Saturday, January 18, 2014

Book Tour and Review: A Bad Sad Day For Mama Bear

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear
Mayra Calvani

Book blurb:

Little Bear offers Mama Bear various items to make her feel better, but she’s too busy to notice—until he gives her his super, so good, so very special dolly. Silly humor, alliteration, repetition, and onomatopoeia make this a fun read-aloud story. A celebration of the special love shared between mother and child. For ages 3-7.

Available as ebook, softcover and hardcover.

We received this book to give an honest review as part of a blog tour.

This is one book that I want to own in paperback it was that good. When Mama Bear is having one of those days that all of us moms seem to have well Little bear tries to give her something to cheer her up. And it is the thought that counts that had me going awww how sweet. 
I asked K what his favorite part was and he started to tell me one thing then goes the whole book. Which when I tried to find a favorite part it was hard but I did find it. It was the ending. 
"There stood Little Bear, offering her his super, so good, so very special dolly.
"So what if breakfast burned, or I tipped honey-dripping carts, or I was harassed by the baboon troop." said Mama Bear. She gathered Little Bear in her arms and squeezed him very tight, celebrating the super, so good, so very special love they shared. 

If you are having a bad day gather you little ones up for a super duper special hug it will make it all worth it in the end. It just goes to show that your kids can make your day so much better even if it started off bad.

Review snippets:

"Mayra Calvani magically intertwines two generations perspectives of one's bad mad sad day through caring efforts and that together difficulties can be overcome. A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear is sure to be a delightful time shared by parents and their young muses." --Amazon reviewer

"The humor of the story, married with the artwork, leaps off the page. After seeing the illustrations, you can't imagine the story any other way. With so much to read and see on every page, it is truly captivating - a delight for eye and ear." --Amazon reviewer

"Enter Mayra Calvani's world with this sweet and funny story about a little bear that wants to help his overwhelmed mom, who is having a bad, sad and mad day. A great story teaching the little ones, in a fun way, that adults aren't perfect and can have bad days too. Children will enjoy the illustrations. A wonderful gift for this upcoming Christmas!" --Amazon reviewer

A Bad Mad Sad Day for Mama Bear
By Mayra Calvani
Illustrations by KC Snider
Guardian Angel Publishing
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616334345; $15.95
Softcover ISBN: 9781616334352; $10.95
eBook ISBN: 9781616334369; $4.99
24 pages

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About the author:

Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. She gives one-on-one workshops on the art of picture book writing. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. Represented by Serendipity Literary.