5/10/22

Bluster Blue Jay: Not MY Fault Book Review & Book Tour GIveaway


By on 5/10/2022 11:02:00 AM

This morning, I have a children's book in our book review spotlight! Check out Bluster Blue Jay: Not MY Fault, learn about Mother Melania and the Fearless and Friends series, & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

 

Book Series Title: Fearless and Friends by Mother Melania Salem
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherHoly Assumption Monastery
Release date:   Feb 28, 2022
Content Rating:  G - This is a wholesome children's book. 

I just finished reading all four books in this series of heart-warming, lovable characters, who hold your attention throughout their escapades. After the first book, you know the member of the Pond Community behaving badly will redeem her/himself, but how? That is the question and the surprise and the charm of each book. Oh so subtly, young and old alike learn that happiness comes from living graciously, with courtesy, kindness, respect, and compassion for others. My congratulations to the author, Mother Melania, who enables us to learn valuable lessons without lecturing us, and to her illustrator, Cayce-Marie Halsell, who allows us to see the charming animals of the Pond in action. Part of the charm of the illustrations is that they look like they were done with crayons! I loved the effect. The books are perfect for adults to read to younger children and as books for children starting to read on their own. I bought all four for my Godson -- two for Christmas and two for his birthday in March. I can’t wait to read them to him. - 5-Star Review on Amazon

Book TitleBluster Blue Jay: Not My Fault! - Teaching Values to Children in a Fun Way by Mother Melania Salem
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Holy Assumption Monastery
Release date:   November 2021
Content Rating:  G - This is a wholesome children's book.
 
 
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About the Book


Bluster Blue Jay is not the easiest bird to be around. Nothing ever works for him, but it's never HIS fault! When he joins Fearless and Grateful on their camping trip, can they be patient with him? And will he learn a lesson about accepting blame? Join them and find out!
 
 
My Review


Bluster Blue Jay: Not MY Fault Teaches Valuable Lessons to Children. Mother Melania packs a lot of lessons and more profound messages into a short, colorful children's book. As her feathery characters adventure along on their hike--they encounter some life skills along with nature! Learning about blame and responsibility is only part of this story. Readers will also learn to recognize needs in friends--even if the friend may not be willing to admit them themselves--and will gain an understanding of patience and compassion too.  

 

Families will Find a Lot to Discuss in this Book! This children's book is the perfect story-time or group story as it gives readers and listeners so much to discuss! Many little ones likely know someone a lot of Bluster--or may even be a lot like Bluster. This book is a perfect way for caregivers to begin conversations about personalities, responsibilities, caring for others, compassion, and friendship.

 

Colorful Illustrations Add to Every Page. Readers will be able to talk about emotions and how certain behaviors and attitudes make others feel. The colorful illustrations are simple but also hold deeper stories as readers take note of things like Fearless's sad or worried eyes on some pages. 

 

Would I Recommend Bluster Blue Jay: Not MY Fault by Mother Melania? This book is a beautiful story for families with preschool and young elementary-aged readers navigating the world of friendships and personal responsibilities. The story is easy to read and easy to understand with lovable characters and some big messages and lessons. If you enjoy stories that offer positive life lessons, I recommend this book, and I am also looking forward to adding more books from the series to our family bookshelf. 


 
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Check out the Following Fearless and Friends Books:

 
Capers and Harry:  High Climbing

Book TitleCapers and Harry: High Climbing - Teaching Values to Children in a Fun Way by Mother Melania Salem
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherHoly Assumption Monastery
Release date:   January 2018
Content Rating:  G - This is a wholesome children's book.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Capers the Cat gets stuck in a tree, but is too vain to admit it. Can Fearless the Fire Duck and Harry the Hound rescue their friend?
 
 

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Greedy the Crow:  Finders Keepers

 
Book TitleGreedy the Crow: Finders Keepers - Teaching Values to Children in a Fun Way by Mother Melania Salem
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Holy Assumption Monastery
Release date:   October 2021
Content Rating:  G - This is a wholesome children's book.

About the Book

Greedy the Crow's greedy ways are going to get him in trouble! Will anybody help him?
 

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Mimi the Mynah:  It's All Mine!

Book TitleMimi the Mynah: It's All Mine! - Teaching Values to Children in a Fun Way by Mother Melania Salem
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Holy Assumption Monastery
Release date:   November 2021
Content Rating:  G - This is a wholesome children's book.

About the Book

Mimi knows two words - "me" and "mine." When disaster strikes the Duck Pond, will she finally learn a new word? 
 

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Meet the Author
 

Mother Melania is the Abbess of Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, CA. She grew up in a house that always had tons of children around, her poor parents had to read to her till they were hoarse, and from the moment she learned to read, she always had her nose in a book. So, it was only natural for her to grow up to write children's books. In her books, she strives to teach virtue in a fun, non-preachy way.

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About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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