Friday, August 27, 2010

If Fishes Were Wishes Travels Through Cyberspace

Title: If Wishes Were Fishes

Written by: NA Sharpe

Illustrated by: Ginger Nielson

Soft cover: 24 pages

Ages: 4-8

Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC

ISBN-10: 0982588674

ISBN 13: 9780982588673

Published: May 2010

Print Price: $13.99

From generation to generation statements may take on their own meanings for each generation to interpret. What is 6-year-old JT to do when he takes each statement by his grandparents literally and miscommunication ensues at a hysterical level?

Politeness always at the top of his list to impress his grandparents, JT is determined to stay out of trouble and does what they say no matter what. At times Grandma’s apparent frustration with JT bothers him until a little birdie clears it all up with Grandpa.

Nancy Sharpe’s stroll down memory lane of old sayings through her whimsical storytelling will have the reader laughing their head off (no not literally), opening up the perfect opportunity to talk with our young children of our fond childhood memories.

Purchasing links:

Barnes and Noble

Books A Million

4RV Publishing

Author: NA Sharpe

Ms. Sharpe has always had a deep rooted love of storytelling and children's literature. This is her first picture book. She has one fantasy book published and is currently writing a Young Adult fantasy adventure series in collaboration with her son.

Illustrations: Ginger Nielson


  1. Donna,
    Thank you so much for hosting me today and for your wonderful review! By the way, congratulations on The Golden Pathway - I'm looking forward to reading it!

    I'd like to remind everyone to be sure to leave a comment to be registered for the drawing for the If Wishes Were Fishes giveaway. The winner will be announced Monday on my blog.

    Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

  2. This sounds like a really fun story. I remember my grandparents had lots of little sayings, that I was unsure of too.

  3. Super review, Donna. This is a fun story, and I recommend it for young readers who might come up with some unique saying of their own and also for older readers who will chuckle at the way a kid interprets the things we say.

    Congrats, Nancy.

  4. Donna,

    Marvelous review Donna. It is so nice to be reminded of the special time with grandparents.

    Nicole Weaver

  5. Fantastic review, Donna!

    Your blog tour has been great, Nancy. All the best with IF WISHES WERE FISHES. Love it!

    Congratulations on your book's release, Donna. :o)

  6. I think this will be a great book for kids to read. The title is cute and I like the cover. The young boys expression is priceless!

  7. A really cute book.

    Great review Donna. Makes me want to run out and buy the book!!

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  8. Hi Kristi, thanks. It was a really fun story to write and both kids and adults seem to enjoy it :)

    Thanks Bev, it is so easy for any age to misunderstand what someone is trying to communicate kids have their "own language" too, lol.

    Hi Nichole, grandparents do have a very special relationship with kids and I think there are a lot of fond memories that should be celebrated - JT may not realize it now...but that's what he's doing :)

    Beth, thank you so much - I have had a blast! I've really enjoyed the tour and all the wonderful hosts and visitors.

    Hi Susanne, yes! Ginger is definitely to be commended for her wonderful illustrations. She is an absolute joy - I hope I get to work with her again soon.

    Hi Margot! Thanks so much for stopping. This book has been so much fun - to write, the tour, and reading it with kids - lots and lots of giggles and smiles!

    Donna thank you again for such a wonderful review. I really appreciate you hosting me.

    Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

  9. I need to get this book for my grandson, just to ensure we have no misunderstandings - and it sounds like a fun book.

  10. Hi Jane - its a fun way to talk about communication with a child, and a great chance to share a giggle or two!

  11. It sounds like a great book. :) Ginger has got be getting a sore hand...I see her name on book illustrations all over the blog world. :) Congratualtions to both author and iluustrator. :)

  12. Nancy:

    It was a pleasure hosting you!

    Thank you one and all for visiting and commenting to Nancy.

    Best wishes to your continued succes!

    Warm regards,


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