Ode to Icky by Maranda Russell

Ode to Ickyis a book I received as a review copy and read through my Kindle to my 2 year old son.

He LOVED the pictures as he’s very much into naming things right now and giggled and yelled “pee-u” throughout. Even though it was black and white he connected immediately to this story, as did I.

The story is simply but whimsical and absolutely had me wanting more. It followed Candy, a young girl who has a stinky cat and a big sister in her family. Always the entrepreneur Candy learned a trick from her big sister and decided to use Icky, the cat too lazy to bathe, as a money making opportunity.

This book was a great introduction to Ikcy and Candy but it certainly made me want to know more as I connected with Candy’s antics immediately.

When I get the printed book I’m sure my son will love it as much as I do!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland
author of Sending You Sammy,Brain Tales – Volume Oneand Arm Farm

BananaGirl at Parent Palooza!!

This weekend marks the event that all parents have been waiting for. A one stop place for anything parenting will be made available for one day only this coming Sunday – November 14, 2010.

From car seat clinics,  to My Gym, literacy advocates and more there will be plenty of people giving out free stuff and tons of advice.

I will be there with a special deal of "buy two Sending You Sammy’s and get a Brain Tales – Volume One for free!!!"

Make sure you’re there.

For further details please visit Outside the Crib .

Have a tremendous day!!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

My Second Book is Published and Available Now!

Brain Tales – Volume One is my second book but, this time, is targetted toward older readers (teenager and above). A collection of short stories this is a book that promises to have its readers pondering and reflecting on their own life.

Cover to Cover Books is the first store to carry my newest book and they’ve been behind my success from the very beginning and for that I am thankful.

Now available on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca and *cross your fingers* soon to be available on Chapters.Indigo.ca, Brain Tales – Volume One is sure to please.