Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Great Carp Escape by Irish Beth Maddock - REVIEWED

About the Book:
For siblings Beth and Paul, growing up on a lake and exploring the wonders of aquatic life is fun, until the children encounter a startling, “fishy” find along the shoreline. When the kids discover the moustached, scaly blue carp they found lives in the marsh near their home, they become afraid. Seasons pass and Beth and Paul avoid the swampy reeds at all costs–until a natural occurrence brings about a life-or-death situation for the creepy looking carp, right in their own backyard!

With guidance from their father, will Beth and Paul be able to overcome their apprehensions about the carp and help save them before it is too late?

My Thoughts
This story is familiar to those of us who grew up out in the country and had access to ponds, streams  and lakes.  I know I have memories of "saving" fish, being scared of the odd looking ones and then being relieved when I knew the fish were safe.

Beth and Paul's story is told in a beautifully illustrated book!  Their dad shepherds their thoughts about their unusual encounter toward God and His wisdom in all aspects of His creation.  Their dad and their neighbors put hands and feet to their belief and show Beth and Paul that all of God's creation has value.

This is a great book to share with your young children! They will be captivated by both the story and the illustrations.  What a delightful discovery!

About the Author:
 Irish Beth Maddock (nee Fell) was a columnist for two local newspapers, had stories published in Reader’s Digest Canada, and broadcasted on 100 Huntley Street, CHBC Television and CBC Radio.

She is a published poet, and has both performed in and directed plays and musical theater productions.

A playwright for a church drama production, her three part monologue “Tapestry” helped fund-raise over $1,000. So began the realization that she can help raise much needed funds for great causes with her creativity.

Her award winning children’s book, “The Great Carp Escape” is available as a fundraiser for schools, churches, charities and ministries in need.

A member of SCBWI, IBPA, Inscribe & The Word Guild, Irish would like to continue doing something about those ideas that get downloaded into her brain at 2 AM.

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