Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MindStir Media book "Monarch Buddies" receives rave reviews

Lynn Rosenblatt recently published her second children's book with MindStir Media. Her first book, Rockin'-Rollin' Alphabet, was published in 2015 and won silver in the 2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Award. This second book, Monarch Buddies, was released last month and has already received some rave reviews from Amazon customers:

One Amazon reviewer, "Steve McD," gave the book 5 stars and said, "I am familiar with the author's earlier works (including Monarch Magic) so when my 10-year-old kid who loves science, nature, photography and butterflies was talking about his desire to go back to Butterfly World in Florida, I knew I needed to buy him whatever Lynn Rosenblatt had on the market these days. Wow, I am glad I did! She's a gifted educator who has a quarter-century of investment in this particular subject. This book captures every important moment in the lifecycle of the Monarch.The story is compelling for a kid and I have to say that I was drawn in, too. Even with prose geared for the younger reader, this older reader admits to finding it fun, captivating and really informative. I learned a lot I didn't know and have a whole new appreciation for the Monarch and its wondrous story of birth and survival. My son gets his love of photography from me and we are humbled bye the amazing photos in this work. The nice thing about the large format of this book (it is 8x10 in the hand), is that it serves as a nice alternative to what I am sad to say we've defaulted to -- looking at pics on my tiny iPhone screen. The book is easy to read with larger text and majestic photos... My son and I both rate this 5 stars. I hope parents and teachers take note of this book, and that it inspires more kids and adults to pay attention to the smaller and sublime details of our every-day natural world. If more kids were engaged in the study, storytelling, and photography of what captures their interest in nature, we'd have lots more adults who engaged early in what might have become life-long passions that enhance our collective appreciation for and care of the world around us. (Maybe someone out there should do this kind of work on the Honey Bee sometime really soon....) But we don't need this to be the result of book in order to enjoy it for what it simply is: a gift to us by someone who has studied this for so long."

Lynn Rosenblatt, award-winning author, also praised MindStir Media recently for a job well done with her book, Monarch Buddies:

“It is with great pleasure that I compliment (for a second time around) the staff of MINDSTIR MEDIA, for bringing my monarch butterfly children’s book, MONARCH BUDDIES Munch-A-Bunch of  Milkweed to fruition.  My first adventure with MINDSTIR in 2014, led me to a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Silver Medal for Reading/Literacy with my children’s educational book, ROCKIN’- ROLLIN’ ALPHABET. I highly recommend MINDSTIR MEDIA to any budding author in need of a professional publisher! They helped to bring my cherished manuscript to completion for the world to see! MONARCH BUDDIES Munch-A-Bunch of Milkweed was created over 25 years ago under the title of the children’s story, Butterfly Buddies, accepted for publication, but interrupted in the final publishing process. The original story was never published ... until now!  It was redirected as the framework for my 1998 book, MONARCH MAGIC! Butterfly Activities & Nature Discoveries, which became a national resource for monarch enthusiasts.  ‘Thank You,’ Mindstir President, J.J. Hebert ~ my story has finally come full circle with your guidance! You stand behind your authors and offer professional availability and consultation!”

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