About sarahjwrites

I am embarking on a new adventure and trying to make my way in the world as a professional writer - Science fiction & crime mostly. I also like loads of really boring things like gardening, craft work and baking. Oh and I eat a lot.

“Doggienauts” a fab and fun children’s picture book

Doggienauts, Their Mission: To reach the moon before Space Katz.When Rami develops a superior cat detector for her science project the residents of Doggieland are overwhelmed with excitement. The president is so impressed that she offers Rani a top-secret assignment, to manage the Doggienauts’ spaceship controls on their maiden voyage to the moo. Their Mission: To reach the moon before Space Katz. The dogs complete their training and set off on their way. When they encounter interference from Space Katz, Rami must use all of her mental power to correct the error, set the voyage home on track, and save the day. Space Katz are left fuming, and start plotting their revenge.

“Doggienauts” is a fun adventure for all ages. It offers a range of strong female characters, and emphasises themes of inclusion and collaboration. There is a push for the benefits of maths and sciences too – always a good thing.

At 33 pages, it is a great length for bed time stories, and the plot is sophisticated enough to allow older readers to get into the book on their own.  The illustrations are brilliant, well drawn and show a great use of bright and appealing colours. Doggienauts will appeal to all children whether at pre-reading level or early school age. Coming soon to a store near you.

Title: Doggienauts

Author: Addie Broussard

Illustrator: Kaustuv Brahmachari

Publisher:  Two Umbrella’s Media

Year: 2019

Genre: Children’s picture book

Reviewed by: Sarah Jackson

 

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Wonderful Poetry – “Such Sweet Sorrow” by Richard Bell

“Such Sweet Sorrow” by Richard Bell

Rating:  *****

Genre: Non-Fiction: Poetry

Read:  March 2019

When Richard Bell’s wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he set about documenting his emotional journey through his free-form poetry. “Such Sweet Sorrow” takes the reader with him, through his wife’s devastating diagnosis, subsequent death, and beyond. Anyone who has lost a loved one – to cancer or otherwise – will relate to this touching and deeply moving work. “Such Sweet Sorrow” is well presented in a fifty page, chapbook format. Definitely worth the read. Available at bookstores near you and Amazon