To follow up my Children’s Books by Beffy Review, this time I am reviewing four books by Melanie Lopata. I read all of the books for free on Amazon through Kindle Unlimited.
If I Were A Duck: If I Were A Duck is Melanie’s second children’s book she published, and it is 24 pages long and for children ages 1-6. The story is about a boy who wants to be a duck for a day and all the things he would do as a duck. The illustrations are cute, and the rhyming makes the story flow. If I Were A Duck highlights a child’s imagination.
$2.99 for Kindle or $7.56 for Paperback at Amazon
Annie to the Rescue: Annie to the Rescue is 32 pages long with illustrations and is appropriate for children 3-8 years old. The story is based on a girl who volunteers at an animal rescue with her mom. The book itself is about a girl who loves animals especially dogs and she wants a dog of her own. The short story is sweet and about the bond between children and their pets. The book also teaches the importance of patience and the responsibilities of having a pet. The book is great for any child who wants to have a pet of their own. Also, a portion of the proceeds of this book is donated to Pause 4 All Paws Animal Rescue.
$2.99 for Kindle or $3.49 for Paperback at Amazon
Chrissy’s Candy Shop: Chrissy’s Candy Shop is inspired by the author’s friend Chrissy who has her own business making candy tables. The book is 35 pages long and about a girl named Chrissy who wants to own a candy shop. The story also revolves around the relationship between Chrissy and her grandma, which was sweet to read. The illustrations add cuteness to the book while the story teaches children about not giving up their dreams and the value of family.
$3.99 for Kindle or $12.99 for Paperback at Amazon
Border Buddies: Border Buddies is Melanie’s first children’s chapter book that is based on her own dogs. The book is 30 pages long and for children ages 5-9. The story is about what happens when two border collies go on an adventure in the woods. The dogs have different personalities and are given dialogue, which makes the story fun to read. The book teaches about friendship and the importance of listening to rules, which makes it great for any child to read.
$4.99 for Kindle or $9.99 for Paperback at Amazon
About the Author: Melanie Lopata is an author and the owner/operator of a freelance editing business, Get It Write. She has been writing since she was a child due to her passion for reading and writing. Her first book was self-published in 2015 and she has self-published three more after that (the fifth was through a publisher). Her books can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble online. Her first novel will be published in 2020 and she is super excited about that! The title is The Way Home and it is about a young woman who discovers a shocking secret after her father dies which leads her on a journey that will change her life forever.
Melanie loves animals and volunteers for her local animal rescue organization called Pause 4 All Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. of Herkimer County, NY. Her fourth children’s book, Annie to the Rescue, is dedicated to P4AP and a portion of book proceeds is donated to the rescue organization. Along with writing and editing, Melanie loves walking, spending time with family, and reading. She resides in Upstate, New York with her husband, three dogs and three cats (one cat being a foster).
You can like and follow her Facebook page, Melanie Lopata – Author/Editor to keep updated on new book releases, book promotions, and fun blog posts!