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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fairy May Book Tour March 31st

Fairy May

Written and illustrated by Jo Linsdell

Fairy May dreams of one day becoming a tooth fairy but she struggles at school and always seems to get things wrong. With hard work and determination she prepares for her test. Will she realise her dream and become a tooth fairy?
Release Date: 1st February 2013

Product details:

Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1481951424
ISBN-13: 978-1481951425
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.1 inches

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About the author:

Jo Linsdell is a best selling author and illustrator, award winning blogger and freelance writer. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and their two young sons.

Jo Linsdell

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1) Please tell us a bit about Fairy May.   

Fairy May is a rhyming children's picture story book about a fairy called May that dreams of one day becoming a tooth fairy. She struggles at school and always seems to get things wrong but with hard work and determination she prepares for her tooth fairy exam.

2) What lessons does this book carry for the reader?

The story carries two main lessons for the reader;

A. To follow your dreams. Just because it isn't easy doesn't mean it can't be achieved.

" But Fairy May tried and tried for she had a special dream;
one day she'd be a tooth fairy, the best you've ever seen."

B. The importance of dental hygiene. The text subtly introduces the reader to how to take care of their teeth correctly.

"She learnt how to brush and keep teeth clean
and how to floss right in between."

3) What was your inspiration for this book?

This book is dedicated to my niece who, after seeing that my last book Out and About at the Zoo was dedicated to my two sons, asked if I'd write a book for her too.
It needed to have fairies in it and so I brainstormed on ideas and came up with Fairy May. I wanted her to be a little girl fairy and to show that it's OK to not be perfect. I wanted young children to be able to relate to her and to encourage them to go after their dreams.
The tooth fairy part came about because several of my 5 year old's friends have recently lost their first tooth and he has been full of questions on the subject. My 17 month old is also teething at the moment and so the topic of dental hygiene comes up a lot in our house at the moment.
4) What did you learn while writing Fairy May?
The importance of having the right direction for my story not just a good text. In the original version the text worked fine as a story and rhymed nicely but the overall message wasn't as strong. After rewriting the last part I was much happier with the focus of the story. Simple changes can make a big difference.
5) What projects are you working on now?
I'm busy with several projects at the moment. "The Bedtime Book" which is another rhyming children's picture book. "The Writers and Authors Guide to Social Media" and "Virtual Book Tours" which are two non-fiction books. 2013 is going to be a busy year for me as I have lots of other ideas too.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hair Shadz & Sun Shadz by Monimay, Inc. Review

Product Description
This unique product is the ultimate multi-tasker! Hair Shadz is an ALL NATURAL micronized mineral sunscreen developed specifically for the scalp! With the wide selection of color choices and unique high quality applicator brush, the delivery to the hair and scalp  are precise and mess free. This lightweight natural formula is great as a dry shampoo, it blends in re-growth in between hair colorings, adds volume, and also camouflages exposed scalp (caused by thinning hair), all while providing SPF 15 to the hair and scalp! Hair Shadz is available in 10 shades, as well as a translucent shade, which is called Sun Shadz. This extremely micronized translucent formula was designed for men and children.

Hair Shadz and Sun Shadz are endorsed by the International Melanoma Foundation, licensed with PETA, and have a Dermatology signature of approval.
ingredient glossary

All ingredients: Rice Powder, Zinc Oxide, Silica, and Orange Peel Oil

May Contain: Black Iron Oxide, Tan Iron Oxide, Brown Iron Oxide, Russet Iron Oxide, Mica

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Powder - Is made from Rice , It is used to absorb oil in the hair and scalp.

Zinc Oxide - This is our active sunscreen ingredient. Zinc creates a natural coating which absorbs most UVB and UVA rays from the sun. This has no known toxicity.

Silica - To help the uniformity of powders.

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Peel Oil - Orange oil derives from Orange fruit. It is used to neutralize the scalp odor and keep the hair fresh scented.

Titanium Dioxide - derived from earth rock and it has been used as natural sun blocker.

Iron Oxides - Typically used in color cosmetics. These are a great sources of colors which are derived naturally from the earth’s rock and oxidation of metals.

Mica - This is Mineral Silicates that are used in color cosmetic as color shine.

My Review: I have only positive words for this product. I love that this product is ALL NATURAL. Over the years I have become more and more skeptical with anything I use for me or my family, so when I had the opportunity to test Hair Shadz I jumped for the opportunity. It's light weight and blends in with your hair, can't wait to use it also in the summer as a sunscreen for my scalp! Thumbs up for this product!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Magic Whiteboard Review

Product Description
Magic Whiteboard Products is looking to expand into all realms of the consumer market.  We are looking for a diverse group of bloggers to review our product and show us innovative and creative ways people use Magic Whiteboard Products! Bloggers will receive one Magic Whiteboard Letter Sheet (8.25 x 11.75) and a Magic Whiteboard dry erase marker for review.

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Thank you Magic Whiteboard for giving me the opportunity to test your product. My daughter used it to practice her schoolwork on and she loved drawing on it. I recommend this product to parents and schools. 
My piece of whiteboard was clipped to a clipping boad and my daughter walked around the house with it and pretended she was a teacher. I was going to upload a photo of her using the product but unfortunately, the photo was not saved from the camera.  
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.