Book Reading Challenge: Book 4

Tacky and the Winter Games

by Helen Lester and Illustrations by Lynn Munsinger

When Tacky joins his team of fellow penquins, Goodley, Lovely, Angel, Neatly and Perfect for the Winter Olympics, things surely do not go to plan.  Tacky’s silly antics, as you will discover reading this cleverly illustrated book, could cause Team Nice Icy to lose out on getting a medal.  This was cute and made me laugh.

 Full time writer, Helen Lester lives in New York,  she has shown with ease the comical side of writing about animals. Illustrator Lynn Munsinger is from Massachusetts, her pictures are a delight to look at.

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About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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6 Responses to Book Reading Challenge: Book 4

  1. Patricia says:

    Diane,
    You have your website up and running and it is charming. Your blog title and site really really reflect you. Loved the Milly and Molly, and the Tacky and the Winter Game reviews. I explored the Milly and Molly website — it’s wonderful. The author has certainly created books grandparents want to read to their children.

    Best wishes to you on a very succesful launch!

    Patricia

    • Thankyou so much Patricia for your kind words it means a lot to me. Yes I think it does reflect me to, right down to the ponga fern roll in the main header picture, that I put in, representing NZ. I am so glad you enjoyed the Milly,Molly website, she is certainly an author that has really grabbed a niche for herself.

  2. Patricia says:

    Diane,
    Have been trying to figure out how to send you a note all day. There wasn’t a way to leave a message on the Hub, so I opted your blog. I hope you are okay and didn’t live near Christ Church when the earthquakes hit. You have been in my thoughts all day. Please let us know that you are okay. We all care about you!
    Fondly,
    Patricia

    • Thankyou so much Patricia for your kind words.
      I and my family are well and living in Auckland, where we did not feel the effect of the quake. Knowing a fellow work collegue (although unknown personally to me) visiting Christchurch was killed, seeing the massive devastation being covered on TV day and night, and the growing death toll, is a huge shock to us all, and our hearts go out for the people down there. During all this it is the thoughts and prayers pouring in from around the globe that is heartwarming.
      Thankyou for caring
      Diane

  3. Joanna says:

    I am so relieved, Diane. I wanted to send you a PM on the hub but the messaging system isn’t working. My heart goes out to all those affected in Christchurch and all officially and unofficially lending a helping hand.

    Best
    Joanna

    • Thankyou so much Joanna for your concern.
      Listening and watching the news one thing that is often said, is how heartening it is to hear that our friends overseas are thinking of us at this time. Yes the people of NZ are pulling together, including my husband and myself and sending down whatever is needed.
      Thanks again.
      Diane
      PS:I will drop a note on the hub.

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