Recent Reviews for Nanny Doodle
Divorced At Six (Book) - 1/24/2007 9:31:37 AM|
Really special! A great write!
Divorced At Six (Book) - 9/25/2006 9:28:49 AM
"Divorced at Six" is a delightful read about a mischievous little girl named Ellie, her special squirrel friend she calls Harold, a mom and dad in the throes of an ugly divorce. Ellie tells all her troubles to Harold and he actually talks back to her, although Ellie is the only one who understands his lingo. Ellie's mother, Penny, accepts the talking squirrel; her father, Dennis, thinks a pet squirrel who talks is nonsense.
Truthfully, Dennis is not a very nice man, but as the story progresses, we learn he is struggling with problems at work which make him unreasonable and angry at the world. Meanwhile, Penny puts their house up for sale and tries to deal with Dennis. Ellie is worried that moving to a new house will leave Harold homeless.
But Nanny Doodle doesn't let that happen and introduces us to a charming "old south" gent named Red who has a wonderful big house for sale with lots of trees for Harold to choose from.
Nanny is a gifted storyteller who weaves her characters together with emotion and humor, even a few tears. She has an uncanny insight into a little girls' mind. We find ourselves believing that squirrels do indeed listen and talk to children. There are great dialogue sequences between Penny and Dennis, and Red and his two ladies: Penny and Ellie. Nanny proves that happiness can be found after divorce--even for a squirrel.
J. Gayle Kelly (J. Gayle Kretschmer)
Author of The Watermelon Patch
Countryside Festival (Poetry) - 11/3/2006 4:44:27 PM
Just love festivals and your delightful prose. You've made it very easy for the reader to feel and visualize how great it feels to be there. Hoping the weather is perfect tomorrow.Thanks for sharing. My best, Gloria
Countryside Festival (Poetry) - 10/18/2006 10:29:21 PM
What a wonderful timne, indeed! Thank you, DL Mullan
Countryside Festival (Poetry) - 9/25/2006 3:36:51 PM
Sounds like fun!
Countryside Festival (Poetry) - 9/25/2006 11:04:28 AM
And who would not like to join in the fun....only grumpy old men. Victor
Countryside Festival (Poetry) - 9/25/2006 9:33:44 AM
Reviewer: Patti Moore Patti (GA) - See all my reviews
The story kept my interest as to what was going to happen next and how Ellie would handle the divorce of her parents. Harold was an interesting yet helpful friend who she could tell her problems. Hope to hear more of Ellie and Harold in their new homes.
Countryside Festival (Poetry) - 9/25/2006 9:26:05 AM
Sounds wonderful, Nanny Doodle!