Monday, December 20, 2021

Christmas gifts

 Do you know someone who loves horses, farm animals and cute tractors? If so, they should check out these books. All feature horses, farm animals and/or Wilbur the tractor. Does Wilbur find the perfect home? What does Wilbur's friend Jim, promise? How does he help Wilbur adjust to changes?

What are Wilbur and Elliott talking about?  Illustration by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj

What does Susie do to get ready for winter? Illustration by Wanda L. Urabazo

copyright 2021 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Wilbur's new Home; A Surprise for Wilbur is now on Kindle and Audible!

Wilbur is delighted to announce the second book in the Wilbur the Tractor series, Wilbur's new Home, is out on Kindle! Great gifts for the little ones in  your family, or your circle of friends. Wilbur's New Home is now the #1 children's book on enrolled in KindleUnlimited You can also listen to free audible chapters.

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 copyright 2021 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Wilbur's New Home; Just released!

 The second book in the Wilbur the Tractor series is released! Check out  Wilbur's New Home, illustrated by Wanda L. Urabazo and Holly Humphrys-Bajaj.

Book Description:

"A sweet story about Wilbur the cutest tractor, who faces an unknown future with patience and hope. This story features Wilbur's adorable friend Hattie, who supports him along the journey into his new home." ~Hollie Anne Marsh, children's author
Wilbur is very excited to present the second book in the Wilbur the Tractor series."

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 A cute Little Story! Review by Janice Spina

Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2021

Wilbur is back again in this cute little story about the red tractor. He gets a new home and has a surprise when he arrives there. Children will love adorable little Wilbur who is shy and has difficulty meeting new people. Wilbur will teach them to be patient and learn how to adjust to new people and places. The illustrations are colorful and well done and will engage and delight children. They add depth to the story. A lovely sequel to Wilbur’s first book.

Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2021
Award winning Connecticut children’s book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne writes enchanting stories that not only entertain youngsters and share insights into developmental life lessons, but by placing the stories with animal (and mechanical!) characters, the stories become more accessible for learning. This book WILBUR’S NEW HOME is enhanced by the superb illustrations of Holly Humphrys-Bajaj, Deanie’s talented sister, and Wanda L Urabazo and is a very welcome Book 2 in the WILBUR THE TRACTOR series.

Wilbur is a red tractor whose owner, Jim McNab, is his best friend, and this time ‘round Jim joins Wilbur in cutting the grass and Jim informs Wilbur visitors are coming. Wilber is hesitant about meeting this possible new owner, but Jim reassures him, and cleans Wilbur’s tires and washes him and places his blanket over Wilbur for a good night’s rest. The next day a potential buyer for Wilbur arrives and is critical of the ‘too old’ Wilbur, but Jim protects Wilbur’s feelings, and with further support from Hattie the Chicken, Wilbur is prepared for new visitors. Compliments from Susie the squirrel boost Wilbur’s anxiety, until the next visitor, Ben Blake, arrives and is critical of Wilbur’s red color (‘red tractors have bad tempers and they misbehave’), and leaves, again hurting Wilbur’s feelings. Another day, after joyfully working the garden with Jim, and other visitor – Willy and his dog Elliot – and through interactive acts of kindness a friendship is born. The result – Wilber has found a fine new home, greeting Hattie the Chicken and new friends, and finding happiness.

This is a fine story about friendship, about enjoying chores, and about changes that can open doors for new possibilities. Children (and their reading parents!) will have fun while learning important life lessons. And…there is a little quiz at book’s end to underline new knowledge. Recommended. Grady Harp, December 21

Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2021

Wilbur, the little red tractor, is moving to his new home where a surprise is waiting for him! Though Wilbur is sorry to leave, he is looking forward with hope and anticipation. This second in the "Wilbur the Tractor" series is as fun and entertaining as the first volume and a must for every little child's library. Highly recommended.
A New Best Friend (5 stars) review by Barbara A Mojica
This is the second book in the charming Wilbur the Tractor series. Wilbur is a diligent tractor who lives with Farmer Jim. Now that the little red tractor is getting older, Jim worries that mowing the whole farm might be too difficult. So, Jim decides to sell Wilbur. Wilbur worries that a new owner will not be a good friend like Jim.

When prospective buyers come to the barn. Wilbur does not feel comfortable with them. But Jim is a good friend who wants to make sure that his shy, tractor friend will be happy and properly taken care of. Will Wilbur find a new friend and a good fit for his skills? Read this adorable picture book to find out.

Soft crayon pastels portray the mood of the story well. Young readers learn the value of true friendship and empathy for the needs and feelings of others. A beautifully told tale appropriate for primary grade and beginning chapter book readers.

copyright 2021 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Adorable story about a by Virginia Wright (5 stars)

Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2021

Wilbur's New Home: A Surprise for Wilbur (Wilbur the Tractor) is an adorable story. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is a truly creative author to pull off writing a story about a tractor. This book is a cute sequel to A Tractor Named Wilbur: Friendships Last Forever (Wilbur the Tractor Book 1). Wilbur is a shy red tractor and its owner seeks to find Wilbur a new home. Wilbur is apprehensive about leaving and about who his new owner will be. Hattie the chicken offers support in the move. Recommend for your little's reading.
Wonderful story review by Gigi Sedlmayer (5 stars)
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Honorable Mention for Charlene the Star!


We are thrilled to announce Charlene the Star earned Honorable Mention in Children's Fiction books category. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Cover and illustrations by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj

copyright 2021 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Reading of A Tractor Named Wilbur by The Macaw Puppet from Think Ahead kids


Did you hear the news? Wilbur's book is featured on #ThinkAheadKids for Storytime this week.

Please stop by and listen. Wilbur would love to meet you.

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Illustrations by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj

copyright Deanie Humphrys-Dunne 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

A Firebird Award for Charlene the Star!

I'm thrilled to announce my children's book, Charlene the Star, won second place in the contest. Congratulations to all of the winners.

If you'd like to hear some excerpts from the book, please visit the Audible sample here:


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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