Thursday, April 14, 2016

Award Winning Author Carole P. Roman releases 2 new books: "Can A Princess Be A Firefighter?" and "Rocket-Bye" [Review & Giveaway]

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Mateya Arkova


Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter's fascination with all things 'princess,' Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.

My thoughts: Little girls and their daddies! Priceless! In this delectably delicious little pink book, we see on page after page the long, thin daddy legs and feet as he speaks to his girls about growing up.

Girls just like boys envision various activities for when they are grown up. Traditionally, girls are mommies and keepers-of-the-home. But they can be so much more. Now I am much a traditionalist and believe there is no finer calling for a girl than to grow up as a nurturer - mommy and keeper-of-the-home. But I also am a firm believer that girls should grow up prepared to face the world and earn a living in a field outside of the home. And this should be in a field in which they find enjoyment and have a talent.

Little girls in tutu's, crown, cowboy boots and hats, and firemen's helmets populate the pages of Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?

"You can be anything you want to be,
anywhere, place, or time.
Dancer, dentist, cowpoke, reporter,
painter, biologist, accountant, or mime."

A charming book and an encouragement to daddies to sit down with their girls and encourage them about their charming futures. The story and illustrations capture the delightful essence of little girls in all their charm. (enter giveaway below)

Rocket-Bye by Carole P. Roman, illustrated by Mateya Arkova


Carole P. Roman travels to the stars, orbiting the moon and rocketing past planets in this adorable journey to the far reaches of the galaxy.

A beautiful bedtime poem, this verse is sure to delight any child before they go to sleep.

 My thoughts:  Sweet thoughts and mental images of adventurous activities are the stuff and material of happy dreams and visions for youngsters. Reading Rocket-Bye to a boy (or girl) at bedtime (or anytime) fosters the imagination of far off galaxies, stars, planets, and  moons.

Written by Carole P. Roman for the delight of children everywhere, and illustrated in the soft, adventurous style of Mateya Arkova, Rockey-Bye rhyme and pictures will capture the attention of boys and girls everywhere. A cute space ship ride for two youngsters as they romp hither and yonder exploring the vastness of the universe.


"We love the constellations,
the way they fill the skies.
The crazy quilt of a universe
is spread before our eyes."

This is a sure-to-please book for a young child in your life giving them a peek into the world above us.
GIVEAWAY
2 Winners Each Receive A Copy of Each Book
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ENDS May 5 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. 
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Vimeo video of Carole P. Roman by Amazon about self-publishing - click to watch: https://vimeo.com/laundryservice/review/160807857/c63cc7f18d

DISCLOSURE: I received complimentary copies of these books from the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated. Prize copies are provided by and mailed by the author and sent directly to the winner.

27 comments:

  1. I think these books are really nice, would like to read them to my grandson sometime-

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  2. I believe if a girl wants and has the drive for any type of job that she wants, she should always give it her all to succeed.

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  3. I liked the video because it shows that people are doing this and are finding success. I have a couple of my own children's books I'd like to self-publish soon.

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  4. I have two daughters and we try to inspire them to do their best by catering to their strengths. My older daughter loves art and we have tried to provide her with good books and materials to help her pursue it. My 3-year-old loves Legos and I love that there are more feminine versions of toys that were only "for boys" when I was young.

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  5. I have three granddaughters that have different interests and strengths. When they visit I have books they can read and activities to complete. They are always encouraged to be who you are!











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  6. I always encourage my grand daughter and tell her she can be anything she wants to be. She still just wants to be a Princess.

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  7. The sky is the limit. That about sums it up. :) Nice video!

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  8. My niece would love it and I'm sure even my nephew would love hearing me read it too.

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  9. Yes, girls should definitely be "all they can be". They can be anything they want to be and do anything if they put their minds to it.

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  10. I learned from the Vimeo video clip that the author was inspired to write the Sparkly Me by her daughter. I love that!

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  11. Yes I do. I read something once that I really took to heart. When meeting a young girl, instead of declaring "you're so cute!" or asking about her adorable outfit, instead ask something like "What is your favorite book?"
    Always better to talk about interests and actions than appearance!

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  12. Yes I do. I read something once that I really took to heart. When meeting a young girl, instead of declaring "you're so cute!" or asking about her adorable outfit, instead ask something like "What is your favorite book?"
    Always better to talk about interests and actions than appearance!

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    1. What an insightful way to speak to a young girl. In today's world of exaggerated and unrealistic "beauty," it is certainly good to focus on interests and activities.

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  13. Nice video of what I could watch. It was not playing correctly for me.

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  14. I think I do, I think by expressing my words, how I handle different situations, art, singing,,,

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  15. Carole sent these our way too and we love them! Thanks for sharing this post at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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    1. I consider it a privilege to share on your blog, Tina.

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  16. I do encourage girls to reach for the stars, I'm a RN that works with kids daily and I always make sure to help boost their self confidence and talk to them about what they want to be when they grow up and help to encourage them to set that goal.

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  17. I love encouraging my daughter to do all sorts of things! My father is a real stickler for boys doing boy things and girls doing girl things, and I always make sure to follow behind and let them both know they can do whatever would make them happy! no matter what anyone thinks

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  18. I believe that girls should always be encouraged to do whatever comes naturally to them. My daughter was a free spirit and never wanted to do what the crowd did or what other girls did, and I did not stand in her way, well, most of the time anyway. LOL

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  19. I love this video! Wow! Thanks for sharing it!

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  20. I tell my oldest that she is the only person that can set limits on what she wants to do or be. Her drive and her desire play the biggest roles in her own future, not whether she is a boy or a girl. I tell my youngest that there are no boys toys or girls toys, just toys and that she can play whatever she wants! Same thing with clothes--you will find clothes from the boys' and girls' sections in their closets.

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  21. I watched the video--amazing how many authors say their books started out as stories to entertain their own kids or grandkids!

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  22. I have two daughters, I always tell them they can be whatever they want(within reason of course ;) ). I encourage them to think for themselves & make their own decisions.

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  23. I like the video & the books sound cute.

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  24. i thnk all kids are born with all the hope and no limitations until we put them there, so just dont limit them!

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