Happy! Happy!

Children - Preschool
15 Pages
Reviewed on 01/24/2014
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Author Biography

My wife and I illustrate our eBooks together. Jackie designs a basic idea on paper and then she lets me see them. I look at her ideas and then work on an electronic tablet to draw the illustrations.
Jackie began writing for her junior high school newspaper when she was 13 years old. She also belonged to an explorer's post in journalism when she was a junior in high school. She had her most fun in school when she was the daily writer and editor for the summer camp journal during her senior year. Jackie won her first essay contest from our local newspaper in 1998. She began writing children's stories in 1999.
I began writing in high school for our school newspaper and magazine. I also wrote for our high school yearbook staff for three years.
"Happy! Happy!" is the fifth book in the Gaston and little Gregorie series. Our first book "Peaches! Peaches!" received a silver award with Readers Favorite and has gone on to earn two gold awards with the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in Chandler, Arizona. All five of our books in the Gaston and little Gregorie series are found online at our web site: www.peachesandmore.com.
When Jackie and I are not writing and illustrating books we enjoy reading books, watching movies and taking our dog for walks in our local parks and enjoying the nature centers where we live.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

Happy! Happy! brings readers back to a small town in France and our friends Gaston the dog, Gregorie the Parrot and Mr. Marceau, their owner. Gaston and Gregorie loved each other and they loved playing together outside, and sitting in the fruit tree orchard. Gregorie sleeps in a cage on the table in the dining room and Gaston sleeps on a rug beside the table, so they won't be alone. Their favorite time is Christmas, because they get to listen to music Mr. Marceau plays on the music machine and Gaston loves to hear his parrot friend sing, "Sing! Sing!" And at Christmas, Mr. Marceau has a Christmas tree, reads Father Christmas stories, and these two friends love to listen. They were so excited about the story Mr. Marceau read to them on Christmas Eve that they waited until he had gone to bed, and then they did something very special with shoes that would make them all happy on Christmas morning. What are these two friends up to this time?

Jackie Ferrell has written another amazing and precious little book featuring a dog named Gaston, a parrot named Gregorie and a man named Mr. Marceau. I love these two little critters and was so happy to read this latest book, Happy! Happy! Gaston and Gregorie always have something up their sleeve and this time it has to do with pulling shoes out of the closet and putting them around the Christmas tree. What do empty shoes have to do with Christmas or a Christmas tree? Well, believe it or not, these two have something very unique and interesting in mind. I think this is the cutest idea, and my favorite so far in this series of children's e-books. Illustrator Scott Ferrell does a fantastic job with the illustrations. I love the illustrations, and they are created in a way that they don't take a lot of space on your e-readers. I highly recommend Happy! Happy! to everyone, because this story is just too cute. And don't wait until Christmas to download it; you can read it any time, along with the other books in this series. Be sure to check them all out on Amazon.com.

Jackie Ferrell

I would like to thank Joy for her wonderful review of our latest e-book. She always does such a fantastic job with reviewing our e-books.