Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl Blog Tour: Review, Giveaway & More
About the Book:Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl:Traveling
with her parents brings Lydia, daughter of explorer and singer Buddy
Davis, plenty of adventure and mystery - from hidden clues in bookstores
to cave paintings deep underground.
About the Author: Whether
she’s building life-sized models of dinosaurs with her adopted family,
trying her hand at cooking at a private retreat, or living in a barn,
author Aidyl Ewoh (aka Lydia Howe) seems to have adventures follow her
wherever she goes. Check out her book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl and find out more about her at her Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Review: I was thrilled to get a copy of Aidyl/Lydia's book to read and review. I think she is such a sweet girl and
I was so happy when I heard she got a book deal. So I was interested in
seeing what this book was about. It's a slim children's book packed
with adventure. You have a 12 year old Lydia looking for something
hidden in a library mystery and the ongoing story throughout the book of
her dad, Buddy Davis going spelunking as you see on the cover. Let me
tell you that even though this is a children's book and I couldn't
connect as easily since I'm older that it still was a good book! The
first or second little chapter bit really got me excited with a sort of cliffhanger until the next part.
Ahh! So even though a younger reader would probably enjoy this book a
good bit more than I did, it's still a nice book that will have you
smiling at the adventure and story. I was also interested to learn a
little bit more of Lydia's story as I hadn't really before. I'm assuming
that the story in the book is her own and not fictional. Your heart
really goes out and starts to grasp what makes her Lydia. It helps you
to see things a little differently. I would rate this book 3 stars
personally, but I'm sure younger readers would enjoy it much more. I'm
actually going to give it as a Christmas present to my younger sister.
(stay tuned to the end of the post, you might have the same idea)
I’m the kind of girl who likes behind the scenes, getting-to-know-the-author kind of stuff. And hence this post.
this post was going to explore several different topics, my five
best-loved books as a child, five favorite quotes about writing, five
favored words... Etc. Then I started thinking about books I liked as a
child and this post kinda took over.
was sitting in our living room with my siblings the day after
Thanksgiving, asking them about books we liked best as children and this
list very quickly appeared. (These are in no particular order.)
The following poem is from The Christian Mother Goose Big Book.
My sister, Helena who is right above me in age and I used to say this
poem all the time. When we were younger we would time ourselves to see
how quickly we could quote it. If I remember correctly, our best time
was 10 seconds.
Betty Botter did but mutter,
“But,” she said, “the mutter’s bitter;
If I’m bitter while I mutter,
It will fill my heart with clutter;
But a bit of better chatter,
That will make my heart feel better.”
So she sought some words to fit her,
Which were kind instead of bitter;
Soon she sang and didn’t mutter,
So kept out that awful clutter;
So ‘twas better Betty Botter
Changed from bitter things to better!
decided to try and say it again after not thinking about the poem for
about ten years. Y’all, within a few tries she cut her time down to 8.6
seconds! Yikes! I finished off the evening with 9.2 seconds, but believe
me, I’m not going to be satisfied with that time.
What was one of your favorite books as a child?
To read an excerpt from my book and find out the answer to the True or False question, check out this blog tomorrow!
To see the schedule for the Blog Tour and to find out how you could win a CD or DVD by just commenting, click here.
Also check out this awesome giveaway! I'm hosting a giveaway for a copy of Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl! Open to US residents only, please.