Thursday, September 19, 2019

Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes: New video!


We've created a brand new video about Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes. What kind of new career did they start? Who were some of the characters in the story? Check out the new video and fund out more about Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes.  Click this link to have a look:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yKaNt0QIjk

Find out more here: www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com/

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A Tractor Named Wilbur: Video!


Would you like to know more about the new release, A Tractor Named Wilbur? We've created a new video just for you. Wilbur wants to make new friends. Did you know he put a cute little quiz at the end of his book to help children remember his story?
Check it out on; www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com/
 New video Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=komEACzjwLA

copyright; 2019: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Never Forget

 Today is the 18th. anniversary of the attack on 9/11/2001. Please take a moment of silence in honor of the 3,000 victims, their families, and the courageous, selfless first responders  who sacrificed their lives on that tragic day.May we always honor and remember those affected by that day. They prove that America is still the "Land of the Brave."

copyright 2019: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Introducing A Tractor Named Wilbur

Illustration by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj
WILBUR is a small, shy tractor. He loves cutting the grass for Jim. But what happens when he must find a new home? Will Jim still be his friend? Who will the new owner be? WILBUR would love for you to take him home and read about his adventure. A Tractor Named Wilbur is the first in a fun series coming your way!

https://www.amazon.com/Tractor-Named-Wilbur-Friendships-Forever/dp/1950170217/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_

Endorsement:
This is a lovely story about a tractor called Wilbur, that should appeal to both young boys and girls with not only an adorable red tractor, but also Susie squirrel and Hattie the chicken.
What I liked most about this story, is it's an easy read, that brings the little tractor to life with adorable life-like traits, such as bouncing on his tires when he's excited, flashing his headlights and sadly, when tears trickled down his headlights.
This book teaches responsibility and appreciation of owning something like a tractor, with the owner Jim meticulously caring for the tractor each day. Also Wilbur's excellent attitude to trying new jobs; such as raking leaves and plowing snow. The book also teaches children to see the bright side and that changes in life are not always bad. A lovely tale, that will capture children's imagination and I am sure will become a night-time favourite. “ ~ Hollie Anne Marsh, children’s author
Wilbur and Jim-illustration by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj
From A Tractor Named Wilbur



September 11, 2019
This is a wonderful story about a man and the tractor he loves with all his heart. They work together day in and day out, happy to be in each other’s company.

But then, the unimaginable happens: life changes. The man decides to buy more property. It’s more land than he can “work” with his little tractor, and so, the man is forced to find a new home for his friend.

Yes, in ways it’s sad. But it does teach us—and our children—that life brings many changes, and we must try to ensure that when these changes occur, everyone is taken care of.

Illustration by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj
Friends Forever -5 stars by Barbara A.Mojica
Wilbur is a small, shy, red tractor who loves his owner, Jim McCabe. Jim cleans his tires and polishes his headlights. Wilbur cuts the grass, pulls the cart, and plows the snow in winter. But one day, Jim comes into the barn and asks Wilbur if he would like to have a new home.
Wilbur is distraught. He loves Jim and doesn’t want to move. Will Jim and Wilbur find a way to work things out and still be friends?
This picture book contains soft, colorful illustrations and charming dialogue. Children will learn that sometimes they must change and adapt to new situations. The book contains questions for readers to discuss with parents or teachers to maximize the lessons of the tale. Recommended to preschool and elementary school childrenWilbur is an Endearing Little Tractor that children will love!


September 11, 2019
This is a sweet story about a cute little tractor named Wilbur. Wilbur loves working for his owner, Jim, and always does his best for him. One day things change and Wilbur has to leave his home and move to another owner when Jim buys a larger farm that will be too much for the little tractor to handle. Will Wilbur be happy with a new owner?

Children will enjoy this little story about Wilbur and learn a valuable lesson about changes in their lives. Things don’t stay the same forever. They will love the colorful and sweet illustrations and dialogue that perfectly go together.
This is another lovely book from award-winning children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, that will make a perfect addition to your children’s library.
September 11, 2019
Just awesome I am going to buy this book. The picture are just great. What neat story Can't wait for book 2.

September 12, 2019
I was given a free copy of the book by the author for a an honest review.

What a sweet story about a tractor names Wilbur. He loves to work for his owner Jim, and strives to do his best, was he does. Cutting grass in Jim's yard, pulling the trailer, ploughing snow.
But one day it all changes. Jim wants to buy another property and Wilbur would be too small for doing the task there, and he was getting old.
Wilbur is very sad and his tears run down. Jim tries to easy him and put a blanked on him.
The story shows, that changes can come any time and one has to be prepared for it.
A wonderful story for boys and girls. They would love the story and the wonderful drawings of Wilbur.
copyright 2019: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Interview with Carly Kade Equestrian Blogger and author!




I'm thrilled to announce renowned equestrian blogger, Carly Kade, has posted an interview with me on her blog.
Please take a minute to check it out here:

https://www.carlykadecreative.com/blog/equestrian-author-spotlight-meet-deanie-humphrys-dunne

Friday, August 16, 2019

Interview with Author and photographer and horse lover, Tina Collins!



Hi Tina, I’m so excited to chat with you about your experiences with horses today. We’ll get right to the questions so readers can learn about how horses have helped you.
Tell us how you got involved with horses.
At the age of 16, I left school and took a college course, Pre-Nursing Course, in Stroud, Gloucestershire. However, half way through, I figured it wasn’t what I wanted to do, and applied for an interview at a riding school in Ebford, Devon. I was accepted to become a working pupil at the stables and for the remainder of my college course, I did work placements at local riding schools.
I started the working pupil job in Devon, in 1987. From there, I trained as a groom for 2 years, obtaining BHS Stage 1 Theory and Riding and Stage 2 Theory. At the end of the training I was employed as Head girl for the next 2 years. Unfortunately, things went sour and I left in 1991 and came back to live with my parents in Wiltshire. I had various jobs from then on, including one where I was a home help/groom for another riding stables for about a year. However, they wanted to train me to be a teacher and it wasn’t what I was open to, so was laid off from that job. That was the last job with horses I had. From then, children and marriage got in the way. For the next 20 odd years I was horseless. My next contact with horses was when I moved to London in 2000 and volunteered at a RDA stables in 2014. Things didn’t work out for me there, either. My contact with horses since then has been sporadic with huge gaps between riding lessons. I hugely regret the decisions I made regarding the opportunities I’d been given to further my training and career with horses.
You have a wonderful foundation with horses and riding, Tina. I’m glad you live in the UK where the sport of riding is so popular.

How has riding helped you?
To be honest, until now, I’ve never looked at riding as ‘helping me’. I think this was because I was just so grateful to be with horses! A lot of things were happening to me at this point in my life and continued to do so after I left Devon. Despite the difficulties with everything that happened, being with the horses helped me through, even if it was sub- consciously. I look back now, and I still wish I was there, even over 20+ years later. The stables, however, went bankrupt soon after I left and all the horses were sold on.
Do you have a favorite horse? What did you like most about him?
When I was working in Devon, I had a favourite horse called Woody. He was cream-coloured, sensitive, loved his jumping and was so sweet natured. I didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye to him when I left. I have photographs of him though.
My favourite horse from my local riding school in London was a horse called Pocca. He was grey, sweet-natured and would stop as soon as you thought about it. Good jumper although I never jumped him. I was too interested in the dressage side of things. I never did get to learn shoulder-in on him. Sadly, he injured himself in the field and was put down only last week.
I”m so sorry to hear that your favorite horse had to be put to sleep, Tina.That’s very difficult, but I’m sure you treasure your memories with Pocca.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Horses have always been my life and my passion even though I haven’t been lucky enough to spend enough time with them. Now, I know that they are going to help me to live through equine assisted therapy. Without them, I’m a wreck and I know that I couldn’t not have them in my life. I resigned myself to the fact that I would never get to own one, many years ago but have never been jealous of those who do. All I want and need now is equine assisted therapy. I’m scared that I will never get my wish but won’t give up trying!
Amazing things can happen in life, Tina, especially for those you persevere like you do. I hope you are able to spend lots more time with horses because they are your passion. Whenever our lives involve things that we are passionate about, wonderful things can happen.



Thank you so much. Deanie, for interviewing me! This is has been a huge honour and I hope it’s been interesting to read, too.
Special note:  Tina is having a contest. Take the quiz on her blog and win a free Kindle copy of one of my 5 award-winning books: My Life at Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes, and Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog.  Contest closes Sept 1. Enter today.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgBOIHFTZlUfjkNvLx1pLznGjbUQRYnMJKojPyj_Vh4-262Q/viewform
Yes it has been interesting learning more about you and your love for horses, Tina. It’s my pleasure to spend time with you today, Tina. So glad you enjoyed our chat. Wishing you the best in all of your endeavors, as always.
Tina Collins
Ambassador for Equine Assisted Therapy, Author, Book Reviewer and Photographer.
http://guidinghorses.wordpress.org
Twitter: http://@HorsesGuiding

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Just released: A Tractor Named Wilbur!


 Just released:   A Tractor Named Wilbur; Book 1 by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Illustrated by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj




I'd like to introduce you to Wilbur the tractor. Here's some information about him.

Wilbur is a small, shy tractor. He loves cutting the grass for Jim. But Wilbur is worried. Will Jim always be his friend? What promise does Jim make? Wilbur would love for you to take him home and read about his adventure.


Review by Hollie Anne Marsh:

 “This is a lovely story about a tractor called Wilbur, that should appeal to both young boys and girls with not only an adorable red tractor, but also Susie squirrel and Hattie the chicken.
What I liked most about this story, is it's an easy read, that brings the little tractor to life with adorable life-like traits, such as bouncing on his tires when he's excited, flashing his headlights and sadly, when tears trickled down his headlights.

This book teaches responsibility and appreciation of owning something like a tractor, with the owner Jim meticulously caring for the tractor each day. Also Wilbur's excellent attitude to trying new jobs; such as raking leaves and plowing snow. The book also teaches children to see the bright side and that changes in life are not always bad. A lovely tale, that will capture children's imagination and I am sure will become a night-time favourite. “ ~ Hollie Anne Marsh, children’s author

website:
www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com/

 






Stay tuned for updates on Wilbur, our first picture book.
copyright; Deanie Humphrys-Dunne