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Gracie Lou and the Bad Dream Eater – Available Now!

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Gracie Lou and the Bad Dream Eater by Danielle A. Vann is the delightful story of Gracie Lou who is scared of the Bad Dream Monster that comes to her bedroom every night when she goes to bed. And every night she manages to run out of her room to sleep in between her parents. Gracie Lou’s father becomes the Bad Dream Eater to scare away the monster in the room. The Bad Dream Monster comes to Gracie Lou’s bedroom that night with another friend, Pink, which – unlike the name – is scary with a long tongue and finger nails. Laney, Gracie Lou’s sister, comes up with a plan of having warning posters to keep the monsters out of the bedroom. Will they finally be able to chase away the two monsters from Gracie Lou’s room? Will Gracie Lou finally be able to sleep in her room?

Children will love the adventures of Gracie Lou and the two monsters. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they breathe life and movement into the plot and scenes; they also give all the characters a personality of their own. Grandparents and parents can use this as a bedtime story book and it also makes a good story for read aloud sessions in classrooms and libraries. The storyline is very cute, along with the character of Gracie Lou. The Pink Monster, Bad Dream Monster and Bad Dream Eater are very original and will excite kids. I enjoyed reading the book and I am sure all children will enjoy it too.

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Ranger and Keys

Ranger, the Great Pyrenees, and the adorable skunk, Miss Keys meet on Miss Darlene’s sweet twenty-two acre farm. Keys finds a new home on the farm after her momma, Daffodil, the real stinker, heard that a circus train had pulled into town. Just like that, she trades a skunk’s life for the bright lights of being a superstar. The unlikely duo of doggie and skunk grow quite well on the farm, but dream of their own adventurous tale. The two pack a bag and set off to see the world. Soon the news of their travels spreads far and wide, and the best friends take in some amazing sights. That is until one night when the snow sets in and the pair starts yelping for help. Join Ranger and Keys as they learn that home is the best place to be as long as you have your best friend by your side.

Join Ranger, the Great Pyrenees, and his skunk friend, Miss Keys as they set off to see the world. News spreads far and wide of the unlikely traveling duo of doggie and skunk. The pair takes in some amazing sights until one night when the snow sets in. A ranch-hand comes to their rescue and sees the pair home. Along the way, Ranger and Keys learn that home is the best place to be as long as you have your best friend, no matter how unusual, by your side.

Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

Ranger and Keys by Danielle A. Vann is the story of Ranger, the Great Pyrenees, whom Miss Keys, the Skunk, meets on Miss Darlene Doppler Darcy’s unique farm. Miss Keys’ momma has been around humans for a while and knows how to do a few dance steps, and she longs to be a STAR! She leaves in search of fame and glory. Darlene introduces Miss Keys to Ranger and the bright side of the story begins from there when they become good friends. They decide to see the world and they set off. The news of their travels spreads far and wide and everyone who saw them took pictures. One night during their travels, snow sets in. Though Ranger wraps Miss Keys in his fur, she is still cold. Miss Lollie, a ranch hand, takes them home, gives them food, and keeps them warm. But Ranger and Miss Keys realize that they are missing Miss Darlene and her farm. Will Miss Lollie take them back home?

It’s a beautiful story with a beautiful message that ‘home is truly the best place to be.’ The illustrations are as adorable as the characters, Ranger and Miss Keys, and they breathe life and movement into the story. The book speaks about love, friendship, and the importance of home. It’s a good bedtime storybook, and parents and grandparents can read the adventures of Ranger and Miss Keys to their kids and grandkids. The story is also good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries.