Here is my leg of the Blog Tour for Karen Tyrrell and her wonderful book, my book review…
Bailey Beats the BLAH by Karen Tyrrell
Illustrated by Aaron Pocock
This is a deceptively simple book. The illustrations are so in tune with the words. Bailey is in a new school, his tummy hurts and doesn’t want to get up. Even his faithful and fun-loving dog Fuzzy can’t cheer him up. Life is BLAH! All this changes when a new boy called Tom, comes to school, he is even more nervous than Bailey. Bailey decides to be his friend, so overnight, the world is a wonderful place to be.
I loved the way the language relates to the way kids think and talk. It will definitely be a book I’ll share with my grand-daughters, particularly as the older girl is off to school next year, while the younger remains in ‘Kindy’. They have always been inseparable and I suspect some sad days may arise.
There are so many aspects of life that Karen has put in this book to discuss with children; facing and coping with change, feeling depressed, being lethargic, feeling alone, scared and not fitting in, then the delight of making new friends and being happy with change.
Karen Tyrell, is a passionate Australian author, mental health advocate, teacher, motivational speaker and workshop presenter, seen on TV Today Tonight and heard on ABC radio.
Download FREE children’s activities and FREE teacher notes from www.karentyrrell.com
Bailey Beats the Blah is available from Amazon.
Thank you so much Karen for inviting me to be part of your blog tour. For your chance to win in the ‘Bailey Beats The BLAH’ blog tour giveaway, leave a comment at the end of this post, or go to http://www.karentyrrell.com/bailey-beats-blah-blog-tour-giveaway/ and leave a comment there.