REVIEWER Fran Lewis says~ "...This is definitely a FIVE SNOWMAN BOOK! Let’s hope
the author brings Wil and Bud and her friends back in another
This book should be in every school library, guidance counselor’
s office, public library, police youth groups, public libraries and
of course my own..."

Reviewer Wayne S. Walker from HOME
Snowball Escapade “a heart-warming story about the
importance of understanding the problems of others and
treating them as we would like to be treated…”

From KidsRead, Book reviewer and librarian,
Nancy Mossmore
“…an entertaining read for emergent readers that includes a
lesson about compassion and judging others. Because of that
lesson, I would suggest that teachers in first through third grade
use this as a read-aloud in class.” AND “…As a librarian, I
would add this book to pathfinders about bullying and

From author Terri Forehand: “…This book is a story
which includes characters who face a bully, make judgments
without facts, and learn to get along together…” AND “…The
characters are likeable and the theme is a common one among
peers- learning to trust, get along, and compromise. Young
readers will enjoy the story and leave with the satisfaction that all
is not what it seems. I give the story a thumbs up…”

Editor Jason Toupence at One Zillion
Books: “…my daughter and I have been reading a little
each night before bed and we have enjoyed it…” …” AND
“…I think this is a very important story to read with your
children. Seeing others through a different perspective can really
shed some light on what makes them act the way they do. Just
because someone has some bad traits, doesn't make them a bad

From The Maggie Project: “…J. D. Holiday
delivers just the right amount of suspense to entice children to
turn the pages…” AND “…Perfect for six to eight year old
readers and loaded with black and white illustrations, the story
shows the effect of bullying and the value of understanding
another’s point of view…”

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth at
Adolescent Girls Blog
…“This is a great book about how to deal with mean siblings
and kids. It offers kids great lessons about how to cope with
bullying-types of behaviour and mean kids. These are important
lessons for kids to learn. Siblings can have a difficult time getting
along. Many kids will be able to relate to the issues in this book.
I really enjoyed getting to know J.D. Holiday and her writing
life. She’s such an inspiration to me being a writer myself. I hope
you have followed her tour and learned more about her writing
process and books…”

Written by Author and Illustrator Carolyn Watson-
"...this book the Great Snowball Escapade struck a chord..."
AND "...Life is full of changes and so often they are
challenging ones. This is the story of Wilhemena Brooks, a
little girl who's life has hit a bit of a rough patch and her
cousin, Bud Dunphry, who's in more of a tailspin. Together
they discover that their new life together can be okay,
maybe even good. It's a simply told story with realistic
overtones and is the book to buy for any kid going through a
difficult life change. The illustrations are gritty but
charming and it's a truly engaging novel..."

1 comment:

  1. You've gotten some really wonderful reviews (especially that last one! lol)

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