Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Pancakes Taste Different Today Book review

My Pancakes Taste Different Today! is the tasty tale of a precocious young boy who discovers that his little actions have a big impact on the whole wide world...especially his pancakes! A gentle, cautionary tale about our Earth and food, and our appreciation of both.

​Includes a delicious, kid-friendly pancake recipe from Santa Fe Celebrity Chef Johnny Vee! Recipient of 2016 Literary Classics Seal of Approval and Recommended Reading List.

Hardbound kids' picture book, 40 pages for 3-9 year olds. Hand-painted watercolor illustrations. Made and printed in the U.S.A. Ebook and Spanish ebook available, too!

Giving Back!
​From August 1-March 31, 2017, 15% of the profits will go to Cooking with Kids, a unique Santa Fe, New Mexico based nonprofit teaching nutrition and healthy cooking skills in local elementary schools. Cooking with Kids' methodology has been taught nationally as well.

Heather & Bruce
​The Storytellers

Bruce lives with his wife Heather in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He attended the University of Dallas, where he majored in International Finance and Economics. Bruce has two adult sons, Matthew and Evan, and two grandchildren, Ethan and Avery. Growing up, Bruce lived in the Philippine Islands and Japan. He enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, chess, playing guitar, cooking and entertaining, playing tennis and golf. As a professional, Bruce has been an investment advisor for 32 years, and recommends that the best investment is an investment in our children. Heather thinks Bruce makes the best pancakes in the Whole Wide World!

Heather lives with her husband Bruce in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Heather has worked and volunteered most of her professional career in producing special events and fundraising for nonprofit organizations such as the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, The Santa Fe Community Foundation, and The Santa Fe Botanical Garden. She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College where she studied writing, art and design. Heather enjoys traveling, entertaining, decorating, hiking and playing tennis and golf. Bruce thinks Heather is a gourmet chef and budding tennis star.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   While this is just an imaginative story as one can could not do all of the destruction (or could it), it does help to get your child thinking about pollution and some of the many people it hurts.  Also it adds to the thoughts of what are you eating and made for a great discussion in my home.

The Rootlets: Trouble at Plantasy Land By Vicki Marquez Review

Trouble at Plantasy Land Cover (2)
The Rootlets: Trouble at Plantasy Land
Fall 2016
56 pages
Paperback | 6 x 9 in.
$12.99 US
ISBN 978-0-9907216-2-8

Author, chef, and host of the healthy living TV show Nourished, Vicki Marquez was just featured in Chicago's Daily Herald for her piece “Morning routines for school or office helped with breakfast on the fly” as well as her recipe Nutty Overnight Pudding for busy moms.

Vicki is a plant based chef who connects with kids, educators, and parents at Chicago-area schools through her Rootlets' School Rocks program and the Rooting For You initiative, both designed to inspire a new generation of lifelong readers and healthy eaters.
A board certified health coach, she is the first chef to host a television show (Nourished, based in Chicago) structured as healthy living coaching. Vicki and her recipes have been featured in The Herald-News, Chicago Parent, Washington Parent, VegKitchen, and Chicago's Daily Herald.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   The book has a cute theme and is well written.  It would be more recommend for elementary and older to enjoy if they are reading by themselves.  But younger children could be read to and understand.   It is a cute adventure with a purpose.  

Really Woolly 5-Minute Bedtime Treasury By Bonnie Rickner Jensen Review


Cuddle up with your favorite Really Woolly® bedtime stories, and make bedtime a sweet time!

Find your favorite Really Woolly® storybooks combined into one beautiful book that you and your little ones will love to use at bedtime. With a simple 5 minute format, the Really Woolly 5-Minute Bedtime Treasury will allow you to spend quality time with your children before they drift off to sleep and won't leave you exhausted when they beg for just one more story.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   If you love God and the Bible and want to share about them, this book is a great way to do so because each night you and your children can snuggle up and enjoy messages that will inspire, nurture and raise the spirit in your household as well as hearts.

One Small Donkey for Little Ones By Dandi Mackall Review

Little ones can do big things for God!

Your family will love this heartwarming Christmas story told from an unlikely perspective: a donkey carrying Mary to Bethlehem. Though the donkey wasn’t the biggest, fastest, or strongest of all the animals, he had an important job all the same. Adults and children alike will love the message about how God has big plans for little ones.

Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide, and her awards include an ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Children’s Book. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.

I recevied a complimentary copy.
Dandi Daley Mackall
A professional writer for over 20 years, Dandi Daley Mackall has written dozens of articles for popular magazines and published around 500 books for children and adults alike, with sales of over 4 million.

A frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, she lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, horses, dogs, & cats. Awards include the Edgar Award for Best YA Mystery, the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Children's Literature; Distinguished Alumni Award from Mizzou; ALA Best Book; Christian Children's Book of the Year, Amelia Bloom, Mom's Choice Awards. Her YA novel, My Boyfriends' Dogs, is now a Hallmark movie.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is simple and a quick read but the message it has to offer your young one is going to last forever.   The pages are filled with colorful and very pretty illustration that any age can enjoy.

Coral LLC® Coral White Toothpaste Review

Coral White Toothpaste MINT 6 OZ Tube

Consider Switching to Coral LLC® Coral White Toothpaste

During National Dental Hygiene Month in October

Coral calcium helps fight cavities, protect tooth enamel, naturally

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, offering a reminder of the importance of maintaining good oral health. It’s also a good time to think about your toothpaste – specifically what’s in it and what’s not.

Consider switching to Coral LLC’s Coral White Toothpaste, formulated with ionic calcium gathered from EcoSafe™, above-sea coral.

In contrast to regular drugstore brands, Coral White’s addition of coral minerals not only helps to prevent cavities by raising the pH (alkalinity) of saliva; it also may assist in re-mineralizing tooth enamel, thanks to the unique whole food mineral complex provided by fossilized stony coral minerals.*
Coral Kids Toothpaste
Additionally, Coral White adds hydrogen peroxide for its gentle whitening effect, as well as essential oils for a fresh feel and great taste, but keeps all of its toothpaste varieties free of fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate and artificial flavors and colors, making them even safe for beginning brushers. The formulas are also now glycerin-free.

Coral White is now available in mint and tea tree flavors in six-ounce (MSRP: $6.95) and one-ounce (MSRP: $2.99) sizes. Coral Kids toothpaste, featuring Coral White’s safe and effective formula plus Xylitol, is available in a natural berry bubblegum flavor in a six-ounce size (MSRP: $6.95). Visit to purchase or locate a nearby retailer.

Coral LLC, the leading brand of coral minerals, is the original coral calcium mineral company in the U.S., using only EcoSafe above-sea coral in its products. The company is located at 5576 Bighorn Drive, Carson City, NV.

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  Very good flavor and a super strong scent that you can actually smell after brushing and from a good distance away, when sitting next to the person using it.   The kids flavor taste as good as it smells as far as brushing and not eating it of course.  I did feel a good amount of tingle without burning my mouth.  It has a great texture and did not fall off my brush in a glump like some others do.  

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Cassandra's "party" review- I was excited to host a party for my friends and family.  This is what I recevied so while everyone could look at something and get a full view of everything digital I could display, no one really got much to keep.  I did give away most of the products during the party as the kids wanted them.  Of course there was not enough to go around.  As far as the products themselves they are cute and most are age appropriate though the monkey would not really be for a newborn as it can shed.

Everybody took turns playing the board game which was well put together and a lot of fun.  Of course I went and paid out of pocket for all the add on like food and other fun things so that my guests did not have to travel so far to look at my things and like I mentioned I did give most of the stuff away keeping the game for my family.  I lot of work and money went into this party not including time and planning.

As we are all private people no one wanted to take part in the photo,  but we had a good time and that is all that matters.

I recevied complimentary product.