Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kindle Books for Kids: Mortimer's Sweet Retreat

This imaginative picture book offers children a sweet adventure that they will not soon forget. "Mortimer's Sweet Retreat", by Mandi Tillotson Williams, is a rhyming story that will entertain and delight young readers. 

About the Author
After experiencing a personal family tragedy-turned-miracle, Mandi Tillotson Williams has decided to pursue her lifelong dream of writing for children on top of having her own photography business and juggling three kids and their activities. She has also written "Moritmer's Book of What-Ifs (A Children's Rhyming Picture Book)".

Mortimer Crump's Sweet Adventure
Mortimer Crump was plucked off a stump by the flying Boo Woolly Weave. Mortimer was shaking with fear until the Boo Woolly Weave plunked him down in a land of "marshmallow bees, lollipop trees, and a lake full of jelly bean stew."

Mortimer loved this new magical place and he realized that the Boo Woolly Weave wanted to be his friend. When Mortimer decided to explore the inside of a gingerbread house, his new friend was kidnapped and carried off to another land. Mortimer had one day to find the Boo Woolly Weave or he would turn to sand! Even though Mortimer could be in danger, he wasted no time in going to rescue his friend.

Was this all a dream? The Boo Woolly left Mortimer a sweet souvenir of their magical adventure.

My Thoughts
I haven't read a children's book that offers such a fresh and original plot in quite some time. The author has a great imagination and the story is sweet in many different ways. There is suspense, adventure, drama, friendship and fun in this short children's ebook.

I viewed this book on my Kindle 3 (black-and-white pictures) and my Kindle for PC application (color pictures). The formatting is perfect for the Kindle with a full-screen illustration and several lines of text in each screen view. The text is placed above or below the images so it is easy to read. The pen drawings are colored in with crayon/colored pencils and are a great fit for the story. This book really NEEDS to be viewed in color because the illustrations are so delightful.

I highly recommend this ebook for children of all ages. I bet parents will enjoy it just as much as the kids. They don't get much better than this!

FYI ~ I ordered this ebook from Amazon.Com when it was offered as a free digital download. Please check the price before ordering.

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