Tuesday, October 30, 2012


About Book

Tommy is a mischievous little woodpecker who loves to fly to the edge of the forest and watch the people in the nearby suburb. One evening, something strange and exciting happens—people emerge from their houses wearing costumes and carrying colorful buckets with smiling faces on them. What’s even crazier is that they shout a special codeword while standing outside of each house, and are given delicious-looking candy.

Tommy simply must join in the fun. He and his friend, Michael the raccoon, fashion their own costumes and head off to join in the festivities. Thanks to Tommy’s knock-knocking beak and Michael’s quick paws, the duo is able to heist many a candy bar from the unsuspecting homeowners and children.

But are they missing out on the true spirit of Halloween?

There’s only one way to find out: join Tommy and Michael in their trick-or-treating adventure, in this special holiday edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books series for children 3-6 years old.

Paperback,  65 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Evolved Publishing

Available as eBook or Softcover at:Buy at Amazon!
Also available at Smashwords and BookieJar, and coming soon to Barnes and NobleApple iTunes-Books, and Kobo.

About Emlyn 

Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children’s book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. 

Visit EmlynChand.com for more info. 

Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!

About Illustrator
Noelle Giffin is an alumna of the Savannah College of Art and Design, equipped with a BFA in Sequential Art. She enjoys a good story and believes that it should always be accompanied by art that complements it, instead of overshadowing it. Her favorite part of creating artwork is working towards that feeling of “being in the zone,” where everything just fits together seamlessly and is difficult to distract from.
She likes to listen to music while she draws and, as a result, comes up with silly music video ideas for her characters. Her medium tends to be digital, but nothing beats drawing with pencil and paper. Lastly, she loves fat little birds like nothing else in the world (and now no one is surprised as to why she’s drawing Bird Brain Books).
You can find more of Noelle’s work at her website, and you can connect with her at Facebook and Twitter.

My Thoughts

Tommy the woodpecker could not understand why he was not able to peck a hole in a house.  He had no problem with trees.  When he finally gave up he noticed the boy and girl coming out of the house looked different today.  Michael the raccoon raced up the tree to see what Tommy was looking at.  Tommy asked why the boy and girl look different?  Michael told him it was a special day called Halloween and the little people were going to go door to door and get candy from each house.  This sounded like a wonderful idea. He loved candy.  They finally came up with a plan and was able to get a large stash of candy. By snatch and grab.  Which was not very nice! Do they need a codeword to get the candy?

Would they eat all that candy?  What do you think will happen if they eat too much candy?
Do you think they should give the candy back since they took it without asking? 

This was a really cute Halloween story.  A tale of a mischievous raccoon and woodpecker. In real life they both can be annoying a destructive but they are nice to look watch.  The author picked the perfect critters for her characters Tommy and Michael.  The illustrations created very cute characters in Tommy and Michael.  Michael has sweet blue eyes, to bad he was such a little stinker.  

I recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free digital copy of this book from Evolved Publishing for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the awesome review of Tommy, Patricia. I'm so glad you like my new illustrator. I love her too! :-D


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