Charlene the Star is another delightful story by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

 February 9, 2017
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This review is from: Charlene the Star (Kindle Edition)
Charlene the Star was born into a family of famous racehorses. She had beautiful dark red hair, brown eyes, and nice long legs just perfect for being a racehorse. However, Charlene decides racing is not for her. Charlene does not know how to tell her mother this. Quite a dilemma for a youngster. You will have to read Charlene the Star to find out what happens next in this delightful story by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne. I recommend this book for young readers 7-12, and especially for those who are horse lovers.

If you have not read Tails of Sweetbrier by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, it is a must do! Tails of Sweetbrier is a touching true story of determination about a little girl that was diagnosed with a condition Cerebral Palsy and was told by her doctor that she would never be able to walk. Her father would not accept that diagnosis and instills faith in his little girl, and he set out to teach her to ride horses and felt if she could do that, she would be okay. Loved this book!

-Virginia Wright, Author of
Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do

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Christine’s review of Charlene the Star

Charlene the Star by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Children’s author Deanie Humprhys-Dunne has recently done a revised edition of Charlene the Star. This delightful children’s story has a wonderful life lesson. It explores the concept of finding what you do well – and that which you enjoy – and pursuing this.

Charlene the Star by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Charlene the Star by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

This is the first book in the Charlene the Star series. Charlene is a beautiful chestnut filly with a rich red coat. She is a thoroughbred with a family that has performed well on the track. Although she grows up in a beautiful home and is well cared for, Charlene questions if there might be more to life than running. She just doesn’t seem to have the heart for it.

Following her mother’s wise advice, Charlene decides to give racing a go. After all, it is anticipated that she will do it well – and enjoy it. When this doesn’t seem to be the case, Charlene remembers another piece of advice from her mother. She was told to try her best but if she didn’t like racing, then to find a way to let her trainer and exercise rider know.

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Charlene is under the care of some observant handlers. When they realise that her heart isn’t in racing, they consider what else she could do.

Charlene the Star is a short story made up of some delightful characters. It is beautifully illustrated by Deanie’s sister, Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.

For those who are looking for horse books for their young readers, you can’t go past Deanie’s books that are for children, with life lessons. There is always a moral to the stories and they are positive. At the end of this story is a set of questions to test reader’s memory and comprehension of the book.

Author: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
http://childrensbookswithlifelessons.com/
Fiction – children
In My Library? As an ebook copy, yes!
Want it? Get it now at Amazon.

reblogged from Christine’s site:http://equus-blog.com/charlene-the-star-deanie-humphrys-dunne/

animal stories for Kids: amazing


What do you like best about animals? Do you have a special relationship with them? An amazing young man named Jory Fleming does. I’ll bet you’re wondering what makes Jory exceptional. For one thing, he’s one of the thirty-two young people to win a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. That single fact is extraordinary in itself, but Jory has autism. He loves animals. In fact, he could create wonderful animal stories for kids if it chose to. You may know children with autism have trouble communicating. He was homeschooled by his mom, who admits she tried many things to help Jory progress. Mrs. Fleming states, “Some things worked while others didn’t.

Jory loves animals. In fact, it was his parakeet who helped him learn communication skills. During a recent TV interview, Jory said his bird helped him learn to relate to others because “They don’t talk and sometimes I’d rather not talk either. This amazing young man also has a service dog named Daisy. In addition to autism, Jory uses a feeding tube and wears braces, due to genetic disorders. Can you imagine overcoming all of these obstacles and earning the honor of studying at Oxford?  He will be studying Geography and Marine Sciences.

How did Jory react when he found out he won the scholarship? He said he “Thought they called the wrong person.”Are you wondering how Jory manages to maintain a 4.0-grade average? He said his “photographic memory” allows him to see everything he read on the page. How remarkable is that?

If you’re a fan of stories about beating the odds, consider checking out my autobiography, Tails of Sweetbrier. This animal story for kids won several awards and recognitions. Like Jory, I set out to beat the odds, with the help of my family. You’ll find out the key to success, in my view. Whether you like writing animal stories for kids, or reading them, be sure to follow your dreams because “You have the power to make your dreams come true, so reach for them and don’t accept anything less!”

copyright 2017: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

for more on Jory’s story, please follow this link:

http://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2016/11/rhodes_scholar_16.php#.WHVaSFMrLIU

 

What is good conformation?

 

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Photo by Bob Moseder from Tails of Sweetbrier.

 

 

If you’re a horse owner or rider, you should know some basic facts about the horse’s conformation and examples of what “good confirmation” includes.

The word “conformation” refers to the body structure of the horse and other important characteristics.

My dad was a professional horseman for many decades. Our family owned a farm called “Sweetbrier.” Dad did a great deal of studying about horses. One of the first thing he studied when he was considering buying a horse was it’s eyes. Why is that? Well, you may have heard the expression “A person’s eyes are the window to the soul.” You can draw a similar conclusion with horses. My dad shied away from a horse with small, sunken eyes, often called “pig eyes.” What do pig eyes signify? A horse with a nasty disposition. Even with training, you can’t change a horse’s temperament. Look for a horse with big eyes and a kind expression. Dad could tell a great deal by the expression of a horse’s eye.

What about the head of the horse? Look for a wide space between the eyes and a little curved or “dish” in his head, not a rounded nose. Horses with round noses are called “roman-nosed” and are more apt to be stubborn.

What about balance? In order to be properly balanced, a horse needs good proportions. He shouldn’t have more weight in front, than behind.  Another important factor is the length of his back. A short back is always preferred. Why? He’ll be much better balanced with a short back and he’ll cost less to feed. When you look at the horse, is his topline shorter than the bottom line? If so, he should be well-built.

for more of this post please visit this link:

 

https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2017/01/what-is-good-conformation-by-deanie.html

Meet amazing author Rhonda Patton

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5.0 out of 5 starsA wonderful book with an important message

ByDeanie Humphrys-Dunneon April 7, 2015

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Ted and Raymond were friends their whole lives. Every morning they walked to school together. One day their friendship was tested, when the two frogs were approached by Grayson, the bully. Raymond made the wrong choice and Ted was very sad. But Ted’s Mom helped Raymond realize his
mistake. This is a beautifully told story with an important message that children, parents and teachers will value a great deal. Congratulations to author, Rhonda Patton for her lovely book. I highly recommend it. Children will also love the bright illustrations shared in the book.

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Above is my review of Rhonda Patton’s wonderful book. I hope you check it out and write your own review for it.

Rhonda works tirelessly to create books that educate children. She is especially passionate regarding combating

bullying. Many of Rhonda’s books feature best frog friends Ted and Raymond.  Be sure to check them out.

Do you need book covers, banners, or videos? Rhonda is very gifted at all types of Art. She’s done both videos.

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copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Baby Moo is now available!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

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Baby Moo has a dream. He wants to travel the world and sing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House! While he loves his home at Sunrise Sanctuary, it hasn’t been the same since a piglet named Nathan showed up and stole all the attention away from Moo. Jealous of the new baby, Moo decides now is the time to make his escape and pursue his dream.

But the world outside the sanctuary gates is not quite the fun and exciting place Moo imagined, and he quickly finds himself in big trouble. Moo’s friends Missy the dog and Ruthie the cat rush to help him, and land in some trouble of their own.

Lost and frightened, Moo and his friends must rely on each other to find their way back home. Will they ever see Sunrise again?

https://julieflanders.blogspot.com/p/baby-moos-great-escape.html

My review of Baby Moo’s Great Escape:

A story young readers will love!, September 8, 2016

By

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

This review is from: Baby Moo’s Great Escape (Paperback)

Baby Moo’s Great escape is an entertaining story with several helpful messages. We start out meeting a restless Baby Moo, who wants to seek his fortunes as a singer. So he leaves his home, the Sunrise Sanctuary. Barely outside the gate, Baby Moo has a terrible experience. His friends Missy and Ruthie, rush to the rescue and start planning Baby Moo’s rescue. During the adventure, Missy is badly injured so the three friends help as best they can. The story plot has interesting twists, sure to keep the young readers anxious to turn the pages. In the end, Baby Moo learns important lessons. I highly recommend this story. Congratulations Julie Flanders on your first picture book.

copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Interview rebroadcast today

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Did you miss the original interview about Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog? You can check it out today here:

http://www.theauthorsshow.com/

Find out more about this adorable story with valuable lessons.

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copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Video by Chris Graham:

video by Rhonda Patton:

 

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