Saturday, July 11, 2020

Summer reading, entertaining and craft fun!

I received these books from Schiffer Publishing for review.  They have books available in a wide range of subjects, so you're sure to find something for everyone!  Check out these great titles that I received, then check their website to see their full selection.


Four Seasons of Entertaining by Shayla Copas with Photography by Janet Warlick ($50.00):  Entertain for every season of the year with one of the Sounth's most acclaimed luxury interior designers and tastemakers.  Join Shayla Copas on a tour of sixteen glamorous celebrations ranging from Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby to traditional gatherings such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve, and at venues as diverse as the Arkansas Governor's Mansion and a show stopping horse stable.  In addition to ideas and sources for tabletop settings and clever details, Copas shares themed menus and mouth watering recipes from contributing chefs.  With more than 250 luscious color photographs, this book will elevate readers' creativity as they plan their next luncheon, dinner or poolside soiree.

 
Conversations with Nell - The Discerning World of a Wise and Witty Labrador by Sara Martin ($19.99):  Escape to the wonderful world of Labrador Nell through her conversations with her owner Sara.  In between special times with the family, Nell faces kidnappings,haunted hotels, shy flamingos and singing corgis; as well as meeting the handsome German Shepherd named Charlie, who is the love of her life.  Nell lives in a cottage near the sea in beautiful Devon, England with Sara and Kev and four other dogs (the elderly Patterdale Mutley, a retired entrepreneur owning chains such as Pizza Mutt and Walbarks - feisty little Maltese cross Poppy, a talented chef who carries a sword and is famous for her scones - Dave, a gentle black Lab who loves surfing, singing and sausages - and Dave's twin sister Harriet, a delicate little chocolate Labwho is always there to pick up the pieces.)  But what about The Cat?  Is Charlie really a spy?  How come Nell is always right?  Why is Pomeranian Gladys sleeping in Nell's handbag?  Come in and find out.  You won't want to leave.

     
Escape Game Adventure - The Last Dragon by Mélanie Vives & Rémi Prieur and Illustrated by El Gunto ($9.99):  Your mission is to find and recover the dragon egg from the castle before the spatial temporal portal closes forever!  With the help of Dooz, your faithful robot, you have been teleported to the Middle Ages.  In this epoch, King Badking rules.  He has stolen the last dragon egg and plans to make an omelet out of it for his son.  In a few moments, it will be too late to recover the egg intact.  Choose to solve this challenge on your own or with a friend!  Either way, you have to hurry!  Let's go! 

 
Escape Game Adventure - The Mad Hacker by Mélanie Vives & Rémi Prieur and Illustrated by El Gunto ($9.99):  Your mission is to locate and destroy the virus and then escape from the scientific compound before the spatial temporal portal closes forever!  With the help of Dooz, your faithful roboy, you have been teleported to the year 2394!  In this era, a mad scientist plans to paralyze the entire world using a powerful cyber virus.  In a few moments, it will be too late!  Choose to solve this challenge on your own or with a friend.  Either way, let's go! 


Cats:  Fold & Play by IK & SK ($9.99):  Are you ready to Origanimo?  With this beginner introduction to paper folding, create a merry band of black cats, each in a unique pose and ready to pounce on the included paper balls of yarn.  The precut and creased kitties are ready to pop out and play in just a few folds!  No scissors or glue necessary!

  
Insects:  Fold & Play by IK & SK ($9.99):  Are you ready to Origanimo?  With this beginner introduction to paper folding, create and identify more than twenty multicolored insects.  The precut and creased bugs are ready to pop out and crawl right off the page in just a few folds!  It's completely mess free, no scissors or glue necessary!

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