Sannel Larson's, Melvin... bad bad kitten!

Melvin...bad, bad kitten!
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Sannel Larson, one of our own here at the Hub has proudly published her first children's book. My hope is that this is the first of many children's books to come from this author and illustrator. Her pen bounces along the page making this a nice read-aloud book for busy Mom's.

The antics of Melvin are sure to remind you of your own adorable pets at this tender mischievous age. Melvin is sure to delight as he somersaults across the hearts of your children. This is one kitten who knows his monkey business.

The illustrations are light hearted and fun. The pastels add a softness and at the same time a richness that your children will find enticing. These are thirty-two pages that will entertain the little ones for hours.

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Give Melvin...bad, bad kitten! to your favorite niece or nephew, there will be a reward of a bundle of smiles and assured silliness as they laugh at Melvin swinging on the chandelier. This is from beginning to end a crowd pleaser.

The prose carries its own wit and charm as you rhyme across the page with this furry critter that charms his way into the category called joy.

Warning: When you are finished reading this to your children you are going to want to hug somebody!

About the Author

Sannel Larson is a Swedish author who has entertained many with her poetry here on Hubpages before she turned her attention full time to creating her first children's book, Melvin...bad, bad kitten!

Her style has a charm all its own and many were mesmerized by her romantic poetry. She still maintains a blog named Sannel's World of Poetry! where she shares her creative gifts with her loyal followers. She has shared some of her recipes of Swedish desserts that will please the most finicky aficionado of fine desserts as well.

It is no easy task to create a children's story that is entertaining, to complete the illustration and to labor through the publishing process. Sannel Larson has done that and she has done it with flying colors.

Uncle Mike

My copies arrived today from Amazon.com. I look forward to sending them on to Eva, Adrinna, Brita and Emmeline.

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Melvin...bad, bad kitten!

Thirty-two pages of mischief and some blank pages at the end for your own future illustrators to practice.

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Happy reading!!!

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tsmog 3 years ago from Escondido, CA

Hello Mike and fantastic. I agree the charm and wit Sannel placed into this first adventure of many more to follow. Where Melvin's heart is with mischief if playful indeed and most assuredly offers learning lesson's to many. Thank you for the many ideas for helping to market Sannel's book too. I did not know of so many and will certainly follow through after I finish courting a lady named Rebecca down San Diego way. No romance, only get togethers. Many here at HubPages certainly thank you for all those places offering opportunities with the ideas they have floating about desiring to write a children's story book. Well written and illustrations are fine choices.

Tim


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Congratulations to Sannel and a bow to you, Mck, for this excellent review. Going all the way from HubPages to Amazon is a great achievement to be held in high regards.


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

Congratulations to Sannel for her very first book at Amazon, Keep writing, keep sharing, your linked to a great team, and your in good hands, all the best dear Sannel.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

With this well-penned review and selection of illustrations, I am ever so anxious to get my copies of Sannel's first, hopefully not last, children's book. My copies are due to arrive rather quickly from Amazon on Tuesday...and I know my great nephew will love it very much as well.

I am so proud of Sannel for taking on every phase of this labor of love

Awesome review, Mike...Voted UP and all across. Hugs, Maria


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Thanks Tim. So much talent here at Hubpages. Sannel certainly is near the top.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Martie. Thank you. Yes, Sannel climbed a mountain to go from thought to a printed book. We all congratulate her achievement.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Vincent. Sannel did a wonderful job. Her efforts are a monument to her talent as writer and illustrator.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello mar. Sannel deserves all the accolades she is receiving. The results of her efforts are top notch. I am sure your great nephew will receive hours of joy from this title.


Sannel 3 years ago

Dear Mike,

Oh wow, I am so honored and feel so blessed for this absolutely wonderful review. You have done a beautiful job, and thank you for all those helpful tips where I can promote my book. You're a sweetheart! I shall definitely put the cute banner on my blogs too.

To my dear friends who offered such lovely and kind comments above, I thank you as well.

Thank you, Mike from the bottom of my heart.

My love to Eva, Adrinna, Brita and Emmeline. I hope they enjoy the mischievous Melvin as much as I do.

Love you so much.

Hugs,

Sannel


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

What a sweet review, Mike. Congrats to both you and Sannel. May her new book sell at least a million copies.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

What a pleasure to find Sannel's book review published here today! It always gives such a surge of joy, knowing one of our fellow writers here has taken the steps necessary and completed all the work involved in getting published. This light-hearted kind of work is exactly what we need in a child's world which is often too full of negative influences.

Thanks Mike, for a peek into this new release. And congratulations, Sannel, on your accomplishment! All the best.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Good morning Sannel. The privilege is mine. You have done such a wonderful job with this production. Every detail is a marvel. Eva, Adrinna, Brita and Emmeline are going to love their copies and no doubt Maddock, Charlie and Konnor are going to sneak a peek also. Scream your title from the rooftops and ask your friends to throw in a kind word for your book on their social networks.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello drbj very kind of you. Yes please, at least a million copies sold.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Good morning Peg and thank you. Sannel must be exhausted from the preperation that went into getting a book into print. Melvin...bad, bad kitten! is such a work from the heart. So many details are present. Let's hope drbj is clairvoyant with her million copy prediction.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

I just posted your book on: freehomeschoolclassifieds.com


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

What a great book review. Your comment about Melvin somersaulting across the hearts of children is a winner for sure. Congratulations Sannel. I am on my way to purchase your book.....


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Ruby. Thank you very much. You are such a wonderful support for the writer's of Hubpages. One of your great neices of nephews is going to be very pleased with you.


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jabelufiroz 3 years ago from India

Creative writing MCKBIRDBKS. Voted up.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

jabelufiroz rhank you. It is so easy to write praise for something that is praiseworthy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Thanks for a great review Mike. A big congratulations to Sannel for her first children's book. So happy for you Sannel. Passing this on.


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Terrific review Mike - congratulations to Sannel!

And best wishes to you both, Lesley


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Gypsy and thanks. Sannel did a wonderful job with Melvin...bad, bad kitten!


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Good morning Lesley. Thanks a lot. Hope all is well with you and yours.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This review complements the book so well, Mike. :-) Congratulations to Sannel, and I hope she keeps writing. I plan on purchasing one for my brand new granddaughter, Charlie. She's only five months old, but Mommy and Daddy read to her all the time, and she loves to listen and look at pictures.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Good morning Genna. Thank you very much. I see there is going to be one happy little granddaughter very soon. A proud owner of Sannel's bright new contribution to children's literature. Thank you for your kind words.


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Mike,

When Sannel used to write on HP, I read her articles and stories. I know she is a wonderful writer. Her book is definitely worth reading. I will love to read this book to my nephew,who is very fond of me.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Vinaya I am sure that your nephew will enjoy your reading Sannel's book to him. It is a nice read-a-load book. You just can't go wrong supportin her efforts and entertaining the young ones.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Hello Mike. I just received Sannel's book today. It is adorable. I love her art work. My grandchildren will love it i'm sure. Thank you.....


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hi Always. Seems I am behind in my response to comments. Sannel's book is completely adorable. The reports from my grand nieces is that they all liked the pictures and enjoyed the book. Sannel's book is being read in the four corners of the US thanks to supporters like you.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

I received my copy for my grandchildren and they were all smiles in reading and wanted to read it over and over.

Wonderful review and it did pass the grandchildren test!

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello Faith Reaper, thank you very much. I have every confidence that grandchildren across the country and world will agree with your grandchildren.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

I can't believe I missed this delightful hub about Sannel's delightful book! Sharing our talent and spreading the word is what makes HP the place I want to be.

Certainly along with "Kylei's Blossoms" (marcoujor's book) this is a must have for all parents and grandparents. I hope these two books reach the children's best seller list :)

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello tillsontitan I am going to join you in wishing both Sannel and Maria all the best in enjoying some success with their efforts at etertaining the children of the world. Melvin bad, bad...kitten has found its way to all my young nieces and nephews bookshelves as well as Kylie's Blossoms. Thank you for the visit this morning.


Sannel 2 years ago

Thank you Mike! You're such a supportive and beautiful colleague and friend. You are truly treasured! Thank you to all of you wonderful hubbers and for your most lovely comments. Wow, I did not realize that so many of you had bought my Melvin. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Bless you all!

Sending big hugs to each and every one of you,

Sannel


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savvydating 2 years ago

What a delightful review. To this day, I love books for children. I haven't any pets, but if I had my druthers, I'd probably go with a playful, charming cat... sort of like the one in Sannel's book. You are a dear and loyal friend to all, not to mention, a talented author. Thanks for being you.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello savvydating, thanks for the visit. Sannel has done a wonderful job with this her first children's book It is my understanding that she is on her third one now having also published Bea's Busy Day. I very much appreciate your visit.


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rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

I love cats and this is a nice review and I think it's encouraging to know that someone likes your work :)


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello rdsparrowwriter. Sannel did a wonderful job on this project and since this title she has published three more children's books. 'Angel's Can be silly and playful too!', 'You are Perfect just the way you are', and 'Bea's Busy Day'. The rest of us had better get busy. Thanks for the visit this afternoon.


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rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

Wow ! One talented writer who can touch kids as well as adults through her written work :) Nice :)


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Hello rdsparrowriter . Yes Sannel has set an example for all of us. Have a great day.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Hi Mike, great review on a book by a fellow hubber. I appreciate the efforts of anyone trying to break into the area of children's story books. I have written the text (one poetry, one prose) for two children's picture books now for another author who doesn't have English as his first language. He gave me his story idea and how many pages and I had to write the text to suit. My ambition is to write my own children's stories and maybe do the illustrations as well, but we'll see. I needed to read and comment on one of your hubs, but I rarely have the time to read a whole series (chapters) in a story so I didn't choose Quinn Moosebroker etc. Anyway, well done.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Thanks for the visit Jodah. Sannel is a wonderful author and her illustraions keep getting better and better. Good luck with your career as a children's book author. Children need more books to inspire them to greatness.


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PegCole17 13 months ago from Dallas, Texas

Visiting again to check on the progress of Sannel's book. She is such an incredible artist. Your great review and promotion is inspiring and makes me want to finish that children's story I've had on the back burner for years.


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mckbirdbks 13 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas Author

Good morning Peg. Good to see you this morning. I for one would certainly like to see your children's book brought back center stage and completed. We now know some excellent illustrators. Sannel comes to mind. You can go over to Fine Art America and type in Sannel Larson to see many of her excellent children's book illustrations. So - come on, put the creative hat on and get that book of yours out there. :)

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