5 Star Reviewed eBook for Kindle Free December 3-7 TESSA ON HER OWN

Fabulously reviewed and illustrated TESSA ON HER OWN is Free December 3-7
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Dec. 1, 2012 - PRLog -- Find TESSA ON HER OWN at childrensebooksbyjoan.com or on amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, October 6, 2012


Val (West USA)

This review is from: TESSA ON HER OWN Homeless, Moving, Self-Reliance Children's Picture Book (Fully Illustrated Version) (Kindle Edition)

Great book to read to your kids. The kids were spell bound and I was, too. It was beautiful on our kindle fire! After reading, the kids all said, "More!" :)

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and inspiring, October 5, 2012


E. Achilles Morse "vermontgypsy" (St. Johnsbury, VT United States)  

This review is from: TESSA ON HER OWN Homeless, Moving, Self-Reliance Children's Picture Book (Fully Illustrated Version) (Kindle Edition)

A well written book with wonderful morals and illustrations.  My son and I both enjoyed the story.  Thanks for sharing this book with us,  we will be looking forward to more of your books


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Fully Illustrated Version

Picture Book for reading with the younger child - ages 3-6

This version of TESSA ON HER OWN includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.

TESSA ON HER OWN will encourage young readers to take care of themselves in age-appropriate ways. It will also help develop a positive attitude toward work.


Meet Tessa, a beautiful California red fox, and share a modern fable in praise of industry.

While her brothers and sisters learn to stalk, chase, and pounce-Tessa lies half asleep under a blackberry bush, waiting for lunch to be served.

Then one day, big brother Rex decides it is time Tessa started hunting for herself. "You can't be a lazy fox forever," he tells her.

Tessa doesn't like to be told what to do. So with her bright tail dragging in the dust, she strikes off to live on her own. Tessa soon discovers, however, that the life of a scavenger is not easy. And when she has to spend a scary night in a smelly garbage dumpster, she decides she is better off doing what foxes do naturally-hunting for dinner.

Tessa's tale takes place in the Ojai Valley of southern California's coastal mountains. From the rough chaparral of the Topa Topa bluffs to the wildflower fields and orange groves of the valley below, illustrator Itoko Maeno has recreated the beauty of one of California's most scenic locations.

And in addition to her perfect depictions of the elusive red fox, she has rendered a charming supporting cast of wildlife-playful field mice, a bossy California quail, a gruff mule deer, an unfriendly coyote, and a bandit raccoon with her laughing pups.

Author Alyssa Chase's story has the straightforward charm of a fable-a classic statement in praise of industry for today's child.

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about the flora and fauna of the Ojai Valley of Southern California. There are colorful facts about the Red Fox and its den, Predators, the Coyote, the California Poppy, the Deer Mouse, the Territory, Scavengers, the California Quail, and the Mule Deer. This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting description.

A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story...the value of work and becoming self-reliant. So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.
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