Friday, October 23, 2009

The Laceyville Monkeys Say the Right Words

Author: Harriett Ruderman
Illustrations by: Beverly Luria
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Illusion Press, LLC; 1st edition (March 1, 2009)
Language: English

Book Description:
Harriett Ruderman is delighted to introduce The Laceyville Monkeys, Say the Right Words ... a new book designed to communicate to young children everywhere the power and magic inherent in speaking kindly and saying the right words. The book stars three most unusual and endearing young monkeys: Eva the ballerina, Sheva the singer, and Keva the gymnast. Say the right words and watch them perform! Their owner, Miss Hepzibah Mott, brings her beloved monkeys to Laceyville for the big talent contest. You'll meet George the Gorilla, who plays the piano, Jake the Snake who charms all with his cobra dance, Dizzy the Lizard who parades and prances, comedians Bob and the Frog and his friend Tillie the Tortoise, and silly old Granny Scott who says the 'wrong' words and is utterly embarrassed at the results. These characters and others are part of the Laceyville cast, created to entertain and amuse children with their antics and fun, while emphasizing the importance of warm caring words of encouragement and love. The Laceyville Monkeys is written in rhyme and encompasses 32 pages of vividly illustrated characters and scenery that capture the charm and essence of the story.

About the Author:

Harriett Ruderman is a communications professional who has seen the magic of what words can do in reaching goals and fulfilling dreams. Her company, Harriett Ruderman Public Relations Inc, has been saying the right words for top international clients for many years. The Lacyville Monkeys is her first children's book, dedicated to bringing the power of words of encouragement and love to children everywhere.
My Review:
In this beautifully written and illustrated children's book you will meet, with delight, Eva the ballerina, Sheva the singer, and Keva the gymnast. You will also meet their owner Miss Hepzibah Mott, along with an assorted group of other interesting characters. Miss Mott has brought her monkeys to Laceyville for a special talent contest, but will they perform? The book which is written in rhyme teaches the art of speaking kindly to family and friends. It will delight children and may even become a family favorite.
(Thank you to the author for my review copy.)

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