Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mr. Topper and Golden Daffodils

Today I'd like to share with you about two delightful new children's books by Liam Maher, published by Guardian Angel Publishing.

Mr. Topper is a pot-bellied pig who is looking for someone to give him a good home and take care of him. He meets several people, telling each one, "If you give me a good home, pet and pamper me, and feed me whenever I go Oink!Oink! you shall have lots of very good luck.” Now, this seems rather hard to believe, and not surprisingly, people don't believe Mr. Topper. Just when he is wondering if there are any kind people in the world, his luck begins to change. Can his promise of good luck come true? Vanda Lavar provides the fun, colorful illustrations on the cover and in the book.

Paddy, the gardener, grows some beautiful golden daffodils in his garden. He is wondering if they could win first prize in the Spring Garden Show. His friend, a little bird named Tupo Hoopoe, wants to help her dear friend win first prize for his daffodils. She spots a fairy as she drops a bag which spills some shimmering gold dust. Tupo gathers up the spilled fairy dust and sprinkles it on Paddy's daffodils. The flowers turn a beautiful golden shade that Tupo is sure will cause them to win the prize. But it's not that simple. The morning of the show the golden daffodils are gone, vanished! The adventures begin as Tupo tries to find them. Will Tupo be able to find the daffodils in time? Will Paddy win first prize? The cover art and illustrations are beautifully done by Marina Movshina.

Mr. Topper, the Potbellied Pig and Golden Daffodils are available from Guardian Angel Publishing and Amazon. They are recommended for ages 4-8.


Nicole weaver said...


This book sounds great! I love daffodils. I have some in my front yard and backyard. Thanks for sharing .
Nicole Weaver
Trilingual Children's Author

Nicole weaver said...

That pig looks adorable. what a great idea for a story. Love it!

Nicole Weaver
Trilingual Childrren's Author

Carol said...

Love daffodils, it sounds like a lovely book! Mr Topper looks a fun book for the youngsters!

Magic Carpet of 16x Books said...

Two books at once. WOW - and they both look wonderful too. I will never keep up with my reading if GAP authors continue to write such terrific books. HELP!!

Margot’s Magic Carpet
Kids Books With a WOW Factor!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Margot, there's no such thing as too many books. ;-)

These both sound like good ones.

Unknown said...

These books sound wonderful and just what kids need--and adults, too--in the gorgeous springtime. Welcome, Liam, and congrats. to Connie.

Susan Hornbach said...

Great post Connie. These two books sound delightful for children. Wishing you great success Liam. Happy writing!

Anonymous said...

I reviewed Mr. topper. It is on my blog tomorrow. I loved the illustrations.
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
Children's Author of Stella the Fire Farting Dragon (April 2010)

Martha said...

I don't have little ones around anymore but they sure sound wonderful. Thanks for stopping by to visit :-)

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss connie! those books sound just real fun for kids. i love the covers.
...hugs from lenny

Liam Maher said...

If everyone. Thank you for your good wishes and kind comments on my two books. It certainly brightened up my day. Connie I loved the reviews, much appreciated.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you all for coming by and for your comments!
Liam, it was my pleasure to review your books. They are fun books!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

They both sound like wonderful books, Connie. It's amazing how many books GAP publishes. I haven't seen the stats, but CAP authors seem to be all over the web. :)