Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spotlight on Children's Author, Sherry Alexander

Today it's a real honor to feature an author who is not only very talented but has a heart of gold. She has written a new children's picture book, Oliver's Hunger Dragon and is donating a portion of the proceeds to help end childhood hunger. Now THAT is someone with a warm heart. Meet Sherry Alexander.




Sherry Alexander, a 2013 graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, is a writer, author, blogger, and child advocate who writes both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. This is her first picture book, and comes from her own childhood memory of two Portland Police Officers who brought her family a food basket when they were in need. It is her dream that someday no child will ever experience hunger again. She lives with her husband of 45 years on a small SW Washington ranch with their two horses, two dogs, and the occasional pack of coyotes.  Visit her online at www.sherryalexanderwrites.com
 
ABOUT HER BOOK:
 
Oliver has a Hunger Dragon who rumbles and grumbles. He wants it to go away, but Hunger says he plans to stay. Is Oliver the only one who has a dragon deep inside?

Join Oliver as he discovers the power of friendship and the sharing spirit in Oliver’s Hunger Dragon by Sherry Alexander and illustrated by Amy Rottinger.
 
MY REVIEW OF THE BOOK:
Oliver has a secret that he’s never seen! But boy does it make loud rumbling and grumbling noises. What could it be?
In this adorably illustrated rhyming book we travel through the life of Oliver who is suffering from hunger. This story makes us realize there is a lot more to feeling hungry than just the dragons in our belly.
Oliver and his friends unite together by sharing what they have and making those nasty, loud dragons disappear!
The biggest lesson in this wonderful story is teaching kids to realize if they have something to share, it could really help another person.
I loved this book both in the style of writing, the message it sends and the beautiful illustrations. I highly recommend it to everyone not only because it’s something kids will enjoy but because the author wrote with her heart, unselfishly, and for the sole purpose of helping, one step at a time, the problem of world hunger.
Don’t forget when you buy a book a portion of the proceeds go to:
The Clark County Washington Food Bank
Feeding America
The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division of Oregon

Olivers Hunger Dragon is available at the following locations as well as Barnesandnoble.com and other online retailers.
 
Congratulations, Sherry! I hope Oliver's Hunger Dragon is a tremendous success and that we'll see more of your wonderful books in the future.
 

 

12 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for Sherry. She does so much to support great causes and make people aware of them. She's an inspiration.

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    1. You are so right, Kelly. She's an inspiration to us all.

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  2. I hope Oliver's Hunger Dragon achieves much success in raising awareness on child hunger and in helping children realize they aren't alone in their battles. Cheers to Sherry, and great spotlight, Allyn!

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    1. I hope her book can help a child snuff out their dragon too!

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  3. I have high hopes for Oliver's Hunger Dragon. What a great cause and dream. Thanks for a great post this week, Allyn.

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  4. Glad you liked it, Courtney. Sherry is doing such great work!

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  5. What a sweet story and a great cause! Congratulations to Sherry.

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  6. Thank you for such a wonderful review of a book with such an important message. Hugs to Sherry for her efforts to bring awareness.

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    1. I love spotlighting other authors, especially those that are so generous and contribute to a wonderful cause.

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  7. As soon as I saw the front cover I remembered reading about Oliver’s hungry dragon over at Claudine’s CarryUsOffBooks blog. I vowed to buy a copy then and seeing it again just reminded me. I’ve got two little granddaughters who will love it, and it’s wonderful that some of the proceeds will go to help hungry children.

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    1. Great! Glad this triggered your memory that you wanted to get a book for the granddaughters.

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