NEW RELEASE…CHILDREN’S BOOK BY MICHELLE WEIDENBENNER
Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he left us with Stella.
So there we were, Meggie and me, on a strange pink farm with a skinny horse, a mean rooster, and Stinky Stella who had a living room filled with dead deer heads.
What would she do to us?
Would we end up on her wall too?
“Do you want to name her?” Stella said.
I squeezed my eyes to think again. “Star. She looks like a movie star.”
“I love it.” Stella reached up to give me a high-five. “Star, it is.”
As an adult, it took me about a half hour to finish this. It was what I would consider an almost easy read.
Amazon recommends the book for 1st through 3rd grade or ages 5 to 9. I don’t know that my 1st grader would have been able to read it quite yet, but my 2nd grader (age 7) would have read it and I would say up to 4th grade, maybe even 5th grade would still enjoy it.
It was a super cute book. You get a look inside Eclair’s thoughts about her grandmother who does not want to be called grandma because it makes her old and she is not old.
Eclair gets to name a rescued horse and a baby alpaca – great for little girls who love animals!
If you have a little girl who enjoys reading, this book would be great for them! And the best part is that this is just book one. There are other Eclair books coming that I am sure will be just as cute as this one!
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About the Author
Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Detroit with five brothers. She enjoys writing her novels and encouraging writers and readers alike. She is living her dream writing stories of real people searching for their dreams and confronting their fears, showing the passion of the characters’ plights, often giving her the ability to show the reader the ‘other’ side of the story. When she is not writing she enjoys life on the tennis court and is known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.”
Her debut novel, CACHE a PREDATOR, a geocaching mystery. was launched in July, 2013 and has been an Amazon best-seller in the crime/thriller category. Her other works include: Willow, Scattered Links, Kelly’s Story, Eclair Series, and The Vision in a Kiss. She has won contests in both The Writer’s Journal and The Writer’s Digest. Love is Just a Word (Scattered Links) was a bronze medalist is the 2010 Frasier Contest, a 2011 semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest, and won the Aspiring Writer’s Contest withe THE READING ROOM, 2013.
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