5 September 2011

Tribute book tour of Stanley Seagull by Cathy Mazur



Hardcover
Price: $16.95
 
ISBN: 9780983741817
Pages: 32
Release: July 2011

Paperback
Price: $7.95
 
ISBN: 9780983741800
Pages: 32
Release: July 2011


Book Summary
Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.






Cathy Mazur's Bio:
Born in Scranton, Pa., Cathy Mazur is the daughter of Gary and Catherine H. Errico. She was educated in the Dunmore public school system and graduated from Dunmore High School in 1971. She received a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Mansfield State College in 1975. She received a Reading Specialist Certificate from the University of Scranton in 1978. Cathy was employed as an elementary school librarian for the Mid Valley School District from 1975 until her retirement in 2010. While at Mid Valley, she instituted and coordinated the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program for 33 years helping students to develop a love of reading outside the classroom. Cathy served on the Board of Directors for the Valley Community Library in Peckville, Pa. for over 20 years acting as president for one year and board secretary for 19 years. She presently serves on the library’s Developmental Committee chairing various fundraising events. She resides in Dickson City, Pa. with Frank, her husband of 31 years. They are the parents of two children, Gary, 27 and Gia, 19. Now in her retirement, she is focused on writing books for children like Stanley Seagull.


Colleen Gedrich's Bio
Colleen Gedrich, a lifelong resident Throop, Pa., earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. She is a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations (A Different Kind of Hero), and book covers (With God There Is Hope). Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.








My Review:
This is such a delightful book. The illustrations are beautiful and go well with the story. Stanley is a seagull who likes food. When his cousin takes him to a new feeding site he tells him to be ready to leave when the others do but Stanley is to busy feeding he doesn't listen and ends up along way from home. One of the seagulls at the new place helps him think of a way to go home. The story has a lesson for children about what can happen when we don't listen and that we can sometimes get into trouble. This is a delightful story that I am sure children will love this book.

1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Thanks AusJenny for taking the time to read and review "Stanley Seagull." We always appreciate when you host one of our blog tours. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed reading about Stanley and would recommend his story to children.

http://www.stanleyseagull.com

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