The Dyno Dinosaur Family Presents: Waves of Kindness Review

The Dyno Dinosaur Family Presents: Waves of Kindness

This picture book shows children the power of kindness. Sister Dyno wants to be able to spread kindness to others, but she doesn’t know how. She thinks that she is too young to be able to make a difference in the world. Mother Dyno shows Sister Dyno that every little action she does can make a difference in the world and make people happier. These waves of kindness spread from person to person until everyone is happy.

I loved this metaphor in this book and I think it could be useful for both children and adults. The illustrations were colorful and bright, and the story was educational for readers of all ages. I definitely think that you could use this book to teach your child about kindness and spreading generosity to others. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a picture book about family, kindness, and happiness.

I received a copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 books.


Lala Feels Blah-La Blog Tour Plus Review

LALA FEELS BLAH-LA by Tela Kayne, Children, 28 pp., $8.89 (paperback) $3.99 (Kindle)


Author: Tela Kayne
Publisher: The Virtue Agency
Pages: 30
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Welcome to LaLa’s World: Where kids learn how to be the change!In this newly released children’s book, “LaLa Feels Blah-La,” a young
girl and her stuffed bear wake up feeling blah for no apparent reason.
LaLa’s mom teaches her to be mindful of her feelings and turn her mood
around with the flip of a coin. Perfect for young readers, LaLa Feels
Blah-La , teaches children to be more mindful of their feelings and
manage their mood swings.

My Review

This children’s book with beautiful illustrations teaches young readers how to deal with waking up “on the wrong side of the bed.” LaLa, like many young children, doesn’t know why she suddenly feels crabby and snappy. Her mom teaches her that she is in charge of her own moods and that she can change her own mood easily like the flip of a coin. It might seem like a small thing, but for a young child, it might help them to understand how their minds work in simple terms. It will encourage them to choose to have a good attitude and being generally positive rather than being negative for no reason. Lala’s mother is loving and patient with her as she learns to deal with her emotions in a positive way.

Also, can I just take a moment to talk about how amazing this art is! It is bright and cartoon-like, and it really brings life to the story. I think it alone would be enough to keep young readers interested.

I would recommend this book to adults looking for children’s books that discuss attitudes and emotions.

I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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wakes up and feels rotten, but she’s not sure why. She’s not sick, and the sun
is shining. Lala is blah-la.
stomps downstairs for breakfast. 
stomp, stomp.





As the daughter of a librarian, Tela Kayne grew up reading countless
literary works of all genres in quiet corners of the local library. She
developed the love of writing at an early age, penning theatrical
productions that were performed in the family living room for an
audience of loved ones. She officially began her creative career as a
young actress in Atlanta, having appeared on stage in a variety of roles
including Puck of Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice in Alice in
Wonderland.After graduating college Summa Cum Laude from the University of
Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and working a short
stint in the “real world,” she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career
in film. After securing her Screen Actor’s Guild membership through
appearances on television shows like G vs E, The Parkers and Get Real as
well as films like Down to You, Almost Famous, and Disney’s The Kid,
she decided to garner more behind-the-camera experience. She secured
internships at Scott Rudin Productions, one of Hollywood’s most prolific
and demanding producers and Mostow Lieberman Productions (U-571) at
Universal Studios. She soon accepted a paid position with executive
producer Chris Sievernich and discovered her love of screenplay
development, running the coverage department for Kinowelt USA and
assisting in the development of projects like Nurse Betty, The Wedding
Planner and Welcome to Collinwood. After several years of working in
Hollywood, she returned home to Atlanta in 2001 to focus on a career in
strategic marketing.As president and founder of The Virtue Agency, an integrated content
development and marketing agency, Tela has spent the last fifteen years
writing content and maximizing brand exposure and engagement for
clients. She has authored articles that appear on MarketWatch (WSJ),
Yahoo! Finance,,, and She is also
entering into the literary world with the release of LaLa Feels Blah-La, Book 1 of her debut children’s series, LaLa’s World.






Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word ARC Review

Thomas Paine and the Dangerous WordThis picture book with a classic art style tells the story of Thomas Paine and how he came to write Common Sense. It is more of an older elementary school to middle school novel since the writing is a bit advanced and the topics more serious than a typical preschool picture book. Nevertheless, this would be a fun way to teach 5-7th graders about an important historical figure. To be honest, I didn’t even know much about Thomas Paine before reading this novel.

The plot tells the story of Thomas’ life, from birth to the time when he wrote Common Sense. I, as a nearly graduated senior, didn’t really know much about Thomas Paine. I knew about Common Sense, but I had completely forgotten who had written the book. Even if I had remembered, I would not have actually known anything about his life story. This picture book changes him from a dry historical figure to a person with a real story. He also shows that you don’t have to know what you want to do from childhood to be successful. He changed his mind several times in his life about his career, married different people, and failed several times before he finally became successful from writing that novel.

This book would educate readers about an important historical figure, and teach them that it is okay to fail. Just because Thomas wasn’t a decent tax collector doesn’t mean that he was a failure as a person. If he had just chosen to give up, he would have never been able to influence the American people with Common Sense.

The illustrations in this book were in a classic style that reminded me of old Charlie Brown. It fit the theme because the book is historical and the cartoons were historical. I think that they didn’t catch my attention and draw me away from the main storyline, but they weren’t boring either.

The story was also longer than a normal picture book, but this was important to be able to tell all of Thomas’ story. I don’t think that a young child would want to sit through all of it or think that all of it was interesting, but this would make for an interesting history lesson for an older kid.

I would recommend this book to older children or middle schoolers looking for a fun way to learn about a historical figure.

I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5/5