Do you have a brother or a sister? Do you like to play games together but sometimes take things too far?
Welcome to one of the January 27th stops on the blog tour for Oh! What a Pickle! by Martin L Cohen with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more reviews and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
Oh! What a Pickle!
by Martin L. Cohen
Published 12 October 2021
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Page Count: 28
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Do you have a brother or a sister? Do you like to play games together but sometimes take things too far? Well, these two silly sisters Talia and Gabi do, and they find out the hard way what can happen when they don’t control themselves and try to have too much fun!
Consumed with gluttony for a rather odd but favourite treat, their hunger for this food winds them up into a little bit of a pickle!
Can these two survive the perils of their hunger? What goes wrong? Does it get resolved?
The answers might just be found within the pages of this book!
It was always Poppa Ron,
Who was never very far,
Who brought the chilled thing
From the fridge, in a jar.
Still laughing and smiling From chasings and tickles, The sisters could see in the jar, The PRIZED PICKLES!
Talia and Gabi Would giggle and grin.
With the chilled jar now open They’d tuck right on in.
And then on the pickles They’d greedily munch.
If they could, they would eat them For breakfast and lunch!
Weekly these sisters Would eat straight from the jar
Till one pickle remained, The best one by far!
Amazed, Nana Wendy Each week would say, “You’ll turn into a pickle, One fine day!”
My Rating: 5 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to Oh! What a Pickle! by Martin L Cohen as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you to everyone involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Oh! What a Pickle! is a story in verse about a pair of sisters named Talia and Gabi and how they and their relatives absolutely, positively love pickles. It’s the highlight of dinner with Poppa and Nanna, don’t you know!
This story was fun to read and the illustrations are absolutely adorable. Each spread pairs three 4-line stanzas with an illustration, and each stanza maintains an ABCB rhyme scheme. It flows nicely and although 12 lines looks lengthy on the page at first glance, the lines themselves are short. I counted 5-8 syllables in each. This book will be suitable as both a bedtime/story time read aloud and as a guided reading or independent reading book for young readers.
About the Author
Martin Cohen was born in Sydney, Australia, and is the proud and loving uncle of three adorable children and the father to his fur baby, the very handsome but cheeky Pomeranian pooch, Tinsel
Having spent many years in dull and boring oﬃce jobs, Martin decided to follow his dreams and become more creative, and now spends his time painting, acting, playing music, writing and, of course, taking Tinsel for lots of walks.
Martin attended the Conservatorium of Music High School and upon completion of his HSC he spent a year at Sydney University before returning to the Sydney Conservatorium to complete his Bachelor of Music degree.
After spending a year studying and living in the UK, Martin returned to accept full time and freelance positions in arts administration for ensembles such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
While working in arts administration, Martin continued to perform as both a ﬂutist and pianist, and recorded a number of radio recitals and programs including the complete Haydn Piano Sonatas and also the complete Flute Sonatas of J.S. Bach.
Martin transitioned his career into media, working at FOXTEL and later as the National Airtime Manager for Southern Cross Austereo and then National Trading Manager with the Australian Radio Network.
In 2019 Martin retired from corporate life to shift his focus towards his lifelong passion for creative outlets. He now focuses his time on abstract painting, children’s book writing, and acting having studied at Screenwise Australia, NIDA, Improv Theatre Sydney, and AMAW and has started working in front of the camera on innumerable productions including several TV series, short ﬁlms, feature ﬁlms and theatre.
Martin is the Principal Flutist and longest serving President of the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2019 he was acknowledged with a citizen award for his contribution to arts and culture by the Woollahra Council.
Martin L Cohen will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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