Friday, August 26, 2016

Postcards from Mr. Pish: South and West Edition by @AuthorKSBrooks, Plus Bonus Review

Genre: Children’s Picture Book/Bonus Activity Book

The adventurous Jack Russell Terrier, Mr. Pish, is back - this time to guide readers through portions of the southern and western United States in Postcards from Mr. Pish Volume 4. Each postcard Mr. Pish sends is filled with engaging text and full-color photographs designed to inspire both young and old to read, explore, and learn. As with all his books, history, geography, and more become inviting and fun - because of the charismatic traveling terrier!”

K.S. Brooks has written numerous books in multiple genres including romantic suspense, satire, and educationally oriented children’s books. She is administrator of Indies Unlimited (a multi-author blog “celebrating independent authors”), where you can often catch her pontificating on matters of interest to both readers and authors. For more, visit Brooks’ website.

Mr. Pish’s child-like enthusiasm is bound to capture any child’s imagination in this wonderful, educational series. What great fun it is to follow this bouncy terrier on his adventures as he teaches readers important and lesser-known facts about the places he visits. This book starts off in Georgia then heads west through Alabama, Mississippi, and north into Tennessee. As he heads into Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, he visits state parks and wildlife refuges while traveling on historic Route 66. There are fabulous pictures of rock formations and national parks through Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho. Finally, he winds up back home in the state of Washington.

Each page has several color pictures taken by Mr. Pish’s mom, K.S. Brooks. I should offer a warning that Mr. Pish’s joyful narration of his adventures will likely infect any reader with a travel bug.

Buy now from:   Amazon US    Amazon UK

Bonus piggyback review for:
Mr. Pish’s National Park Centennial Celebration Activity Book by K.S. Brooks

Genre: Children’s Picture Book/Bonus Activity Book

Join the adventurous traveling terrier, Mr. Pish, as he celebrates the 100th anniversary of the United States National Parks with this all-ages activity book. Enjoy crossword puzzles, coloring pages, word searches, cryptograms, mazes, matching games, and more, all while learning about our precious national parks. Mr. Pish always makes discovering new places and things loads of fun.”

This activity book is a celebration of America’s National Parks. It’s full of useful information, fun facts, and trivia narrated by Mr. Pish with his infectious exuberance. It is meant to be enjoyed by young and old alike. The United States boasts 59 national parks, and Mr. Pish touches on nearly all of them in his indubitable fashion. I actually learned quite a bit reading through this book, I had no idea there was not a National Park in every state. Oklahoma happens to be one of those states, I really need to move! I also didn’t know the National Park Service offers a free admission week every year in April.

Mr. Pish’s National Park Centennial Celebration Activity Book is chock-full of beautiful black and white photos, coloring pages, easy puzzles for little ones, and more challenging puzzles for older kids and adults. I think it would be a wonderful addition for any educational or personal library.

Buy now from:   Amazon US     Amazon UK

Postcards from Mr. Pish: South and West Edition is the fourth book in the Postcards from Mr. Pish Series, and the fifth book in the Mr. Pish Educational Series. Best viewed on a color e-reader.

Mr. Pish’s National Park Centennial Celebration Activity Book is a paperback edition only.

Format/Typo Issues:

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Approximate word count:
Postcards from Mr. Pish: South and West Edition by K.S. Brooks- 26 pages.
Mr. Pish’s National Park Centennial Celebration Activity Book- 147 pages.


K.S. Brooks said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful reviews. Today is National Dog Day so that makes it even more special. Thanks again.

?wazithinkin said...

My pleasure, Ms. Brooks. Thanks for dropping in and commenting. Happy National Dog day to both you and Mr. Pish.