As a children’s book author, I look for a plethora of compelling content, presentation, and purpose displayed in new books for kids before I embrace them. The new book series by Tomnao? Consider them embraced. There is no hate, no violence, no sarcasm, no alien attacks, no fear, just engaging tales wonderful enough to sooth a child before bedtime and drift like a dream layer overhead as sleep settles in.
I just read I Like Hot Dogs by Thomas V. Seminara and I love it. Let me tell you all about it. It is about a pelican named Phineas who doesn’t like to eat fish like the rest of the pelicans. Instead, when they eat fish Phineas likes to eat hot dogs. He waits at the pier until someone throws away their hot dog, and he swoops in to grab it.
A treasure for the young and the young at heart is a book called The Boy and The Yellow Cheese by Thomas V. Seminara. The story, sprinkled with whimsical imagery, is an old fashioned narrative about a boy and his after school adventure. As a former educator, I was engaged by the descriptive writing in the tale which embraces a poignant lesson about the importance of small kindnesses and being thankful.
As a self-proclaimed “geek”… Yeah I said it “geek”. Don’t get confused, not “nerd”, “geek” there is a difference. A “geek” (like me) has a social life and enjoys reading a good book. Speaking of good books, this one ranks in the top for me. Now, I have been reading since I was a toddler, so I have read many great books in my short 9 year life, and this one makes the list of “greats”.