Friday, June 19, 2015

"Luna's Lost Ball" by R. A. Milnes II

Luna's Lost Ball
(Shiloh and Friends Book 1)
by R. A. Milnes II

Luna's Lost Ball, the first book in the new Shiloh and Friends series by R. A. Milnes II, is suitable for children ages 3 to 8. This book blast and giveaway is brought to you by Mother Daughter Book Promotion Services.

Luna is a Labrador retriever and she has lost her most favorite ball. Follow Shiloh and her friends in a tale of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward as they help Luna find her lost ball.


Praise for the Book
"Luna and her friends are very relate-able characters for kids. The friends have a task to complete, but learn it is much easier to ask for help than struggle with the problem themselves. The images are vivid and I love that there are little bubbles when each one speaks. Great book." ~ Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
"Wonderful book for small children! My twins are 4 years old and loved the story and colorful backgrounds! We are anxiously waiting the next in the collection!" ~ Marianne Halliday

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
When Luna the Labrador loses her favorite yellow ball, she asks Shiloh for help. Shiloh, in turn, seeks help from her many friends around the farm. Will Luna get her ball back with the help of Shiloh and friends?
Shiloh and Luna are two dogs based on the author's real pets. The story is told only in dialogue, with each character's speech designated by a small icon. As they become more proficient readers, the kids will have fun taking turns reading out the parts of the different animals.
The illustrations are bright and colorful, with plenty to keep young eyes occupied. The kids will learn their colors as they read along, with many references to different colored objects. They will also learn to identify different animals, with a selection of farm animals being featured. This might be a good opportunity to reinforce the different noises animals make, as well. You can even get the kids to count different things, such as the flowers, clouds, and trees. And it's all wrapped up with a nice message that friends can work together to solve a problem.
A fun read with a lot of teaching opportunities.

From the Author
I am a business professional working in the healthcare industry. Luna’s Lost Ball began as a gift to my niece and nephew. I have such love for them that I wanted to give them something that they can hold on to. The beauty of this work is that I am able to incorporate my dogs, Shiloh and Luna, into telling a story of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward.
I hope that you enjoy this story and it brings your family joy each time you read it. My goal is to continue to write more stories under the Shiloh and Friends brand.

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