I'm always so happy when people read my book and give feedback-especially when it's good feedback!
Recently, the editor of the Adventures Thru Wonderland blog published a review of my first book on her blog, Amazon, and my Goodreads page. I truly appreciated Miss Stephanie taking the time to read the tale of Clara and the lizards. Here's her review of The Kingdom of the Lizards:
What a beautiful story! When I started this book, I just thought it was about a girl who liked animals. Which it is, but it is so much more! This is a story about a little girl named Clara who enjoyed going to a special garden and reading to the lizards there. Then at her parent's candy shop, we meet another child, one much different from the well-mannered Clara. Daniel is selfish and spoiled, demanding all the candy he can eat. We soon learn this his spoiled behavior also included capturing lizards to keep as this playthings. When he captures one of Clara's friends, the whole town much pitch in to help out! But only Clara knows that the lizard is a very special lizard!
While I was told that Katrina Kusa was only 12 when she wrote this story, from reading it, I would not have guessed! Such a well told and interesting story! She did such a great job, and I loved reading this story. The art is also well done, and I love how it has an almost fairytale feel to it, that fits the story perfectly!
*I received a copy from the author for review. This in no way affects my review.*
Thanks again for taking the time to read my story and give feedback. I've always been driven to write and create new inventive stories so it's great to hear that I'm on the right track. I know I'll continue to grow as an author in the future.
Have you read my first illustrated children's book: The Kingdom of the Lizards? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Please leave a book review on Amazon. Of course, if you haven't read the story yet, it's never to late to get a copy to share with the young child or aspiring author in your life!