New Review of Children’s Book, The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake

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NEED A BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR A CHILD

I admit I don’t usually read children’s books, although I peruse quite a few when my dog and I do pet therapy in the pediatric wards of a local hospital. This one The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake by Beryl Reichenberg caught my eye. It’s obvious the author/illustrator was a teacher. I loved the illustrations, which were colorful hand drawings of the cute forest characters (like Freda Frog, Rocky Raccoon, and Bobby Bear) superimposed on photos. The one sentence lesson at the end was perfect way to tie up the story for a child of two to eight. This book would make a wonderful birthday present for a boy or girl.

 

Reviewed by Mystery Writer, Janet Greger. Author of Murder: A New Way to Lose WeightImage

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About berylreichenberg

I am a storyteller. Writing and illustrating books for children, I have published over 35 titles. Three of my books, "Ants on a Log", "Camouflage", and "The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake" have been published by a traditional publisher, Oak Tree Press. These are available from Oak Tree and Amazon as well as other outlets. The others are published by Blurb.com and can be seen on their website. Some of my stories are in prose and some in verse. All are designed for small children and young school children. My fiction stories are designed to delight these children and help them learn about themselves and the world around them. I also have a number of nonfiction books about animals, the natural world, and other cultures. I illustrate my stories with drawings and photographs. I hold a Master's Degree from UCLA and have taught school in California. I hope that young children and their adult companions will enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

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