Monday, September 19, 2011

Stanley Seagull by Cathy Mazur

Reading Stanley Seagull your child will learn the value of family, paying attention, listening to those older and wiser than them and following instructions.  This book is a cute book about a Seagull that is taken miles away from his home and how he gets back home.  I was so delighted to get to review this children's book.  I have a soft spot for children's literature.  Be sure to watch the video trailer and learn more about this book.  Visit the web sites below.  Visit Stanley Seagull web site to read an excerpt of the book.

Book Summary
Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.

Born in Scranton, Pa., Cathy Mazur is the daughter of Gary and Catherine H. Errico. She was educated in the Dunmore public school system and graduated from Dunmore High School in 1971. She received a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Mansfield State College in 1975. She received a Reading Specialist Certificate from the University of Scranton in 1978. Cathy was employed as an elementary school librarian for the Mid Valley School District from 1975 until her retirement in 2010. While at Mid Valley, she instituted and coordinated the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program for 33 years helping students to develop a love of reading outside the classroom. Cathy served on the Board of Directors for the Valley Community Library in Peckville, Pa. for over 20 years acting as president for one year and board secretary for 19 years. She presently serves on the library’s Developmental Committee chairing various fundraising events. She resides in Dickson City, Pa. with Frank, her husband of 31 years. They are the parents of two children, Gary, 27 and Gia, 19. Now in her retirement, she is focused on writing books for children like Stanley Seagull.

About the Illustrator:
Colleen Gedrich, a lifelong resident Throop, Pa., earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. She is a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations (A Different Kind of Hero), and book covers (With God There Is Hope). Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.

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Price: $16.95
ISBN: 9780983741817
Pages: 32
Release: July 2011

Price: $7.95
ISBN: 9780983741800
Pages: 32
Release: July 2011

Hardcover buy link: ($16.95)

Paperback buy link: ($7.95)

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an ebook copy was provided by Tribute book for this review.



Tribute Books said...

Abi, thanks for being a fan of children's books and for sharing your thoughts about our friend, Stanley. We appreciate your support of his book and for hosting a stop on his blog tour.

Cathy Mazur said...

Thanks for the great review.I love children's books as well.