Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Isabella Babysits Baxter" by Melissa Perry Moraja

Isabella Babysits Baxter
(The Wunderkind Family)
by Melissa Perry Moraja

Isabella Babysits Baxter is the latest in Melissa Perry Moraja's Wunderkind Family series and the first starring Isabella. This book is suitable for children ages 3 to 8 and is currently only $0.99.

Six year old Isabella usually is the one who has a babysitter. But when her enormous puppy named Baxter creates a mess and prevents her mom from working, Isabella’s mom asks her to babysit him. And Isabella knows exactly what to do! Or does she?
First, Isabella gets Baxter dressed … TWICE! Next they have a snack, but not without a CRASH and a BANG. And that’s just the beginning. Join Isabella in her very first picture book filled with lots of humor and adventure as she tries to keep Baxter from making a bigger mess.


Praise for the Book
"Filled with humor and fun, Isabella Babysits Baxter is perfect for young children, and I especially recommend it for families with pets. Melissa Perry Moraja does a great job of bringing these real-life characters to print in a new, entertaining children’s book that is sure to please the whole family." ~ Review by Readers Favorite Reviewer
"It’s fun, zany, big and colorful – just like a kid’s book should be. Even the cover itself is inviting, with its deep red background and a wide-eyed, paint-spattered Baxter staring at the reader who must wonder about the story behind the scene. The cover is impressive in its artwork, design, hint of a sparkle accent, and the unusual smooth, non-paper feel. Bottom line – Isabella Babysits Baxter represents Fun with a capital F." ~ 5 Star Review, Spudman, Amazon, Top 100 Reviewer
"The illustrations by the author are excellent, the story is both adventuresome and entertaining, and the wisdom imparted to children is excellent. A top-notch children’s book from a lady who knows her field and her talent!" ~ 5 Star Review, Grady Harp, Amazon, Top 100 Reviewer

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
The previous books in Melissa Perry Moraja's Wunderkind Family series are aimed at Middle Grade kids. This is the first book specifically for younger children. The series is based on the author's family, and this one features her youngest daughter Isabella and the family dog Baxter.
Mom is busy working from home and asks six-year-old Isabella to babysit Baxter. Excited to be babysitting for the first time, Isabella takes her job very seriously, but trouble seems to follow them everywhere. The story is full of humor, adventure, excitement, and even suspense. Will Isabella get in trouble when Mom finally catches up with her? The illustrations, also by the author, are simple, colorful, and absolutely adorable.
Your kids will love to follow the adventures of Isabella and Baxter. I can't wait to see what they get up to next! A pleasure to read.

About the Author
Melissa Perry Moraja, Award-Winning Author and Founder of Melissa Productions, Inc., is an entrepreneurial mom, a multifaceted business woman, a creative producer, and an author and illustrator of numerous modern-fantasy children’s books and self-help books. And that’s just the beginning!
Melissa also has published articles, appeared on television, been interviewed on radio, has spoken in front of hundreds of people, and held workshops at local schools, discussing creative learning, publishing and parenting. Her desire to make a difference in her four young children’s lives inspired her to leave her six-salary career at IBM in 2007 to become a full-time mom, children’s author, speaker, and consultant. Melissa spends her personal time coaching soccer and softball, painting, and coming up with fun art projects for her kids.
She also blogs for Working Mother blog, has guest blogged for Charlotte Observer - Mom's Charlotte, and has her own personal blog at Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom. Melissa is also committed to building awareness and support for type 1 diabetes. Her twin daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 4 November 2011. To learn more about Madison’s type 1 diabetes disease please read Madison’s story.

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