Tuesday, October 21, 2014

YO! A Lizard's Tail and Bish Denham, y'all.

The blurb: When a feral cat threatens the lives of all who live at Stone Wall, Marvin knows his destiny has finally arrived. But how can a vain young lizard get rid of such a dangerous enemy?

Does that sound good or what? Come on! Well, it is MORE than good. It's SIMPLY BODACIOUS! You MUST buy. (And check out the cover.) WOWEE!! 

My review:

I've seen it called a picture book by some bloggers. It's a chapter book. Bish has outdone herself. Marvin P. Tinkleberry (love that name), a daydreaming show-off who has the perfect tail and wants everyone else to know it sets off on a great adventure not of his making. It seems that Marvin is descended from Prince Leopold. So it is up to him to save the bougainvillea from the CAT! Bish's writing is so delightful, so delicious, so engaging that I predict kids will not be able to put this book down. Her characters are endearing and captivating. Her description, dialogue, and narrative are so charming that A Lizard's Tail will become a classic in family libraries in no time at all.  Our family laughed with Martin and worried over him. He's an honorary member of our family now. Thank you Bish!

Linkage to buy A Lizard's Tail:

Amazon

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Linkage to visit Bish:

Bish's house, y'all

Her Goodreads place

Her Facebook page




Bish Denham was raised in the U. S. Virgin Islands. Her mother's side of the family has lived in the Caribbean for over one hundred years and she still has plenty of family there whom she visits regularly.

She says, "Growing up in the islands was like living inside a history book. Columbus named the islands, Sir Francis Drake sailed through the area, and Alexander Hamilton was raised on St. Croix. Then there were the pirates who plied the waters. Life for me was magical, and through my writing, I hope to pass on some of that magic."

Bish has known many lizards in her life. Marvin and Leeza are based on two that lived in her bedroom.


She is the author of Anansi and Company: Retold Jamaican Folk Tales which you can find on Amazon.com.

Go buy it, people. It's well worth it. 

28 comments:

  1. Hi Robyn and Bish - great to read your post .. I love the sound of Bish's story and I must get to read it soon .. cheers Hilary

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  2. Bish's book sounds awesome! A big congrats to her.

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  3. Hil, you can buy it over at Amazon UK. It is so kid-friendly. I think I'll add that to my reviews. She did a fantastic job!

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  4. Natalie, it is the AWESOMEST!! (I coined a word.) *wink* It is such a fantastic read.

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  5. You've sent them to my house! LOL! You da bomb, Robyn! Thanks.

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  6. Bish, I hope you have plenty of chocolate (and coffee). *wink* Hugs, my friend.

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  7. I seen this book all over and I love it!

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  8. Isn't it great, Holly? I'm glad the internet is buzzing with news of this release. WAHOO!

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  9. Alex, Bish does ROCK. I heart that woman! :-) (Marvin rocks too.)

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  10. I saw A Lizard's Tail on another blog. I don't like lizards, but this books sounds cute. Way to go, Bish!

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  11. Ah, but Marvin may change your mind about that, Chrys. ;-)

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  12. Sounds fab, Robin :) Congrats to Bush!

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  13. Who can resist a blog post that starts out with 'Yo!'? Ha ha. This book by Bish sounds just delish :-)

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  14. It is delish! And hey Yvette. I cannot wait to review YOUR book, woman! WOOT WOOT!

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  15. Catherine, It is fabulous! Your kids will love the story.

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  16. Wow, what a great review! It must be good...I mean, really, really good!

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  17. Thanks, Janet. If you know any chapter book aged kidlets, tell the moms and dads about it. After all, most kids love lizards.

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  18. That's a great review! This book sounds awesome! :D Have a donut! ;)
    Erik

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  19. Hi, Robyn. Thanks for sharing your review of A Lizard's Tail. Sounds like a great book. Cute cover.

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  20. You got it, my friend. The story is great for chapter book aged kids. It's a lot of fun. Marvin's character is very well developed.

    Have a beautiful Thursday, Susanne. I hope all is well with you.

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  21. Erik, j...j...just one???? Say it ain't so. :-) Have a happy school day. Bish's book IS totally awesome.

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  22. Hey amigo, thanks for featuring Bish's book! Wishing her all the best!:D

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  23. Hey amigo. How are you? Bish's book is so good. I hope it sells a lot of copies. Hugs and loves.

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  24. I love Bish's writing and I can't wait to get my hands on this one. I hope to get a copy very soon! Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  25. Please do, Jess. Her writing is magical.

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