Good book for discussion of emotions and bullying…

February 21, 2017
Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
51cppgrf4pl-_uy250_This review is from: Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog (Kindle Edition)
This cute story begins with Charlene the Star (a horse) who begins telling the story. She and her friends talk to other animals but not humans. Charlene the Star is preparing for a big jumping competition. She wants to win an award for being the best jumper in the whole state of Kentucky. She notices a bulldog (Bentley) on the sidelines and befriends him. Bentley turns out to be quite the sarcastic bully. He is invited to his first horse show, but Charlene hopes he will have good manners. But will he behave? Will Charlene win the award at her show? You will have to read this story to find out the answers. I recommend this book for introducing talk about what a bully is and how to respond in an uncomfortable situation where bullying is going on.
If you have not read Tails of Sweetbrier, 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!
copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2017

Children’s books: generosity

What if you have a mission and everything changes after a chance encounter? That’s exactly what happened to Jakeem Tyler, whose mission was to raise money for the homeless. Jakeem’s parents taught him to help others so he planned to raise money for the homeless.  In fact, he felt so passionately about his mission even being hurt in a car accident didn’t keep him from working.  While Jakeem was working at Chick-Fil-A, a customer asked why he wore a neck brace and a sling. Jakeem said he was ina car accident, but he needed to work in order to raise money for the homeless. Don’t you think Jakeem could write great children’s books about his experience?

Tyler said after the car accident, he was “stiff and sore,’ but he wanted to come to work so he could complete his mission to raise money for the less fortunate.

For more on this story, please visit:

We made the semi-finals!

Bently Cover Front med

 Voting is now open: November 1, 2016!

I’m so excited to announce we made the semi-finals in the cover contest. If you could please vote for Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, I’d be very grateful Thank you.

copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

children’s books: grateful

There are millions of children’s books for sale today. I love those with good messages, such as standing for your beliefs, or being grateful for your blessings. It’s easy to moan about the things we don’t have, but how often are we thankful for the things we take for granted?

Vita Tonga is a young man from Texas, who realizes how lucky he is to live in a country that honors freedom and those who fought for it. Why do I say that? Vita is a member of the Blue Raiders high school football team. Recently, Vita tore a tendon in his knee during a game. Last week, he had surgery to repair the damage. But Vita insisted on attending the next game in person to cheer on his teammates.  When the game started, Vita rolled onto the field in his wheelchair. His leg was bandaged and supported by a brace. His teammates expected him to sit for the National Anthem. But Vita worked hard to come to his feet and place his hand on his heart for the Anthem.

Here is how Vita explained his action: “I didn’t really think about it,” Vita toldSports Day. “People give their lives just so I can stand up over here in the United States. So therefore I feel as an American citizen I should stand.”
Vita’s Dad continued, “My father is from Tonga,” Charlie Tonga told the television station. “America means something to our family. It’s huge to always stand when the national anthem is played. It’s important to us.”

Don’t you admire anyone who makes an effort to show they appreciate their blessings? It’s something my parents always told us. “Be grateful for what you have,” our Mom and Dad would tell my sisters and I. In addition, they urged us to stand up for what we felt was right. Don’t you think that’s great advice?

In my children’s books, I emphasize good character like setting goals and working hard toward them the way Charlie the Horse did. In the latest of my children’s books, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, Hattie the Chicken stands up against a bully. She also worked hard to help her friends. Whether you choose to write children’s books, or something else, I hope you try to be a good example for others. Vita is a great role model, don’t you think?

For more on Vita’s story, please click this link:

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2016

Video by Chris Graham:

Interview rebroadcast today

Bently Cover Front med

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

Find out more about this adorable story with valuable lessons.

Bentley-picture 1- the first date-from blogger

Benley-picture 2-Bentley escorting Hattie-from blogger

copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Video by Chris Graham:

video by Rhonda Patton:


video by Chester McDaniel: