Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MAYARA CALVANI - writes books that Hook Kids on Reading!

Mayra Calvani

writes stories that captivate
kids and their parents.

Her latest is no exception.

Illustrated by Kit Grady
Guardian Angel Publishing

Who wouldn't love jumping into the world of a cute hamster like Humberto?
And Kit Grady's illustrations bring Humberto and friends to LIFE!

Humberto is an antisocial little hamster… he’s totally addicted to books! His neighbors, the squirrel, the rabbit, the skunk, the hedgehog and the beaver want to become his friends, but Humberto doesn’t have time for them. He’s too busy reading! Then one day, disaster strikes and he must choose between saving his books and helping his soon-to-be friends.

Softcover ISBN: 978-1-935137-92
eBook ISBN 978-1-935137-93-1
Copyright 2009
24 pages
Ages 4-8


And here's a not too well kept secret. . .

If you go to Mayra's Website you can read more
about Humberto and his friends. Click on Picture Books,
and take a peek at her other delightful books for young children.

Mayra's BLOG is another place full of goodies you will enjoy.


  1. Dear Margot,

    Thank you so much for featuring my work on your lovely blog!

  2. Sounds like a fun book. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing the review.

  3. Thanks for having Humberto on your blog. He is such a cool creature.
    Kit Grady

  4. Margot & Mayra,
    Great review and book. I had the pleasure of reading it. Hope it sells a million.
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Children's Author
    Coming this winter Klutzy Kantor

  5. Kit, your illustrations are the perfect counterpoint to Mayra's story - they go together like cookies and milk!

    Donna, Janet and J Aday:
    If my Blurb here HOOKED you into reading about Humberto - my job is DONE. YEA!!!

    Margot Finke
    Books for Kids - Manuscript Critiques
    Margot's Books for Kids + Writing News

  6. I love this book. Mayra's imagination never ceases to amaze me.