Posted by Joyce Anthony at 11:30 PM Monday, February 8, 2010
For the past couple of days, we have been visiting with Melissa M. Williams. While her book, Iggy the Iguana, is fiction, there was a real iguana in Melissa's life. She shares the story with her readers at the end of the book! To the left is a picture of this precious guy.
I found Iggy the Iguana a wondreous piece of work, reminding me of Charlotte's Web. Like the latter, I can imagine reading this book many times over the years and it promises to be the favorite of many children, both boys and girls. Ms. Williams writes in a fresh style that has you hearing her words as you read, forgetting that the characters are animals and not real-life girls and boys. They face the same fears and triumphs that can be found in any elementary class room.
Not only will reading this book, and the rest in the series, allow kids to feel Melissa Williams understands them, reading it will take adults back to those early years--and just maybe help them understand their young children a little more. Melissa has a gift that enables her to reach out and touch children with her words. She hugs them from a distance through her story and lets them know someone understands and cares. I would enthusiastically endorse this author for Mentor of the Year for anyone who truly wants to connect with young readers in their writing!
Iggy the Iguana includes an entire line of products. These are some of the Iggy the Iguana products that are available.
Iggy the Iguana in Hardback and Paperback and Audio CD
Summer League (Iggy's Sequel) in HB and PB
Iggy the Iguana Stuffed Animal
Snap Shell the Turtle Stuffed Animal
Additional Items: Iggy Baseball Collectors cards, Clothes for Iggy, Bookmarks, T-shirts
For full details on all Iggy the Iguana products - http://iggytheiguana.com/iggy_store.htm
Videos about Iggy -
Win the Iggy the Iguana Give Away!
Including the Newly Released Items in Iggy Collection, Snap Shell the Turtle (Plush Doll), Iggy Collector's Baseball Cards, and The Read3Zero T-Shirt ... supporting the fight against illiteracy 30 minutes at a time. Be our most active visitor during the tour for a chance to win this Iggy Collection -- the tour schedule is posted at
http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2010/01/iggy-iguana-and-melissa-m-williams-tour.html to make it easy for you to visit and comment.
To learn more about Iggy and Melissa Williams – visit www.iggytheiguana.com .