This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Up the Down Waterfall by Michael Verrett is a delightful fantasy story which will enthrall young readers. Lydia and her sister Abi find themselves being taken up by a gust of wind and dropped outside one rainy day. They find themselves in a blue puddle where they meet Hop Scotch, the blue penguin. What happens after that is one exciting adventure where the three of them go to a strange land on a beach umbrella that flies. Filled with colors, the book takes readers through a world filled with fantasy and excitement and a lot of new interesting things.
I found the story dreamy, surreal and filled with adventure that will enchant children. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they not only complement the author's thoughts, but also give life and movement to the story and characters. Children are introduced to colors and new things and can also improve their vocabulary by reading this book. It's a good bedtime storybook for children and it's also good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The penguin, waterfall, beach umbrella, colored clouds, rainbow, the giant bubble, the colored sea, pelican, seal, snow princess, and many other things fill the story with radiance.
Children will definitely love Lydia's and Abi's adventure and it will make them dream and imagine. The book is colorful and it comes alive with the author's words and illustrations. There are so many new things for children to learn from this story.