Friday, January 4, 2013

Honey the Hero written by Emlyn Chand, illustrated by Sarah Shaw ~ GIVEAWAY

About Book

Honey, an inquisitive young parakeet living in the Australian Outback, decides to become a superhero after she spies a human family watching Superman. Since she already has the power of flight, all she needs to do is create a costume to conceal her true identity and then fly off in search of animals that need rescuing.

Unfortunately, every time she tries to help, Honey only ends up making matters worse. She spoils Kangaroo’s game of hide-and-go-seek by revealing his hiding place to Wallaby; Mr. Anteater must go hungry when she alerts the ants to his presence, and Mrs. Koala is made a laughingstock among bears when Honey pretends to be her Joey. Finally realizing that she’s not as heroic as she’d like, Honey gives up her day-saving efforts.

But what happens when someone actually needs Honey’s help? Will she rise to the challenge?

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 for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

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Giveaway: 3 E-Books 


In the Outback of Australia Honey the parakeet was restless and wanted out of the nest so she could fly and explore.  She was especially interested in people. As she looked in the window of someones home the people were watching a super hero on television.  How exciting Honey thought.  She wanted to be a super hero.  She could already fly do all she needed was the costume.  Out of a large leaf she made a cape and with a blade of grass she fashioned a mask. 

Now all she needed to do was find someone to rescue.  She attempted a few rescues but the victims were not wanting to be rescued.  She was so upset she was too small to be of any help to anyone.  He flew back to his nest so his mother could comfort him.  She held him as he cried and gave him some motherly advice.

Do you think Honey is capable of becoming a real hero?  What does it take to be a hero?  

The author has written a fun story about a darling little parakeet bird that is trying to find himself.  You get to see several animals that live in the outback.  Like a kangaroo, a wallaby, an anteater, a koala bear and a dingo.  It is fun seeing the animals.  

Are you familiar with any of these animals? The illustrator created some amazing and colorful images of these Australian Outback animals and their habitats.  

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

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


  1. Thanks for the wonderful review, Patricia. I love how you interspersed the illustrations with the text of your review. You rock!

    Em <3

  2. Great review Patricia! Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop once again. :D


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