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Mom's Choice Award WinnerReaders' Favorite International Award Winner Glide gently into the beautiful morning with Baby Thomas and his grandpa The sun is shining brightly through the wide window and the flowers trees birds and other creatures have already started their day Brilliant colors of the dawning day wake up the park and Baby Thomas is ready for a walk While walking in the park with his grandpa they see the same things but from a different perspective Baby Thomas wants to hug the wonderful world around him but his grandpa has a different opinion In this book young readers will easily connect to the wonders of nature and unforgettable characters playfully interacting with each other Join happy Baby Thomas and his grandpa for a walk and have a delightful uplifting morning Mrs D Olga D'Agostino author of children's books and member of SCBWI grew up in western Ukraine where she finished Lviv business college She immigrated to the United States in 1992 with her two small daughters and for years worked in her own business She speaks a few languages fluently and loves reading writing gardening and traveling Her children's books Carlo the Mouse on Vacation The Trees Have Hearts The City Kittens and the Old House Cat and Carlo the Mouse Book 1 Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse are available in print on and Barnes Noble and as e books for most popular e devices The full series of Carlo the Mouse and her new books The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet and Who Is Most Important in the Fridge? are coming soon Mrs D lives in Smithville New Jersey with her husband Patrick and adorable Nyda the cat For updates on Mrs D's future books please visit her websites wwwmrsdbooksnet or wwwmrsdbookscom


10 thoughts on “Good Morning, World!

  1. says:

    Good Morning World is a story told through the eyes of a young child as he strolls along on a sunny day through his neighborhood park with his grandfather While Baby Thomas sees all that is beautiful in his surroundings grandpa spins everything in a negative way leaving him feeling grumpy and tired Baby Thomas says “Good Morning” to the nearby flowers as they whisper their hellos back but Grandpa complains that the flowers make him sneezy Baby Thomas says “Good Morning” to the birds but Grandpa complains that they are too messy As Baby Thomas meets another Baby Girl in the park together they shout out their hellos to the sun sky birds ducks flowers and the whole world Too bad Grandpa and some other adults are missing out all the beauty surrounding themWhen I was growing up my siblings and I would spend 90% of our waking hours outside playing and interacting with nature in a large forest just behind our childhood home We were taught to identify animal tracks in the snow and mud; plant tend to and harvest from our large vegetable garden; recognize the song of a bird; and identify trees by the bark and the shape of the leaves We were one with nature All too freuently we hear media reports about the increasing number of hours children spend in front of a screen eg TV computers hand held devices and so on We are really falling out of touch with and losing our appreciation for the nature which surrounds us On one level Good Morning World is a reminder to literally “stop and smell the roses” Too often we take for granted all of the beautiful flowers trees rivers mountains sunshine and clouds that we see dailyOn another level Good Morning World speaks to how sometimes we focus on all of the negatives instead of seeing beauty in the things around us In this book we see the world through Baby Thomas’ eyes as he greets the flowers birds trees sun and They are a marvel to him but at the same time annoyances for the grandfather I thought the contrast was very well done but I have to admit that I would have liked to see a slightly different ending for the book I would have liked to see Baby Thomas have a positive impact on his Grandpa so that Grandpa begins to see the world through Baby Thomas’ eyes The grumpy tired grandfather was a bit too stereotypical I was yearning for him to have learned a lesson at the endOne word about the illustrations GORGEOUS This is a beautiful book to hold in your hands and to flip through the pages The illustrations all fill the full page use bold colors and include many many details on each page The book really is illustrated to represent what Baby Thomas sees through his eyes and what he sees is simply beautifulMy Bottom Line Good Morning World takes us on a journey through the eyes of Baby Thomas who sees the beauty in the world as he greets the sun the ladybugs the birds the trees the clouds and while his Grandpa grumpily follows along with a completely different perspective This book provides an important lesson about appreciating the beauty of nature as well as keeping a positive perspective Good Morning World would make for a great read aloud book to a school classroom or for a library reading circle as well as a sweet book to be shared between a child and their caregiver even grumpy Grandpa Due to the book’s length and higher word density I recommend this book for children aged 4 and older I received these books free of charge from the author in exchange for my honest opinions All opinions expressed are my own


  2. says:

    Smile and the world will smile back How simple it is I must admit I am the biggest fan of Mrs D’s stories I love them and have purchased all of her published books but this new release was a huge revelation Good Morning World is one of those beloved books that children parents and grandparents must read together In her book Mrs D shows us two generations and their view on life from different perspectives She introduces us to the wonders of nature in the most beautiful way through the eyes of a child This book like a magnet drew me into the world of Baby Thomas who is in love with the beautiful world around him and his grandpa who once saw the world the same way as his grandson but somehow forgot about the beauty surrounding him Through Baby Thomas and his grandpa Mrs D explains that grown ups no matter how old they are should look around often and take an optimistic approach toward our connection with nature Our mood will lighten dramatically if we connect to nature the way children do We should be optimistic and get pleasure from simple things such as the world around us This simple story made me rethink the way I spend time with my children and my attitude toward life A great lesson for every parent I hope everyone who reads this story will take a healthy approach toward their children and how they spend time together We often forget about the natural healer nature and do not enjoy what God has to offer This beautifully illustrated book brought back many memories about my grandfather and our walks in the park He was not always happy but I was I laughed when he tried to feed a suirrel and it bit his finger when he jumped through the puddles grumbling about the rain and wet shoes I loved every minute I spent with him no matter what mood he was in I did not expect that such a small children’s book could bring out so much warm emotion and memories and touch me so deeply It is difficult to be happy every day but this book shows us to look for the simple things in life just as children do Reading this book I felt much better Happiness is all around us; we just must open our eyes to see it As always Mrs D sends positive messages not only for children but for grown ups as well I am profoundly grateful for another wonderful book which any child parent and grandparent could relate to I read this book many times and my only wish was that this book would never end Mrs D you created a wonderful book I hope parents will not miss the great opportunity to read this inspiring story with their children The artwork in this book is absolutely amazing Looking at these colorful illustrations I felt as if I was reliving my childhood again


  3. says:

    This new book by Mrs D is a study in contrasts The young generation versus the old the optimist versus the pessimist and realism versus make believe This story is dedicated to Baby Thomas and his grandfather Patrick who are the models for the two main characters At the end of this story Mrs D provides summaries and links to both her current books and those projects that are in the planning stage so that we readers know what is in store for usThe setting is a comfortable family living room Baby Thomas is playing on the floor while Grandma is watching from her chair as Grandpa is snoozing on the couch When the baby gestures toward his stroller Grandma places him in in and urges Grandpa to get up and go out for a walk to the park on this beautiful day Grandpa reluctantly begins pushing the stroller but the look on his face tells you he is none too happy  On the other hand Thomas is glowing with smiles and happiness as he engages with the world around himThe author personifies all the forces of nature The sun the clouds the trees and the wind have exuisite faces exemplifying their emotions In addition the author sprinkles her sentences with alliteration examples like “silly stroller” and sounds like “croak craake As they journey on Grandpa complains with analogies comparing the sun to a boiling pot and  the sun baking us up like cupcakesThe park is too noisy the path is too crowded the skies too buggy his shoes got too dirty and so on Baby Thomas sees nothing but the positives as he greets the frogs the birds the wind the lady bugs and the passers by Thomas enthusiastically greets the little girl and her mom that they meet on the path The little girl feels as Thomas does; her mother is too busy talking on the phone all the time When Thomas and his grandfather arrive home Grandma is surprised to see that Thomas is still not sleepy while Grandpa heads straight to the couch to resume his napThe illustrations by Eladziem are masterfully done and provide a study in contrast as well The personifications look like human faces expressing emotions Grandpa’s facial expressions are priceless You want to hug and sueeze Thomas because he is so cheerful The pot belly on Grandpa and the I love my Grandpa shirt worn by Thomas are great personal touches Throughout the story Eladziem alternates between pages drawn realistically in vivid bold color and soft nature scenes done in muted pastel colorsIt is wonderful to see the beauty of the world expressed through the eyes of a young child How often we adults forget Take a look at this exuisite book with your young child or grandchild and give yourself the opportunity to remember


  4. says:

    Good Morning World inspires us to stop and take notice of the glorious world around us and to recognize each day as a gift Baby Thomas is eager to welcome the new day but grandpa isn't in a welcoming mood That doesn't keep Thomas from greeting everything and everyone with a big smile Grandpa complains until finally returning home to take a much needed nap Baby Thomas doesn't mind he's has collected enough good mornings to brighten his dayBaby Thomas is a darling little boy who looks at the world with fascination Everything he encounters only adds to the magic of his day Baby Thomas teaches us to celebrate each new day with a smile on your face and joy in your heart The vibrancy of the day is depicted in the bright and colorful illustrations which bring warmth to the storyI highly recommend picking up a copy of Good Morning World


  5. says:

    What a sweet story by this talented writer as told through the eyes of a child and his grandfather The child's innocence and joy is apparent in every page as is the negative comments and thoughts of his grandfather The disparity between them is displayed in a flowing manner easy for children to understand The illustrations are just beautiful and ever so colorful which are delightful to look at They compliment the story and will enthrall children as they listen or read along The author makes the reader appreciate the joy of the child in experiencing the stroll with his grandfather Mrs D captivates her readers with endearing tales as she creates a world as seen through a different perspective sure to delight both children and adults I look forward to fascinating books by this exceptional author


  6. says:

    This was a charming book Following the differing perspectives of the Grandpa and the child this book is a wonderful reminder about the importance of a positive attitude I LOVED the joyful wonder in the child's perspective and cringed as I recognized some of the grandfather's What I love about all of Mrs D's books is that they share a message They teach the adults as much as the kids This message in particular touched me It is a reminder about seeing from the eyes of a child Exploring the world with an open mind an open heart and enthusiasm Life is full of blessings and sometimes we forget to notice themThank you Mrs D for another 5 star children's book


  7. says:

    Good Morning World by Mrs D and illustrated by Eladziem is a great reminder for the main character's Grandpa and for us readers to appreciate the wonderful world around us and to try to look at it with the eyes of a child The author invites to live our lives being full of wonder and admiration for nature As you read along you will certainly be able to change your thinking into a positive oneAlinka Rutkowska award winning author of Maya Filippo Look for Whales


  8. says:

    Five shining stars for this sweet tale Good Morning World written my author Mrs D is a story readers young and old will enjoy Grandpa finds the world outside trouble than it's worth when he takes he grandson for a morning walk Grandparents will enjoy reading this with their little ones as it's a perfect time to talk about how not everyone see things the same They will even laugh and giggle at the contrasts in this taleBaby Thomas see the world in a whole new way The illustrator has captivated beautiful images that will hold all readers attention The smiling flowers the grinning trees and so much


  9. says:

    Baby Thomas is a ready for an adventure outside but his Grandpa is asleep Thomas has to figure out how to get Grandpa up from his nap Baby Thomas finally gets Grandpa awake Grandpa is not real happy about the upcoming stroll in the park Baby Thomas says “Good Morning” to every living thing he passes from the flower birds and even the sun Everyone notices that Grandpa is not as spunky as Baby Thomas during the walk Poor Grandpa does not want to go on the walk it is hot the flowers make him sneeze it is a bit windy and the animals and insects are just pestsMrs D writes the story so well that you can feel the Sun and breeze on your skin as you join Grandpa and Baby Thomas on their walk The illustrations are so on point that you can see why Grandpa is such a grouch and why Baby Thomas is loving the stroll It is hard to say which one is my favorite character Grandpa or Baby Thomas Baby Thomas is so excited to see the outdoors and all of his “friends” while Grandpa is not happy but we all know he used to see the world like Baby Thomas does now We need to definitely be like Thomas when we feel like Grandpa So often we as parents and teachers forget to look at the world with young eyes This is a perfect book to once again see the beauty thru their eyes It took me back to the time of sitting in my Mema’s lap and listening to her stories It is great for older children too It is an incredible way to teach the importance of image both in words and pictures I love the images created when the Grandpa is talking about the things they both see “The sun is baking us like cupcakes” yet Thomas doesn’t mind at all Grownups and children of all ages will love this book because they can all relate to a similar adventure that they all have had with their family I would give it 5 out of 5 stars


  10. says:

    All of nature outside of Baby Thomas’ window is singing the praises of the day and Baby Thomas wants to join in the chorus But Grandpa is tired and unhappy that he is the one who has to push the stroller to the parkBaby Thomas pays no attention to Grandpa’s grumblings as he greets all of the wonders around him The sky the sun the clouds and the trees animals insects and happy people all return his smiles It is a day of wonder for the little boyNot so for Grandpa who finds the trip almost unendurable The sun’s too hot the wind’s too windy and the animals and insects are pests Too bad for him because when they finally arrive home he still has only the grumpy disposition he left the house with earlierHowever Baby Thomas has a hatful of happy memories How soon we forget the simple pleasures of everyday life This book points up the joy a little child can find in what we adults would consider the mundane In our day to day hustle and bustle we take for granted the things that are around us instead of focusing in on the little things that make life so beautifulThis is not only a terrific book to read to a toddler with its beautifully drawn pictures but it is a gentle reminder to adults to step away from our own little universes once in awhile and see the world through the eyes of a childEvery one of Mrs D’s books have been a joy to read Bravo once again and keep writing