Monday, September 26, 2011

Book Review:: Stanley Seagull

Book Summary and link to Stanley Seagull website.
Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.
                                Stanley Seagull  

                                                       Auther Cathy Mazur 
                                                   Illustrated by Colleen Gedrich  

This is a delightful story and the 
pictures are vibrant with color. The illustrator did a great job bringing Stanley to life with her
drawings! It was fun to read of Stanley's adventures, as greed took him far from home and how friendship directed him back. Many lessons to learn from this wonderfully written children's story. For instance the abundance of wasted food and other trash from the human population and many others. So go read for yourself and see what message you get from the story. You won't be disappointed!

Book Review By Georgiann (me)

You can read more about Stanley Seagull author Cathy Mazur at her facebook page.
Cathy Mazur's Bio:

Born in Scranton, Pa., Cathy Mazur is the daughter of Gary and Catherine H. Errico. She was educated in the Dunmore public school system and graduated from Dunmore High School in 1971. She received a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Mansfield State College in 1975. She received a Reading Specialist Certificate from the University of Scranton in 1978. Cathy was employed as an elementary school librarian for the Mid Valley School District from 1975 until her retirement in 2010. While at Mid Valley, she instituted and coordinated the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program for 33 years helping students to develop a love of reading outside the classroom. Cathy served on the Board of Directors for the Valley Community Library in Peckville, Pa. for over 20 years acting as president for one year and board secretary for 19 years. She presently serves on the library’s Developmental Committee chairing various fundraising events. She resides in Dickson City, Pa. with Frank, her husband of 31 years. They are the parents of two children, Gary, 27 and Gia, 19. Now in her retirement, she is focused on writing books for children like Stanley Seagull.
Colleen Gedrich's Bio

Colleen Gedrich, a lifelong resident Throop, Pa., earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. She is a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations (A Different Kind of Hero), and book covers (With God There Is Hope). Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.

For those who is a trailer of the book!
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I would like to thank Tribune Books for the chance to give a book review for Stanley Seagull!
Peace and Joy,

On a side note: My blog "The Garden Gate" was nominated for
                      The Top 25 Big Family Blogs award.
I need your vote. I'm fighting to stay in last place!
You can vote over at The Top 25 blogs once a day through Oct.3 5PST    (tap the link)
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1 comment:

  1. Georgiann, I'm so glad you enjoyed getting to know our friend, Stanley and thank you for introducing him to your blog readers. And congratulations on your nomination for the Top 25 Big Family Blogs Award. I'm going to vote for you right now!


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