bear is a little boy who wants to be a bear.
“That’s impossible,” says his teacher, Mrs. Hunter. “Human children grow up to be human adults, not animals!” But Waldon refuses to listen. Can Walden make it as a bear in school?
Will Walden convince the other children and Mrs. Hunter that he’s truly meant to be a bear? This humorous look at childhood will charm parents and delight young readers. At its heart, this story carries an inspirational message to believe in yourself and your dreams and for parents to believe in their children, too. And for those who can bearly wait to learn more about bears, the book ends with Mrs. Dweck’s fun facts about bears from around the world.



By Lynda Dickson
Walden Bear is a boy who wants to grow up to be a bear. When his teacher (ironically named Mrs. Hunter) tells him he can't, he becomes even more determined to succeed.
This is another marvelous offering from Julia Dweck. This time there is no rhyming tale, just simple yet elegant prose, bringing us the fantastic message that children can grow up to be whatever they want. The book is beautifully illustrated by Walter Carzon, whose drawings make the characters come alive. Comes complete with bear facts and a fun activity.
Remember, you can be whoever or whatever you want to be.

About the Author
Julia Dweck writes children's stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Check out her newest ebooks, Blucy, Mary had a Sleepy Sheep, Humpfree: The Humpless Camel, and Faux Paw.
Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading artists in the world of children's literature to produce over twenty Amazon ebooks. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers in children's color picture books multiple times with two #1 bestsellers: Pie-Rits and Zombie-Kids. These titles have been chosen by Amazon Editors for the prestigious "Kindle Daily Deal." Many of Julia's titles have earned placement on Amazon's top ranked lists based on customer review. In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2011 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.