Monday, October 8, 2012

Poppy and the Stranger by Eli Jay

Bethesda, MD - Author Eli Jay announces the release of his new children's adventure book, Poppy and the Stranger.

Hi, Everybody! My name is Poppy the Wandering Balloon! I am the new and latest literary hero for children and adults alike! Most people find me to be an adorable, curious, courageous, kind and friendly little green balloon. I am the first of my generation to glide through a series of fun and educational adventures all by myself. Unfortunately, now when I have all these adventures, I don't have a home of my own to share with all of you. Please adopt me into your family and home, and you won't regret it.

My friend and author, Eli Jay introduced me in Poppy, The Wandering Balloon. She shows you how I overcame my fear of rejection by gaining the courage to be myself; which is hard to do in this world we live in. I will teach your children that they can triumph.

In my latest adventure, Poppy and the Stranger, Eli Jay once again tells the story about my adventures. This time, I face a dark stranger under the moonlight. In hopes of escaping from the stranger, I find my way through the woods, meeting both old and new forest friends. But it is only Lyndon the Bear who can help me find a real solution to my fear. If you adopt me, you can find out what I learned at the end of my journey. Many thanks from your little green balloon, Poppy!

About the book:
Poppy and the Stranger by Ms. Eli Jay
ISBN: 9781432797522
Publisher:Outskirts Press
Date of publish: September 2012
Pages: 41

Where to buy: AmazonBarnes&Noble

About the author:

Eli Jay is the author of Poppy, The Wandering Balloon and Poppy and the Stranger.  She is also a physician and a native of Washington, DC.  It is here Eli lives with her family and continues to write, produce, and illustrate several Poppy adventures. Many of these adventures will live on through a delightful and intriguing children's series for decades to come. Poppy is not only an adorable little green balloon, but he has also been described by many reviewers as the ultimate inner child within each one of us. Poppy is a character who happens to be a source of inspiration, hope and comfort to those big and small. And that is just what he will be to you and your family as you enter his world.

My thoughts:

Poppy the Wondering Balloon is such a  cute and very sensitive little fellow. He likes to glide but today he keeps seeing a stranger following him and he is very frightened. He glides into the woods seeking his friend Ollie Owl Poppy crying in alarm that he is being followed to please help him.  He ends up going from one wise friend to another trying to get help as to who is following him.

Who could this stranger be and why are they following him?  Could it be that Poppy is afraid of his own shadow?

"The only thing to fear is fear itself."  We should not feed into a child's fear.

This book is a lesson overcoming the emotions fear can cause. The author did a great job of writing this tale of overcoming fear.

The illustrations depict the emotions Poppy was experiencing in great detail.  I also like the illustrator's technique in creating the character and their surroundings.

I recommend this book for all our little fearful kiddos.

I rated this book a 4 out of 5.

Disclosure I received a free copy of this book from the author/Outskirts Press for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion .

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