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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Book Review: EKTEK




Book Review:


There is a highly sophisticated activist network located beneath Bedlam Zoo known as (EKTEK (ecology and technology.) An assorted team of animals affectionately called “environmental warriors” control this network. Two of their primary aims are to ensure that all animals learn to co-exist peacefully with one another while defending their rights to live in freedom and not in captivity. Organizations such as PETA work closely with the network via the Internet, unaware that they are not corresponding with other humans.

Unfortunately, EKTEK’s strong organization begins to weaken after serious problems develop. Antenna, a numbat and one of the network’s top leaders becomes frustrated when faced with these issues. Hod, a wallaby with a rebellious streak disregards her instructions while on surveillance duty at the zoo’s Last Chance to Eat Restaurant. He creates a commotion that almost exposes them. Chimera, a flirtatious monkey enjoys batting her long eyelashes and playing innocent when accused of causing trouble. This time, she has gone too far so her mates want her banned from the monkey house.

Humans capture a crocodile named Hardtack and his wives led by devious Shining Teeth  demands EKTEC’s help to rescue him. Shining Teeth decides to take matters into her own claws when EKTEK does not respond as quickly as she wants and lures Hod into her vengeful scheme.

EKTEK is a magnificent story about animals who are far more intelligent and educated than humans believe. An engaging, emotional drama that has its fair share of sadness, amusement, and justice. Visuals of a Palm Cockatoo piloting a wing ship, a frog flying a plane and a space ship that uses beetle juice for fuel are hilarious.

This novel contains numerous intricacies in the plot, making comparisons between humans and animals since the animals emulate humans in almost every way. I am impressed with Victoria Osborne, who is a very talented, imaginative storyteller. Her unforced writing style emits the strong passion she has for nature. I highly recommend reading her entertaining book. It will also make interesting table talk.

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About the Author:

Victoria Osborne is a performer, writer, film-maker and editor who resides in Melbourne, Austrailia.I had the pleasure of reading the author's other book and here is the link: Man of Clay.


Victoria Osborne's blogs @ our relationship with nature.com

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Friday, 4 March 2016

Book Review: A Day with Moo



Book Review:

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.”- William Shakespeare


A Day with Moo: A Best Friends Book a cute children’s story from The Adventures of Midge and Moo Series by Kerry McQuaide, who is also the illustrator.

Midge and Moo are best friends who are inseparable. They even came home together two days after Midge was born. The friends love to play and Moo always becomes  the patient under “Doctor Midge’s” care. There are times though that Moo does things to annoy Midge. Tracking dirt onto the floor is one of them because Mommy always gets upset and make her take a bath. Naughty Moo has to take a bath as well, so Midge feels less moody knowing she is not the only one Mommy saw.

A Day with Moo: A Best Friend Book by Kerry McQuaide will delight small children age 5 and under. This short story makes an amusing read. It will appeal to young ones who usually have their special toys like Moo the cow that sometimes get them into trouble too.

Kerry McQuaide’s primary aim is to promote love and friendship through memorable stories that will bring joy to children. I like the lovely illustrations that the author created and the gift offer she included. A Day with Moo is free to download on IBooks, Kobo, and Amazon.The Adventures of Midge and Moo Series will become a favourite collection for young readers.

Here are other books from The Adventures of Midge and Moo Series

Letter to Santa * Moo Knows Numbers *  Moo is Missing *  Lost in the Garden



About the Author and Illustrator, Kerry McQuaid:

I grew up with parents and sisters who believed snuggling and laughing were a part of reading picture books. That probably explains my love and enthusiasm for writing and illustrating stories for kids.

Stories are fun, but it’s more than that…each book a child reads is a
doorway into understanding more about herself/himself and more about the world
she/he lives in.

I want to create those doorways—to laughter, to learning, to imagined
worlds, and most importantly… to connecting with each other.

To connect with me, see stories and drawings in progress, plus receive free
books and activities, visit my website www.kerrymcquaide.com.


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