Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Frostbite" by Julia Dweck

by Julia Dweck

Frostbite is Julia Dweck's latest release. You can read my review below. You can also read my earlier posts and reviews of some of Julia's other books: Blucy (blog post), Mary had a Sleepy Sheep (blog post), Humpfree: The Humpless Camel (blog post), Faux Paw (blog post), Zippity-Zoo (blog post), Monkey Fun! (blog post), Jump! (blog post), and Crowned! (blog post).

Bestselling children's author, Julia Dweck, shares the magic of the holiday season in a delightful story of a boy’s wish for a dog of his very own. After a wintry mix of snow and love, two icy mounds come to life with a bark, a wiggle and a wag. The wonder of childhood is born in one frisky snowpup named Frostbite. Children will be enchanted by the artistry of Robb Mommaerts, whose illustrations perfectly capture the magic of this imaginative "tail." Told in rhyme by a boy whose dream comes true, this tale will warm the heart of young readers and any parent who remembers wishing for a dog of their very own.

So that’s the truth amidst the snow—
As day turned into night,
I found a dog to call my own.
I’m glad I caught Frostbite.

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
A young boy yearns for a dog of his very own, but his mother won't let him have one. He finds a dog (of sorts) when he goes out to play in the snow. But then it's time to go back inside. What will he do with his new friend, Frostbite?
This is a magical "tail" of longing, wishes, imagination, and love - perfect for Christmas. The fun, rhyming story is delightfully illustrated by Robb Mommaerts and is followed by strange (but true) dog facts and a doggy match-up game.

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, Faux Paw, Zippity-Zoo, Monkey Fun!, Jump!, Crowned!, and Frostbite.
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 thirty books. 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 2012 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.