Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Book Review of Cosmic Dreams Colouring Book

Cosmic Dreams: Adult Colouring Book by Timothy and Theodore Ashford is a colouring book with a difference. I love the way it begins with a story to give the reader / artist permission to enjoy being creative. Creativity and using one's imagination is very important for health and well being and to improve important life skills such as problem solving. It's a wonderful stress release.

I love the fact that the drawings include stars and the luminaries as a means to waken the imagination. The author / artist has given some ideas for those using the drawings to colour in the images provided. The images actually lend themselves to being creative on several levels. It would be rather fun to sprinkle glitter or coloured sand where the stars are, probably after colouring the sky in whatever colour you choose. Use stickers or other crafty items to enhance the picture.

As an Occupational Therapist, I could very much envisage a fun creative group with teenagers or young adults combining drawing / colouring with creative writing, discussion and possibly some mime or drama. What a wonderful way to increase creativity in one's life, or as a warm up for a personal development group.

Some of the images are a little busy, but the fun of this colouring book is that you can choose which images to colour or not to. Some images are wonderful just as they are, and still tell the story of this interesting book.

This Book Review was written by:
Occupational Therapist, healing facilitator, certified infant massage instructor, freelance writer and co-author of "Tuvia Finds His Freedom" and author of "Healing Your Life Through Activity - An Occupational Therapist's Story"


Monday, 5 December 2016

Upcoming GoodReads Give Away of Tuvia Finds His Freedom

As Chanukah approaches, we are very excited to announce a competition coming up to win a copy of our children's book "Tuvia Finds His Freedom". The competition will be happening for ONE week ONLY so hurry along to secure your chance to win a copy of this fun, nature story. Find out what happened to Tuvia. Find out why he needed to find his freedom. What exactly does that mean? How does he find freedom? What help does he need and who comes to his rescue?

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Tuvia Finds His Freedom by Shoshanah Shear

Tuvia Finds His Freedom

by Shoshanah Shear

Giveaway ends December 15, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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We had a lot of fun writing the book, preparing the photographs.We would love for you to have the opportunity to share this book with your children, grandchildren, class if you are a teacher.

The GiveAway begins on 7th December, so, hurry along, enter your chance to win. Let your friends know about it. The offer ends on 15 December. Now is your chance to win a signed copy. Who will be the winner?

Shoshanah Shear

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Book Review by Lynette Hampton

It is very special to have another book review sent in to us. This one comes from South Africa. Sadly, being in South Africa, the reader was not able to post this to Amazon and sent it to us instead. 

"Tuvia Finds His Freedom" by Eliyahu and Shoshanah Shear
A lovely concept to base a story on a real animal - Tuvia is the perfect name for a turtle - and we are immediately drawn into the quandary of what is to become of him. The book highlights one of the most important lessons a child can learn, that being, to care for our world and all its creatures. The story is an expression of kindness and love, involving problem-solving and delightfully told.
~ Lynette Hampton (art teacher) from South Africa.
For those who are not familiar with this book, "Tuvia Finds His Freedom" is available in both English and Hebrew on the link provided here as well as other online, retail bookstore outlets. 

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