DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Do you love reading to your children or grandchildren? I know I do and today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear" by Alysia and Michael Ssentamu is perfect. One thing I love is the moral lesson throughout and how to turn fear into courage. The illustrations are also adorable. This book makes for the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for the little ones in your life. Take a look and enjoy.
Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear (Mom's Choice Award® Gold Medal Recipient) Kindle Edition
Meet Sticky Icky Vicky, a girl who wants to get over her fear—once and for all
In Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear, the first book in the Sticky Icky Vicky™ series, authors Alysia and Michael Ssentamu introduce readers to Vicky, a fun-loving girl who doesn’t mind getting a little sticky and icky. She loves rolling down hills and playing in mud—but when it comes to water, Sticky Icky Vicky’s fear prevents her from joining in the fun. Then Vicky gets an invitation for a waterpark party, and she decides that she really wants to go—even if it means ignoring the Negative Ned voice in her head and getting over her fear.
With vibrant illustrations and catchy rhymes, Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear offers children an inspirational/loveable heroine who learns some valuable life lessons, such as:
Aimed primarily at readers aged six to ten, Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear is a reading experience that leaves kids believing that they, like Vicky, can get past any obstacle in their way.
"An encouraging tale for young readers with their own fears to face." - Kirkus reviews (starred review)
Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
Michael and Alysia are husband and wife health professionals and the minds behind Sticky Icky Vicky.
Alysia and Michael live in the Australian capital, Canberra, with their children, a dog, an African Grey Parrot, two turtles and some chickens. They’re already working on the next Sticky Icky Vicky book.
In 2019, they wanted to write a book that inspired children to believe that no matter what, they had the power to choose to overcome their fears.
That book became Sticky Icky Vicky: Courage over Fear. It’s a story for anyone—big or small—who needs some encouragement to get over a fear. Vicky wants everyone to know that we can all grow as individuals and improve our lives by using the power to choose wisely. By taking little steps, we get closer to our goal each and every day.