April, 2012

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Recent Books from Guardian Angel Publishing

Just think of everything the brain and nervous system do for us. This book will help you learn about the different parts of the brain and some of the nerves that control the various body functions while you are awake or asleep. Glossary, Activity pages, too.

Whether playing soccer or star gazing, these cuddly koalas love to do everything together. Come along on an adventure from the bottom of the ocean all the way to outer space with these two best friends.


A boy and his war veteran uncle share a frank discussion about God and his uncle’s paralysis. The boy learns that Uncle B is unable to do many things, but having a good time isn’t one of them.


Follow the water droplets in their journey from the clouds to the earth and back to the clouds again. Written in a lyrical style, the book takes a new angle on the water cycle by showing the feelings it evokes in people.


A comical tale about a hungry badger and a protective mother pig who will stop at nothing to protect her piglets. The story reflects the challenges of farm life and the authentic behaviors of both animals. You will even find out why badgers eat grubs today!

BUFFALOED BADGER hardcover and softcover


Congratulations on the release of Slime & All. Please tell us more about it.
About the book:
Janet: The giant worm, Lump, lives on a farm but the other animals run away from him. He escapes to a town and meets Jake, who takes him to a park where he plays with other kids. This early chapter book for young readers encourages them to think about accepting those who are different.

What was the inspiration for this book?
Janet: I often pick up and rescue earthworms stranded on sidewalks on rainy days while many people find them disgusting. That reminded me of the way some people react to others who have special needs or are different in other ways so I wondered what life would be like for a giant worm.
What is your favorite moment from the book?
Janet: I like the part where he gives the kids a ride on his back.
Is this your first published book?
Janet: No, I’ve already had three others published by Guardian Angel Publishing. The titles are The Peril of the Sinister Scientist, Secret Service Saint, and Signs of Trouble. The editor finds it amusing that all the titles contain words beginning with the letter, S.

We’d love to hear more about you.
Janet: Thanks. Besides being an author I’m a grandmother and a substitute teacher. I worked at California School for the Deaf for many years, my husband and I raised three deaf sons with various special needs in addition to our birth daughter and I’ve worked with a lot of Special Ed students in schools. I think public speaking is fun and would love to do more of it.
Do you have any book signing events or book tours scheduled for Slime & All?
Janet: Not at the moment. I did sell some books at a conference where I spoke last month.
How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming Slime & All events?
Janet: Please visit my website, http://www.janetanncollins.com
Thank you for stopping in to share Slime & All with us. Readers can purchase a copy direct from GAP’s website. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.

Janet: Thank you very much for interviewing me.



GAP: Congratulations on the release of SLIME & ALL and WATER PLAY. Please tell us more about them.
Alex: “Slime & All” is the story of a little boy who befriends a giant, friendly, but slimy worm.
“Water Play” talks about how rain, snow, and hail are formed in a fun and playful way for children.
GAP: What medium did you use for illustrating these books? How do you choose?
Alex: When starting a book I always use pencil and paper to start, and when the drawings are finished I scan them into the computer and color them in Flash. I like using this program because it is quick and easy to use, and with the style I draw with I feel using the simple colors of Flash really complements the pictures and gives the characters life.
GAP: What is your favorite illustration from each book? Why?
Alex: In “Slime & All” my favorite drawing is definitely page 4. I like this picture because I love drawing cartoon animal characters and this picture allowed me to draw the worm character, Lump, in full.
For “Water Play” my favorite picture is page 13 mostly because the Dew Drop characters were my favorite to draw and I simply feel that it is the best picture both in color and composition.
GAP: Did you have to do any research for these books?
Alex: I had to do quite a bit of research for “Water Play” because when it comes to drawing buildings, it has never really been my strong point. So I like to look up pictures of various buildings and environments for reference.
GAP: Are these your first published books?
Alex: No, actually my first published book was Lily and the City of Light. It was a big milestone for me, and it helps to remind me of where I have been and where I hope to go in my career one day.
GAP: We’d love to hear more about you.
Alex: Well, as you know my name is Alex Morris. Since middle school when I visited an art college I knew I wanted to pursue a career as an artist. Through the rest of middle school and all of high school I spent a lot of time in the back of the class doodling whatever came to mind, which usually was monsters, mutants, and scary clowns.
Attending college was a real wake up call for me and really pushed me to be the best artist I could be. It also helped me to explore different avenues in my drawings and it was then that one of my first cartoon characters, a sad little amphibian named Danny Frog was created. From there I started drawing more cartoon characters. Many of them a form of my personality or representations of friends I know.
But after college I received my first official illustrating job and drew my first children’s book, “Monty and the Rolling Rock”. Shortly thereafter, with the help of my head illustrator, at the time, Mr. Collier, I started working for Guardian Angel Publishing, and the rest as they say is history.

GAP:Thank you, Alex, for stopping in to share SLIME & ALL and WATER PLAY with us. Readers can purchase Slime & All here and Water Play here. We are proud to add these titles to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing. Be sure to follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss any new releases.

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