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The Day Annabelle Was Bitten By a Doodlebug
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children’s Rhyming Picture Book
When pre-schooler Annabelle awakens one morning,
she has a strange urge to start doodling.
She calls for paper and pen and begins doodling continuously, unable to stop—
even for meals! Her concerned parents take her to the doctor, who discovers a
doodlebug bite on her neck.
He assures them her doodling urges will end when the bite fades away.
Annabelle gets so good at doodling she opens a shop to sell her work and even travels
the world to share her art.
Then one day the bite fades and so do her uncontrollable urges.
My Review
5 stars

One day Annabelle got the urge to start doodling and couldn’t stop. She was drawing all kind of things all over the place. She was so affected that she couldn’t stop doodling and her parents started to get worried. They take Belle to the doctor who discovers that Belle has been bitten by a doodlebug. There is nothing they can do but let it run its course. So they set up a shop and start selling Belle’s creations which takes her on a trip to the queen.

This is a great story for kids with beautiful illustrations. Belle is a great kid who just happens to be in a doodling phase. I love how she was scribbling on everything, even getting in trouble for writing on the walls. But they find a creative outlet and everything works out.

This is a great story for anyone that has been bitten by the doodlebug. This is a wonderful read for anyone that has little ones. I think this will be a great addition to any little ones book shelves.

The Day Maisie and Annabelle Got the Giggles
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children’s Rhyming Picture Book
After sisters Annabelle and Maisie meet the gigglepuss outside on the
trampoline, they suddenly can’t stop giggling. Their dad has a hard
time believing they met a gigglepuss, calling it “mythical
nonsense.” But as time passes and they giggle harder and harder,
there’s no choice but to take them to the doctor, who provides an
unpleasant but effective remedy. Wonder who else in the family will
encounter that rascally gigglepuss?
My Review
5 stars

The day didn’t start out that well. Belle and Maisie were fighting over a toy and mom had enough and sent them outside. While playing on the trampoline a strange cat approaches and touches the girls. It seems the gigglepuss has cast his spell on the girls. But when they can’t stop laughing their parents take them to the doctor to find a cure. But the story doesn’t end there.

This time both Belle and Maisie are affected by the gigglepuss and the poor girls find themselves unable to stop laughing. I loved the cure for the giggle and how he giggle puss is not done with his work. I really love the gigglepuss with his purple fur and feathers.

This is a great story for kids, parents, and care givers. I think this would be a great addition to any kid’s shelves. Make sure to get yourself a copy.

The Day Maisie Picked a Daisy
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children’s Rhyming Picture Book
When big sister Annabelle decides to go against Mom’s rules and take
little sister Maisie Grace for a ride in her pink Barbie Corvette,
she has no idea of the adventure that lies ahead! Join these
wandering sisters as they explore Miss Millie’s garden and fail to
obey the sign: Do NOT pick the Daisies! What will happen when
Maisie unknowingly plucks one daisy from the garden?
My Review
5 stars

Belle and Maisie go for a ride in their car but drive further from their home than they are allowed. They are going to visit Miss Mille McMill. Mille has a green thumb and everyone love her flowers. Mille is happy to let everyone pick flowers but she has one rule, never pick the daisies. The girls get to Mille’s and are picking flowers but little Maisie is too small to read and picks a daisy. All three fall into a sinkhole and we learn about Mille’s green thumb.

The girls are on another magical adventure and they find themselves in a land of daisies with an upset wizard. But Maisie is a charmer and things work out. Of course there are a couple worried parents that have to send in a drone to find the girls but everything works out in the end.

I love the illustrations and the adventures that the girls find themselves on. This is a beautiful story and one that any child will love. I recommend checking them out and getting a copy for a kid in your life.

I received a complimentary copy of these books. I voluntarily chose to read and post honest reviews.

Julie Wenzlick is a retired English teacher who loves to rhyme. She began
writing poems and stories in second grade, and she loves to share her
books with elementary students in hopes of inspiring them to write
their own stories. Three of her books were inspired by her
granddaughters Annabelle and Maisie. She often gets the question from
her young audiences, “Did this REALLY happen?” Her book
“The Day Annabelle was Bitten by a Doodlebug” was chosen as
Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Children’s Book category for
2017. Julie, who also writes songs to go with her books, produced her
original full-length musical comedy “Singles File,” in the
early 90s at three venues. You can find out more about her at
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