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Monday, September 5, 2011

Stanley Seagull eBook Review

Introducing Stanley Seagull, a children's book written by Cathy Mazur and illustrated by Colleen Gedrich. I was given the opportunity to review this ebook. I've read this book for little Brandon's bedtime story. He always enjoyed having stories read to him, especially from mommy.

Book Description:
Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.

The story is about a seagull named Stanley. He has wandered too far from home and is looking for his way back. It's a big world out there. Through his journey, he would bump into trouble along the way. There's so much he must learn. One day, Stanley met a new friend name Seymour (another seagull). He tells Stanley about the garbage truck that had so much food in it and also warned him that he must move fast. If Stanley didn't listen to his friend, he would be taken further away from his home from the ocean. How does Stanley get back home?

This reminds me that little children are alike that they have limited knowledge of how it is like out there in the world. And if they don't listen, they could get into trouble and bad things can happen.

About the author (Cathy Mazur):
Born in Scranton, Pa., Cathy Mazur is the daughter of Gary and Catherine H. Errico. She was educated in the Dunmore public school system and graduated from Dunmore High School in 1971. She received a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Mansfield State College in 1975. She received a Reading Specialist Certificate from the University of Scranton in 1978. Cathy was employed as an elementary school librarian for the Mid Valley School District from 1975 until her retirement in 2010. While at Mid Valley, she instituted and coordinated the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program for 33 years helping students to develop a love of reading outside the classroom. Cathy served on the Board of Directors for the Valley Community Library in Peckville, Pa. for over 20 years acting as president for one year and board secretary for 19 years. She presently serves on the library’s Developmental Committee chairing various fundraising events. She resides in Dickson City, Pa. with Frank, her husband of 31 years. They are the parents of two children, Gary, 27 and Gia, 19. Now in her retirement, she is focused on writing books for children like Stanley Seagull. Follow Cathy Mazur on Facebook.

About the book illustrator (Colleen Gedrich):
Colleen Gedrich, a lifelong resident Throop, Pa., earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. She is a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations (A Different Kind of Hero), and book covers (With God There Is Hope). Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries. Follow Colleen Gedrich on Facebook.

View the Stanley Seagull YouTube video trailer below:

You can purchase the book in an ebook version or a hardcopy version from

Disclosure: I received a copy of the eBook from the publishing company at no charge in exchange for a review of my opinion. Thanks to Tribute Books. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Tribute Books said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review "Stanley Seagull," and for hosting a stop on his blog tour.

We appreciate that it is a book that you would read to Baby Brandon. What a cutie!

And you're right - Stanley is like a little kid who lacks real world experience, but must quickly learn how to fend for himself.

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