Saturday, December 22, 2012

Pansy at the Palace by Cynthia Bardes

 About Book

Pansy’s life blossoms when she is adopted from an animal shelter by a loving family and little girl named Avery. Swept into her new life at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills,this smart and courageous puppy saves the day by solving a mysterious theft. Pansy at the Palace celebrates the spirit of curiosity and exploration, and teaches us that no one is too small to make a difference in the lives of many!
32 pages
published by Octobre Press
Where to buy: Amazon
Cynthia Bardes and her husband, David, spend each fall at a Beverly Hills hotel with their toy poodle, Pansy. Inspiration for this story was born out of random misfortune. One day, when crossing Wilshire Blvd., Cynthia was struck by a car. Her injuries required surgery and a lengthy recuperation at the hotel.
While bedridden, Cynthia’s vivid imagination and Pansy’s popularity with employees and guests of the hotel made for a perfect story.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Cynthia is a former dress designer and interior decorator. When not in Los Angeles, Cynthia, her husband, and Pansy, live in Vero Beach, Florida.
Pansy at the Palace is her first picture book.  


My Thoughts

Avery and her mom visit an animal shelter in Los Angeles and came across a darling little dog with brown curly hair just like Avery's.  Avery asked to hold the puppy and she fell in love with the puppy.  She thought the puppy looked like a pansy.  Avery begged her mother to let her have Pansy and her mother agreed they would give Pansy a home.

Avery and her mom were staying at the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills.  When they arrived at the hotel everyone loved Pansy and she got a lot of attention.  Pansy was given free run of the hotel and meet so many nice people.  She had a wonderful new home with Avery.

One day everyone was upset because several people were missing some valuable items.  Yes, there had been a theft and thanks to Pansy's explorations of the hotel and her curious nature she felt she knew the identity of the thief.  

Can Pansy solve this mystery?  

In this story the author writes about her very own little dog Pansy.  She shows how the animal shelter is a wonderful place to find your perfect pet when you feel you are ready for the responsible of caring for your very own special pet.  

It is very apparent a pet can be more than just a pet they can be a great companion.

The illustrations were beyond amazing the images of Pansy are almost photo perfect.  The
 illustrations depict the story with vibrant colors that tell the tale of Pansy and her new life with Avery
 at The Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills.  

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.
I received a free copy of this book from the author/Bostick Communications for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion. 

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