March 31, 2021

Wesley Raccoon series

 

 

Wesley Raccoon Series

by Michelle Porter

Children's




Wesley Raccoon: The Old Man in the Houseboat

This story is about a shy little raccoon who overcomes his fear of meeting new people. Join Wesley Raccoon on his travels through the streets of Amsterdam to find out how The Old Man In The Houseboat becomes his new best friend.


Excerpt:

Wesley is afraid of strangers, they always try to chase him away. He was very careful not to be seen, hiding in between the flowers on the streets and behind the garbage in alleyways.

He was starting to get tired from his long morning of searching for food and keeping out of sight when he noticed the brightly coloured boats docked along the canal.

Wesley loves boats, especially colourful ones! There were lots of bright coloured boats gently bobbing up and down in the canal water. There were big boats and small, old boats and new, but what caught his eye was an old houseboat nestled just past the weeping willow tree on the other side of the canal. He scurried over to get a closer look.


Review:

Wesley Raccoon is busy trying to find his friends and food, but everyone seems to be either too busy to notice him or they are not around anywhere. Wesley learns to step outside of his comfort zone and make friends with an old man on in a houseboat.

I really enjoyed the illustrations and I believe that children will enjoy this book as well.



Wesley Raccoon: Captain John's Social

This inspiring story of friendship captures the importance of spending time with friends throughout our life. Join Wesley Raccoon and The Old Man in the Houseboat on their adventures through Vondelpark, and learn how Captain John's Social gathers a unique circle of true friends.


Excerpt:

Wesley loves to spend time with his friends at Captain John’s Social.

Tonight, he introduces his best friend to the Wise Owl of Nine Streets; Riley Fox, who lives in Dam Square; Leia and Dexter, the alley cat twins; and, of course, LisaLou, the Hare of Vondelpark, who they sang songs with earlier that afternoon.

The Captain tells stories and listens carefully to his friends as they share their week’s adventures.

How wonderful it is to have friendship of all kinds in our life,” says Wesley to the Captain. Wesley and his friends are thankful for knowing so many different people and spending time with them every week at Captain John’s Social.

As Wesley thinks about his friends and their wonderful times together, he knows that each person is truly unique, and in their own special way, brings kindness to Wesley’s circle of friends.


Review:

In Captain John’s Social, we see a continuation of the story from book 1 (The Old Man in the Houseboat). The Old Man takes Wesley on an adventure where they meet even more people and animals with diverse backgrounds. The book brings out the importance of celebrating everyone’ differences and being friends with all.

The Illustrations are done beautifully and this would be a good book for younger children to enjoy.


About The Author:


As a mother to four grown boys, Michelle is passionate about writing captivating children's stories on the importance of social acceptance, kindness and life lessons. Her books focus on friendship, love and self-awareness blossoming in a world that children understand.

Her warm-hearted approach to writing and whimsical use of watercolor illustrations connect with young creative minds, inspiring children of all ages. The message she coveys is simple yet powerful: "When we release our fear of the unknown and our preconceived notions, we free our hearts to find true friends, to love, and to grow."


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9 comments:

  1. This would be perfect for my grandson.

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  2. I love the cover! It’s very cute!

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  3. Thank you for your review! I am thrilled you enjoyed the books.

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  4. I am looking forward to adding these books to my children's book shelves. I had a raccoon as a pet growing up.

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  5. It sounds like a cute story for little kids. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. I agree, very cute covers. I can imagine the racoon getting up to all sorts of trouble.

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  7. My niece and nephew would love this.

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  8. Thank you everyone for your support and comments - I'm trilled you like the book! We can all use a feel good story these days, and its a lovely series on friendship that all young readers can enjoy. Michelle.

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