Penelope Anne Cole has taught at every grade level,K to 12 and community college. She enjoys writing children’s stories to be read aloud. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” When not writing or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church, and choir activities. Ms. Cole is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the California Writers Club (Fremont Area Writers and South Bay Writers), and is a Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books at
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Her website is www.penelopeannecole.com
Monday, April 22, 2013
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What if you had a gift, but were afraid to let anyone know? In Magical Matthew, Matthew has a gift to fix things. He can fix broken toys, watches, but he can’t fix his friend.
Through their playtime, Lily notices that her friend is just as special as she is, just in a different way. Matthew confides in his friend and together the begin to fix things. Only Matthew looses his gift of magical-fixes. He feels bad. Lily and his grandmother point out that he is a great problem-solver and that is a gift all to itself.
Magical Matthew shows readers that they are special in more than what they can do. Sometimes being someone’s friend and appreciating them for who they are is the best gift to have.
Magical Matthew is written by Penelope Anne Cole. Ms. Cole has a background in teaching and loves to involve children in her stories.
Keven Collier’s illustrations of magic and know-how bring the story to life.
Guardian Angel Publishing, 2012
ISBN# 9781616333256 (HC)
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Review"What a cute story and and what sweet imagination! . . . I highly recommend this wonderful story. . . . You will not be disappointed with this little book!" - Readers' Favorite
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There are other 5-Star Reviews up on Amazon.com.
Magical Matthew is a sweet book in time for April's Earth Day celebration and promotion gifts:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Print ISBN: 9781616333782; 1616333782
eBook ISBN: 9781616333799; 1616333790
Print ISBN: 9781616333805; 1616333804 Playbook
eBook ISBN: 9781616333812; 1616333812
SOUNDS I CAN HEAR IN A CAR coming soon!