I'm so excited to announce that my first picture book - now a new edition published by Mirror World Publishing - Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese has been translated by Alexandra Marier, is currently being edited, and will be published (by Mirror World) in the early Autumn of THIS YEAR!
Please welcome Beverlee, la chatte de Birmanie!
Beverlee, la chatte de Birmanie, a soif d'aventure et utilise son imagination débridée pour y parvenir. Au cours d'une belle journée qui, jusque là, ne se distinguait pas des autres, elle s'élance dans la forêt puis dans les champs qui entourent sa maison. L'ordinaire deviendra bientôt extraordinaire aux yeux de cette petite chatte brune à l'esprit créatif. Suivez l'aventure de la curieuse Beverlee parmi les arbres, par-delà les collines... et dans l'univers de son imagination!
I am also pleased to announce that Beverlee and the Annex Cat Rescue will have another fundraising event for the rescue kitties sometime around the end of summer, at which time we also hope to offer Beverlee, la chatte de Birmanie for presale (orders)!
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From the Mirror World Publishing site: Rob Gregson is a new addition to the Mirror World family and we are ever so pleased to bring you his comedic fantasy/literary mashup, Shelf Life: The Book of Better Endings.
This book has it all: action, adventure, comedy, other worlds! And it’s another one of those books that really encompasses what we’re all about here at Mirror World. It’s a wacky adventure through the realms of literature that is both funny and thought provoking. And it all starts with bookseller, Cathy Finn.
Young bookseller Cathy Finn is having a bad day. First, there’s the assassin’s bullet. Then comes the realisation that she’s been living in a work of fiction. Worse, she wasn’t even the main character...READ MORE ON MIRROR WORLD'S BLOG
"This picture book for young readers features Beverelee Beaz, an adventurous cat that bolts out of the house one morning looking for excitement. It’s an average, ordinary day as she wanders past a meadow, some hills, the woods, and a river bank. When she spots an orange and black monarch butterfly, however, her adventure begins.
Beverelee imagines the butterfly is a fiery orange parrot from the Amazon rainforest. She then encounters more animals and uses her imagination to create exciting scenes. A rabbit becomes a kangaroo; a frog becomes a Komodo dragon; and angry bees become a flock of hungry Pterodactyls from the Jurassic period. Overwhelmed by her imagination, Beverlee tries to run away, but falls in the process, and is saved by a white unicorn – or is it really a unicorn?
Cute watercolor illustrations enhance the book by showing readers the real and pretend characters in the story. The art uses lots of color and intricate details to depict action, excitement, and the magic of imagination. The story teaches children about different animals and reveals the fun of using creative thought to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Using a comfortable mix of narrative and dialogue, the story should delight young readers, many of whom could use a gentle nudge to create their own fun and excitement beyond their cell phones and video game consoles." -- Reviewed by Leslie C. Halpern
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Check out this fab review of Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese, reviewed by Karin Larson (you can also read it on her blog HERE):
"Beverlee Beaz is an adventurous Burmese cat with an active imagination. Beverlee’s story taps the imagination of children everywhere as she greets the day and romps through meadows, around hills, along the edge of the woods to the bank of a river. Beverlee follows fun creatures kids everywhere will love on her caper such as a monarch butterfly as it morphs into a parrot from the rainforest, a rabbit into a kangaroo from the Australian Outback, a frog becomes a Komodo dragon from Indonesia. Bees turn into pterodactyls who give chase…but what is real and what is the product of Beverlee Beaz’s beautiful imagination? Follow Beverlee’s story of adventure and excitement until the sun sets on her escapades and find out.
Ms. Zgud’s whimsical illustrations are vivid and colorful and bring Beverlee Beaz and her beautiful story to life.
This book is highly recommended for young readers of all ages.
** Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review. This review consists of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher."