It’s Story Time with JD Holiday 9-7-13, Chapter Book Preview with Belle’s Wings by MJ Gillot & One Amber Too Many by Fran Orenstein
Belle’s Wings by MJ Gillot ~ Belle is about a tortoise. She is an artist and a dreamer, singing and drawing in the dirt of her zoo enclosure. Her best friend, Lankford, is a giraffe. His height makes him a great lookout and grape-gatherer — and Belle loves to eat grapes. When Belle tells Lankford her most cherished, secret wish, Lankford must decide whether to show his skepticism or support his friend’s unusual dream.
MJ Gillot’s site: www.marysimagination.com/
& One Amber Too Many by Fran Orenstein
~ Bad things are happening in Gillian Sandler’s life. Just after her ninth birthday her parents announce that they are getting divorced. If that isn’t enough, her dad is leaving for a younger woman named Amber whom he intends to marry. Even worse, Gilly, the star goalie for the school soccer team, knows three Ambers, all on the team and in her fourth-grade class. Embarrassed and furious, Gilly conspires to get rid of Amber, her future stepmother, and enlists the help of her older brother, Marcus. Whatever she tries seems to backfire, until one terrifying night, when she learns something important about Amber. Then there’s the Amber Club at school. If she can become a member, will they join the conspiracy?
Fran Orenstein’s site: www.franorenstein.com
JD Holiday: www.thebookgarden.net