Archive for October, 2012

Fuzzwipper series promotes self-esteem, socio-emotional health, and life skills for children through the power of story.

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Hello, We’re the Fuzzwippers by Marilynn Halas (book review)
Posted in Book Reviews, BookWorm Haven by The IE Mommy
Oct 11 2012

Fuzzwippers are friendly creatures that reach out to anyone who needs to be assured they are wanted and needed. Children of all ages will be fascinated by these new-found friends who whisper to them in the language of Imaginarius and accompany them wherever they go. Introduce your children to their very own Fuzzwippers! Hello, We’re the Fuzzwippers is the first book of the Fuzzwipper series which promotes self-esteem, socio-emotional health, and life skills for children through the power of story.

My Thoughts
Hello, We’re The Fuzzwippers, by Maryilynn Halas has a great message for kids, “You are loved, no matter what.” It is a great feeling for kids to know that no matter how overwhelming this world can be at times they will always be loved. I think the best part about children’s books in general is that they are a great reminder for parents and caregivers of the true important things to teach your children. This book says it loud and
clear in six easy words, “You are loved, no matter what.”

I believe this book is the introduction to the idea of the Fuzzwippers and there will be more books in the series where they will introduce individual Fuzzwippers, their buddies and their adventures. This first book, Hello, We’re The Fuzzwippers did not have a story or plot. It was very general about the Fuzzwippers themselves and the book seemed a little confusing to me because I really was waiting for a story to form, but it didn’t. It did set up the concept of where the Fuzzwippers came from, what they can do, that they are not to replace family or friends, and that they can be a security for your child.

Keeping in mind the fact that I knew there was not a story for my four-year-old son to follow I asked without sharing my thoughts what he though and what the book was about. He did get the message the author was trying to convey, he said, “ he liked it and you are loved no matter what.” That was the most important part therefore we will be looking forward to other books in this series. The illustrations are bright and colorful and were my son’s favorite part.

Review Crew

Little Red Gives 5 Stars to “Hello, We’re the Fuzzwippers”

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012
Children’s Book Review- Hello, We’re the Fuzzwippers

Hello, We’re the Fuzzwippers
by Marilynn Halas
Paperback, 29 pages
Published: 2012
by 4 Sunflower Media, LLC
ISBN: 0615588131
Book Source: Publicist
5 stars

Book Description: Fuzzwippers are imaginary creatures that reach out to children or anyone who needs a friend, assuring them that they are wanted and needed. The stories deal with common insecurities such as bullying and body image. Fuzzwipper books and their embodiment in plush provide a mixture of literary, visual, tactile and role-play experience. For children in primary grades.

Mary’s Review: Come meet the Fuzzwippers. They are your new imaginary friends and are there to help you through anything and everything. They will help you through the good times and the bad. They speak a very special language and live in a very special land. Best of all they are always there, will travel anywhere to help you and will love you forever.

The illustrations are wonderful and the kids absolutely love them.

I recommend this book for ages 4-8.

About The Author: Marilynn Halas is a children’s book author and the founder of 4 Sunflowers Media. Marilynn is a mother of four who lives in rural Connecticut. She is also an attorney, mediator and life coach to whom local parents and kids have been turning for years. Raised both in New Jersey and Northern Ireland, Marilynn has seen people survive many tough situations and has used her keen powers of observation and creativity to turn her experience into stories that enchant and inspire children of all ages. In her tips and anecdotes, but especially in her stories, Marilynn infuses a deep understanding of the human condition into fantastic characters and situations that surprise, delight and reassure her readers.

About The Illustrator: Jeremy Provost is the illustrator of Jumpin’ Jackie and The Cow That Jumped Over the Moon. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University. He currently resides in Oconomowoc, WI.